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Saudi Arabia slams Iran’s role in Iraq as ‘unacceptable’

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Riyadh, May 30 (AP) - Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Sunday that Iran must stop meddling in Iraq and that the presence of Iranian military units there is "unacceptable."

His comments come as thousands of Iraqi Shiite militiamen, soldiers and police, backed by Iran, surround the Sunni city of Fallujah ahead of an operation to retake it from the Islamic State group.

Iran says its military advisers in Iraq are there at Baghdad's request to help Iraqi forces fight...
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Trump rallies veterans at annual Rolling Thunder gathering

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epublican Donald Trump told a motorcycle rally on Sunday that people in the U.S. illegally often are cared for better than the nation's military veterans, without backing up his allegation.

"Thousands of people are dying waiting in line to see a doctor. That is not going to happen anymore,"...
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German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

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rance's president and Germany's chancellor want their countries' improbable friendship to be a source of hope for today's fractured Europe as they commemorate the centenary of the longest battle of World War I.

In solemn ceremonies Sunday in the forests of eastern France, Francois Hollande of...
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Child still critical after lightning hits 11 in Paris park

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Paris, May 29 (AP) - Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role...
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Syria rebels attacked by IS militants, govt troops

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slamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two years - even as it loses ground elsewhere in the...
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