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Turkey shells Syrian Kurds, Russia says will keep bombing anti-Assad rebels

BEIRUT/MUNICH The Turkish army shelled Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, while Russia made clear it would continue bombing Syrian rebel targets, raising doubts that a planned ceasefire would bring much relief.

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Pope presses Mexican president on corruption and drugs

MEXICO CITY Pope Francis called on Mexico's government on Saturday to fight endemic corruption and drug trafficking and he then prayed with thousands before the icon that unites the country - the Virgin of Guadalupe. | Video

Pope, Mexico 13 Feb 2016

Britain says EU reform talks will 'go to the wire'

LONDON Britain's push to win backing from its European partners for its wish list of EU reforms will go "right to the wire" at a summit this week, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

9:12am EST

Israel says its forces shot dead three Palestinian assailants

JERUSALEM The Israeli army said troops shot dead two Palestinian teenagers

United Nations, Israel 8:30am EST

Nigerian Boko Haram fighters trained in Somalia: president

MUNICH Fighters for the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram have been trained in Somalia on Africa's eastern coast before returning to West Africa, Somalia's president told a security conference in Germany on Sunday.

Africa 9:06am EST

Bahrain on path to recovery five years after revolt, says police chief

MANAMA Bahrain's police chief said the Gulf state was slowly returning to stability five years after a 2011 uprising was put down by force, but still faced security threats from Iran-backed elements and militants linked to Islamic State.

Bahrain 8:34am EST

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