PARIS (AFP) - All 1,200 French troops pledged for a United Nations-mandated force in the violence-hit Central African Republic have now deployed, France's Defence Ministry said on Saturday.
LONDON (AFP) - Three members of a self-styled "Muslim patrol" in London who harassed passers-by for wearing short skirts, holding hands and drinking alcohol have been jailed, in a conviction welcomed by the local mosque on Saturday.
CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt appeals courts on Saturday ordered 14 women jailed after a protest to be freed, reducing 11-year prison terms to one-year suspended sentences, as seven girls were also ordered to be released.
TEHERAN, Iran (AP) - An Iranian news agency says inspectors from the United Nations nuclear agency have arrived in Teheran to visit a nuclear facility that has long been off-limits to outside experts.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - United States Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is visiting with American forces in Afghanistan amid a stubborn stand-off between the US and Afghan leaders over a security agreement that Afghan President Hamid Karzai still refuses to sign despite increasing pressure from diplomatic and defense officials.