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Italy court upholds ‘rendition’ convictions on ex-CIA agents

Italy court upholds ‘rendition’ convictions on ex-CIA agents

ROME — Italy’s highest court on Wednesday upheld guilty verdicts on 23 Americans for the kidnapping of an Egyptian Muslim…
World Bank warns of deepening Palestinian fiscal crisis

World Bank warns of deepening Palestinian fiscal crisis

A fiscal crisis in the aid-dependent Palestinian economy will worsen unless foreign funding increases and Israel eases its restrictions in…
Rebels tear down Syrian flag at border post with Turkey

Rebels tear down Syrian flag at border post with Turkey

Rebels tore down a Syrian flag at a border gate on the Turkish frontier on Wednesday as they fought for…
French weekly publishes Prophet Mohamed cartoons

French weekly publishes Prophet Mohamed cartoons

PARIS — French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed on Wednesday, a move criticized by the…
Only a minority involved in anti-US protests, says Saudi prince

Only a minority involved in anti-US protests, says Saudi prince

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, billionaire nephew of Saudi Arabia's king, said on Tuesday only a minority were involved in violent…
South Africa’s Lonmin miners accept pay rise to end strike

South Africa’s Lonmin miners accept pay rise to end strike

MARIKANA, South Africa — Striking platinum miners at Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa accepted a pay offer on Tuesday,…
Anti-Japan protests reignite across China on occupation anniversary

Anti-Japan protests reignite across China on occupation anniversary

BEIJING/TOKYO — Anti-Japan protests reignited across China on Tuesday, the sensitive anniversary marking Tokyo's occupation of its giant neighbor, escalating…
Thousands obey Hizbullah chief’s calls for protests

Thousands obey Hizbullah chief’s calls for protests

Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned against ‘dangerous repercussions’ if an anti-Islam film, which has caused widespread protests in the Muslim…
NATO halts work with Afghan allies to stem insider attacks

NATO halts work with Afghan allies to stem insider attacks

NATO ordered a cutback on Tuesday on operations with Afghan forces in response to a surge of so-called insider attacks…
Saudi Arabia absent from Egypt-Iran-Turkey talks on Syria

Saudi Arabia absent from Egypt-Iran-Turkey talks on Syria

Saudi Arabia opted to stay away from a meeting of four regional powers on the Syrian crisis on Monday, adding…
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