Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed
MINYA, Egypt Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day.
MOSCOW Russian investigators have amnestied former defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday, citing a source with knowledge of the situation.
Serdyukov, who was sacked as defense minister in November 2012, was being investigated on charges of negligence for using government funds to build a road to a resort.
He had applied for amnesty under an amnesty law passed to mark the 20th anniversary of Russia's constitution, and the request was granted almost immediately, the source told Inferfax.
(Reporting by Jason Bush, editing by Elizabeth Piper)
WASHINGTON Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards (180 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told Reuters.
TRIPOLI Heavy clashes erupted in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday, as armed groups aligned with the U.N.-backed government fought to fend off a major offensive by rival Islamist-leaning forces and militia fighters.