{FD} The Latest: Syria denounces critical report at OPCW meeting

The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Syria and its allies have clashed with other nations at the annual conference of member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog, underscoring how politicized the body has become since Damascus joined.

{FD} Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over protest

A rights lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered a prominent activist to remain in custody pending trial on charges of participating in an illegal protest against the government’s transfer of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

{FD} Egypt airstrikes kill militants, destroy vehicles

Egypt’s military says its airstrikes have destroyed three vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunition and explosives, and killed a “large number” of militants in the western desert allegedly involved in a brazen ambush on the country’s police earlier this month.

{FD} After 15 years in US, man from Brazil fighting deportation

An immigrant from Brazil who lives in New Hampshire and faces deportation Nov. 5 is fighting for his case to be heard, saying federal officials aren’t honoring a nearly 15-year-old agreement allowing him to stay in the U.S. Fifty-eight-year-old Renato Filippi entered the U.S. through Mexico in 2002 with the help of smugglers.

{FD} Egypt arrests 12 suspected militants southwest of Cairo

Egypt’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested 12 suspected militants in a province southwest of the capital Cairo, a few days after authorities officially announced that at least 16 policemen were killed in a brazen ambush by militants.

{FD} Official says Egypt to expand buffer zone along Gaza boarder

An Egyptian official says the military has bulldozed at least 140 homes and more than 200 acres along the Gaza Strip border in efforts to expand a buffer zone that aims to reduce weapon smuggling and illegal militant crossings.