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  • Ending Calais migrants crisis is 'top priority', vow Britain and France 

    Police clash with nationalist counter demonstrators as people rally to support migrants trying to cross into England through the channel tunnel from France, near an entrance to the Eurotunnel terminal in Folkestone, on August 1, 2015France and Britain vowed Sunday that ending a crisis which has seen thousands of attempts by migrants to reach England from Calais in recent weeks is a "top priority". The joint statement came as a French opposition lawmaker accused British Prime Minister David Cameron of failing to grasp "the severity of the problem", and said migrants should not be stopped from going to England unless stronger measures were taken. Hundreds of migrants have tried to make it into the undersea tunnel in recent weeks in the hopes of finding a way onto a train or lorry headed for Britain.


  • Migrant bids to reach Britain fall as security tightened 

    A French gendarme films migrants trying to enter the Eurotunnel in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on July 31, 2015French police said Saturday around 300 migrants in Calais attempted to reach Britain via the Channel Tunnel overnight, a significant drop from previous nights after security in Calais was beefed up. On Thursday night, French authorities faced more than 1,000 attempts by migrants camped out in the port of Calais to reach the undersea tunnel.


  • Immigration the major concern for Europeans: poll 

    Migrants climb in the back of a lorry on the main highway leading to the Eurotunnel on June 23, 2015 in Calais, northern FranceImmigration is the main concern of Europeans, ahead of economic problems and unemployment, according to a new opinion poll released by the European Commission. A similar poll last November had the economic situation, employment, and public deficits top of the list. Since then immigration has been a hot topic, with Italy, Greece and Malta having to deal with unprecedented arrivals by sea from Africa and the Middle East.


  • Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda 

    Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, after Kerry testified before the committee's hearing on the impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry departed for the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. He will not visit Israel, America's foremost Mideast ally and the primary foreign opponent of the Iran agreement.


  • Exclusive: Walkout at Taliban leadership meeting raises specter of split 

    Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, Taliban militants' new leader, is seen in this undated handout photographBy Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group's new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest. The display of dissent within the group's secretive core is the clearest sign yet of the challenge Mansour faces in uniting a group already split over whether to pursue peace talks with the Afghan government and facing a new, external threat, Islamic State. Rifts in the Taliban leadership could widen after confirmation this week of the death of elusive founder Omar.


  • EU urges Israel to show 'zero tolerance for settler violence' 

    A member of the Israeli security forces inspects a Palestinian house that was set on fire by Jewish settlers in the West Bank village of Duma on July 31, 2015The EU urged Israel Friday to show "zero tolerance" for settler violence after an arson attack blamed on settlers in the occupied West Bank left a Palestinian toddler dead. "The Israeli authorities should ... take resolute measures to protect the local population. "The cold-blooded killing of Palestinian toddler Ali Dawabsha, presumably by extremist settlers ... highlights the urgent need for a political solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict," it added.


  • When is a jackal not a jackal? When it's really a 'golden wolf' 

    A golden jackal is seen in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania in this undated handout pictureScientists said on Thursday a comprehensive genetic analysis found that these populations are made up of two entirely distinct species, with those in Africa different from the others. The scientific name for the golden jackal is Canis aureus. The researchers proposed renaming those in Africa Canis anthus, or the African golden wolf.


  • Man stabs several people at Jerusalem gay pride parade JERUSALEM (AP) — Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic Thursday night, as an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people, Israeli police and witnesses said.
  • Grevin's first Asian museum waxes lyrical over K-pop 

    People take photos with a waxwork model of US President Barack Obama on the opening day of the first Asian outpost of France's famous waxwork museum, Musee Grevin, in Seoul on July 30, 2015Psy, Paris Hilton and Queen Elizabeth II all made it, but South Korean President Park Geun-Hye turned down her chance of immortality in the first Asian outpost of France's famous waxwork museum, Musee Grevin, that opened in Seoul Thursday. The new museum's focus is firmly on the world of entertainment and, in particular, stars of the "Hallyu" or "Korean Wave" of pop songs and TV melodramas that have become the country's most potent cultural export. As a result, waxworks of global icons like Michael Jackson and Madonna rub shoulders with the likes of actress Choi Ji-Woo -- star of one of the original Hallyu dramas "Winter Sonata" who enjoys a major fan following in Japan.


