BEIRUT | 2 militant groups reject demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib

BEIRUT— Two insurgent groups rejected a deal reached this month between Russia and Turkey to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib region with one saying Sunday that the agreement aims to “bury the revolution.” The rejection by some jihadi groups of the Russia-Turkey deal highlights the problems that the agreement may face in the … Continue reading BEIRUT | 2 militant groups reject demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Hamas says indirect cease-fire talks with Israel halted

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— Gaza’s Hamas rulers say their indirect cease-fire talks with Israel have halted. Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri on Sunday blamed the impasse on the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, which has voiced its strong opposition to the talks. Abu Zuhri said that in response, his Islamic militant group is escalating its protests … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Hamas says indirect cease-fire talks with Israel halted

WUHAN, China | Kasatkina advances to 2nd round of Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China— Daria Kasatkina recorded her first victory over Lesia Tsurenko in three attempts in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday as US Open champion Naomi Osaka was forced to pull out of the tournament due to a viral illness. Kasatkina, the No. 13 seeded Russian, defeated her Ukrainian opponent 6-4, 7-5 … Continue reading WUHAN, China | Kasatkina advances to 2nd round of Wuhan Open

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Miyazawa keys Japan’s 77-75 OT win over Belgium

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain— The Latest on the Women’s Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Yuki Miyazawa scored 21 points, including two 3-pointers in overtime, and had a big block on Belgium’s final possession to help Japan win 77-75 on Sunday. Miyazawa hit consecutive three-pointers and Himawari Akaho added a … Continue reading SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Miyazawa keys Japan’s 77-75 OT win over Belgium

LANSING, Mich. | In governor’s races, Trump emerges as a defining issue

LANSING, Mich. — It’s a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all statewide offices, Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette might be on the … Continue reading LANSING, Mich. | In governor’s races, Trump emerges as a defining issue

HOUSTON | 3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is jailed in US

HOUSTON — Authorities say the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is back in the U.S. after being arrested in Taiwan. The U.S. Marshals Service says 30-year-old Cody Wilson was booked into Harris County Jail in Houston early Sunday. He is being held on $150,000 bond and … Continue reading HOUSTON | 3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is jailed in US

BEIRUT | Militant group rejects demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib

BEIRUT— An al-Qaida-linked group has rejected a deal reached this month between Russia and Turkey to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib region vowing not to withdraw from the area. Horas al-Din, Arabic for Guardians of Religion, called the deal to establish the zone by Oct. 15 a “great conspiracy.” The group is made … Continue reading BEIRUT | Militant group rejects demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib