• Egypt foils bid to smuggle out Nasser’s camera

     
     
    CAIRO – Egyptian authorities prevented on attempt to smuggle out the personal camera of late president and pan-Arabist firebrand Gamal Abdel Nasser, along with texts of his speeches, official media reported Thursday.

    The camera and speeches inside two …

  • Sharapova, Ferrer in semis

     
    MIAMI — Maria Sharapova kept her quest for a first Miami title on track Wednesday with a hard-fought 7-5, 7-5 quarterfinal triumph over Italy’s Sara Errani.

    “With all the tournaments I have played, this one I have been so …

  • Hungry Aleppo residents rely on charity for food


     
    ALEPPO – Umm Ahmed and Umm Ibrahim watch over simmering casseroles containing dozens of kilos of rice and noodle soup, as they help prepare meals for a growing number of poverty-stricken residents of Aleppo, once Syria’s commercial hub.

    The …

  • Vettel goes from fan favorite to villain

     
    DUBAI — As Sebastian Vettel has established himself as the most dominant Formula One driver of his generation, racing fans have come to see him as the boyish, fun-loving face of the glamorous series.

    But after his victory in …

  • Greek triple jumper has grant suspended

    ATHENS — Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou has had her financial benefits suspended by the Greek athletics federation (SEGAS) until further notice, the organization said Wednesday. The 23-year-old was withdrawn from Greece’s team for the London Olympics last July after …

  • Ryder critical with severe head injuries

     
    CHRISTCHURCH — New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder is in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital after suffering severe head injuries in a late night assault.

    Detective Senior Sergeant Brian Archer of Christchurch Police told a news conference Thursday that …

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