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Syrians Vote in Local Elections as Activists Report Fresh Clashes

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights activists say government security forces have clashed with army defectors in several parts of the country, as Syrians vote in municipal elections that are the first test of reforms promised by the government. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighting Monday was taking place in the northwestern Idlib province and […]

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Syrians Vote in Local Elections as Activists Report Fresh Clashes

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights activists say government security forces have clashed with army defectors in several parts of the country, as Syrians voted in municipal elections that are the first test of reforms promised by the government. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighting Monday was taking place in the northwestern Idlib province and […]

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Chinese Fisherman Kills South Korea Coast Guard Officer

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say a Chinese fishing boat captain killed a coast guard officer and wounded a second during an operation to stop a vessel illegally fishing off the Korean Peninsula. The chief investigator for the coast guard station at Incheon said the Chinese vessel was halted Monday morning in the Yellow Sea for fishing […]

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Iraqi Prime Minister to Meet US President at White House

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will hold talks Monday at the White House with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, with the two leaders discussing the future of Iraq as U.S. forces complete their withdrawal from the country by the end of the month. White House officials say the meeting will cover efforts to “start a new […]

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Gilani: Blockade Likely to Last Weeks

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has told the BBC his country will likely continue to block NATO convoys into Afghanistan for several more weeks. The supply routes were shut down following a November 26 NATO airstrike in Pakistan that killed 24 Pakistani troops. Gilani also did not rule out closing Pakistan’s airspace to the […]

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Syrians to Vote in Local Elections Following Violence

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Syrians are due to vote in municipal elections Monday, the first test of reforms promised by President Bashar al-Assad’s government following protests against his rule. The elections cover more than 17,000 seats on local councils across the country’s 14 provinces. The government has called for a large voter turnout. The poll comes a day after […]

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