Relative calm in Syria despite numerous cease-fire breaches

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. and Russian-brokered cease-fire brought relative calm to parts of Syria for the first time in years on Saturday despite numerous cease-fire breaches, but the war against the Islamic State group continued as the extremists launched a surprise attack on a northern border town.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Jail terms sought for men trafficking fishermen in Indonesia

TUAL, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors are seeking prison sentences of up to 4 1/2 years for five Thais and three Indonesians accused of human trafficking in connection with slavery in the seafood industry.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS