A son of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi was extradited Thursday from Niger to Libya, where he is accused of murder and repression during the 2011 uprising that ended his father's rule.
"Saadi Gadhafi was handed over to the Libyan government on March 6. He has arrived in the country and is in the custody of the judiciary's police," a government statement said.Full Story
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice will travel to Israel in May to head an American delegation for wide-ranging bilateral talks, the White House said Wednesday.
The announcement came two days after President Barack Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House and they found themselves once again very publicly at odds as they discussed the sensitive issues of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and Iran's nuclear program.Full Story
The United States is restricting the movement of Syria's U.N. ambassador, limiting him to a 25-mile radius around New York City, the State Department said Wednesday.
Officials gave no explanation for the move against Bashar Jaafari but US relations have deteriorated sharply with Damascus since Syrian President Bashar Assad led a crackdown against a pro-democracy uprising in 2011.Full Story
Amnesty International welcomed Wednesday the release of a Tunisian jailed for posting caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed but called for his sentence to be quashed and his name cleared.
Jabeur Mejri, 29, was freed Tuesday, two years into a seven-and-a-half-year sentence. His release came two weeks after a presidential pardon.Full Story
Apparently-coordinated attacks on army and police checkpoints in the Baghdad area killed at least seven members of Iraq's security forces on Wednesday, officials said.
Gunmen attacked three checkpoints in Baghdad, while a roadside bomb exploded near a fourth in Tarmiyah, north of the capital.Full Story
Latvia said Wednesday it expected Egypt to immediately release Al-Jazeera correspondent Peter Greste, a dual Australian-Latvian citizen, charged by Cairo with spreading false information and aiding terrorists.
"We expect his immediate release as he has committed no crime," Latvian foreign ministry spokesman Karlis Eihenbaums told Agence France Presse.Full Story
Behind barbed wire fences at a top-security site in a German forest, workers in hazard suits will soon destroy remnants of Syrian chemical weapons of a type first tested here during World War I.
Far from the battlefields of the three-year-old Syrian war, this remote high-tech facility, which usually destroys munitions from two world wars, will help eliminate mustard gas stocks from the arsenal of President Bashar Assad.Full Story
Egypt detained and deported Northern Irish Nobel Laureate and peace activist Mairead Maguire on Wednesday after she tried to enter on her way to neighboring Gaza, she and airport officials said.
Maguire had intended to join a delegation of women activists going to the blockaded Palestinian enclave on Thursday.Full Story
Israel intercepted a ship in the Red Sea carrying Iranian "advanced weaponry" bound for Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, the military said.
But an Iranian official denied the Israeli report.Full Story
Syria's best-known filmmaker was released after being taken in for questioning by intelligence forces at the Lebanese border as he made his way to a festival in Geneva, a friend said Wednesday.
"Mohammad Malas was held for five hours by the intelligence forces on Tuesday. He was released, but is still in Syria," the friend, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Agence France Presse.Full Story