- Iran names new UN envoy after earlier pick blocked
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry has named a new envoy to the United Nations after the U.S. declined to issue a visa to an earlier pick last year.
- Egypt seeks to distance police from protester killing
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has sought to distance the police from the weekend shooting death of a female protester, saying a forensic examination shows she was killed by a type of projectile that is "absolutely" not used by security forces.
- Yemen rebels beat, detain demonstrators in capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Rebels who control the Yemeni capital have beaten back dozens of people marching in protest against them, firing automatic rifles in the air and striking protesters with batons and knives.
- Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers
SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.
- 6 Bulgarians working for UN go missing in Sudan
CAIRO (AP) — A spokeswoman for the U.N. World Food Program in Sudan says a six-person Bulgarian helicopter crew has gone missing after reports their aircraft made an unexpected landing in a conflict-torn area.