Topic: Slobodan Lekic
Syrian forces retook the Damascus neighborhood of Midan Friday. But Bashir Assad's national security chief Gen. Hisham Ikhtiyar, died Friday of wounds suffered in Wednesday's bombing, the fourth member of Assad's inner circle to die in the blast, according to state-run TV.
Spain told European Union leaders as they gathered to sign a fiscal treaty that it couldn't meet the deficit targets set by the EU for the upcoming year.
A Malaysian lawyers' group blamed Malaysia for handing Hamza Kashgari over to the Saudi authorities 'on a silver platter.' Mr. Kashgari allegedly insulted the prophet Muhammed on Twitter.
An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea just after taking off from Beirut early Monday. Experts speculate that an engine malfunctioned – possibly caused by a bird strike – shortly after take off.
01/25/2010 08:48 am