DUBAI (REUTERS) - Thousands of workers employed by Dubai's largest construction firm, Arabtec, stayed away from work on Sunday to back wage demands, a rare labour protest in the Gulf emirate, where trade unions are banned, staff said.
LONDON - Mr Richard Beeston, the much respected foreign editor of The Times, has died at the age of 50 after a long battle with cancer.
ALGIERS (AFP) - Algeria censored two newspapers for reporting that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has fallen into a coma three weeks after being hospitalised in Paris, fuelling speculation on Sunday about his health.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The president and CEO of The Associated Press says the government's seizure of AP journalists' phone records was "unconstitutional" and that it has had a chilling effect on newsgathering.
MOSCOW (AP) - The US Embassy employee accused of spying in Moscow flew out of Russia on Sunday, five days after he was ordered to leave the country, NTV television reported.