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Polls Open in Turkish Parliamentary Elections

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in Turkey are casting ballots in the country’s parliamentary elections. Turkey’s prime minister and his Islamic-rooted party are poised to win a third straight term in power Sunday. Boosted by a booming economy and rising power on the world stage, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, now hopes to gain […]

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Turkey’s Ruling Party Set to Win 3rd Term

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s prime minister and his Islamic-rooted party are poised to win a third straight term in power Sunday. Boosted by a booming economy and rising power on the world stage, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, now hopes to gain a crucial two-thirds majority in parliament, which would allow it to […]

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Turkey’s Ruling Party Set to Win 3rd Term

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s prime minister and his Islamic-rooted party are poised to win a third straight term in power Sunday. Boosted by a booming economy and rising power on the world stage, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, now hopes to gain a crucial two-thirds majority in parliament, which would allow it to […]

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Clashes Between Yemeni Forces, Militants Kill 30

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni defense officials said Saturday clashes between government forces and al-Qaida rebels in the southern Abyan province killed at least 30 people on both sides. The defense ministry said 18 militants and nine soldiers were killed in fighting in the coastal town of Zinjibar. Witnesses said the fighting continued in the city, which had been […]

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US Accuses Syria of Creating ‘Humanitarian Crisis”

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States on Saturday accused the Syrian government of creating a humanitarian crisis in the north of the country and urged Damascus to halt its fierce crackdown on protests. A White House statement also called on the Syrian authorities to give the Red Cross “immediate, unfettered access to this region to care for the […]

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Syrian Intensifies Crackdown on City; Residents Flee

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian security forces backed by tanks increased their efforts to control a northern city near Turkey’s border, as the number of Syrians who have fled into Turkey swelled to more than 4,300. Turkish officials say they expect the influx of refugees to continue. Most of the Syrians are from Jisr al-Shughour. Witnesses and activists say […]

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SYRIA 2nd UPD CN RDY MIDEAST

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Loud blasts from apparent NATO airstrikes have rocked the Libyan capital, while fierce fighting has erupted between government forces and rebels near a western oil port. Western news reports say several loud explosions shook Tripoli late Saturday after what had been a mostly quiet day in the capital. Meanwhile, witnesses say clashes have erupted between […]

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Syrian Forces Close in on City, Residents Flee

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian security forces backed by tanks increased their efforts to control a northern city near Turkey’s border, as the number of Syrians who have fled into Turkey swelled to more than 4,300. Turkish officials say they expect the influx of refugees to continue. Most of the Syrians are from Jisr al-Shughour. Witnesses and activists say […]

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Bahrainis Call for Political Reforms

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Bahrainis turned out for a rally for political reforms on Saturday, following the government’s decision to lift state-of-emergency rules barring such gatherings. Witnesses say helicopters passed overhead as the demonstrators rallied in a mostly Shi’ite area near the capital, Manama. However, security forces did not intervene. The government lifted martial law in Bahrain […]

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Clashes Between Yemeni Forces, Militants Kill 30

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni defense officials say at least 30 soldiers and suspected militants have been killed in clashes in the southern Abyan province. The defense ministry said Saturday that 18 militants and 9 soldiers were killed in fighting in Zinjibar. Witnesses say the fighting continues in the city, which had been seized by suspected al-Qaida militants last […]

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