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Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State

Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State

Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria.
Suicide car bomber kills three foreign troops in Afghan capital

Suicide car bomber kills three foreign troops in Afghan capital

A suicide car bomber killed at least three foreign troops in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months.
Russia says 'cynical' U.S. policy pushing world towards new cold war

Russia says 'cynical' U.S. policy pushing world towards new cold war

Russia's Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday the "cynical and irresponsible" policy of the United States and its allies is pushing the world to the verge of a new cold war.
Obama to announce ramped-up efforts to beat Ebola

Obama to announce ramped-up efforts to beat Ebola

The United States will ramp up its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa with plans to build 17 treatment centres, train thousands of healthcare workers and establish a military control centre for coordination, U.S. officials said.
As many as 700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

As many as 700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Monday.