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Syrian Forces Sweep Through Country’s Restive North

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Elite Syrian troops in tanks supported by helicopter gunships swept through the country’s restive north on Friday, killing rebellious anti-government protesters even as other Syrians escaped to Turkey. After another day of protests in several locations against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, activists said Syrian security forces had killed at least 32 demonstrators. The […]

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Venezuelan President Undergoes Surgery in Cuba

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuela’s president, who is recovering from a recent knee operation, underwent surgery Friday morning in Cuba. Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said Hugo Chavez had an operation in Havana for a pelvic abscess. The foreign minister said President Chavez felt ill and was “immediately attended to” by his medical team. Maduro said Mr. Chavez has […]

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