• U.N. Chief Proposes Peacekeeping Troops in Mali

    New York, Jumada I 15, 1434, Mar 27, 2013, SPA – Up to 11,200 peacekeeping troops could maintain stability in Mali under a new U.N. proposal. And up to 1,440 police could also participate in a U.N.-led mission there, U.N. …

  • War-torn Aleppo residents forced to sell belongings to survive

     
     
    ALEPPO — Ravaged by months of intense war between rebels and regime troops, residents of Aleppo, Syria’s once-thriving commercial hub, are selling off their personal belongings in order to survive.

    Abu Ahmad, whose family sought shelter in Aleppo …

  • Yemen court jails 10 for Al-Qaeda plotting


     
     
    SANA’A — A Yemeni court specializing in terrorism cases sentenced 10 people Tuesday to between four and 10 years in prison for plotting attacks on behalf of Al-Qaeda, a judicial source told AFP.

    Five of them were released …

  • Egypt hands over Gaddafi officials to Libyan govt

     
     
    CAIRO — Egyptian authorities extradited two Libyan officials from the regime of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi back to their home country Tuesday, an airport official says. It is Egypt’s first high-profile extradition in years.

    The official says the …

  • Prominent Egyptian blogger hands himself in

     
     
    CAIRO — A prominent Egyptian blogger handed himself in to authorities on Tuesday, a day after the country’s prosecutor general ordered his arrest along with four others for allegedly instigating violence with comments posted on social media.

    The …

  • PLO hails UN call to freeze settlements, criticizes US

     
     
    OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — The Palestine Liberation Organization Tuesday lauded the UN condemnation of Israeli settlement building, but slammed the US position on human rights “violations” by the Jewish state.

    “On behalf of the Palestinian people and leadership, I …

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