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UN Envoy Meets With Assad

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says the deadly conflict in Syria is getting worse and poses a threat to the entire region and the world. He made the comment Saturday in the Syrian capital, Damascus, after meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The meeting was Brahimi’s first since taking over the duties as peace envoy […]

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Protests Rage Over Anti-Muslim Film

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security forces have sealed off the area near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, one of several cities across the Muslim world where protesters demonstrated against an anti-Islamic video posted on the Internet. Egyptian forces took dozens of protesters into custody overnight following a fourth day of violent demonstrations in Cairo and other cities in […]

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Pope Meets Muslim Leaders in Lebanon

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict is expected to meet with Muslim leaders in Lebanon Saturday, as part of his three-day visit to the Middle East. Upon arrival in Lebanon Friday, the pope said he has come to the region as a “pilgrim of peace”. The trip comes days after a deadly Muslim uprising in the region, triggered by […]

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US Marines Killed in Attack on Afghan Base

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on a British military base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines. A spokesman for the militant group said Saturday the attack was in response to a film that insults the Prophet Muhammad, and because Britain’s Prince Harry is serving at the base. Military officials say insurgents […]

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UN Envoy Meets With Assad

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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The new U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Saturday in Damascus as he continues his first official visit to the war-torn country. Syrian state media gave no details of the meeting, which comes 18 months into Syria’s deadly conflict. Brahimi replaced former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan two weeks […]

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Chinese Protest at Japanese Embassy

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Chinese protesters staged a demonstration outside the Japanese Embassy in Beijing Saturday, angry over Japan’s actions to claim complete control of a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea. Protesters threw rocks and burned Japanese flags at the embassy, but were held back by riot police from breaking through a barricade. […]

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