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Egyptian army bombs suspected militants in Sinai

02/20/2014 3:39am
Egyptian security officials say army helicopter gunships have rocketed several houses where militants were thought to have gathered in the northern region of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 10.

UN agency prepares for largest Syria aid shipment

02/20/2014 7:12am
The United Nations refugee agency says it plans to send its aid largest shipment yet to Syria.

UAE lets passengers go after airline smoke probe

02/20/2014 8:10am
Emirati security authorities have allowed all passengers on an Etihad Airways flight that had suspicious lavatory fires to leave after several were temporarily detained for questioning by police, the airline said Thursday.

Report: Iran shuts down newspaper, detains editor

02/20/2014 11:03am
A news agency in Iran says officials have detained the editor of a daily reformist newspaper after they shut it down on charge of insulting Islam.

Ethnicity or birthplace: rules of citizenship vary

02/20/2014 12:42pm
Israel is not the only country to struggle with the question of what defines nationality _ place of birth, loyalty or ethnicity? Any child born in the United States becomes American at birth, regardless of its parents' origins. But that's by no means the global standard.

Kerry 'determined' to get Middle East peace deal

02/20/2014 2:07pm
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he remained "committed" and "determined" to reaching a Middle East peace deal, but said in an interview aired Thursday that he understood Israeli fears and skepticism of its outcome.

UN urges reinforcements for CAfrican Republic

02/20/2014 3:54pm
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for the rapid deployment of at least 3,000 additional troops and police to conflict-wracked Central African Republic to prevent further religious killings that have forced almost one million people to flee their homes and are partitioning the country into Muslim and Christian areas.