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Iranian Police Clash with Protesters on Election Anniversary

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran’s opposition says police in Tehran attacked and arrested protesters who were marking the two-year anniversary of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election. Opposition websites said Sunday hundreds of police wielding batons tried to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who took to the streets of the capital. The websites say police also ordered shops to close early […]

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Egypt Detains Israeli Man Suspected of Spying

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt has detained an Israeli man suspected of spying in Cairo and trying to provoke violence during the uprising that overthrew former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Officials said Sunday the Israeli entered Cairo around January 25 and posed as a foreign correspondent. The officials claim he is an officer with Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency. The […]

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Libyan Forces Shell Rebels in West

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have hammered rebels in the west with heavy weapons, as separate fighting creeps toward the capital, Tripoli. Reporters at the frontline near the rebel-held western town of Zintan say government forces launched rockets during intense fighting Sunday. Elsewhere, rebels say clashes killed at least six at Dafniya, just […]

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EgyptAir Resumes Flights to Iraq

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s national airline EgyptAir says it will resume flights to Iraq next month after a 21-year break. The chairman of the EgyptAir holding company, Hussein Massoud, said Sunday the airline will operate four flights weekly to Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, and three flights weekly to Irbil, in Kurdistan. He said the flights will start July 15. […]

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Hamas Rejects Fayyad to Head New Palestinian Government

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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The Palestinian militant group Hamas says Palestinian rival Fatah’s nominee to head a future Palestinian unity government is not acceptable. Fatah says it wants current Prime Minister Salam Fayyad at the helm of a new government. A Hamas official said Sunday the organization will not hand over the unity government to Fayyad because, in the […]

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Tanks, Helicopter Gunships Patrol Syria’s North

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Rights activists in Syria say troops backed by tanks and helicopter gunships have launched a heavy assault on a northern city near the Turkish border, as nations across the globe are condemning the government’s brutal crackdown on protesters. Activists say the army attacked Jisr al-Shughour Sunday from two sides. Witnesses heard blasts as the army […]

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Tanks, Helicopter Gunships Patrol Syria’s North

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Rights activists in Syria say troops backed by tanks and helicopter gunships have launched a heavy assault on a northern city near the Turkish border, as nations across the globe are condemning the government’s brutal crackdown on protesters. Activists say the army attacked Jisr al-Shughour Sunday from two sides. Witnesses heard blasts as the army […]

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Libyan Forces Shell Rebels in West

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have hammered rebels in the west with heavy weapons, as separate fighting creeps toward the capital, Tripoli. Reporters at the frontline near the western rebel-held town of Zintan say intense fighting Sunday caused damage without immediate report of casualties. In Zawiyah, 50 kilometers west of Tripoli, Libyan rebels […]

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Syrian Troops Clash with Gunmen in the North

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian state media say government troops clashed Sunday with gunmen in a northern city, as international outrage mounted at Syria’s brutal crackdown on protesters. The government has accused “armed gangs” in Jisr al-Shughour of killing security personnel. State media say troops have taken up positions in and around the city to confront the groups. The […]

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Hamas Reject Fayyad to Head New Palestinian Government

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Hamas says Fatah’s nominee to head a future Palestinian unity government is not acceptable. Fatah says it wants current Prime Minister Salam Fayyad at the helm of a new government. A Hamas official said Sunday that the organization will not hand over the unity government to Fayyad because, in the official’s words, he “has sunk […]

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