- Egypt court upholds verdict against 3 prominent activists
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeal court on Tuesday upheld convictions and three-year prison sentences for three prominent activists for violating the country's draconian law on protests, their lawyer said.
- Kurds expand offensive after driving IS out of Syrian town
BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters expanded their offensive Tuesday after driving Islamic State militants from the Syrian border town of Kobani the previous day, to retake dozens of surrounding villages still held by the militants, activists and officials said.
- Shiite rebel official: Abducted aide to Yemen's leader freed
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An official representing Yemen's Shiite rebels says an abducted presidential aide has been set free, after his seizure set in motion days of political turmoil that prompted the country's embattled president to resign.
- Dubai claims title of world's busiest international airport
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The city with the world's tallest building can now boast that it's home to the world's busiest airport for international passengers too.
- 5 foreigners, 3 guards killed in Libyan hotel attack
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya's capital Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, authorities said.
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