Top Saudi cleric calls Islamic State, al-Qaida enemies of Islam

Aug 20, 2014

Top Saudi cleric calls Islamic State, al-Qaida enemies of Islam

Saudi Arabia’s top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam’s No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims. Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz al-Sheik also said in his public statement that ...

Al-Maliki to bow out, back Iraq's new prime minister

Aug 15, 2014

Al-Maliki to bow out, back Iraq's new prime minister

Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step aside and support his nominated replacement in the post, Shiite lawmakers told AP on Thursday. If al-Maliki follows through, the move would end a political deadlock that plunged Baghdad into uncertainty as the country ...

Noted AP video journalist Simone Camilli killed in Gaza

Aug 14, 2014

Noted AP video journalist Simone Camilli killed in Gaza

Simone Camilli was a consummate storyteller — a passionate, talented newsman with an eye for detail and the ability to convey events with powerful video images that touched people around the world. As an Associated Press video journalist, he covered popes in the serene ...

Aug 12, 2014

UN proposal would punish Iraq and Syria militants

Britain has proposed a United Nations resolution aimed at punishing recruitment and financing of fighters for the Islamic State militant group now controlling a swath of Syria and Iraq and all other terrorist groups associated with al-Qaida. The early draft, obtained Monday by The ...