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Police Fire Tear Gas at Clashing Egyptian Protesters

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Police have fired tear gas at clashing protesters in Egypt’s northern city of Alexandria on the eve of a second day of polling on a controversial constitutional referendum. Anti-constitution protesters and conservative Islamists threw stones at one another on Friday, prompting riot police to fire tear gas to separate them. At least 20 people were […]

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Police Fire Tear Gas at Clashing Egyptian Protesters

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Police have fired tear gas at clashing protesters in Egypt’s northern city of Alexandria on the eve of a second day of polling on a controversial constitutional referendum. Anti-constitution protesters and conservative Islamists threw stones at one another on Friday, prompting riot police to fire tear gas to separate them. There was no immediate word […]

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Thousands Rally in Egypt Ahead of Referendum Vote

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Egyptians have poured onto streets in Alexandria for rallies ahead of a second day of polling on a controversial constitutional referendum. Demonstrators waved flags and chanted as they marched through the city on Friday. Conservative Islamists had called for mass rallies before Saturday’s second leg of voting on the proposed constitution. The measure […]

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Germany to Treat Ailing Iraqi President

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say President Jalal Talabani is showing signs of improvement and responding to treatment after being hospitalized for a stroke. Doctors in Baghdad say he will be transferred to Germany within a day for treatment. Deputy Health Minister Issam Namiq said Wednesday that medical teams from Germany and Iran have arrived to help with […]

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Abbas Urges UN to Help Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wants Palestinian refugees living in Syria and affected by the fighting there to be able to enter the West Bank or Gaza Strip. The official WAFA news agency said Mr. Abbas on Wednesday urged United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to help the refugees get to Palestinian territories. The United Nations Relief […]

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Iraqi President Improving After Stroke

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say President Jalal Talabani is showing signs of improvement and responding to treatment after being hospitalized for a stroke. Deputy Health Minister Issam Namiq said Wednesday that medical teams from Germany and Iran have arrived to help with the Mr. Talabani’s care and that a British team was on its way to Iraq. […]

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Iraqi President Improving After Stroke

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say President Jalal Talabani is responding to treatment and showing signs of improvement Wednesday, after being hospitalized for a stroke. The 79-year-old president was taken to a Baghdad hospital late Monday and given treatment for blocked arteries. By Tuesday, officials said he was in stable condition. The president’s role in Iraq is largely […]

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Russia Sends Warships to Mediterranean, Eyes Syria Evacuation

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has sent warships to the Mediterranean after some of its senior diplomats said last week that Moscow may call for the evacuation of Russian citizens in Syria if the government in Damascus falls. The Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday that ships from its Baltic Fleet would replace other vessels that have been patrolling the […]

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Fresh Protests in Egypt Against Islamist-Backed Constitution

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s main opposition coalition has launched new protests against a contentious Islamist-backed draft constitution that is set to go to a second round of voting on Saturday. Demonstrators gathered Tuesday outside half a dozen Cairo mosques, as the National Salvation Front staged multiple marches towards the presidential palace and Tahrir Square. Opponents say the proposed […]

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Iraqi President in ‘Stable’ Condition After Stroke

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is reported to be in “critical but stable condition” after having been hospitalized for a stroke. Mr. Talabani’s office said he was taken to a Baghdad hospital late Monday and that the 79-year-old president remained under intensive medical supervision after treatment for blocked arteries. The Iraqi president has dealt with several […]

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