High stakes for Putin, Erdogan summit on northeast Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's president is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in talks crucial to the outcome of Turkey's latest incursion into northern Syria , and to the broader Syrian war.

Lebanon's government approves sweeping reforms amid protests

BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's Cabinet approved sweeping reforms on Monday, hoping to appease the thousands of protesters that have taken to the streets for the last five days to demand the government step down.

The Latest: Lebanese PM announces sweeping economic reforms

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on Lebanon's anti-government protests (all times local):

Thousands protest in Sudan, call to disband ex-ruling party

CAIRO (AP) - Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets throughout Sudan on Monday to call for disbanding former President Omar al-Bashir's party, the political organ he used to control the country during his 30 years of autocratic rule before being ousted in April.

Iran says 5.6 magnitude earthquake strikes its south

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook southern Iran Monday, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


Libya coast guard intercepts 126 Europe-bound migrants

CAIRO (AP) - Libya's coast guard says it's intercepted 126 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast.

US Defense Secretary says troops to stay near Syria's eastern oilfields during US pullout which will take weeks

KABUL (AP) - US Defense Secretary says troops to stay near Syria's eastern oilfields during US pullout which will take weeks.

Residents of a Kurdish-dominated city in northeastern Syria pelt US troops with potatoes as they drive through.

BEIRUT (AP) - Residents of a Kurdish-dominated city in northeastern Syria pelt US troops with potatoes as they drive through.

Iran sends US list of names for proposed prisoner swap

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's foreign ministry says it has sent a list of names it is demanding in a prisoner swap Tehran is proposing with the United States and other Western nations.

Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese protesters flood streets

BEIRUT (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese protesters of all ages flooded major cities and towns nationwide Sunday demanding an end to corruption and the rule of the country's political elite. Each hour brought hundreds more people to the streets for the largest anti-government protests yet in four days of demonstrations.


Pelosi in Jordan for 'vital discussions' amid Syria crisis

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a group of American lawmakers on a surprise visit to Jordan to discuss "the deepening crisis" in Syria amid a shaky U.S.-brokered cease-fire.

Libya coast guard intercepts dozens of Europe-bound migrants

CAIRO (AP) - Libya's coast guard says it's intercepted dozens of Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast.

Lebanon's Nasrallah says he's against government resignation

BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's influential Hezbollah leader said Saturday he is against the government's resignation as nationwide protests gained momentum on their third day, calling for the removal of the country's political elite.

The Latest: Lebanon party pulls out of embattled government

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on anti-government protests in Lebanon (all times local):

Egypt: 4 killed when shells hit 2 houses in north Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) - Egyptian security officials and medics say shells hit two houses in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least four civilians, including a child.

Egypt reveals details of 30 ancient coffins found in Luxor

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) - Egypt's antiquities authorities on Saturday revealed the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins that were recently discovered in the southern city of Luxor.

Israelis rally in support of woman imprisoned in Russia

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - About 200 Israelis are demonstrating in Tel Aviv in solidarity with an Israeli woman imprisoned in Russia on drug charges.

Rights lawyers: Egypt frees more than 100 held in crackdown

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian authorities released more than 100 people who were among hundreds more arrested in a sweeping crackdown following small but rare anti-government protests last month, rights lawyers and officials said Saturday.

'Only God is with us': A Syrian family feels betrayed by US

BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) - For months, every time Turkey threatened to invade northern Syria, Salwa Hanna told her husband they should take their children and flee from the border town of Kobani. And every time, he told her not to worry, because the Americans were there.

Lebanese prime minister gives political adversaries 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid growing protests

BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese prime minister gives political adversaries 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid growing protests.

The Latest: Family hid in bathtub and sang as tornado struck

This Oct. 20, 2019 image made from video by Twitter user @AthenaRising shows the tornado in Rockwall, TX. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Dallas on Sunday night, causing structural damage and knocking out electricity to thousands. (@AthenaRising via AP)

Tornado slams Dallas; tree falls on Arkansas home, killing 1

Women stand outside a house damaged by a tornado in the Preston Hollow section of Dallas, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Authorities charge officer who opened fire on couple's car

This mugshot provided by Connecticut State Police, shows Hamden police officer Devin Eaton, 29, who was arrested, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, and charged with felony assault and reckless endangerment as a result of the use of force in an April, 2019 shooting in New Haven that left a woman wounded. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Stocks rise as investors focus on earnings; Boeing drops

Traders William Lawrence, center, and Ashley Lara confer as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Monday as investors get set for a busy week of earnings reports. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Television's Weather Channel wades into climate debate

This combination photo shows, top row from left, Presidential candidates, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, middle row from left, former Congressman Joe Walsh, Sen Cory Booker and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and bottom row from left, Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who will participate in an hour-long special about climate change, airing Nov. 7. (AP Photo)

The Latest: Trump says Israel, Jordan want troops in Syria

President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Washington. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is right. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Thai king strips his consort of royal titles for disloyalty

This undated photo posted Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, on the Thailand Royal Office website shows Major General Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi, the royal noble consort of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, in an aircraft cockpit.  Late Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, it was announced that Sineenatra was stripped his royal noble consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty, accusing her of seeking to undermine the position of his official wife for her own benefit. (Thailand Royal Office via AP)

Japan braces for 2 more storms after deadly typhoon
China detains Japanese man, possibly on spying allegations
2 Indian states hold elections; Modi's party expected to win

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, left, with his wife Anjali and son Arjun pose for media after casting their votes in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Voting is underway in two Indian states of Maharashtra in the west and Haryana in the north where the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headed by prime minister Narendra Modi is trying to win a second consecutive term. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Former SS camp guard tells court he's "haunted" by killings

93-year-old former SS guard Bruno Dey in the concentration camp Stutthof near Danzig, arrives at the regional court in Hamburg, Germany, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. The prosecution accuses the 93-year-old man of aiding and abetting the murder of 5230 people. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP)

N Ireland laws on abortion, same-sex marriage, set to change

Pro-choice activists take part in a photo call in the grounds of Stormont Parliament, Belfast, Monday Oct. 21, 2019. Abortion is set to be decriminalized and same-sex marriage legalized in Northern Ireland as of midnight, bringing its laws in line with the rest of the U.K. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)

Greece: Garbage piles up in Athens amid strikes

A man looks at a pile of garbage in the central Koukaki neighborhood of Athens, on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.  Local government unions have announced stoppages and strikes this week to protest government plans to expand private sector involvement in municipal services. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Water cut to migrant camp as Bosnian authorities feud

Migrants wait in line to receive supplies from the Red Cross at the Vucijak refugee camp outside Bihac, northwestern Bosnia, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Authorities in the town of Bihac on Monday stopped the delivery of water supplies to the Vucjak camp saying they want to draw attention to the problems in the camp set up on a former landfill and near mine fields from the 1992-95 war. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)

The Latest: EU Parliament to be flexible on ratifying Brexit

Various flags flutter in the wind outside the houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.  There are just 10 days until the U.K. is due to leave the European bloc on Oct. 31.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)