  • Afghan Taliban name a new leader, but peace talks delayed 

    National Counterterrorism Center image of Mullah OmarBy Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Taliban have chosen late supreme leader Mullah Omar's longtime deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said on Thursday, as Pakistan announced that peace talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government had been postponed. Pakistan cited reports of Omar's death as the reason for the delay in negotiations, amid fears they could trigger a potentially bloody succession battle and further deepen divisions within the militant movement. Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was appointed leader at a meeting of the Taliban's top representatives, many of whom are based in the Pakistani city of Quetta, according to the sources who were present at the shura, or gathering.


  • Iraqis take mandatory day off as heat wave smothers Mideast 

    A Arab man cools off under a waterfall at the Gan HaShlosha national park near the northern Israeli Town of Beit Shean, Israel, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)BAGHDAD (AP) — It's a 15-minute walk through a lush palm grove from Baghdad's al-Takia refugee camp to the nearest well, but as temperatures hovered around 52 degrees Celsius (126 F) on Thursday, Zakiyah Abdullah, who is eight months pregnant, said it felt like an eternity.


  • Russia reassures Israel over Iran nuclear deal 

    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during celebrations for Navy Day as it rains in BaltiyskRussian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that the deal on Iran's nuclear program would improve security in the Middle East and guaranteed that Tehran would not acquire nuclear arms. Israel plans to lobby the U.S. Congress not to approve the agreement clinched between Iran and world powers in Vienna earlier this month after more than a decade of negotiations. Under the deal, the United States, European Union and United Nations will lift sanctions against Iran in exchange for Tehran agreeing to long-term curbs on its nuclear program that the West and Israel have feared was aimed at creating a nuclear bomb.


  • Putin praises Iran deal in call with Netanyahu 

    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks as he attends a Navy parade in Baltiisk, western Russia, Sunday, July 26, 2015 during celebrations for Russian Navy Day. (Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised a deal between Iran and world powers in a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


  • Calais migrants undaunted by extra French riot police 

    Migrants make their way across a fence near train tracks as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near CalaisBy Miranda Alexander-Webber CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Migrants massed around the entrance to the Channel Tunnel said on Thursday they would keep trying to sneak across to Britain, undaunted by the arrival of 120 extra riot police on the French side. A police officer said the number of migrants trying to enter Britain eased slightly overnight compared to earlier in the week, with about 800 migrants around the site and some 300 intercepted by police. Some 3,000 migrants live around the tunnel entrance in a makeshift camp known as "The Jungle", making the northern French port one of the frontlines in Europe's wider migrant crisis alongside Italian and Greek islands used an an entry point for those crossing the Mediterranean from Africa or the Middle East.


  • Keaten appointment AP chief correspondent in Switzerland 

    Undated portrait of Jamey Keaten, a reporter in the Paris office of The Associated Press, who has been named chief correspondent for Switzerland. Keaten, 46, has been based in Paris since joining the AP in 2001, and has specialized in coverage of diplomacy, defense and security matters.(AP Photo)LONDON (AP) — Jamey Keaten, a reporter in the Paris office of The Associated Press, has been named chief correspondent for Switzerland.


  • A Hungarian fence creates new front in Europe's migrant crisis 

    Migrants from Syria use sleeping bags to protect themselves from the rain as they rest on the side of a road after crossing the border illegally from Serbia, near AsotthalomIn the shade of the trees, Syrians and Afghans rested amid the rubbish of those who came before them, waiting for nightfall to walk across the nearby Hungarian border and into the European Union. “We are quick, to beat the fence.” A month from now Hungary says it will seal its border with Serbia with a 4-metre high, 175-km barrier to keep out migrants streaming through the Balkans, fleeing war, poverty and upheaval in the Middle East and Africa for a better life in western Europe. The move, with its Cold War echoes in ex-Communist eastern Europe, threatens Serbia with disaster, creating a new migrant bottleneck, one of several on Europe’s fringes, in a country woefully ill-equipped to cope.


