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IAEA Chief Granted Access to Covert Iran Military Site
The head of the UN atomic watchdog was granted access Sunday to a controversial Iranian military site where it is alleged covert research to build a nuclear bomb took place, AFP reported.
Greek leftist Tsipras returns in unexpectedly clear election win
Greek leftist Alexis Tsipras stormed back into office with an unexpectedly decisive election victory on Sunday, claiming a clear mandate to steer Greece's battered economy to recovery.
Iran's Rouhani Dodges Questions on US as 'Great Satan,' Cries of 'Death to America'
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told '60 Minutes' in an interview aired Sunday that 'Death to America' and 'The Great Satan' are not terms aimed at the American people, but at the government it sees as not keeping its word.
Pope meets Fidel Castro in Havana, warns against ideology
Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Havana's Revolution Square on Sunday and met with former leader Fidel Castro but warned Cubans against the dangers of ideology as their country enters a new era of closer ties with the United States.
Some Iraqis ditch fight against ISIS for better life in Europe
The inability of Iraq to retain its soldiers threatens to further erode morale in a military that has partially collapsed twice in the past year in the face of the Islamic State militant group.
Vladimir Putin orders ground troops to Syria after Obama's use of moderate rebels flops
Vladimir Putin views the Syrian army and its Iranian allies as incapable of defeating the Islamic State in Syria, prompting the Russian president to directly intervene in recent weeks by setting up an air base and sending in tanks, artillery and jet fighters, a report to Congress says.
Fury after Saudi Arabia 'chosen to head key UN human rights panel'
The United Nations has been criticised for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role - despite the country having 'arguably the worst record in the world' on freedoms for women, minorities and dissidents.
U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies' Abuse of Boys
In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.
Netanyahu to quiz Putin on Russia's reinforcement of Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow on Monday to seek reassurance from President Vladimir Putin about Russia's military deployment in Syria and to lay out Israel's concerns about the risk of weapons reaching militants on its borders.
Jordan's King says Al-Aqsa only open for Muslim prayer, can't be divided
Jordanian King Abdullah II told a group of Israeli Arab MKs visiting his country on Sunday that al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is a place for Muslim prayer with no division nor partnership.
Police arrest 39 Palestinians accused of throwing rocks, firebombs over 48 hours
Twenty-seven Palestinian suspects accused of throwing rocks and firebombs at officers in flashpoint Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem were arrested during an overnight police sweep that started late Saturday night, police said on Sunday.
IDF arrests six in overnight West Bank terror sweeps
Security forces in the West Bank arrested six Palestinians in overnight sweeps. Five of the suspects were arrested on suspicion of involvement in terror groups and terror related activities.
Herzog: EU plans to label settlement products a 'dangerous and grave' threat
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) on Monday criticized as a 'dangerous and grave' threat, European Union's plans to label products made in settlements over the Green Line.
Inside the United States
Pope's visit will produce largest security operation in U.S. history
Federal authorities are mobilizing one of the largest security operations in U.S. history ahead of Pope Francis?s arrival Tuesday, an effort that is straining law enforcement resources in Washington, New York and Philadelphia.
Thousands of evacuees head home as California blazes near containment
More than 1,523f7c people who were forced to evacuate from areas of Northern California affected by a deadly wildfire that has destroyed nearly 900 residences will be allowed to return home on Sunday, officials said.
Northern California wildfire destroys another 162 homes
California fire officials said Sunday a wildfire north of San Francisco destroyed another 162 homes, raising the number of homes destroyed to 1,050 and making it the fourth worst wildfire in the state's history.
Conservatives have 'no plan' to remove Boehner
Even some of the staunchest anti-establishment Tea Party Republicans in the House admit they don't have a viable plan to unseat House Speaker John Boehner.
CNN Poll: Trump Drops 8 Points, Fiorina Jumps to No. 2
Front-runner Donald Trump is down, but still in the lead in the first poll released since Wednesday's second GOP presidential debate, while Carly Fiorina has leaped to second place.
Trump Courts Skeptical Christian Conservatives in Iowa
Republican front-runner Donald Trump is moving to try to establish deeper roots with social conservatives, a key segment of his party's electorate and one that's skeptical about him.
Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina say government shutdown hinges on Planned Parenthood funding
Even as a prominent pro-life group has warned Republicans not to shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding, GOP presidential candidates on Sunday continued to call on Congress to cut off money for the group and force President Obama's hand on financing the abortion provider.
Huckabee: Obama more interested in appeasing gays than strengthening military
Mike Huckabee said Saturday that President Barack Obama's decision to nominate a gay man to lead the Army was made so he could appease 'America's homosexuals.'
Carson doubles down on no Muslims in the White House
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is standing by his view that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, telling The Hill in an interview on Sunday that whoever takes the White House should be 'sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran.'
UK discriminates against Syrian Christian refugees
The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned the U.K. Prime Minister that his government's policy on refugees discriminates against Christians trying to leave Syria.
Court Rules Sudan Gov't Interfered with Church
Last month a court ruled that the committees imposed upon a Khartoum church by the Islamist government of Sudan were illegal.
Christians Rally in Tennessee for Religious Freedom From Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Hundreds of Christian conservatives gathered in the blistering heat in Nashville on Constitution Day Thursday, to rally for religious freedom in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling and called on the state to uphold its definition of marriage as being a union between one man and one woman.
Franklin Graham Condemns Obama's Guest List for Papal Welcome as 'Sinful'
Evangelist Franklin Graham has called President Obama's guest list for Pope Francis' welcome this week 'disgraceful and obviously inappropriate,' even as the Vatican has reportedly objected to the White House's invitation to transgender activists, an openly gay bishop and supporters of abortion and euthanasia.
3 people injured in Alabama church shooting
A mother, her newborn, and a pastor were shot Sunday in an Alabama church, and the baby's father is in custody, authorities said.