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Arab League to Discuss Syria’s Crisis

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Arab League ministers have gathered in Cairo for an emergency meeting on Syria, where more than 3,000 people have died since anti-government protests erupted in March. Saturday’s meeting comes on the heels of an especially brutal day. Activists say Syrian security forces killed at least 26 people on Friday, as the government continued its crackdown […]

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Palestinians Mull Next Move UN Membership Bid

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian leaders are considering their next move in their bid for United Nations membership after a U.N. committee said the council is deadlocked on the issue. Palestinian U.N. envoy Riyad Mansour said Friday that his government will “quickly” decide on the next step. He added that Palestinian authorities are determined to succeed in the membership […]

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Turkish Forces Kill Ferry Hijacker

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities say Turkish commandos stormed a hijacked ferry Saturday and killed the lone hijacker. Istanbul Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu told reporters Saturday that the crew and passengers were all safe, and the identity of the hijacker is still being determined. Earlier reports said up to five suspected Kurdish militants armed with explosives carried out the […]

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US Urges Iran to Promptly Respond to Nuclear Report

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Iran must respond soon to the “serious questions” raised in a U.N. report about its nuclear program. Earlier this week, the International Atomic Energy Agency said it had “credible” information that Iran has engaged in activities aimed towards the development of nuclear weapons. Tehran maintains that its nuclear […]

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