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US couple remain in Qatar jail over daughter death

10/01/2013 6:23am
A judge in Qatar on Tuesday ordered an American couple to remain jailed pending trial on charges of starving to death their 8-year-old adopted daughter. The couple claims the girl died in January from medical problems complicated by anorexia-like bouts.

Israeli Holocaust historian Israel Gutman dies

10/01/2013 9:06am
Israel Gutman, who survived the Nazi atrocities of World War II and dedicated his life to researching the Holocaust, has died. He was 90.

AP PHOTOS: Syrian children attend school amid war

10/01/2013 9:15am
Clutching his books close to his chest, 12-year-old Abdo al-Fikri eagerly walked into a classroom in Madaya, an opposition-held village in northern Syria, his brother and sister trailing behind him.

Iran top diplomat calls Israel's Netanyahu a liar

10/01/2013 9:44am
Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday called the leader of Israel a liar who requires deception to promote his policies, saying Iran will not allow him to influence future talks with world powers about Tehran's disputed nuclear activities.

Mideast's old recipe for social peace backfires

10/01/2013 1:13pm
Sudan's deadly street riots, provoked by a near-doubling of fuel prices, highlight a problem that has become critical across the Middle East _ the subsidies that for decades have kept down the cost of basic needs for societies where poverty is rife.