Demonstrators gather at Town Hall in Sydney on June 1 to protest against Israel's deadly commando raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.
Arab nations finally won agreement from the US and the other nuclear powers to take the first step toward banning nuclear weapons from the Middle East. Now, the next move is Israel's.
The Israeli-controlled village of Ghajar is one of several flashpoints between two neighbors jittery about a fresh war. It may be on the cusp of a solution.
CZECH REPUBLIC: Fourteen of every 1,000 children under age five died annually in the Czech Republic in 1990. That rate has dropped to four deaths annually per 1,000 children today, making it the 10th most improved country over the past two decades. Ranked 37th among all countries in 1990, the Czech Republic is now ranked 19th worldwide. Here, a baby is seen at a christening in Kretin, Czech Republic, in June 2006.
A mosaic image of Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait, made from 2,070 polo shirts in 24 colors, is displayed in a lobby in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday.
President Mubarak gave his first public address since March in Cairo yesterday in a bid to thwart a possible merger between disgruntled workers and the political opposition amid increasing uncertainty about who will succeed the 82-year-old leader.
A court convicted 26 members of a Hezbollah spy cell guilty of plotting terror attacks in Egypt. Analysts say the Lebanese militant group crossed a political red line by using Egypt as a base to send weapons to Gaza.
Two of 26 suspected Hezbollah members accused of plotting attacks on tourists and shipping in the Suez Canal and of sending operatives and explosives to Gaza to help militant groups there, peer out from the prison vehicle as they arrive at the Emergency State Security Court in New Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday. An Egyptian judge sentenced three of the accused to life in prison, and the rest of the group received sentences ranging from 15 years in prison to six months.
The retrial of Egyptian real estate tycoon Talaat Moustafa began Monday in what many see as a test of Egyptian justice. In the first trial, Moustafa was convicted of paying $2 million to hire an assassin to kill Lebanese pop star Suzanne Tamim. That verdict was thrown out by a judge recently.