UAE economic growth accelerates to 4.4% in 2012
Economic growth in the United Arab Emirates accelerated to 4.4% in inflation-adjusted terms in 2012 from a downwardly revised 3.9% the previous year as activity picked up across all sectors.
Egyptian police block Israel border crossing in fury at kidnapping -sources
Egyptian police enraged by the kidnapping of seven of their colleagues by Islamist gunmen in the Sinai Peninsula blocked a commercial border crossing with Israel on Sunday, security sources said.
Arab League to hold emergency Syria meeting
An Arab League committee on Syria will hold an emergency meeting Thursday ahead of an international peace conference on ending the country's civil war, the bloc's deputy leader said on Sunday.