Briefly World: 17 Pak security personnel killed in suicide attack

17 Pak security personnel killed in suicide attack

Islamabad: The death toll in a suicide car bombing at an army check post in the restive North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan has risen to 17, a military spokesman said Sunday. The suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into Esha check post near Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan Agency, on Saturday night. PTI

Syrian rebel coalition chief al-Khatib quits

Beirut: The leader of Syrian National Coalition opposition coalition, Mouaz al-Khatib, resigned on Sunday, citing what he called the insufficient lack of international support for those seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad. AP

May move to protect Egypt: Morsi

CAIRO: Egypt's president said on Sunday he may take unspecified measures to "protect this nation,'' two days after supporters of his Muslim Brotherhood and the opposition clashed in Cairo. "If I have to do what is necessary to protect this nation I will, and I am afraid that I may be close to doing so,'' Morsi said on Twitter. AP

Algerian Okacha new AQIM leader

ALGIERS: Algerian Djamel Okacha, also known as Yahia Abu El Hamam, has replaced Abdelhamid Abou Zeid as leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb(AQIM) in the Sahara region, Algerian Ennahar TV said on Sunday. Reuters

Rebels seize capital, Prez flees CAR

BANGUI: Rebels in Central African Republic seized control of the riverside capital Bangui after fierce fighting on Sunday, forcing President Francois Bozize to flee and raising fears of instability in the mineral-rich heart of Africa. The Seleka rebel coalition resumed hostilities this week vowing to oust Bozize. Reuters

UK mom quizzed over 'Egg PM' joke

London: A middle-aged mother of two, who joked on Facebook about chucking an egg at British Prime Minister David Cameron, has been quizzed by detectives. Debra Burt, 45, wrote "Cameron — I'd like to egg him" on a friend's Facebook timeline. British detectives spent a month tracking down her and ordered her to stay away from Cameron. PTI

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