Crash investigors inspect the site of an airplane crash at the British Car Auctions lot next to Blackbushe Airport, near Camberley, in southern Britain August 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Bin Laden relatives killed in jet crash

DUBAI - A sister of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private jet crashed in southern England, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported.  Full Article 

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New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message 01 Aug 2015

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection.

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Iran's parliament has no power over nuclear deal, top negotiator says

01 Aug 2015

DUBAI - Iran's parliament does not have authority over the nuclear agreement signed with world powers last month, the Islamic Republic's top nuclear negotiator was quoted as saying on Saturday.

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Myanmar leader goes to disaster zones as floods batter countryside

01 Aug 2015

YANGON - Myanmar's president headed to devastated rural regions where a state of emergency was declared after deadly monsoon rains displaced tens of thousands of people, flooded swathes of rice paddy and prompted fears of dams collapsing.

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Merkel to run for 4th term in 2017 - Der Spiegel

01 Aug 2015

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has governed Germany since 2005, has decided to run for a fourth term and has started planning her 2017 re-election campaign, Der Spiegel news magazine said on Saturday in an unsourced report.

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Serious Fraud Office investigating oil firm Soma

01 Aug 2015

LONDON/NAIROBI - Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into the British exploration firm Soma Oil and Gas, which has been searching for oil in Somalia.

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Airplane debris arrives in France for Malaysia crash investigation

01 Aug 2015

PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR - Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to a vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin. | Video

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Palestinians clash with Israeli troops after funeral of slain youth

Palestinian youth shot by Israeli forces during clash dies, triggering further violence in tense West Bank. Sean Carberry reports.

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