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Syrian Forces Tighten Grip on Border Town

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian security forces backed by tanks increased their efforts to control Jisr al-Shughour on Saturday, as the number of people who have fled from the border city into Turkey swelled to more than 4,000. Witnesses and activists say soldiers appear to be sealing off the city, after the government accused “armed gangs” there of killing […]

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Libyan Forces, Rebels Clash on Several Fronts

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi are fighting rebels for control of at least three cities. Rebels and pro-government forces say fighting is underway on Saturday near the western oil port of Zawiya. Also, pro-Gadhafi forces are pounding targets in western town of Zlitan as well as in the rebel-held city of Misrata, where […]

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30 Dead After Forces, Militants Clash in Yemen

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 10:10 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 clashes in Zinjibar. Suspected al-Qaida militants had seized control of the city last month. The ministry says three suspected al-Qaida […]

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11 Killed in Iraq Attacks

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Two apparently coordinated car bombings have killed six people in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Police and medical officials say the blasts took place Saturday on a busy street near government buildings. They say the explosions wounded at least 55 people. Meanwhile, government officials say gunmen stormed the home of a school teacher in […]

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Yemeni Leader’s Health Described as ‘Bad’

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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There are new reports that the health problems of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh are so significant that he is not likely to return anytime soon from his hospital stay in Saudi Arabia. The Yemeni leader left his homeland a week ago after sustaining burns over 40 percent of his body in a bomb attack […]

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Saudis Set to Boost Oil Production

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia is signaling that it is going to boost its supply of oil on its own after failing to convince other oil producers to jointly agree to more production. Several news agencies reported Saturday that the Saudis could increase their oil production by as much as 13 percent in the coming days to 10 […]

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Libyan Forces Shell Rebel-Held Misrata, Killing at Least 22

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi pounded the rebel-held city of Misrata Friday, killing at least 22 people and wounding dozens more, according to a doctor. Witnesses say the loyalists deployed tanks, artillery and incendiary rockets in trying to gain control of the key city, one of the few footholds the rebels hold in […]

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Syrian Forces Sweep Through Country’s Restive North

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Elite Syrian troops in tanks supported by helicopter gunships swept through the country’s restive north on Friday, killing rebellious anti-government protesters even as other Syrians escaped to Turkey. After another day of protests in several locations against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, activists said Syrian security forces had killed at least 32 demonstrators. The […]

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U.S. Condemns Syrian Crackdown

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is leading his nation down a “dangerous path.” The White House strongly condemned the crackdown on anti-government protesters that left 28 people dead Friday. Witnesses and activists say at least 10 deaths occurred in the northwestern province of Idlib. The military shelled targets in the provincial city […]

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U.S. Condemns Syrian Crackdown

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has strongly condemned Syria’s crackdown on anti-government protesters that left 28 people dead Friday, saying President Bashar al-Assad is leading his nation down a “dangerous path.” Witnesses and activists say at least 10 deaths occurred in the northwestern province of Idlib. The military shelled targets in the provincial city of Maaret al-Numan. […]

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