Egypt prison break:
Nearly 5,000 escape
Some 5,000 Egyptian prisoners broke out of a
penitentiary in Faiyum Governorate, located about 130 kilometres
southwest of Cairo, early Sunday, DPA reported. A top official
holding the rank of general was killed in the incident.
Settler violence by Israel:
PA writes to UN
Palestinian delegate to the UN Riyad Mansour
wrote a letter to the Security Council Friday, calling for “urgent
attention and serious action” to curb settler violence against
Palestinians in the West Bank, the Ma’an news agency reported.
Pakistan rebuffs US call for gunman’s release
Pakistan Sunday rebuffed a call from the United
States for the immediate release of an American man who shot dead
two men in a Lahore street, saying its legal process must be
AU seeks to resolve African crisis
African leaders sought consensus Sunday on a
fresh strategy to tackle continental trouble spots at a summit in
the Ethiopian capital. The leaders were expected to thrash out a
deal on how to end the two-month old crisis in Ivory Coast where
incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo has clung to power despite November
polls giving victory to his rival Alassane Ouattara.