Turkey ruling, opposition parties rally together after coup
Posted on Sunday July 24, 2016

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's ruling and main opposition parties, usually bitter foes, rallied together on Sunday in support of democracy following a failed military coup as President Tayyip Erdogan tightens his grip on the country.

ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea, Cambodia blocks statement
Posted on Sunday July 24, 2016

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations failed to agree on maritime disputes in the South China Sea on Sunday after Cambodia blocked any mention to an international court ruling against Beijing in their statement, diplomats said.

Al Qaeda chief urges kidnappings of Westerners for prisoner swaps: SITE
Posted on Sunday July 24, 2016

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has appeared in an audio interview calling on fighters to take Western hostages and exchange them for jailed jihadists, the monitoring service SITE Intelligence Group said on Sunday.

Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad
Posted on Sunday July 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Skeptics in the U.S. government, European allies in the anti-Islamic State coalition and the main Syrian opposition, distrustful of Russia's intentions, are questioning Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest proposal for closer U.S.-Russian cooperation against extremist groups in Syria.

Rocket attack in central Kabul, no casualties
Posted on Sunday July 24, 2016

KABUL (Reuters) - A rocket hit an area of central Kabul on Sunday, an interior ministry official said, triggering alarms in foreign embassies that were on high alert following a suicide attack a day earlier in which 80 people died.