Sarkozy tells leaders to reform or face more North African-style unrest

On the sixth straight day of riots in Egypt, casualties since the start of the protests stood at over 125 dead and 2,000 injured, most of them civilians. However, if on Saturday Sarkozy urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to push ahead with reforms, he was less direct in front of African … [Read more...]

Egyptians Defiant as Military Does Little to Quash Protests – New York Times

New York Times (blog)Egyptians Defiant as Military Does Little to Quash ProtestsNew York TimesEgyptian protesters prayed Saturday in front of a military vehicles in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo on Saturday. More Photos » By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK CAIRO — President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt struggled … [Read more...]

Russian investigators uncover identity of Moscow bomber – The Guardian investigators uncover identity of Moscow bomberThe GuardianRussian investigators have said they now know the identity of the suicide bomber who claimed the lives of 35 people in an attack on Moscow's busiest airport last Monday. The attacker is a 20-year-old man from the … [Read more...]

Ten killed and 50 injured in head-on German train crash – Daily Mail

Fox NewsTen killed and 50 injured in head-on German train crashDaily MailA criminal probe has begun after ten people were killed and nearly 50 injured, many of them seriously, after a head-on crash between a passenger and a freight train in Germany. The regional passenger train was hurled from the … [Read more...]

Israeli Arabs: We won’t be guinea pigs – Ynetnews

The GuardianIsraeli Arabs: We won't be guinea pigsYnetnewsHundreds of representatives of the Arab sector gathered in the northern city of Baqa al-Gharbiyye on Saturday afternoon and clarified that they would not agree to be transferred to the Palestinian territories. Israel's Arabs launched … [Read more...]

Waves of Unrest Spread to Yemen, Shaking a Region – New York Times

USA TodayWaves of Unrest Spread to Yemen, Shaking a RegionNew York TimesHani Mohammed/AP Protesters in Sana, Yemen, waved Yemen's flag at a rally on Thursday. Many are calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down, but some opposition leaders seek less drastic change. More Photos » By … [Read more...]

Lebanon’s return to Syria-backed rule is likely to keep Hezbollah in check – The Guardian

ReutersLebanon's return to Syria-backed rule is likely to keep Hezbollah in checkThe GuardianThe toppling of the pro-western March 14 alliance in Lebanon by its pro-Syrian adversaries – including Hezbollah – has led to a worldwide media scare. Many western news organisations portrayed it as some … [Read more...]

Yemen president says won’t extend presidential term – Reuters

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Naomi Campbell praised ‘fit’ Putin – The Press Association

out as much as he should, but goes to the gym, swims every day, and "from time to time" meets with friends and does "extra-curricular stuff". Naomi, 40, asked how the prime minister felt about a group of students who posed in lingerie for a calendar to mark his 58th birthday. She said: "You … [Read more...]