Syrian forces wrest border town from rebels
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces seized a town from rebels near the Lebanese border on Saturday, their latest attempt to cut off opposition fighters' fluid supply lines from the country, state media and activists said.
Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned
JERUSALEM (AP) — Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel's international airport when he was given a curious choice that baffles him to this day. Traveling with a laptop and a stack of printed reading material, he was told to part with one or the other, due to unspecified security concerns.
Egypt passes presidential election law
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's interim president has issued a much anticipated decree that governs upcoming presidential election, clearing the way for the vote that many expect the country's military chief to take part in and win.