Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal threatens Israel's security
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that his controversial plans to address Congress are not aimed at disrespecting President Barack Obama, even as he blasted the U.S. leader's bid for a nuclear deal with Iran as a threat to Israel's survival.
Video reports conflict in probe of Putin critic's slaying
MOSCOW (AP) — Conflicting reports emerged Monday about the availability of possible surveillance footage showing the slaying of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce Kremlin critic gunned down in Moscow, as top Russian officials again promised that his killing would be "fully investigated."
Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State
BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by allied Shiite, Sunni and Iranian fighters, Iraqi security forces launched a large-scale military operation Monday to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, a major step in a campaign to reclaim territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.
How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say
CAIRO (AP) — Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded.