News outlets urge Syria rebels to halt abductions
BEIRUT (AP) — Major international news organizations sent a letter to the leadership of the armed opposition in Syria Wednesday, calling for urgent action against rebel groups increasingly targeting journalists for kidnappings.
US, Britain halt nonlethal aid in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. and Britain said Wednesday they were suspending deliveries to rebels in northern Syria of nonlethal aid such as communications equipment and laptops after some of the gear was seized by Islamic militants.
AP INTERVIEW: Israel PM an enigma, opposition says
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new opposition chief said Wednesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's views on a peace deal with the Palestinians remain an enigma, and that he's not sure the Israeli prime minister has the "mental willingness" to do what is needed.
More Egypt judges step down in Islamist trial
CAIRO (AP) — Three judges presiding over the trial of Egypt's senior Muslim Brotherhood members stepped down Wednesday after the defendants disrupted the proceedings and chanted against the judiciary— a move that will delay proceedings against the group's top leadership.