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At Least 20 Dead as Government Forces Pound Libyan Town

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Medics and rebels say at least 20 people have been killed in Libya’s rebel-held town of Misrata, where forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi have been pounding targets. They say at least 60 people were wounded in the shelling on Friday. Also Friday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his government has offered Mr. […]

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Amnesty Calls on Saudi Arabia to Stop Executions

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Human rights group Amnesty International is calling on Saudi Arabia to stop executions. The London-based group said Friday that the kingdom has executed at least 27 people already this year, equal to the total number put to death in 2010. Fifteen people were executed in May alone. The rights group says more than 100 […]

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At Least 28 Killed in Syria Clashes

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian security forces have shot and killed at least 28 people in crackdowns on anti-government protests and a confrontation in the northwestern province. Witnesses and activists say at least 10 of Friday’s deaths occurred in the northwestern province of Idlib. The military shelled targets in the provincial city of Maaret al-Numan. State-run news reports said […]

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Thousands Gather for Rival Demonstrations in Yemen

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people have turned out for rallies across Yemen, where some called for the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and others voiced their support for the injured president. The largest demonstrations took place in the capital, Sana’a, on Friday. Chanting anti-government protesters urged Vice President Abd al-Rab Mansur Hadi to set […]

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Bahrain Grand Prix Now Off

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The rescheduled Formula One Grand Prix auto race in Bahrain is going to be removed from the 2011 calendar. Teams opposed the new date of October 30 that was assigned by the world governing body, FIA, at a meeting last week in Barcelona. The race was originally scheduled for March, but was called off because […]

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Two Dozen Killed in Syrian Clashes

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 22 people have been killed in Syria, following confrontations between security forces and anti-government demonstrators . Activists say at least 10 of the deaths on Friday occurred in the northwestern province of Idlib. State-run news reports say an armed group in the provincial city of Maaret al-Numan attacked security forces and set several […]

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Jordanians Rally for Government Reforms

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters have rallied in cities across Jordan, where some demonstrators called for government reforms while others called for the resignation of Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit and his cabinet. The demonstrators took to the streets after midday prayers on Friday, with some waving signs and anti-government slogans. The country’s state-run Petra news agency said at a […]

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Syrian Forces Kill Five Protesters

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian security forces have opened fire on protesters, killing at least five people while thousands of Syrians continue to flee into neighboring Turkey. Rights groups and witnesses say three people were shot dead during a large rally in a Damascus suburb on Friday. Two protesters were also reportedly killed in a village in the southern […]

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At Least 20 Dead as Government Forces Pound Libyan Town

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Medics and rebels say at least 20 people have been killed in Libya’s rebel-held town of Misrata, where forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi have been pounding targets. They say at least 60 people were wounded in the shelling on Friday. Meanwhile, a new round of suspected NATO airstrikes shook the Libyan capital as Norway […]

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At Least 5 Protesters Die in Syria as Residents Flee Crackdown

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian security forces have opened fire on protesters, killing at least five people while thousands of Syrians continue to flee into neighboring Turkey. Rights groups and witnesses say three people were shot dead during a large rally in a Damascus suburb on Friday. Two protesters were also reportedly killed in a village in the southern […]

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