Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 10:51am
A crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,364 people during the annual hajj pilgrimage to the kingdom, an Associated Press count showed Thursday, nearly 600 more than the official death toll.
Sylejman Kllokoqi, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 10:31am
Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo disrupted parliament's session on Thursday, using tear gas and whistles to protest the government's recent EU-sponsored deal with Serbia giving the country's Serb-majority areas greater powers.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 9:30am
NATO is leaving the door open for a larger security force in Afghanistan than initially planned after 2016, but officials said Thursday the alliance is waiting for the U.S. to announce its decision, which could come as soon as next week.
Colleen Barry, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 9:21am
A former CIA operative convicted of the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric as part of the extraordinary renditions program has been detained in Portugal and is awaiting a decision on whether she will be turned over to Italy to serve her six-year sentence, a top Italian prosecutor said Thursday.
Albert Aji and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 9:01am
Syria's top general on Thursday said Russian strikes had helped government forces launch a "wide-ranging" offensive in central and northwestern Syria, where al-Qaida's affiliate as well as other insurgents had advanced toward key government strongholds in recent months.