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PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended

PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended

BAGHDAD — After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country's security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held.
Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital — a development that
Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor

Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor

LUXOR, Egypt — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country's efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector.
Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Hallyday

Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Hallyday

PARIS — France bid farewell to its biggest rock star Saturday, honouring Johnny Hallyday with an extravagant funeral procession down Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue, a presidential speech and a televised church ceremony filled with the country's most fa
Actress Fran Drescher hosts Hanukkah celebration

Actress Fran Drescher hosts Hanukkah celebration

BOSTON — Actress Fran Drescher is hosting a major Hanukkah celebration in Boston. "The Nanny" star will host a celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights on Saturday at the Union for Reform Judaism's convention at the Hynes Convention Center.
Trump trying to help push Moore across Alabama finish line

Trump trying to help push Moore across Alabama finish line

PENSACOLA, Fla. — President Donald Trump is trying to push embattled GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore across the finish line in Tuesday's election in Alabama by contending the Democratic nominee would oppose "what we must do" for the nation.
Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

OSLO — As long as atomic bombs exist, a disaster is inevitable, the head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, said Saturday.
Dems mourn Franken's demise but see a 2018 election benefit

Dems mourn Franken's demise but see a 2018 election benefit

WASHINGTON — Members of both parties are glum and guarded after a shocking week of resignations on Capitol Hill.
New documents show prosecutors tracking Manafort's edits

New documents show prosecutors tracking Manafort's edits

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller are revealing they know every word Paul Manafort changed in an opinion piece about his involvement in Ukrainian politics.
Alliance of communist parties leading poll results in Nepal

Alliance of communist parties leading poll results in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal — An alliance of two major communist parties is leading parliamentary election results in Nepal and could be forming the next government in the Himalayan nation.