Interior Minister

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  • Cuba arrests 4 exiles, alleges terror plot

    Four Cuban exiles from Miami are being held for planning "terrorist actions" against military targets on the island, Havana authorities said Wednesday in announcing the first such arrests in years.


  • Anti-government protesters carry a catapult, used for hurling petrol bombs, at a barricade in central Kiev, Ukraine, late Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    Shaky peace reigns after Ukraine rocked by protest

    Talks between opposition leaders and the embattled Ukrainian president continued early Friday as a shaky peace reigned in the protest camps in downtown Kiev.


  • Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, in Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Ukraine's protest leaders and the president they aim to oust called a truce Wednesday, just hours after the military raised fears of a widespread crackdown with a vow to defeat "terrorists" responsible for seizing weapons and burning down buildings. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

    Medic: At least 70 protesters killed in Kiev

    Fearing that a call for a truce was a ruse, protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine's embattled capital. Government snipers shot back and the almost-medieval melee that ensued left at least 70 people dead and hundreds injured, according to a protest doctor.


  • A paramedic looks at the identification document of a killed anti-government protester, in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. A brief truce in Ukraine's embattled capital failed Thursday, spiraling into fierce clashes between police and anti-government protesters. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    Scores killed in deadly Ukraine day of protest

    Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago.


  • Egypt arrests 11 Islamists for Facebook activity

    Egyptian security forces arrested 11 Muslim Brotherhood members accused of running Facebook pages inciting violence against the police, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, moving the crackdown on the group into social media.


  • An Egyptian inspector takes notes after an explosion hit a public bus, in Cairo's eastern Nasr City district, Egypt, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Security officials say the explosion wounded several people. The officials say the blast went off Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

    Bomb blast hits bus in Egypt's capital, wounding 5

    A bomb blast hit a public bus in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Thursday, wounding five people, the Interior Ministry said, in an attack that raised concerns that a wave of violence blamed on Islamic militants that has targeted security forces and military for months is increasingly turning to hit civilians.


  • Anti-government protesters gather outside the Interior Ministry in Bangkok on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Demonstrators forced the closure of several government ministries and vowed to take control of state offices nationwide in a bid to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, escalating the biggest challenge she has faced since taking office. (AP Photo/Wason Wnnichakorn)

    Thai protesters call for nationwide uprising

    Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra fought a two-front political war Tuesday, fending off sharp criticism during a parliamentary no-confidence debate while protesters besieged and occupied several ministries in their attempt to topple her from power.


  • Egypt troops surround Islamist stronghold by Cairo

    Egyptian security forces backed by helicopters raided a town on the outskirts of Cairo known to be an Islamist stronghold on Thursday, exchanging fire with suspected militants who killed a senior police officer.


  • An Egyptian girl waves a national flag while supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans against the Egyptian Army at the sit-in at Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, which is fortified with multiple walls of bricks, tires, metal barricades and sandbags, and where protesters have installed their camp in Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    Egypt police say they will besiege sit-in sites

    Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi fortified their two Cairo sit-in sites as Egyptian security officials said their forces will move against the entrenched protest camps within 24 hours — perhaps as early as daybreak Monday.


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