The Associated Press
  • "If we leave Syria further, we will aggravate the situation," said foreign minister Khalid Bin Mohammad al-Attiyah. "Fanatics will emerge."

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 12:30 AM EST
  • In this Aug. 26, 2009, file photo, crystal methamphetamine dries on a table at a seized illegal laboratory in Ensenada, northern Mexico. Although Mexican-made meth is not entirely new to the U.S. drug trade, it now accounts for as much as 80 percent of the meth sold here, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. And much of it is up to 90 percent pure, a level that far exceeds the potency of most previous Mexican meth.

    Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factory-like "superlabs."

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 11:00 PM EST
  • About 80,000 miners, or 16 percent of the total mining workforce, are striking across South Africa, according to the National Union of Mineworkers.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 1:30 AM EST