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Egypt: Morsi's links to jihadists probed

12/03/2013 12:32am
During his year as president, Egypt's Mohammed Morsi cultivated ties with Islamic radicals, making them a key support for his rule by pardoning dozens of jailed militants, restraining the military from an all-out offensive against jihadis in Sinai and giving their hard-line sheiks a platform to spread their rhetoric.

Colorful kid nicknames dominate Israeli politics

12/03/2013 3:36am
When Isaac Herzog was a child, his Egyptian-born, French-speaking mother thought him to be as pretty as a doll. So she blended its Hebrew word, "buba," with a French-sounding term of endearment, "joujou," to create a distinct nickname that would stick with the boy for life _ "Bougie."

Egypt's top satirical poet dies at 84

12/03/2013 6:52am
Ahmed Fouad Negm, Egypt's "poet of the people" whose sharply political verses in colloquial Arabic skewered the country's leaders and inspired protesters from the 1970s through the current uprisings, has died. He was 84.

Palestinians say Iran deal sets peace precedent

12/03/2013 11:26am
Senior Palestinians say the diplomatic pressure that produced the nuclear deal with Iran _ world powers negotiating jointly in Geneva and wielding the stick of sanctions _ should now be applied to the long-festering Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Antiquities dealer sues Israel for $3 million

12/03/2013 11:40am
An Israeli antiquities dealer acquitted in a high-profile forgery case last year says the trial ruined his reputation and is suing the Israeli government for more than $3 million.

Saudis look to private businesses for youth jobs

12/03/2013 1:46pm
Saudi Arabia, the largest Arab economy, urgently needs to create new jobs in the coming years for the millions of young people expected to enter the kingdom's workforce, Saudi business leaders and the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

Hezbollah chief: Saudis behind embassy bombings

12/03/2013 2:07pm
The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has accused Saudi Arabia of being behind last month's two suicide bombings that targeted the Iranian Embassy in Beirut.

Syrian refugees face another harsh winter in camp

12/03/2013 3:24pm
Cranes are lifting trailers into place and tents are being packed away as international aid workers rush to winterize a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan _ trying to avoid a repeat of last year when three days of torrential rain turned the massive site into a muddy swamp.