By STEVEN ERLANGER and ROD NORDLAND
President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday said French troops would leave a year early, by the end of 2013.
By KAREEM FAHIM and RICK GLADSTONE
Heavy bloodshed was reported in three cities, and the head of the observer delegation said mayhem had increased significantly.
By CATHERINE RAMPELL
The American economy picked up a little steam last quarter, with output growing at an annualized rate of 2.8 percent, a faster rate than the 1.8 percent of the third quarter.
By FARES AKRAM
Khaled Meshal has effectively abandoned his long-time base in Syria, where a popular uprising has left thousands dead, and has no plans to return, Hamas sources in Gaza said on Friday.
By KAREEM FAHIM
The visit, truncated by worries about volatile areas, revealed the limitations of the Arab League's mission as the conflict shifted to clashes between armed groups and government security forces.
By STEVEN LEE MYERS and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
The Obama administration threatened to withhold aid as Egypt confirmed it had kept at least a half-dozen Americans from leaving.