Iran’s Ahmadinejad on landmark visit in Cairo

CAIRO: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived in Cairo, the first visit by an Iranian leader since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi

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Kerry warns of punishment for NKorea nuclear test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his South Korean counterpart have agreed to make sureNorth Korea is punished if it carries out its

Bangladesh jails Islamic party leader to life

DHAKA, Bangladesh: A Bangladeshi tribunal sentenced a leader of the country’s main Islamic party to life in jail Tuesday for his role during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

21 killed in clash of Filipino extremists, rebels

MANILA, Philippines: Al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf militants clashed fiercely with a larger rebel group they had long coexisted with, leaving at least 21 combatants dead in the southern Philippines, police said

8 dead, 38 hurt as tour bus crashes in California

YUCAIPA, Calif: A tour bus collided with a car and pickup truck, killing at least eight people and injuring dozens of others Sunday night on a Southern California mountain highway,

Israel suggests responsibility for Syria airstrike

MUNICH: Israel’s defense minister strongly signaled Sunday that his country was behind an airstrike in Syria last week, telling a high profile security conference that Israeli threats to take pre-emptive

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Obama says Boy Scouts should allow gays as members

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama said Sunday that gays should be allowed in the Boy Scouts and women should be allowed in military combat roles, weighing in on two storied American

Attackers kill 33 at police HQ in disputed Iraqi city

KIRKUK, IRAQ, FEB 03 – At least 33 people were killed in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday when a suicide bomber detonated a truck packed with explosivesoutside a

French president visits Mali to cheers of support

TIMBUKTU, Mali: French President Francois Hollandebathed in the cheers and accolades of the thousands of people of this embattled city on Saturday, making a triumphant stop six days after French

Netanyahu asked to form next Israeli government

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday to form the next government, and Netanyahu pledged that his new administration will be committed to advancing peace