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Saudi schools get rain-days off amid flooding

11/20/2013 4:30am
Saudi authorities have canceled school in the capital, Riyadh, and other regions for a fifth consecutive day after heavy rains flooded roads and knocked out power across the kingdom.

A look at Iran nuclear sites from mine to reactor

11/20/2013 12:06pm
Nuclear talks resume Wednesday between Iran and world powers after the last round stalled over issues that include Iran's planned heavy water reactor and the levels of uranium enrichment. Iran later agreed to provide U.N. nuclear inspectors with greater information and access, but it's uncertain whether the concessions will be enough to push envoys in Geneva closer to a deal. Iran seeks a rollback in U.S.-led economic sanctions, while the West is pressing it to curb its uranium enrichment _ the process to make nuclear fuel. In the past decade, Iran's nuclear program has advanced on many fronts and more facilities are planned.

12 dead after Algeria World Cup celebrations

11/20/2013 12:38pm
Raucous celebrations after Algeria qualified for the 2014 World Cup finals were linked to the deaths of 12 people and some 240 injured, authorities reported Wednesday, as soccer-mad fans poured into the streets and revelers raced their cars and honked.

Funerals held in Lebanon for Iran Embassy victims

11/20/2013 1:35pm
Undeterred by a devastating suicide attack that rocked the Iranian Embassy in Beirut a day earlier, hundreds of Hezbollah supporters pumped their fists in the air Wednesday and vowed eternal allegiance to the Lebanese Shiite militant group as they buried victims from the bombing.

Israel, Gulf in 'strange alliance' against Iran

11/20/2013 2:11pm
When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made another stop in the Middle East this month, he received an expected earful over Washington's outreach to Iran: Don't trust Tehran, tighten sanctions even more, anything short of complete nuclear concessions is a grave mistake.

Kerry: Muslim Brotherhood 'stole' Egypt revolution

11/20/2013 3:01pm
Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday accused Egypt's well-organized Muslim Brotherhood of having "stolen" the revolution that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.