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North Korea Hails Late Kim’s Son as ‘Supreme Commander’

Posted December 24th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s state media on Saturday hailed Kim Jong Un as “supreme commander” of the military, in a sign that the Stalinist nation’s second generational transition of power is going smoothly. It is the first time that one of the North’s official outlets has used the title supreme commander — a post held by his […]

UN Condemns Syria Bombings

Posted December 24th, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has condemned Friday’s twin suicide bombings in Syria, but remains divided on a full resolution on the nine-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. The 15-member council expressed their condolences to the victims, their families and the Syrian people in a statement Friday. Syrian state television reports that two bombers used […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 5 Pakistani Troops

Posted December 24th, 2011 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide attack has killed at least five Pakistani troops in the country’s northwest. Police say the bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a paramilitary building in the Bannu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday. At least a dozen members of the paramilitary Frontier Corps were wounded in the blast, which targeted the camp office […]

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