US begins manned airstrikes from Incirlik
American military confirms to Anadolu Agency strikes launched Wednesday

Diplomacy yet to work in Syria
US, Russia have amped up diplomatic efforts to solve the Syrian crisis

UN urges immediate funding for Palestinian refugees
Donors urged to meet $100 million shortfall so that Palestinian children can begin next school year

EU think tank proposes measures on Israeli settlements
Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank should not benefit from EU-Israel bilateral relations, experts say

US rules out northern Syria buffer zone
State Department official says buffer zone will cost too much for US-led coalition to support

US wiretapped last 3 French presidents, says WikiLeaks
Communications by Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and current leader Francois Hollande were targeted by NSA over last decade

64 die as heat wave grips Pakistan
Death toll in two days reaches 84 as country experiences holy fasting month of Ramadan

Turkey: Official parliamentary election results announced
Turkish Supreme Election Committee says AK Party has 258 seats, CHP has 132, MHP and HDP each have 80

Philippines: MILF decommissioning begins
75 weapons deactivated,145 rebels return to civilian life under peace agreement between gov't and one-time largest Moro rebel group