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Russia protest leader's verdict looms large

Posted: 07/17/2013 - Alexei Navalny's energy and charisma propelled him from a lonely role blogging about corruption to wide renown as Russia's leading opposition activist.

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Capture of Zetas leader unlikely to quell violence

Posted: 07/16/2013 - Trevino Morales, 40, was captured before dawn Monday by Mexican Marines who intercepted a pickup truck with $2 million in cash on a dirt road in the countryside outside the border city of Nuevo Laredo

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7 killed in overnight clashes in Egyptian capital

Posted: 07/16/2013 - Clashes overnight between police and supporters of Egypt's ousted president left at least seven people dead, authorities said Tuesday, in the latest eruption of political violence on the country's streets

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Syrian refugees in Egypt swept up in turmoil

Posted: 07/16/2013 - Egyptian officials turn back a planeload of Syrians at Cairo airport. A popular presenter on Egyptian television warns Syrians to steer clear of protests or face the consequences.

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Panama seizes North Korean ship

Posted: 07/16/2013 - Panama says it has seized a North Korean-flagged ship carrying what appeared to be ballistic missiles and other arms that had set sail from Cuba.

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Experts say US spy alliance will survive Snowden

Posted: 07/16/2013 - Britain needed U.S. intelligence to help thwart a major terror attack. New Zealand relied on it to send troops to Afghanistan. And Australia used it to help convict a would-be bomber.

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Syrian refugees in Egypt swept up in turmoil

Posted: 07/15/2013 - Egyptian officials turn back a planeload of Syrians at Cairo airport. A popular presenter on Egyptian television warns Syrians to steer clear of protests or face the consequences.

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Syrian activists: Car bomb near Damascus kills 13

Posted: 07/15/2013 - The Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights said Monday the blast struck overnight near the police headquarters in the town of Deir Atiyeh. The Observatory said a child was among the three civilians killed.

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Egypt's army chief defends ousting president

Posted: 07/15/2013 - Facing unrelenting pressure from Muslim Brotherhood protesters, Egypt's military chief sought to justify his decision to remove Mohmmed Morsi from office.

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China revives Red Flag limo in display of ambition

Posted: 07/15/2013 - The massive frame, bug-eyed headlights, huge retro front grille and scarlet glass hood ornament can mean only one thing: China's big and brash Red Flag limousine is back.

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Spread of DNA databases sparks ethical concerns

Posted: 07/12/2013 - You can ditch your computer and leave your cellphone at home, but you can't escape your DNA. It belongs uniquely to you — and, increasingly, to the authorities.

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N.Ireland Protestants burn bonfires before marches

Posted: 07/12/2013 - Northern Ireland leaders appealed for calm and police braced for trouble on "the Twelfth," an annual sectarian holiday that always inflames tensions with the Catholic minority.

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Syria opposition: Some in US Congress delay arms

Posted: 07/12/2013 - Syria's main opposition bloc complained that "elements in the U.S. Congress" are obstructing the Obama administration's efforts to step up support for the rebels.

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Egypt to investigate Morsi for 2011 jailbreak

Posted: 07/12/2013 - Prosecutors will investigate allegations that Egypt's ousted president escaped from prison during the 2011 revolution with help from the Palestinian militant group Hamas, officials said.

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Quebec crash missing presumed dead, making toll 50

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Everyone missing in the fiery crash of a runaway oil train in Quebec is presumed dead, police told grieving families, bringing the death toll to 50 in Canada's worst railway catastrophe in almost 150 years.

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Egypt's Brotherhood vows to keep defying 'coup'

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood says it will continue its "peaceful" resistance in defiance of the military's ouster of the country's Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi.

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Gunmen in western Iraq kill 14 at Ramadan meal

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Gunmen overran an Iraqi army checkpoint and then shot up a trailer packed with policemen breaking their Ramadan fast, killing a total of 14 troops in the country's restive western Anbar province

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Dead Russian lawyer Magnitsky found guilty

Posted: 07/11/2013 - More than three years after he died in prison, whistle-blowing Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was found guilty of tax evasion by a Moscow court on Wednesday.

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Egypt orders arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader

Posted: 07/10/2013 - The prosecutor's office says the Islamist leaders are suspected of inciting the violence outside the Republican Guard building in Cairo on Monday that left 54 people dead.

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Egypt's timetable for transition to elections

Posted: 07/10/2013 - Egypt's military-backed interim president has issued a 7-month timetable for the country's transition after the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.

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2 bull runners narrowly miss goring in Spain

Posted: 07/10/2013 - Fighting bulls caught at least two runners between their horns and threw them to the ground in a lightning fast fourth run of Spain's famed San Fermin festival.

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Israel confirms it is holding missing Palestinian

Posted: 07/10/2013 - A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip who mysteriously disappeared in Egypt last month is being detained by Israel for "security crimes," an Israel court confirmed Wednesday

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Many Muslims start Ramadan fast amid turmoil

Posted: 07/10/2013 - Many devout Muslims in the Middle East have started observing the dawn-to-dusk fast for the month of Ramadan even as the region is rocked by Egypt's turmoil and the relentless civil war in Syria.

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Egypt's military warns of political "maneuvering."

Posted: 07/09/2013 - Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday in a statement carried by state TV that "the future of the nation is too important and sacred for maneuvers or hindrance, whatever the justifications."

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