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US-Pak Relations in a Post-bin Laden World

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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In the past 10 years, analysts say the United States has provided Pakistan with about $20 billion in military and civilian aid, making it the third-largest recipient of U.S. security aid and reimbursements after Afghanistan and Israel. Both sides also have cooperated in targeting Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants sheltered in Pakistan’s semi-autonomous and remote northwest. […]

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Obama to Host US-EU Summit Monday

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is hosting European Union leaders at the White House Monday for this year’s U.S.-EU Summit. The European debt crisis is likely to be a focus of the talks. A White House statement released last month said President Obama and the visiting EU officials also will discuss their continuing coordination on Iran […]

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Arab League Debates Penalizing Syria

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Arab League is meeting to consider sanctions against Syria, where the death toll from the government’s crackdown on dissent continues to mount. Arab League diplomats meeting in Egypt on Saturday are considering penalties that include halting Arab flights into Syria and a freeze on trade and banking exchanges. The French news agency says Syria’s […]

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Pakistan to Reexamine Relations with US, NATO After Deadly NATO Raid

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan says it plans to review its complete relationship with the United States and NATO in response to a deadly cross-border NATO airstrike early Saturday. Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani held an emergency meeting late in the day with top military and civilian government leaders in Islamabad on the incident. In a statement, the […]

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Police in Congo Ban Rallies on Last Day of Campaigning

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo banned political rallies Saturday after at least one person was killed on the last day of campaigning before Monday’s national elections. President Joseph Kabila canceled his rally. His top rival, opposition challenger Etienne Tshisekedi, vowed to proceed with his rally at a stadium in Kinshasa […]

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A Look At Major Events in Yemen’s Anti-Government Unrest

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A timeline of this year’s anti-government unrest in Yemen: January 22: Hundreds of students and other protesters gather at Sana’a University, calling for an end to the 32-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The demonstrators apparently were inspired by the protests that led to the ouster of Tunisia’s president. March 1: Tens of thousands […]

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Yemen Sets Presidential Election Date

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen has announced a February 21 date for presidential elections, just days after President Ali Abdullah Saleh accepted a deal that calls for him to transfer power to a subordinate. Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi issued a decree on Saturday for the early voting. On Wednesday, Mr. Saleh and Yemeni opposition leaders signed a […]

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Japan to Push for More Jurisdiction Over US Military Personnel

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s foreign minister has promised that Tokyo will pressure the United States to give Japanese authorities more jurisdiction over crimes committed by U.S. forces on Okinawa. Koichiro Gemba made the pledge Saturday in a meeting with Okinawa governor Hirokazu Nakaima. Gemba said he will do all he possibly can to persuade the United States to […]

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Moderate Islamist Party Wins Morocco’s Elections

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A moderate Islamist party has won the most seats in Morocco’s parliamentary elections and will be charged with leading the country in forming a new government. The government said Saturday that preliminary results from Friday’s polling show the Justice and Development Party captured about one-fifth of the seats in the 395-member assembly. Prime Minister Abbas […]

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NASA Rover Begins Journey to Mars

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency has launched the newest of its Mars rovers on a two-year mission to find places where life may have existed on the red planet. NASA’s $2.5-billion Mars Science Laboratory, known as Curiosity, took off Saturday from Cape Canaveral, Florida on an unmanned rocket. The size of a car, the rover has […]

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