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Saudi king vows to punish those behind suicide attack - agency
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Sunday he was "heartbroken" over a suicide bombing at a Shi'ite mosque in the kingdom that killed 21 people, state news agency SPA reported, a conciliatory statement as sectarian strife intensifies in the region.

Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side
PAJU, South Korea (Reuters) - A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace.



Fighting partly destroys Yemeni-Saudi border crossing - witnesses
CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which blew up part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war.

Unable to halt Europe-bound migrants, Tripoli demands help
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Europe cannot halt the deadly traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless it ends a boycott of forces that have seized power in the Libyan capital and helps authorities there cope, the de facto government in Tripoli said.



Iraqi forces regain ground from Islamic State east of Ramadi
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces regained ground from Islamic State militants in western Iraq on Sunday, advancing towards the city of Ramadi one week after it fell to the insurgents.



Greece will not make June IMF repayment: interior minister
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will not make a debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund due next month as it does not have the money, the country's interior minister said on Sunday.