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Zimbabwe's Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him

HARARE Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party called on Friday for President Robert Mugabe to resign, the main state newspaper The Herald reported, the latest sign that the aging leader's authority has collapsed after an army takeover. | Video

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Greeks march to mark 1973 student revolt against junta, clashes break out

ATHENS Greek police clashed with hooded youths in Athens on Friday after thousands marched to mark a bloody 1973 student uprising that helped topple the military junta which then ruled the country.

Greece 3:02pm EST

Qatar foreign minister decries 'reckless leadership' in region

WASHINGTON Qatar's foreign minister on Friday criticized "reckless leadership" in the Gulf for a number of crises including the Gulf rift and Lebanon, taking apparent aim at Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia, Lebanon 4:05pm EST

The boss is dead but the mafia lives, magistrate and mobster say

ROME/PALERMO The death of Sicilian Mafia boss Salvatore "Toto'" Riina on Friday does not mark the end of Cosa Nostra, but the crime group is unlikely to allow one man such power ever again, a top magistrate and former mobster said.

3:31pm EST

German justice ministry urges ban on Kuwait Airways over Israel issue

BERLIN The German government should revoke landing rights for Kuwait Airways given its ban on Israeli passengers, a senior Justice Department official said on Friday, saying such discrimination was intolerable.

Israel 3:35pm EST

U.N. to vote on Syria inquiry renewal, Russia opposed: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Friday on a Japanese-drafted resolution to renew for one month an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but diplomats said Russia opposed the measure.

United Nations, Japan, Syria 4:18pm EST

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