Turkey Shuts Border Gate After Clashes in Syrian Frontier Town
(Reuters) Turkey has closed one of its border gates to Syria after an al Qaeda-affiliated rebel group clashed with units of the Arab- and Western-backed Free Syrian Army in the Syrian town of Azaz near the Turkish frontier, a Turkish official said on Thursday.
Senator McCain Attacks Putin in Russian Website Op-Ed
(Reuters) Senator John McCain on Thursday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of allying himself with tyrants and ruling through violence and repression, in a scathing retort to a New York Times editorial by Putin earlier this month.
Former British PM Blair’s Daughter Held at Gunpoint in London
(Reuters) The daughter of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was held up at gunpoint during an attempted robbery as she was out walking in London, local media said on Thursday.
Two Bombs Defused on Cairo Metro: Report
(Reuters) Egyptian explosives experts defused two primitive bombs planted on the Cairo metro line on Thursday, the state news agency reported, causing a partial closure of the network.
Rouhani Says Iran Willing to Forswear Nuclear Arms: TV Interview
(Reuters) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Wednesday that his government would never develop nuclear weapons, his strongest signal yet that he may be seeking a diplomatic thaw with the West after decades of acrimony.
Chemical Weapons Disposal Will Cost $1 Billion, Take a Year: Assad
(Reuters) President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday it would cost about $1 billion to get rid of Syria’s chemical weapons under a U.S.-Russian deal reached last week.
Russia Says U.N. Report on Syria Attack Biased
(Reuters) Russia denounced U.N. investigators’ findings on a poison gas attack in Syria as preconceived and tainted by politics on Wednesday, stepping up its criticism of a report Western nations said proved President Bashar al-Assad’s forces were responsible.
58 more missing after massive Mexico storm
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP)—Mexico’s government said 58 people were missing after a massive landslide smashed through a tiny coffee-growing village deep in the country’s southern mountains, where fresh waves of rain threatened to unleash more danger for rescue workers.
Egypt troops surround Islamist stronghold by Cairo
CAIRO (AP)—Egyptian security forces backed by helicopters raided on Thursday a town on the outskirts of Cairo known to be an Islamist stronghold, exchanging fire with suspected militants who killed a senior police officer.