Saudi Arabia says no negotiations over Qatar demands
WASHINGTON Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom and other Arab states for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism.
SKOPJE Macedonian Social Democratic leader Zoran Zaev was lightly injured in a fistfight inside parliament on Thursday after nationalists stormed into the chamber in protest at the election of an ethnic Albanian as speaker, witnesses said.
Live television footage showed Zaev with blood trickling from the left side of his forehead, not long after he announced that the governing coalition led by his party had elected Talat Xhaferi as parliament speaker.
Macedonia went to the brink of civil war during an insurgency by minority Albanians in 2001 before international mediation defused the situation, but ethnic tensions linger.
(Reporting by Kole Casule and Benet Koleka; Writing by Ivana Sekularac; editing by Mark Heinrich)
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW A U.S. warning to Syria's leadership against staging a chemical weapons attack was based on intelligence about what appeared to be active preparations at a Syrian airfield used for such an attack in April, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.