World Bulletin / News Desk
Egypt's new president, preparing to make his debut on the stage of world diplomacy with an initiative over the Syrian crisis, called on Monday for President Bashar al-Assad's allies to help lever the Syrian leader out of power.
"Now is the time to stop this bloodshed and for the Syrian people to regain their full rights and for this regime that kills its people to disappear from the scene," Mohamed Mursi said in his first interview with an international news organisation.
Mursi, 61, was speaking to Reuters before travelling this week to China and Iran, two countries which, along with Russia, have so far opposed Arab and Western calls to end Assad's rule.
"There is no room to talk about reform, but the discussion is about change," Mursi said, adding Egypt had repeated that "the friends of the Syrian people in China and Russia and other states" need to back ordinary Syrians.
Chernomorskoye base on the western edge of the Back Sea peninsula had been taken over without bloodshed, trapping about 30 personnel inside, a border guard spokesman said
Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, vice president since 2009, had been a top commander in the Northern Alliance, a group of anti-Taliban militia leaders, during the civil war
International panel of experts points out that language of hatred similar to that in Myanmar where hundreds are reported to have lost their lives.
Some 4600 Palestinian detainees, including 12 women and 187 children, are currently held in Israeli prisons
The attacker approached a main checkpoint at a northern entrance to the city and detonated the minibus
He accused the Saudi government of allowing "commissions" there "to attract Jihadists, to lure them, to get them fighting in Iraq".
Two police officers were also wounded during the blast when the roadside bomb was detonated by Taliban militants
In Johannesburg's Fordsburg and Mayfair suburbs, businesses were forced to close early for the first time in six years.
The unmanned aerial vehicle, produced by a subsidiary of state-owned aviation giant Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), disperses fog and smog by releasing a chemical catalyst
The accident took place outside the submarine during testing of a pressure tank at the facility meant for development of submarines
The ballot is likely to consolidate President Juan Manuel Santos as the frontrunner for a second straight term in a presidential vote on May 25, allowing him to continue talks
Despite dozens of military and civilians vessels and aircraft criss-crossing waters to the east and west of Malaysia, no wreckage has been found
The fighting broke out near the city of Burdhubo, located some 30km from the Kenyan border
The clash occurred when militants approached the compound in Lawdar town with suicide belts, hand grenades and explosive devices
483 women shot by snipers and 31 killed by torture in the government's detention centers, Human Rights Group says