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Rights Activists Say Syrian Forces Kill 4 Near Turkey Border

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 11:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights activists say security forces who opened fire in northwestern villages have killed at least four people in an ongoing crackdown on dissent, while the government rejected calls to end the violence. The activists say government troops fired heavy machine guns Wednesday during raids on several villages in Idlib province near the Turkish border. […]

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Renewed Clashes Hit Yemeni Capital

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:32 pm (UTC-5)
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Renewed clashes between troops loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and opposition tribesmen have killed at least two people in a northern district of the capital, Sana’a, as violence continued in the country’s volatile south. Residents said artillery and automatic weapons fire was concentrated early Thursday near the home of a prominent anti-Saleh tribal […]

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US to Pursue Pakistan-Based Militants

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has warned that the United States will not allow Pakistan-based insurgents, like those blamed for staging a 20-hour siege in the Afghan capital, to continue attacking American forces. Panetta said Wednesday it is unacceptable that Haqqani network militants are able to launch deadly attacks in Afghanistan and then flee to […]

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DuPont Wins $919 Million Lawsuit Against S. Korean Firm

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. court has awarded the American chemical company DuPont $919.9 million in damages after a jury found that a South Korean company stole trade secrets. DuPont accused Kolon Industries of striving to obtain confidential details on the manufacturing of Kevlar — a DuPont fiber used in bulletproof vests. DuPont calls the verdict an enormous […]

Leaders of Britain, France to Visit Libya Thursday

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya’s interim government says the leaders of Britain and France will travel to the North African nation Thursday, becoming the first foreign heads of state to visit the country since the overthrow of former leader Moammar Gadhafi. Senior officials from Libya’s National Transitional Council said British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy […]

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Richardson Back in US Without Jailed Contractor

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson is back in the United States after failing to secure the release of an American contractor serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba for crimes against the communist state. Richardson returned Wednesday after spending a week on the island trying to get permission at least to see 62-year-old Alan […]

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Turkey Determined to Battle Kurdish Rebels

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said Wednesday his country is determined to take any measure necessary to battle Kurdish rebels operating in northern Iraq. Responding to questions about Turkey’s alleged preparations for a cross-border offensive against the rebels, Yilmaz said, “whatever is necessary to fight terrorism will be done.” Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin […]

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Yemeni Troops Kill 12 Militants in South

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni forces have killed at least 12 militants in southern Abyan province, just days after the government said it had “liberated” the provincial capital of Zinjibar from Islamist fighters. Army officials said Wednesday negotiations with southern militants to end the bloodshed there are deadlocked. The Yemeni government has been fighting to retake control of Zinjibar […]

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US Commander in Africa Worried Terror Groups Could Link Up

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The commander of U.S. military operations in Africa says he is very worried that three well-known terrorist groups could link up to threaten the United States. General Carter Ham told reporters in Washington Wednesday that the African-based groups have explicitly and publicly said they intend to target Westerners, specifically Americans. He said the three groups […]

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Haitian Protesters Demand UN Withdrawal

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Haiti have clashed with hundreds of protesters demanding United Nations troops leave the country after peacekeepers allegedly sexually assaulted a young man. Police in the capital city of Port-au-Prince fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators Wednesday, while some demonstrators threw rocks at police. The protest was sparked after a video taken on […]

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