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Netanyahu asked to form next Israeli government

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday to form the next government, and Netanyahu pledged that his new administration will

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Video of police abuse stokes anger in Egypt

CAIRO: Egypt’s Interior Minister vowed Saturday to investigate the beating of a naked man by riot police that threatened to further inflame popular anger against security forces, but suggested that

Ahmadinejad unveils Iran’s newest fighter jet

TEHRAN: Iran unveiled on Saturday its newest combat jet, a domestically manufactured fighter-bomber that military officials claim can evade radar. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a ceremony broadcast on state

Pakistan: 23 killed in Taliban attack on army post

PESHAWAR: Militants attacked an army post in northwestern Pakistan with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and suicide vests before dawn on Saturday, killing 23 people including 10 civilians, officials said. Twelve

57 rhinos killed in South Africa so far this year

JOHANNESBURG: Officials in South Africa say that 57 rhinos have been killed by poachers across the country so far this year. The Department of Environmental Affairs said Thursday that recent

No priest, no sheik means no marriage in Lebanon

BEIRUT: She was an English language tutor with an easy smile and an independent streak. He was a gym receptionist who wanted to better himself. They met for English lessons,

Explosion at Mexican oil giant Pemex headquarters kills 25

MEXICO CITY: A powerful explosion rocked the Mexico City headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex on Thursday, killing at least 25 people, injuring more than 100 and trapping others inside.

Iran says it will speed up nuclear program

VIENNA: In a defiant move ahead of nuclear talks, Iran has announced plans to vastly increase its pace of uranium enrichment, which can make both reactor fuel and the fissile

Cambodians mourn former king in funeral procession

PHNOM PENH: Thousands of mourners accompanied a gilded chariot carrying the body of former King Norodom Sihanouk — the dominant figure of modern Cambodia — in a funeral procession Friday

Fireworks explosion on Chinese highway kills 26

BEIJING: A truck carrying fireworks ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations exploded and destroyed part of an elevated highway Friday in central China, killing at least 26 people as it