Mexican army detains key leader in Gulf Cartel

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A major military operation in northeast Mexico near the Texas border Saturday has netted another major drug trafficker, a leader of the Gulf cartel, the government said. The army captured Mario Armando Ramirez Trevino,…

Egypt: Islamists hit Christian churches

CAIRO (AP) — After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like “prisoners of war” before a Muslim woman offered them refuge. Two other women working at the school were sexually harassed and abused…

Prince Harry returns from Angola charity trip

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry has returned from Angola, where he visited a landmine clearance charity championed by his late mother, Princess Diana. The HALO Trust charity said Saturday the 28-year-old prince visited the Angolan town of…

Government: Bomb wounds 5 policemen in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Authorities say a bomb blast has wounded at least five policemen in the restive Gulf kingdom of Bahrain. The Interior Ministry on its official Twitter feed said the homemade bomb went off Saturday evening…

Government: Bomb wounds 5 policemen in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Authorities say a bomb blast has wounded at least five policemen in the restive Gulf kingdom of Bahrain. The Interior Ministry on its official Twitter feed said the homemade bomb went off Saturday evening…

7 Niger ministers suspend participation in gov’t

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Seven ministers in Niger’s new unity government are suspending their participation because their party is unhappy with the posts given to its members. The statement was issued Saturday by a party that holds 23…

Bolt is indisputably golden in 200 at worlds

MOSCOW (AP) — Forget the race. With Usain Bolt, the real fun happens after he crosses the finish line. Now that’s entertainment. Certainly more than his 200-meter win, when the Jamaican was so far ahead that he loafed…

Lebanon arrests 3 suspects in Turks’ kidnapping

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities have arrested three people in connection with last week’s kidnapping of two Turkish Airlines pilots in Beirut, the state news agency said Saturday. Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces referred the three suspects in custody…

Iraq premier warns of weapons smuggled from Syria

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says weapons and fighters flowing into Syria are ending up in Iraq, contributing to the spiraling violence in his country. More than 3,000 people have died in violence across Iraq during the…

Security forces storm mosque, round up protesters

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces have stormed a Cairo mosque and rounded up hundreds of supporters of the ousted president who had barricaded themselves in the mosque overnight. Security officials say officers raided the Ramses Square mosque…

Sunni leader: Hezbollah dragging Lebanon into war

BEIRUT (AP) — One of Lebanon’s most powerful Sunni politicians accused the leader of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah on Saturday of dragging the country further into neighboring Syria’s civil war. Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s comments come…

Puerto Rico to renew debate on political status

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The party of Puerto Rico’s governor is pushing for a constitutional assembly to help resolve the U.S. territory’s political status. Members of the Popular Democratic Party expect to debate the issue Sunday…

Ex-nuke chief says Iran has 18,000 centrifuges

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s outgoing nuclear chief says Tehran has a total of 18,000 centrifuges for uranium enrichment — a process that can be a pathway to making nuclear weapons. The number is higher by a third…

Iraq premier warns of weapons smuggled from Syria

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister warned Saturday that weapons and fighters flowing into Syria are now making their way to Iraq, as a rising tide of violence sweeps across the country. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said that…

23 bodies found in conflict area in western Mexico

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — The prosecutor’s office for Mexico’s Michoacan state says nine bodies have been found in a remote area where drug cartels, vigilantes and federal forces have been fighting much of this year. Prosecutor’s spokesman Alejandro…