Libya says its forces seize disputed oil tanker
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan officials said that government forces on Monday took over a North Korean-flagged oil tanker docked at a terminal held by a regional militia, where it had been attempting to load oil. The militia, however, denied the government had taken the ship.
Report: Syrian health care on brink of collapse
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's health care system is on the brink of collapse, with medics forced to engage in "brutal medical practices" in order to save lives: knocking out patients with metal bars because of lack of anesthesia, or amputating infants' limbs for lack of other ways to treat their injuries, n international charity organization said in a report published on Monday.
Israel displays rockets seized in Red Sea raid
EILAT, Israel (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Monday triumphantly toured a display of dozens of rockets that navy commandos intercepted in the Red Sea last week, alleged to be on their way from Iran to the Gaza Strip, and accused the international community of ignoring Iranian support for militan groups and falling victim to a charm offensive by the new leadership in Tehran.
Officials: 16 killed in road accident in Egypt
ASSUIT, Egypt (AP) — Officials say a truck collided with a bus on a highway in southern Egypt that was flooded after heavy rains, killing 16 people.
A list of prominent people missing in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — With the release of 13 Greek Orthodox nuns held hostage by the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front in Syria for over three months, here's a list of some other prominent people, including clerics, journalists and activists still missing in Syria and believed in the captivity of rebels. Many are thought to have taken by radical factions, in particular the al-Qaida breakaway group known as the...
Ordeal ends for Syria nuns, part of prisoners deal
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian militants released Monday a group of Greek Orthodox nuns in exchange for dozens of women held in government prisons — a rare deal between Damascus and al-Qaida-linked rebels that was mediated by Qatari and Lebanese officials.
Lawyer: Egypt activists beaten in courthouse
CAIRO (AP) — Three of Egypt's most prominent youth activists were beaten in the courthouse by their guards before a hearing Monday in the appeal of their prison sentence, their lawyer said.
Israelis shoot, kill Jordanian judge at border
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli guards shot and killed a Jordanian judge on Monday who the Israelis said tried to grab a rifle from a soldier at the border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan.
Masked Gaza gunmen steal $500,000 in rare robbery
GAZA CITY, Gaza City (AP) — The Gaza Strip has endured back-to-back wars and uprisings in recent years, but criminal violence has been relatively rare.
EU's Ashton criticized for meeting Iran activists
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian military official has criticized the European Union's foreign policy chief for meeting women activists during her visit to Iran.
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