Libyan leader calls for unity on 2nd anniversary

A Libyan military helicopter maneuvers over Tahrir Square as Libyan security forces wave and flash the victory sign during the celebration of the second anniversary of the Libyan revolution in Benghazi, Libya, Sunday, Feb, 17, 2013. Libya's interim President Mohammed el-Megarif called on Sunday for unity in the North African nation as it celebrates the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi but plunged the country into lawlessness and economic woes.(AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's leader called on Sunday for unity in the North African nation as it celebrates the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi but plunged the country into lawlessness and economic woes.


Egypt soccer protests hit restive Suez Canal city

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of soccer fans enforced a work stoppage Sunday in Egypt’s restive city of Port Said to protest what they called government “injustices,” disrupting rail services and forcefully evicting workers from factories and provincial government offices.

UN envoy backs Syrian opposition’s call for talks

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, right, meets with U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi at the Arab League headquarters, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Brahimi, and Elaraby threw their weight behind the call for a dialogue to resolve the Syrian conflict made by Moaz al-Khatib, president of the opposition coalition. The rise of Islamic fundamentalists among the rebels makes many among Syria's minorities — including Alawites, Shiites, Christians, Armenians and others — fear that a rebel victory could leave them with no place in Syria. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Syrian opposition leader's call for dialogue is a test for the intentions of President Bashar Assad, the international envoy to Syria said Sunday, as fighting raged between rebels and government forces in at least three Syrian provinces.