Syria: Gunmen kill 4 on factory bus in Homs
AMMAN, Jordan (AP)—A Syrian official says gunmen have fired on a bus transporting workers to a blanket factory, killing four and wounding eight others. He says the attack happened at the entrance of the central city of Homs on Sunday.
Iran says ready for nuclear flexibility
TEHRAN, Iran (AP)—Iran is ready to show flexibility at nuclear talks to ease Western concerns over its contentious nuclear program, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday.
Questions rise over Tunisian party’s moderateness
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP)—Leaked conversations mentioning alcohol bans and the imposition of religious law have raised fears that Tunisia’s new government may not be as moderate as it appears.
Al-Qaida leader urges holy war over Prophet film
CAIRO (AP)—The leader of al-Qaida has urged Muslims to wage holy war against the United States and Israel over a film that insulted Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
Thousands of British Troops to Leave Afghanistan in 2013
(Reuters) Britain plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan next year, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday, as pressure mounts to end British involvement in the costly and unpopular war.
South Africa Police Arrest 72 Gold Fields Miners
(Reuters) South African police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to break up a sit-in by protesters at a police station over the weekend and arrested more than 70 miners from a nearby Gold Fields mine, police said.
Mauritanian President to Be Flown Abroad After Shooting
(Reuters) Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will be flown abroad for treatment on Sunday after being shot in what the government called an accident, a presidency source said.
Montenegro Rulers Set to Keep Power in Election
(Reuters) Montenegro’s ruling party is set to extend its 23-year hold on the ex-Yugoslav republic in a parliamentary election on Sunday, allowing it to lead talks on joining the European Union.
Mali Islamists Tell France They Will Open Doors of Hell
(Reuters) Al Qaeda-linked Islamists in Mali threatened on Saturday to “open the doors of hell” for French citizens if France kept pushing for armed intervention to retake the rebel-held north.