Syria: Next for overthrow?
DAMASCUS Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi poured contempt on fellow Arab leaders at a summit Saturday and warned that they might be overthrown like former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Gadhafi's rambling, off-the-cuff speech to the opening of the Arab summit both bewildered and brought reluctant smiles to the faces of the other leaders.
"Your turn is next," Gadhafi told the leaders, some of whom looked stunned while others broke into laughter at his frankness.
Israel: Rice wants real progress
BEN GURION AIRPORT Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday she wants to see "real concrete progress on the ground" as she began her latest Mideast mission.
"I am not coming to insert American ideas into this process," the top U.S. diplomat told reporters on her plane. "What is useful right now is for the parties to continue what I think is a pretty fruitful discussion between them."
North Korea: Rejects resolution
SEOUL, South Korea North Korea on Saturday rejected a recent U.N. resolution condemning its human rights abuses as a U.S.-led political plot, warning the U.S., the European Union and Japan of "unpredictable consequences" for leading the move.
The North's Foreign Ministry issued the harsh warning, labeling the resolution passed at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday as a "politically motivated document" that is "full of sheer lies and fabrications."
Pakistan: Terror top priority
ISLAMABAD Pakistan's new prime minister vowed Saturday to make the war on terror his No. 1 priority, but said peace talks and aid programs could be more effective than weapons in fighting militancy in tribal areas along the Afghan border.
It was the new government's latest rebuke of President Pervez Musharraf's military tactics, which many Pakistanis believe have led to a spike in domestic attacks.
Slovenia: Anti-Quran film blasted
BRDO PRI KRANJU EU foreign ministers sharply rejected the views in a new anti-Quran film, saying Saturday it equates Islam with violence, but defended the right of a maverick Dutch lawmaker to make it.
The 15-minute film by Geert Wilders, head of the Party for Freedom, was released Friday on the Internet.
Tanzania: 75 miners missing
PORT-OF- ARUSHA At least 75 miners are missing and believed to have died in tanzanite mines flooded by heavy rains in northeastern Tanzania, a government official said Saturday.
A journalist and a mine owner said at least six bodies have been recovered so far.
Mine owners reported the 75 men went missing Friday as heavy rains pounded their mines, said Manyara Regional Commissioner Henry Shekifu.
Trinidad: No laptop, or else
SPAIN Trinidad's main opposition leader has been suspended from parliament after he failed to ask permission to use his laptop computer during a debate and ignored a request to put it away.
Party leader and former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday then refused to leave the building Friday after legislators voted 23 to 11 in favor of his suspension. The house speaker summoned police, but several supporters surrounded Panday, preventing authorities from reaching the silver-haired legislator.
Lawmakers did not come to blows, but the session was canceled amid yelling from both sides.