Israel returns bodies of Egypt attackers JERUSALEM – Israel has returned the bodies of six gunmen, who killed 16 Egyptian border guards in the Sinai, to its Arab neighbour, Israeli public radio reported yesterday.
The six were sent back overnight on Monday, the radio report said.
Contacted by AFP an Israeli army spokesperson would not immediately confirm the report.
In Sunday’s attack, 35 gunmen in Bedouin clothing opened fire on Egyptian troops before crossing into the Jewish state in an armoured vehicle, Egyptian officials said.
Israel said five gunmen were killed on its side, adding that it also seized two armoured vehicles, one of which exploded while the other was destroyed by a helicopter.
N$810m Romney outraises Obama
WASHINGTON – Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney raked in more than $100m in fundraising in July, widening the cash advantage he enjoys over President Barack Obama, who garnered over N$607m.
The presumptive Republican nominee pulled in N$820m for his campaign and the Republican National Committee, the Romney camp said in a statement exactly three months before Americans go to the polls.
Romney and the RNC now have around N$1.5b of cash on hand to throw into campaign advertising and grassroots get-out-the-vote efforts in the intense final months of the campaign to deny Obama re-election in November.
Suu Kyi to chair parly committee
YANGON – Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been named chairman of a new parliamentary committee that is to monitor and help implement the rule of law under the country’s new government.
Her appointment to head the ‘Rule of Law and Tranquility Committee’ was announced yesterday..
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former political prisoner was elected to parliament in April, a development that was hailed as proof of progress in the former military-run country.
The committee consists of 15 lawmakers including at least five from Kachin and Rakhine states and other ethnic areas that have been gripped by conflict.