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Senior al-Qaida figure dies in custody in Lebanon

01/04/2014 7:44am
The leader of an al-Qaida-linked group that carried out attacks across the Middle East before shifting its focus to Syria's civil war died on Saturday while in custody in Lebanon, the army said.

Kerry cites some progress in Mideast diplomacy

01/04/2014 2:55pm
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday cited progress on the Mideast peace process, yet acknowledged that some of the most intractable disputes between Israelis and Palestinians were unsolved after more than 20 rounds of negotiations.