  • AP PHOTOS: Youngest refugees bear brunt of Syrian war woes 

    In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 photo, Syrian refugee Kutana al-Hamadi, 24, tends to her son Almunzir, 7 months, covered with a mosquito net, whom she claims is suffering from malnutrition, at their tent in an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan. "My son is too weak; my body doesn’t produce milk (and) ... we can’t afford buying milk,” says Kutana al-Hamadi. “We survived the barrel bombs in Syria but I’m afraid we won’t survive the lack of health and food.” (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)MAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) — Gathered on the desert floor, the Askar family chants prayers for their 1-year-old daughter Jawahir, who died of malnutrition and is buried beneath the sands of their informal refugee camp far from their Syrian hometown.


  • New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel 

    This Monday, July 27, 2015 photo shows Khader Abu Seif, from left, Naeem Jiryes and Fadi Daeem, protagonists of the documentary movie "Oriented" during an interview with The Associated Press in Jaffa, mixed Jewish-Arab part of Tel Aviv, Israel. The privately funded film is British director Jake Witzenfeld’s first feature documentary. It premiered in June at the Sheffield Film Festival in England and the Los Angeles Film Festival in the United States but has not made it to the Middle East yet. (AP Photo/Eyal Warshavsky)TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip.


  • US Senate confirms Dunford as next Joint Chiefs chairman 

    The US Senate confirmed Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the US military's top officer, after President Barack Obama chose him for the post in MayThe US Senate confirmed Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the US military's top officer, after President Barack Obama chose him for the post in May. Dunford, 59, currently the commandant of the US Marine Corps, will replace General Martin Dempsey, who is set to retire after he finishes his second term as chairman in October. The Senate confirmed Dunford by unanimous consent.


  • Top U.S. general says Iran deal lowers near-term atomic arms risk 

    An activist holds banner during event of delivering more than 400,000 petition signatures to Capitol HillBy David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer supported a proposed nuclear deal with Iran on Wednesday, saying it reduced the risk of Tehran developing atomic arms while buying time to work with allies to confront the Islamic Republic over other "malign activities." Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate hearing he had advised the White House to keep sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and arms trafficking for "as long as possible." The deal between Iran and the United States, China, Russia, Britain and France would lift the ban on ballistic missile technology for eight years and retain an arms embargo for five. Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee asked Dempsey how he squared his backing for the deal with his statement to the panel earlier this month that "under no circumstances" should pressure be eased on Iran over ballistic missiles and arms trafficking.


  • U.S. approves possible sale of $5.4 billion in missiles to Saudi Arabia The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of $5.4 billion in additional PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the sale would benefit a key U.S. partner in the Middle East. The missile sale approval could help reassure Saudi Arabia about the U.S. commitment to its security.
  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
  • France deploys riot police to bolster Calais security 

    Migrants walk on the railway as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel, in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)CALAIS, France (AP) — The young Afghan has tried every single day for three months to get into the railway tunnel in Calais leading to England and what he hopes will be a better life. For him, like the dozens who appeared as darkness fell, Wednesday would be the same even if their numbers were immeasurably larger than even a week ago.


  • Allies tolerate Turkey's double game to boost IS fight: analysts 

    A member of the PKK inspects a crater reportedly caused by Turkish air strikes on July 29, 2015 in the Qandil mountain, the PKK headquarters in northern IraqTurkey's allies know it is playing a double game with its twin onslaught against Kurdish rebels and the Islamic State group, but are turning a blind eye to keep NATO's only Muslim member on side, analysts said. The very public show of solidarity for Turkey's fight against "terrorism" at an emergency NATO meeting on Tuesday hid the discomfort some allies feel about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's strategy. Suspicions are swirling that Erdogan's sudden embrace of the US-led campaign against IS in Syria and Iraq simply provides the cover to pound Kurdish rebels, viewed in the West as a bulwark against the jihadists.


