|Ukraine standoff intensifies, Russia says sanctions will 'boomerang'|
MOSCOW/SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia said any U.S. sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.
|Three killed in Cairo clashes, 48 wounded across Egypt|
CAIRO (Reuters) - Three protesters were killed and dozens wounded as Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police clashed across Egypt on Friday, the health ministry and security sources said.
|U.S. special forces sent to train Iraqi special forces in Jordan|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States recently sent a small number of special forces soldiers to Jordan to train with counterparts from Iraq and Jordan, a new step in the Obama administration's effort to help Baghdad stamp out a resurgent al Qaeda threat, a U.S. defense official said on Friday.
|Latin American foreign ministers to discuss Venezuela unrest|
QUITO (Reuters) - Latin American foreign ministers will meet next week to discuss the unrest in Venezuela that has left at least 20 dead and convulsed the South American OPEC nation, diplomatic sources said on Friday.
|Turkey's former army chief freed from prison|
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Former army chief Ilker Basbug was released from a life sentence following a court decision on Friday, adding to uncertainty over the fate of court cases trying coup plots against Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
|Netanyahu says Israel would give up 'some settlements' for peace|
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would give up "some settlements" in occupied Palestinian land to help secure a peace agreement but would limit as much as he could the number of enclaves removed.