Report: Yemeni women worse off after revolution
SANAA, Yemen (AP)—Women in Yemen are worse off now than a year ago, when they played a significant part in the country’s revolution that promised political and economic change, an international aid agency has concluded.
Pakistan disowns bounty on anti-Islam filmmaker
ISLAMABAD (AP)—The Pakistani government on Monday distanced itself from an offer by one of its Cabinet ministers to pay $100,000 for anyone who kills the maker of an anti-Islam film, saying the offer does not represent official government policy.
Sinai raids may force Israel-Egypt accord changes
JERUSALEM (AP)—Israeli officials said Sunday they would resist any Egyptian attempts to reopen the military arrangements under the countries’ historic peace deal, despite the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.
Egypt’s president wants more independence from US
CAIRO (AP)—On the eve of his first visit to the United States as Egypt’s president, Islamist Mohammed Morsi said he will demonstrate more independence from the U.S. in decision-making than his predecessor Hosni Mubarak.
Iran threatens attacks on US bases in event of war
TEHRAN, Iran (AP)—A senior commander in Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard warned that Iran will target U.S. bases in the region in the event of war with Israel, raising the prospect of a broader conflict that would force other countries to get involved.
Suicide bomber kills 2, injures 45 in Nigeria
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP)—A suicide car bomber attacked a Catholic church conducting Mass in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing two people and wounding another 45 in a region under assault by a radical Islamist sect, officials said.
Vietnam Jails Three Bloggers in Crackdown on Dissent
(Reuters) A Vietnamese court sentenced three high-profile bloggers to jail terms ranging from four to 12 years on Monday, in the latest crackdown on dissent as booming Internet usage threatens to undermine the Communist government’s authority.
Belarus Elects Token Parliament, Awaits OSCE Response
(Reuters) A parliamentary election in Belarus boycotted by the main opposition was dominated by candidates loyal to President Alexander Lukashenko, reinforcing his autocratic, 18-year-old rule of the former Soviet republic, officials said on Monday.
Floods, Landslides Displace 1 Million in India; 33 Dead
(Reuters) Floods and landslides caused by relentless rain in northeast India have killed at least 33 people and displaced more than a million over the past week, officials said on Monday.
China Closes In on Bo Xilai After Jailing Ex-Police Chief
(Reuters) China’s ruling Communist Party took a big step towards sealing the fate of fallen politician Bo Xilai on Monday, when a court jailed his former police chief for 15 years over charges that indicated Bo tried to derail a murder inquiry.
China Surveillance Ships Enter Waters Near Disputed Islands
(Reuters) Two Chinese marine surveillance ships entered what Japan considers its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea on Monday, prompting an official protest from Tokyo amid rising tension between Asia’s two biggest economies.
Dozens Protest Against Detention of Relatives at Saudi Prison
(Reuters) Dozens of Saudis protested at a prison in Qassim near the capital Riyadh on Sunday against the detention of their relatives in the Gulf kingdom where demonstrations are banned, protesters and a rights activist said.