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One family behind West Bank's best soccer team

02/12/2014 12:18am
Palestinian farmer Yousef Abu Hammad sired enough boys for a soccer team _ literally. Over the years, his 12 sons have formed the core of what is now the top-ranked team in the West Bank.

US embassy employee detained in Egypt

02/12/2014 4:57am
A US embassy official says Egyptian authorities have held a local employee for nearly three weeks without charges.

Egyptian government to ban import of 3-wheelers

02/12/2014 10:34am
The Egyptian government will outlaw the import of three-wheeled motorized vehicles known as "tok-toks" in an attempt to alleviate traffic congestion, officials announced Wednesday.

Syria's Homs: Evacuee tells of life under siege

02/12/2014 1:45pm
Weeping children begged for food and women picked grass to eat as hunger gripped rebel-held neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Homs during a nearly two-year military blockade, according to a rare first-hand account by a man evacuated during a truce this week.

Israeli settlements also face pressure from within

02/12/2014 2:17pm
These days, when Yaakov Berg tries to sell his award-winning line of Psagot boutique wines, he encounters obstacles from every direction. As a Jewish vintner in a West Bank settlement, his product is increasingly considered off-limits.

Egypt military chief heads to Moscow in rare visit

02/12/2014 3:01pm
Egypt's military chief headed to Russia Wednesday on his first trip abroad since ousting the country's Islamist president, part of a shift to reduce reliance on the United States at a time of frictions between the longtime allies.