World Bulletin / News Desk
An Egyptian security source said on Sunday the Rafah border crossing with Gaza had been closed indefinitely, the state news agency MENA reported, after an attack on a police station in Sinai killed at least 15 officers.
"A security official announced on Sunday evening that the Rafah land port had been closed for cases of travel and arrivals indefinitely. This comes in the wake of the attack by gunmen on a border checkpoint in Rafah in Sinai," MENA said.
"The Syrian Arab Army does not target civilians and will not do so," state news agency SANA quoted Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi as saying
Calm reigned in Egypt ahead of planned protests by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi for staging an "Islamic revolution".
Radical Serb Leader Vojislav Seselj accused of incitement to hatred by parliament
United States Treasury Department removed Yasin Al-Qadi from terror list; he was placed on the list after 9/11
A vehicle carrying a number of militants had suddenly stopped beside the car of former air force colonel Abdel-Hamid al-Kassieh before the militants shot and killed the man
More than 7,500 people displaced as tropical depression ‘Queenie’ slams country’s center and south.
35 fishermen and one civilian released in Karachi; Pakistan, India often arrest fishermen for violating maritime boundaries
A 17-year-old girl was detained at a checkpoint outside the city's Ibrahimi Mosque after she gave up a knife which was inside her bag, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said
Resolution calls on French government to use recognition of Palestine as means to find a final settlement of the conflict.
Yingluck was removed from office in May, after a court found her guilty of abuse of power, days before the army staged a coup
In California, about 500 people were arrested in rallies that shut highways in major cities, at least seven people were arrested in New York
When Kim Jong Il ruled North Korea, his sister Kim Kyong Hui took a powerful role as a personal assistant with high-ranking military and party jobs.
"This six-party summit is rather impractical," presidential spokesman Ye Htut said, "I don't think it can happen at the moment."
A roadside bomb tore through a bus station, killing 40 people including five soldiers.
The clashes between Awlad Omran and Al-Ziyoud groups of the Arab Mesiria tribe began with a dispute over land, Mukhtar Babo Nimr, the leader of the tribe, told Reuters by phone.
Mali's vast desert north - called Azawad by the Tuareg rebels - has risen up four times in the last five decades, with various groups fighting for independence or a form of self-rule