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Egypt: Morsi Remarks on Jews Taken Out of Context

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi says comments the Islamist leader made on Jews nearly three years ago and repudiated by the White House as “deeply offensive” were taken out of context. Yasser Ali said Mr. Morsi told a visiting U.S. Senate delegation led by Republican John McCain Wednesday that the broadcast comments were […]

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Militants Seize Foreign Hostages In Algeria

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants in Algeria say they have taken up to 41 foreigners hostage, including seven Americans, in an attack on a natural gas field. The militants tell regional media the raid early Wednesday was in retaliation for France’s military intervention in Mali. The attackers reportedly have killed two people, including a British national, and wounded […]

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Islamist Militants Seize Hostages at Algerian Gas Field

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants with reported links to al-Qaida have attacked a natural gas production facility operated by the British oil company BP in southern Algeria, kidnapping at least seven foreigners, including Japanese, British and Norwegian nationals. Algeria’s state-run news agency said one person was killed and seven others wounded in Wednesday’s attack on the field at […]

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Wave of Attacks in Iraq Kill 29

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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A wave of attacks in Baghdad and northern Iraq killed at least 29 people Wednesday, the deadliest violence to take place this year in a country increasingly divided along sectarian lines. A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 100 by detonating a vehicle packed with explosives outside the offices of […]

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Militants Seize Hostages at Algerian Oil Site

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants in southern Algeria have attacked a facility run by British oil company BP, taking several hostages. Diplomats and security officials say the militants seized at least six hostages early Wednesday, including Japanese, British and Norwegian nationals. The officials say the Algerian army is launching an operation at the site. BP says in a […]

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Suicide Bombings Kill 19 in Northern Iraq

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Suicide bombers have detonated cars packed with explosives in northern Iraq, killing at least 15 people in Kirkuk and four others in the town of Tuz Khurmatu. In Kirkuk, officials say one of the blasts Wednesday struck outside the offices of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. A separate bomb exploded nearby. More than 100 people were […]

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UN Nuclear Experts in Iran for Talks

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations nuclear experts are in Tehran for meetings they hope will further their investigation into Iran’s controversial nuclear program. The International Atomic Energy Agency team is holding talks with Iranian officials Wednesday. They want to address what they have called “overall, credible” evidence of work by Iran on nuclear weapons research. The leader of […]

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Suicide Bombings Kill 12 in Northern Iraq

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Suicide bombers have detonated cars packed with explosives in northern Iraq, killing 10 people in Kirkuk and two others in the town of Tuz Khurmatu. In Kirkuk, officials say the blast Wednesday happened outside the offices of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. More than 100 people were wounded. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for […]

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US Rebukes Egypt’s President on Remarks About Israel

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has called on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to repudiate offensive anti-Semitic remarks he made before he was elected. According to a television clip released last week by the Middle East Media Research Institute, in 2010 Mr. Morsi referred to Israeli people as “occupiers of Palestine” and as “bloodsuckers and war mongers, and […]

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UN Nuclear Experts to Again Visit Tehran

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations nuclear watchdog experts will visit Tehran Wednesday with hopes of furthering their investigation into Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency said they hope to address what the IAEA calls “overall, credible” evidence of nuclear weapons research work. The IAEA and the West are concerned Iran is in stages […]

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