Middle East
  • The handover ceremony took place at the prison next to a sprawling U.S. airfield in Bagram, even as disagreements between the two countries over the thousands of Taliban and terror suspects held there marred the transfer.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:30 PM EST
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  • A delegate says the Egyptian leader has reaffirmed pledges to honor his country's landmark peace treaty with Israel.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  •  In this Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 file photo, Iraq's Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during an interview with the Associated Press near Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

    Tariq al-Hashemi was not in court to hear the verdict; he fled the country after the terror charges were leveled against him in December.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • An FSA soldier fires his weapon towards Syrian Army positions in the Izaa district in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Sept 8, 2012.

    The al-Qaida linked Mohammad al-Shalabi, better known as Abu Sayyaf, says the attacks are in response to "crimes" committed by Assad's ruling Alawite minority against the majority Sunni Muslims in Syria.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday characterized his trip to Beirut later this week as a pilgrimage for peace for the entire Middle East region and its anguished people.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  •  Egypt said Saturday that it has coordinated an ongoing anti-terrorism offensive in the Sinai Peninsula with Israel, and that the campaign does not violate the two nations' peace treaty.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • In this Friday, Sept 7, 2012 photo, Free Syrian Army fighters run after attacking a Syrian Army tank during fighting in the Izaa district in Aleppo, Syria.

    While in Russia's Far East on Saturday, Hillary Clinton tried to prod Moscow into supporting U.N. action to end the crisis in Syria, only to be soundly rejected.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsay Graham urged Washington to help arm Syria's rebels - and called for a far tougher position against Iran.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 5:00 PM EST
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  • Bahraini anti-government protesters run from tear gas fired by riot police in the heart of the Gulf's kingdom's capital Manama, Bahrain, Sept. 7, 2012.

    The demonstrations by Shiite-led groups are attempts to challenge authorities. Majority Shiites seek a greater political voice in the Sunni-ruled nation, and more than 50 people have been killed in 19 months of unrest. 

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 5:00 PM EST
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