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Abbas Seeks UN Statehood for Palestinian Territory

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is going to the U.N. General Assembly Thursday with huge support for his bid to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority from an entity to a non-member state. The General Assembly will vote on the mesaure that is opposed by the United States and Israel. About 60 countries are co-sponsoring […]

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China Border Patrols to Search, Expel ‘Illegal’ Foreign Ships

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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China will soon allow border police to board and search foreign ships that enter what Beijing considers its territorial waters in the disputed South China Sea. In a move likely to raise regional tensions, state media say police in the southern island province of Hainan will soon be authorized to “land on, check, seize, and […]

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UN Chief Backs Mali Intervention, Prefers Dialogue

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the Security Council could authorize a military mission to help Mali’s interim government retake control of the country’s north, but that dialogue should be a priority. In a report Wednesday to the Council, Mr. Ban said “fundamental questions” remain about sustaining, training, equipping and financing a 3,300-troop force. He also […]

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Egypt President To Address Nation, Panel Set to Vote on Constitution

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi plans to address the nation Thursday, as a divisive panel boycotted by Christians and liberals was set to vote on a draft constitution. Mr. Morsi extended the deadline to write the constitution from December to February, but the assembly’s speaker said the extra time was unnecessary. Critics say the Islamist-dominated panel’s […]

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