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Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra. | Video

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Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navy

ALAETHAKAW VILLAGE, Myanmar, May 24 - At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh.

United Nations, Myanmar 7:38am EDT

Rebel shelling kills at least two in Ukraine, coke plant shuts down

KIEV - Shelling by Russian-backed separatists killed at least two people -- one civilian and one Ukrainian serviceman -- in Ukraine at the weekend and halted production at one of Europe's largest coke plants, the police and military said.

Russia 10:49am EDT

Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR - Mass graves and suspected human-trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the country's home minister said on Sunday.

Saudi king says heartbroken by mosque attack, promises punishment

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Sunday he was heartbroken over a suicide bombing that killed 21 people at a Shi'ite mosque in the kingdom, state news agency SPA reported, a conciliatory statement as sectarian strife intensifies in the region.

Saudi Arabia 10:15am EDT

Libyan government warplanes attack ship near port: officials

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya - Warplanes from Libya's official government attacked an oil tanker off the coast near the city of Sirte on Sunday, wounding two people, officials said.

Libya 10:21am EDT

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