Syrian government refuses UN truce terms for Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government refused the U.N. envoy's latest proposal for a truce in Aleppo on Sunday, calling on insurgents to withdraw and saying it would not grant autonomy to the rebel-held east in exchange for calm.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, The Associated Press

Drake, Bieber win big, Selena Gomez gets emotional at AMAs

The 2016 American Music Awards featured a number of pop stars strumming their guitars, Drake making a rare awards show appearance, an emotional speech from Selena Gomez and political moments about President-elect Donald Trump.

  • Written by MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

Malaysian reform group slams crackdown to silence dissent

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A day after a mass anti-government rally it organized, the Malaysian electoral reform group Bersih voiced concern Sunday over the arrest of its chairwoman under a security law meant for terrorists and the detention of more than a dozen people.

  • Written by EILEEN NG, Associated Press Writer

AP Explains: Things to know about S. Korean scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scandal that has captivated a nation took a new twist this weekend when prosecutors directly linked South Korea's president to alleged misdeeds by a shadowy confidante seen as pulling government strings.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press