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Iran criticizes Iraq for increasing crude exports

11/02/2013 2:57am
Iran's Oil Minister says Iraq has increased its crude oil exports to compensate for a fall in Iranian exports as a result of sanctions over Tehran's suspected nuclear program, calling the policy "not friendly at all."

2 Germans briefly kidnapped in Lebanon, released

11/02/2013 7:37am
Two German nationals briefly kidnapped in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley were released early Saturday, as a gunfight between their abductors and security forces killed a soldier and a gunman, officials said.

In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

11/02/2013 8:14am
In the midst of a conflict rife with sectarianism, a giant bronze statue of Jesus has gone up on a Syrian mountain, apparently under cover of a truce among three factions in the country's civil war.

Report: China to fund $20B in Iran projects

11/02/2013 8:57am
A report by an Iranian media website says China has agreed to finance $20 billion in development projects in Iran using oil money not transferred to the Islamic Republic because of international sanctions.

Egypt TV criticized for suspending popular satire

11/02/2013 11:06am
A prominent Egyptian statesman criticized Saturday a local TV station for stopping the airing of a widely popular satire show, describing the decision as unwise and harmful to the country.

New 'Death to America' songs unveiled in Iran

11/02/2013 11:08am
Hard-liners in Iran have unveiled two new "Death to America" songs at the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, hoping to keep anger high ahead of nuclear talks with Western powers.

Revenge killings in south Egypt leave 9 dead

11/02/2013 12:13pm
Security officials in Egypt say a fight between two families sparked by a dispute in a line to buy bread has killed nine people.