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Syrians in Egypt pay with lives for European dream

10/13/2013 6:11am
A human rights lawyer from central Syria and an amateur soccer player from Syria's Mediterranean port of Latakia found their fates colliding just off Egypt's coastline one afternoon. The two had fled their country's civil war to Egypt, only to flee again _ this time on a smuggler's boat bound for Italy's southern shores.

Muslim hajj crowds thinned by virus concerns

10/13/2013 8:12am
Muslims from across the world poured Sunday into a sprawling tent city in the Saudi desert before the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage, but the number of the pilgrims this year has been reduced in part by concerns over a respiratory virus centered in the Arabian peninsula.

Israeli PM drops settler bill that sparked uproar

10/13/2013 8:41am
Israel's prime minister has abandoned a contested labor bill for female settlers that critics claimed would entrench Israeli control of the West Bank.

Israel arrests suspected killers of settler

10/13/2013 8:46am
Israel says it has arrested a pair of Palestinians suspected of killing of a West Bank setter.

Al-Qaida surges back in Iraq, reviving old fears

10/13/2013 12:08pm
First came the fireball, then the screams of the victims. The suicide bombing just outside a Baghdad graveyard knocked Nasser Waleed Ali over and peppered his back with shrapnel.