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AP Interview: Official says Syria to defend itself

08/26/2013 9:29am
A senior Syrian official said Monday that his country will defend itself against any international attack and will not be an easy target as the U.S. and other countries heat up rhetoric in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack last week on a rebel-held neighborhood of the Syrian capital.

Egypt airport official: planes arriving near empty

08/26/2013 11:02am
The chairman of the Egyptian Airports Co. says some flights are arriving nearly empty to Egypt and that passenger traffic in the past week has fallen by half.