International News Archive - October 19, 2008
An Egyptian businessman and member of parliament pleaded not guilty Saturday to paying for the killing of a Lebanese pop star. Suzanne Tamim was stabbed in July in her apartment in Dubai. The killer allegedly gained entrance by posing as a building worker.
Israeli cities bordering the Gaza Strip have gone on alert amid intelligence that Hamas was preparing to break a three-month-old ceasefire, sources say.
Seven NATO warships patrolling the coast of Somalia are crucial to deterring piracy in the region, Somalia's prime minister said Sunday.
- In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.