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Iran launches its first submarine for tourists

11/01/2013 3:58am
Iran has launched its first submarine for tourists in the Persian Gulf waters, an all-Iranian-made undersea vehicle.

Jordan's main camp for Syrian refugees in numbers

11/01/2013 8:22am
Jordan's Zaatari camp for Syrians fleeing their country's civil war is one of the largest refugee camps in the world.

Largest camp for Syrian refugees becoming a city

11/01/2013 8:31am
The manager of the region's largest camp for Syrian refugees arranges toy figures, trucks and houses on a map in his office trailer to illustrate his ambitious vision. In a year, he wants to turn the chaotic shantytown of more than 100,000 people into a temporary city with local councils, paved streets, parks, an electricity grid and sewage pipes.

AP PHOTOS: A city rises from Syrian refugee camp

11/01/2013 12:48pm
A plan to turn a sprawling Syrian refugee shantytown into a functional temporary city has no shortage of difficulties. Zaatari, a desert camp near Jordan's border with Syria, is the largest camp of its kind in the region. It is home to more than 100,000 people who have fled the bloody Syrian civil war that continues to rage. Zaatari is currently far from the vision that some people have for it: a temporary city with local councils, paved streets, parks, an electricity grid and sewage pipes. Life is tough here. The strong often take from the weak, women fear going to communal bathrooms after dark, sewage runs between pre-fab trailers and boys hustle for pennies carting goods in wheelbarrows instead of going to school. This camp, the size of a modern city, is far from modern.

Trial of Egypt's Morsi fraught with risks

11/01/2013 1:31pm
Egypt's new military-backed government had hoped trying Mohammed Morsi would close the chapter on his presidency. Instead, the trial of the ousted Islamist president on charges of inciting murder, which begins Monday, is only compounding their troubles.

Algerian Consulate in Morocco attacked by mob

11/01/2013 2:33pm
A Moroccan man climbed on top of the Algerian Consulate in the Casablanca on Friday and tore down its Algerian flag while an angry mob demonstrated outside, witnesses said.