Peaceful prayers at Jerusalem holy site, West Bank violence

 

JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim prayers at a major Jerusalem shrine ended peacefully Israeli police said Friday but violence continued in the West Bank where a Palestinian was killed attacking soldiers as forces were on high alert following two weeks of violence over the sacred site, holy to both Muslims and Jews.

  • Written by By IAN DEITCH , Associated Press

Officials say 7,000 Islamic State affiliates remain in Iraq

 

BAGHDAD (AP) — High-ranking Iraqi security officials say up to 7,000 Islamic State group affiliates remain in Iraq after the fall of Mosul, where the group's leader declared the self-styled caliphate three years ago.

  • Written by By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA , Associated Press

US economy expanded at stronger 2.6 percent rate in Q2

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the growth spurt still fell short of the optimistic goals President Donald Trump hopes to achieve through tax cuts and regulatory relief.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

IS claims deadly attack in Syria against US-backed force

 

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have carried out a deadly attack on U.S.-backed forces in Syria, killing and wounding many fighters and civilians, Syrian monitors and an IS-linked media outlet said Friday.

  • Written by By BASSEM MROUE , Associated Press