CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced a leading
figure of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed El-Beltagy, to one year
in prison on Saturday for insulting the judiciary, the first
sentence handed to a leader of the organization since it was
outlawed last year, security and judicial sources said.
MANAMA (Reuters) - Two people were killed and one wounded
when a car blew up in a mainly Shi'ite village in Bahrain on
Saturday, and the interior ministry said there were signs the
vehicle had been carrying explosives.
KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The Ukrainian government
said it will not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter
weekend as its U.S. ally threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it
fails to persuade the militants to surrender.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers recovered the body of one
mountain guide on Saturday after an ice avalanche swept the lower
slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in
the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.
WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the
U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent
invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable
during the Cold War.