• Pressure mounts for release of ailing Libyan journalist


     
    TRIPOLI — The Libyan authorities must free Amara Hassan Al-Khatabi, editor of Al-Ummah daily and drop charges against him, says Human Rights Watch.

    Al-Khatabi, who has been in detention since Dec. 19 last year, is on trial on charges of defaming …

  • Woman’s throat slit in Jordan ‘honor’ killing

    AMMAN — Jordanian police said Sunday they found the burned body of a pregnant woman whose throat had been slit and belly cut open showing her four-month-old fetus, in an apparent “honor killing”.

    “We found the body of the woman …

  • Zidan pledges to establish full govt authority in south

    TRIPOLI — The government and the General National Congress held a joint emergency meeting Saturday evening on the security situation in southern Libya.The meeting, under the umbrella of the National Security Council, was attended by Prime Minister Ali Zidan and …

  • Egypt wavers on brink of IMF deal

     
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    CAIRO — Egypt is close to an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a $4.8 billion loan that would help it fight a deepening economic crisis but is still bristling at the conditions, diplomats …

  • Al-Nusra seems isolated after Al-Qaeda pledge


     
    Syrians flee the northern city of Aleppo. A major coalition of Islamists fighting the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad has denounced Al-Nusra Front’s pledge of allegiance to Al-Qaeda, urging insurgents to unite behind moderate Islam. — AFP
     
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  • Defiant and provocative Mubarak in court stuns many Egyptians


    Hosni Mubarak supporters shout slogans against President Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood outside the police academy, where Mubarak’s trial was taking place in Cairo, Saturday. — Reuters

    CAIRO — After months of rumors that Egypt’s former president …

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