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Car bomb kills 15 Afghan army personnel in Kabul - defence ministry spokesman

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attacker detonated a car full of explosives outside an Afghan military training centre in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, a military spokesman said, the latest attack in a particularly deadly week for Afghanistan's security forces.

Turkish banks could face big U.S. fines over Iran - report

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Six Turkish banks face billions of dollars of fines from U.S. authorities over alleged violations of sanctions with Iran, the Haberturk newspaper reported on Saturday, citing senior banking sources.

German police rule out terrorism in Munich knife attack

MUNICH (Reuters) - German police ruled out a political or religious motive behind a knife attack in the city of Munich on Saturday and said a detained man suspected of injuring eight people had mental health problems.

German police rule out terrorism in Munich knife attack

BERLIN (Reuters) - There are no indications that a man detained on Saturday in Munich on suspicion of stabbing several people in the German city had acted out of religious or political motives, the head of the police force said on Saturday.

Israel says it will intensify response to Syrian fire

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Five projectiles from Syria set off air raid sirens in Israeli towns on Saturday, prompting the Israeli military to say it would step up its response to stray fire from the Syrian war that has repeatedly spilled over the border.

Syrian army takes town from Islamic State in Homs - state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and allied forces recaptured a town from Islamic State on Saturday in central Homs province, where the jihadists have lost vast territory in recent months, state media said.

Gunmen kill eight niger gendarmes, wound several, near Mali border

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Gunmen mounted on pick-up trucks and motorcycles killed at least eight gendarmes and wounded several in an attack on their base in western Niger, near the Mali border, on Saturday, two security sources said.

Detained suspect in Munich attack resembles witness descriptions

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police have detained a suspect in a knife attack in the southern German city of Munich, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

German police detain suspect in Munich knife attack - Bild

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police special forces have detained a suspect in the knife attack in the southern city of Munich, Bild newspaper said on it website.

No life-threatening injuries reported in Munich attack - police

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - None of the victims of a knife attack in the German city of Munich on Saturday sustained life-threatening injuries, police said on Twitter.