  • Israel PM approves 300 settler homes in occupied West Bank 

    Israeli security forces stand guard as bulldozers, under an Israeli High Court ruling, start the demolition of buildings in the settlement of Beit El on July 29, 2015Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved Wednesday the "immediate" construction of 300 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as his government came under pressure from right-wing Jewish groups. A senior Palestine Liberation Organisation official denounced the plans to build new homes as "war crimes" and accused Israel of sabotaging peace efforts. West Bank settlements are major impediments to peace negotiations with the Palestinians, who see the land as part of a future independent state, and Western nations have called on Israel to halt such projects.


  • 'Strong evidence' of Israel war crimes on 'Black Friday': Amnesty 

    A Palestinian boy pushes the wheelchair of his brother, injured during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, on July 29, 2015 in RafahAn analysis of an Israeli assault in the Gaza Strip following the capture of one of its soldiers during last year's war in the Palestinian territory shows "strong evidence" of war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday. The London-based rights group called for those responsible for the alleged offences to be prosecuted as it published a detailed analysis of the Israeli military operation using eyewitness accounts, satellite imagery, photos and videos. "There is strong evidence that Israeli forces committed war crimes in their relentless and massive bombardment of residential areas of Rafah in order to foil the capture of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, displaying a shocking disregard for civilian lives," Philip Luther, director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International, said in a statement.


  • UN proposes new approach in stalled Syria peace quest 

    People walk past a damaged building in the al-Kalasa neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on July 19, 2015The UN envoy for Syria on Wednesday proposed a fresh approach to keeping stalled peace efforts alive by inviting Syrians to take part in thematic working groups that could start in September. Staffan de Mistura presented the idea to the UN Security Council after two months of meetings with key players in the four-year conflict which appeared to bear little fruit. Previous UN-led efforts at direct negotiations between the Syrian regime and certain opposition groups in Geneva collapsed in failure in 2012 and 2014.


  • Taliban leader, who Afghanistan says is dead, a pious enigma One of the most wanted men in the world for over a decade, Mullah Omar was also one of the most elusive. There are no clear photographs in existence of the tall, one-eyed leader of Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, and only a handful of foreigners have seen him. The Afghan government said on Wednesday it had enough "credible information" to confirm that Omar had died in April, 2013, in neighboring Pakistan.
  • Gulf Arab power UAE chides EU over opening to Iran 

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech to the nation in TehranBy William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - Gulf Arab power the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday criticized the European Union for seeking Iranian cooperation in stabilizing the region, saying that an "aggressive" Tehran was helping to polarize the countries there, A senior UAE official said that EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who visited Iran this week, failed to understand Iran's aims and her praise for the commitment shown by its negotiators in nuclear talks appeared misplaced. Prior to her visit, Mogherini wrote in Britain's Guardian newspaper that EU foreign ministers had asked her to explore ways in which the bloc could promote a more cooperative regional framework involving Iran following the nuclear agreement between Terhan and world powers.


  • Man dies in Channel Tunnel as migrant crisis deepens 

    Migrants sit near the A16 highway as they try to access the Channel Tunnel on June 23, 2015 in Calais, northern FranceBy Estelle Shirbon and Dominique Vidalon LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there. Freight and passenger traffic through the rail tunnel has been severely disrupted as migrants camped out in shanty towns in the Calais area have repeatedly tried to board trucks and trains traveling from France to Britain. France said it was sending 120 more police officers to the site while Britain said it was pressing ahead with erecting a nine-foot (three-meter) fence to protect the terminal.


  • U.S., Turkey weigh which Syrian rebels to support in border area By Phil Stewart and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Turkey have not yet agreed which Syrian rebels they will support in a joint effort to help clear Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border, officials said on Tuesday, underscoring uncertainty surrounding the campaign plan. Washington and Ankara this week announced their intention to provide air cover for Syrian rebels and jointly sweep Islamic State fighters from a strip of land along the border, with U.S. warplanes using bases in Turkey for strikes.
  • Gaza destruction comes under forensic lens in Amnesty report 

    Palestinian maths teacher Wahdan moves his motorised wheelchair past the ruins of his house, that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Beit Hanoun town, in the northern Gaza StripBy Tristan Martin LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About two weeks into last year's conflict in Gaza, Palestinian photographer Jehad Saftawi began to tire of venturing into the city every day to take images of the wreckage. For several weeks, Saftawi became one of hundreds of Gazans to document the impact of "Operation Protective Edge", launched by Israel in response to rockets and mortar bombs fired by Hamas and other militant groups out of Gaza into Israel.


