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Niger to Grant Asylum to One of Gadhafi’s Son

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Niger has announced that it will grant the fugitive son of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi asylum. Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou said Saadi Gadhafi – who fled Libya in August – will be given asylum for humanitarian reason. Libya’s National Transitional Council wants Saadi Gadhafi to go on trial for crimes he allegedly committed while […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi ‘Likely” to Run in Burma By-Election

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she is likely to run in a by-election in coming month, following a change to party registration laws. Nyan Win, of the National League for Democracy, told the French news agency the NLD is likely to register and the Nobel Peace laureate is likely […]

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Arab League Considers Action Against Syria

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Arab League has begun an emergency meeting in Cairo to consider possible action against Syria, where a violent government crackdown on dissent is believed to have resulted in more than 3,000 deaths. Protesters gathered outside of the league’s headquarters on Saturday and urged ministers to suspend Syria’s membership. Human Rights Watch and opposition activists […]

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Kurdish Rebel Killed After Hijacking Turkish Ferry

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities say Turkish commandos stormed a hijacked ferry early Saturday and killed a Kurdish rebel who was carrying explosives. Hostages say the special forces slipped aboard the ferry Kartepe before dawn as it was anchored off the coast of Silivry – a town west of Istanbu – and shot the hijacker dead within minutes. The […]

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Japan Opens Fukushima Nuclear Plant to Media

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese officials took a group of journalists inside the crippled Fukushima nuclear complex for the first time Saturday to show how the situation in the plant has stabilized since it was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Reporters saw trucks flipped over by the huge wave, crumbling reactor buildings and piles of rubble […]

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EU’s Ashton Meeting With Libyan Officials

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Libya on Saturday to officially inaugurate the EU’s new delegation in the country. Ashton said in a statement that the opening of the delegation highlights the European body’s commitment to having close ties with Tripoli. During her visit, Ashton will also meet with top Libyan officials, including […]

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APEC Leaders to Push for Free Trade Bloc

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk says he expects Asia-Pacific leaders will announce the broad outlines of a regional trade bloc when they meet in Hawaii on Saturday and Sunday. Kirk told trade ministers at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Honolulu Friday that the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership is intended to complement other efforts to promote […]

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A Look At Relations Between Syria and the Arab League

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch and opposition activists have urged the Arab League to suspend Syria’s membership in the wake of anti-government unrest estimated to have left more than 3,000 people dead. Here is a look at Syria’s relations with the regional body. -An Arab League suspension would not have a direct impact on Syria but would […]

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Thai King Recovering from Medical Scare

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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The daughter of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej says her father is recovering in a hospital after going into shock and becoming unconscious. Princess Chulabhorn, the 83-year-old king’s youngest daughter, said Friday during a visit to flood victims north of Bangkok that the king was getting better after treatment for internal bleeding. He is at Bangkok’s […]

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Zimbabwe Leaders Call for Peace Amid Increased Political Violence

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe’s top political leaders have called for an end to the country’s chronic political violence, following a new spate of attacks on the prime minister’s party. President Robert Mugabe called on supporters Friday to not to disrupt other parties’ gatherings, saying “People must hold their meetings freely.” He and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, the leaders […]

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