Gunmen have assassinated Mohammed Darrar Jammo, a prominent Syrian pro-government figure at his home in southern Lebanon shooting him nearly 30 times in the latest sign of Syria's civil war spilling over into its smaller neighbor.
Egypt swore in its first Cabinet since President Mohammed Morsi was thrown out of office, putting relative liberals in charge of key ministries and shutting out Islamist groups that were elected into power last year. It includes no members Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood or the other leading Islamist party, Nour, which have won the last three parliamentary and presidential elections and two constitutional referendums since the military deposed President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The Muslim Brotherhood said it wouldn't take part in what it called a military government. The appointments were made official in the wake of a night of violence across Cairo that left seven people dead and at least 261 injured, according to a medical official. Reuters cited Egypt's state news agency as saying 401 people had also been arrested overnight.
Calling the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin a "tragic, unnecessary shooting," Attorney General Eric Holder repeated the Justice Department's intention to take a fresh look at the case and evaluate whether federal prosecutors could bring charges of their own.