  • Iran's Zarif has 'no concern' about nuclear deal 

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference in Tehran on July 28, 2015Iran's foreign minister moved to dismiss speculation that his country's nuclear deal with major powers could hit difficulties, saying he had "no concern or worry" about its implementation. Mohammad Javad Zarif's remarks came during a news conference with visiting EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, as they seek to ensure that the agreement swiftly takes effect. Mogherini was intricately involved in the long-running diplomacy that culminated in a July 14 accord between Iran and six world powers.


  • Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel 

    FILE - In this May 15, 1998 file photo, Jonathan Pollard speaks during an interview in a conference room at the Federal Correction Institution in Butner, N.C. Lawyers for the convicted spy Pollard say the U.S. has granted his parole and he will be released in November. Pollard, sentenced to life in prison, has served 30 years for spying for Israel. (AP Photo/Karl DeBlaker, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years.


  • Israeli spy Pollard to be released on parole Nov 21 

    An Israeli youth holds a picture of Jonathan Pollard, during a demonstration for his release in Jerusalem on July 13, 2010Former US Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard will be released on November 21 after serving 30 years in prison for spying for Israel. The decision, revealed Tuesday, caps a sensational case that has troubled relations between the United States and its closest Middle East ally for more than three decades. November 21 marks the earliest date Pollard could be eligible for parole, but officials insisted the release was not a sop to Israel, still smarting over the Iran nuclear deal.


  • Netanyahu 'looking forward' to US release of spy Pollard 

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen in Nicosia on July 28, 2015, will next week redouble efforts to scupper the international nuclear deal with Iran, making a personal appeal to Jewish groups across the United StatesIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday welcomed news of the impending release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard after 30 years in a US prison. "After decades of effort, Jonathan Pollard will finally be released," Netanyahu's office quoted him as saying. Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be released on parole on November 21, his lawyers said earlier.


  • Iraqi militia leader says U.S. not serious about fighting Islamic State 

    Iraq's Shi'ite militia leader Qais al-Khazali the leader of Asaib al-Haq speaks to Reuters during an interview in BaghdadBy Samia Nakhoul NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - The head of one of Iraq's fiercest Shi'ite militias called the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against Islamic State ineffective and accused Washington of lacking the will to uproot radical Sunni jihadis controlling large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Qais al-Khazali, leader of Iranian-backed paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq, said the anti-IS campaign had failed because of an American agenda to redraw the map of the Middle East along new borders. "It does not want to end Daesh (Islamic State).


  • More than 2,000 migrants tried to enter Channel Tunnel in France More than 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to reach Britain from France, French authorities said on Tuesday. Six migrants were injured in what was the biggest incursion effort in the last few weeks at the tunnel entrance near Calais, on the night between Monday and Tuesday, a local official said. Such disruption has become common as some 5,000 migrants, mostly from Africa and the Middle East, have set up camp around the northern French port and regularly try to board trucks traveling by the rail tunnel or by ferry to Britain.
  • Kerry: Nuclear deal not intended to 'reform' Iran regime 

    US Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington, DC on July 28, 2015The Iran nuclear deal is not intended to push Tehran's regime to reform but to prevent it building a bomb, Secretary of State John Kerry told skeptical US lawmakers Tuesday. In his second appearance before Congress in a week, America's top diplomat stressed that the plan reached this month with Tehran was the best deal achievable. "Let me underscore: the alternative to the deal that we have reached is not some kind of unicorn fantasy that contemplates Iran's complete capitulation," Kerry warned before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.


  • Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings 

    FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 file photo, Seif al-Islam is seen after his capture in the custody of revolutionary fighters in Zintan. A court in the Libyan capital has sentenced Seif al-Islam to death over killings during the country's 2011 uprising. The Tripoli court handed down the sentence Tuesday for Seif al-Islam, who is currently being held by a militia that refuses to hand him over to the central government. The court sentenced eight others to death as well, including former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senoussi. (AP Photo/Ammar El-Darwish, File)TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi's son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 uprising.


 

 

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