In this photo taken late Monday, April 4, 2011, retired Army ...
May 4th, 2011
(AP) - In this photo taken late Monday, April 4, 2011, retired Army General Carlos Bibiano Villa Castillo looks on during his swearing in ceremony as Mexico’s new Public Security Secretary in Chetumal, Mexico. Villa Castillo, a grand nephew of Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, and a telecommunications and intelligence expert during his 43 years in the military, took over his new job on April 5. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini) -
GEZIRAT AL-FADEL, Egypt (AP) - In 1948, Suleiman Mamoudi fled by foot with his parents and other families from their village of Bir el-Sabae in Palestine. The 28-year-old and his family walked west for several hundred miles, crossing the Sinai Peninsula before settling in an area around 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Cairo. (Source: Associated ... [Full Article]
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing little changed Monday as investors assess whether stock valuations are overstating the recent improvement in the economy. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
LONDON (Reuters) - The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit fell much more than expected in April, official data showed on Wednesday, in the latest sign that the economy is starting to find its feet. The Office for National Statistics said the number of people claiming jobless benefit dropped by 7,300 last month, compared with analysts... [Full Article]
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's highest appeals court on Wednesday upheld the acquittals of 24 loyalists of Hosni Mubarak who were tried for having organized a medieval-style attack in which the ex-president's supporters riding camels and horses attacked anti-government demonstrators, a pivotal moment in the country's 2011 uprising. (Source: As... [Full Article]
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Syrian troops backed by tanks and warplanes launched an assault Sunday on a strategic rebel-held town near the Lebanese border, pounding the area with airstrikes and artillery salvos that killed at least 30 people and forced residents to scramble for cover in basements and makeshift bunkers, activists said. (Source: Associated ... [Full Article]