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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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Egypt crisis stirs wide debate on democracy's hold

Posted: 07/09/2013 - As Egypt's political crisis tumbled toward its first night of major bloodshed last week, the country's army chief was pulled away for a phone call. It was one he couldn't easily ignore.

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Confusion on Snowden acceptance of Venezuela offer

Posted: 07/09/2013 - It was not possible to immediately reach Alexei Pushkov, the head of the Russian parliament's foreign affairs committee who has acted as an unofficial point-man for the Kremlin on the Snowden affair.

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Focus on earlier blaze in Quebec train derailment

Posted: 07/09/2013 - Investigators searching for the cause of a fiery oil train derailment that wiped out a small town's center and killed at least 13 people zeroed in on an earlier blaze on that same train.

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Canada-Oil Train Derailment

Posted: 07/06/2013 - A train carrying crude oil has derailed in a Quebec town, sparking several explosions and forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people.

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Egypt: Interim president meets with army chief

Posted: 07/06/2013 - Officials say Egypt's interim president has held talks with the army chief and interior minister following overnight clashes across the country that killed at least 30 people.

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Egypt troops open fire on pro-Morsi protesters

Posted: 07/05/2013 - The shooting came when hundreds of Morsi supporters marched on the Guard building, where Morsi was staying at the time of his ouster, before being taken into military custody in an unknown location.

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Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood

Posted: 07/05/2013 - Pope Francis on Friday cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession and setting up a remarkable dual canonization along with another beloved pope, John XXIII.

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Relatives search for Bangladesh missing

Posted: 07/05/2013 - The deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry killed 1,129 people, but hundreds more are still missing almost three months after the factory building in Bangladesh collapsed.

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Obama treads cautiously on Egypt leader's ouster

Posted: 07/04/2013 - He notably stopped short of labeling Morsi's ouster a coup, leaving himself some wiggle room to navigate a U.S. law that says the government must suspend foreign aid

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Egypt: Interim president sworn in amid crackdown

Posted: 07/04/2013 - A senior judge was sworn in as Egypt's interim president Thursday to replace ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as the military launched a major crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood.

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On tape, Murdoch slams police investigation

Posted: 07/04/2013 - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has been recorded saying wrongdoing by his British newspapers was "next to nothing" and apparently acknowledging that his reporters paid police officers for information.

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Egypt military's deadline for President Morsi passes

Posted: 07/03/2013 - Egypt's military moved to tighten its control on key institutions Wednesday, even putting officers in the newsroom of state TV, in preparation for an almost certain push to remove the country's Islamist president.

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