Gunmen killed six soldiers at a Cairo checkpoint Saturday in a brazen attack which the military blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood movement of Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. The attack came two days after gunmen killed a soldier in Cairo, as militants once based in the Sinai Peninsula increasingly widen attacks that have killed more than 200 security men since the army overthrew Morsi last July. The assailants opened fire on military policemen Saturday as they were finishing their morning Muslim prayers and then planted two bombs to target first responders, the military said in a statement. Most of the attacks since Morsi's ouster have been carried out in the Sinai, but militants have expanded their reach to the Nile Delta and the capital in recent months.
India's top carmaker Maruti Suzuki said Saturday it would seek minority shareholder approval for a controversial plan to source cars from a plant to be built by its Japanese parent that spurred an investor revolt. Japan's Suzuki Motor Co which owns some 56 percent of Maruti, said in January it would invest nearly $500 million in building a plant in western Gujarat state -- reneging on an earlier plan under which Maruti would build the factory itself. Now, in the face of intense opposition from institutional shareholders, Maruti after a board meeting said it had decided to give minority shareholders a chance to approve the decision.