Israeli Ethiopian birth control ignites debate

In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2013 photo, an Ethiopian Israeli, who asked not to be identified, is seen during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem. Accusations that Israel deliberately attempted to curb birth rates among its Ethiopian community have reopened a charged debate over discrimination against the immigrants, highlighting the state’s tenuous relationship with a community that has yet to fully settle into the Israeli mainstream. While the charges have not been proven, it remains unclear why so many Ethiopian women were receiving a controversial injection that is hardly prescribed to other Israelis. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)JERUSALEM (AP) — Accusations that Israel deliberately tried to curb birth rates among Ethiopian immigrants have reopened a debate over discrimination against the group — highlighting the state's uneasy relationship with a community that has yet to fully settle into the Israeli mainstream.


مصر: الرئاسة والجيش ينفيان "شائعة" إقالة السيسي

أثارت تقارير إعلامية عن صدور قرار من الرئيس محمد مرسي، بإقالة وزير الدفاع والإنتاج الحربي، الفريق أول عبد الفتاح السيسي، جدلاً واسعاً في الشارع المصري، قبل أن تسارع كل من رئاسة الجمهورية والقيادة العامة للقوات المسلحة لنفي تلك التقارير، ووصفها بأنها “شائعات” تمس الأمن القومي.

UN panel says Syria war crimes should go to trial

A Syrian refugee woman is seen between a line of tents in a refugee camp near Azaz, north of Aleppo province, Syria, Sunday, Feb 17, 2013. (AP Photo / Manu Brabo)BEIRUT (AP) — A United Nations commission on Monday said fighters on both sides in Syria's civil war have committed atrocities and should be brought to justice, while European Foreign Ministers extended an arms embargo on the country in hopes it would limit the ability of both sides to wage war.