Defected army soldiers ride a patrol truck escorting the United ...
Feb 23rd, 2012
(Reuters) - Defected army soldiers ride a patrol truck escorting the United Nations envoy to Yemen Jamal bin Omar during his visit to the tent of Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakul Karman at Taghyeer (Change) Square February 23, 2012. Pro-democracy protesters have been camping there for more than a year to demand regime change in Sanaa. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) -
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]
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A video published on Thursday showed fighters of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in Syria executing 11 men they accused of taking part in massacres by President Bashar al-Assad's forces. The film is believed to be from eastern Deir al-Zor province and dates from some time in 2012, according to the Syrian Observatory for Huma... [Full Article]
CHICAGO (AP) - A manager of Chicago's Navy Pier rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel for more than two days, bringing the world record for the longest ride to the birthplace of the amusement park favorite. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - The HMRC approved a controversial deal with Goldman Sachs partly to avoid the embarrassment of the U.S. bank pulling out of a new tax framework, a court heard on Thursday. The challenge by activist group UK Uncut Legal Action over a deal worth up to 20 million pounds to the U.S. bank, stems from public anger in... [Full Article]
LONDON (Reuters) - Football champions Manchester United topped the table for English Premier League television income in 2012-13, raking in almost 61 million pounds ($93 million) in the final year of the current three-year contract, the League said on Tuesday. Relegated Queens Park Rangers, owned by Malaysian airline boss Tony Fernandes, received a... [Full Article]