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Qatar opens review of migrant worker conditions

10/03/2013 1:07am
Qatar says it has opened a review of labor conditions for migrant workers after questions were raised about safety on construction sites, including projects for the 2022 World Cup.

Iran probes 'horrific' death, denies assassination

10/03/2013 5:20am
Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it's investigating a "horrific incident" that caused the death of a member of the powerful military force but denies reports that it was an assassination.

Iran authorities studying US direct flights idea

10/03/2013 8:33am
An Iranian newspaper says the country's civil aviation authority is examining ways to resume direct flights to and from the United States.

Libya court hearing for Gadhafi's men resumes

10/03/2013 10:11am
A court hearing for officials of deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has resumed in Tripoli, but without the former regime's most prominent figure _ Gadhafi's son, who is being held by a powerful militia group.

Correction: Israel-Google story

10/03/2013 10:28am
In a story Oct. 2 about Google's acquisition of Israeli company Waze, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a Google statement indicated a U.S. regulatory review had challenged the deal. In fact, Google signaled the U.S. review had not challenged the acquisition.

Syrians, Lebanese job competition adds to tensions

10/03/2013 1:59pm
Along busy Hamra street in west Beirut, Syrians fleeing their country's civil war have opened up scores of shops that compete with older ones run by Lebanese already hurting because of a sharp drop in tourism.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood keeps protests alive

10/03/2013 2:40pm
Graffiti around the Egyptian capital proclaim the Muslim Brotherhood's call for new anti-military protests Sunday _ dotting walls, light poles and signposts for miles down main avenues and near the presidential palace from which the group was ousted three months ago. It's an impressive show of survival, giving the image that the Brotherhood is everywhere, just under the surface.

Israel to post rare Hebrew manuscripts online

10/03/2013 7:47pm
Israel's National Library says it has signed an agreement with a leading Italian collection to display online some of the world's most important Hebrew manuscripts, making them accessible to the public for the first time.