AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 30 Syrian army troops and Iranian-backed militiamen were killed on Tuesday when Islamic State fighters attacked a military outpost near Palmyra in eastern Syria, a monitor and residents from the area said.
They said the militants used suicide bombers and armored vehicles in the dawn attack near a dam southeast of the ancient Roman city.
Ukraine Tests U.S. Missile Systems for First Time
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine tested its Javelin missile systems on Tuesday for the first time since receiving the weapons from the United States to boost its defenses in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists.
Washington has been one of Kiev's staunchest supporters since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the subsequent outbreak of fighting in Ukraine's eastern Donbass region that has killed more than 10,000 people.
U.S. Officials Warn Congress on Election Hacking Threats
By David Shepardson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Trump administration officials warned Congress on Tuesday of ongoing efforts by Russia to interfere in the 2018 midterm congressional elections as the federal government prepares to hand out $380 million in election security funding to states.
Clashes Intensify in East Libya as Car Bomb Kills 2
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar engaged in fierce clashes around the city of Derna on Tuesday, as two soldiers were killed in a car bomb and another was abducted from a checkpoint elsewhere in the east.
The fighting south-west of Derna was the most intense since Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) stepped up its campaign to take control of Derna, said Milad al-Zwai, spokesman for the LNA's special forces.
Maryland Police Arrest Suspects in Police Officer's Slaying
By Gina Cherelus
(Reuters) - A Maryland police manhunt ended on Tuesday when officers arrested three male teenagers suspected of playing a role in the killing of a female police officer who responded to a burglary report in a Baltimore suburb, officials said.
The female Baltimore County officer, Amy Caprio, on Monday had confronted burglary suspects who attempted to flee in a vehicle, sparking a violent altercation that left the nearly four-year-veteran of the force critically injured, police said.
Pakistan Heatwave Kills 65 People
By Saad Sayeed
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organization said on Tuesday, amid fears the death toll could climb as the high temperatures persist.
The heatwave has coincided with power outages and the holy month of Ramadan, when most Muslims do not eat or drink during daylight hours.
Heavy Rainfall Possible Over Portions of the Gulf Coast and Southeast
Unsettled weather will continue across the Southeast and Gulf Coast with periodic showers and thunderstorms through at least Wednesday.
Rainfall amounts may exceed three inches in some locales.
Elsewhere, a few severe thunderstorms are possible for the Ohio Valley and central Plains through Tuesday.
...Moderate rain possible over parts of the Southeast/Eastern Gulf Coast...
A front extending from the Mid-Atlantic westward to a surface low over the
Great Lakes then southwestward to the Lower Mississippi Valley will move
off the Northeast/Northern Mid-Atlantic Coast by Wednesday.