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What Happened on 26 March 2013

Syria rebel commander Riad al-Asaad injured in blast

Col Riad al-Asaad, the man who set up and once led the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA), has been badly… Read More.

EU lifts sanctions against most Zimbabwe officials

The European Union announced on Monday it has lifted sanctions against 81 officials and eight firms in Zimbabwe. The decision… Read More.

Zambian ex-president Rupiah Banda arrested

Former Zambian president, Rupiah Banda, was arrested on Monday in connection with a Nigerian oil deal. Banda is accused of… Read More.

Cyprus banks face temporary controls

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades announced on Monday that temporary limits are to be placed on financial transactions in the wake… Read More.

Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky died by hanging, say British police

The death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, a former mathematician and staunch critic of President Vladimir Putin, was "consistent with… Read More.

Tiger Woods returns to top spot after winning Bay Hill title

Tiger Woods has returned to the top of the world rankings for the first time since October 2010 after sealing… Read More.

Milwaukee Brewers to sign three-year deal with Kyle Lohse

The Milwaukee Brewers have tentatively signed a three-year deal with Kyle Lohse based on the pitcher passing a physical. According… Read More.

Bernanke defends low interest rates

Ben Bernanke has defended the ongoing low-interest-rate policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve and central banks across Europe, stating they… Read More.

Saudi Arabia threatens to ban Skype, Whatsapp

Encrypted messaging services such as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp may be blocked in Saudi Arabia,… Read More.

Dell receives offers from Blackstone and Icahn

Dell confirmed on Monday it has received two takeover offers to rival the one made by founder Michael Dell. According… Read More.

2014 Oscars show moved to March to avoid Winter Olympics clash

Next year's Academy Awards are to be held on March 2, a week later than usual, so as to not… Read More.

Jennifer Lopez honored by Muhammad Ali charity

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali presented his Celebrity Fight Night XIX in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday, honoring celebrities including Jennifer Lopez.… Read More.