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UN Nuclear Watchdog Agency Rebukes Syria

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency has voted to report Syria’s covert construction of a nuclear reactor to the Security Council for possible punitive action against the Arab nation. The board of the International Atomic Energy Agency rebuked Syria on Thursday for three years of stonewalling investigators attempting to visit and collect information about Damascus’ […]

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New Airstrikes Target Libyan Captial

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A new round of suspected NATO airstrikes shook the Libyan capital and its suburbs early Friday, a day after allied and Arab nations pledged more than $1.1 billion to help Libya’s opposition council and civilians affected by the country’s conflict. The 22-member Libya Contact Group announced the series of financial measures Thursday as they met […]

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Syrians Continue Fleeing to Turkey, Fearing Crackdown

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds more Syrians have crossed the border into Turkey, fleeing an anticipated government assault on the northern town of Jisr al-Shughour as Syrian forces and tanks massed outside the city. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday more than 2,500 civilians have entered his country since the unrest in neighboring Syria began in March. The […]

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Yemen Braces for Rival Protests as Saleh Leaves Intensive Care

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen is preparing for rival protests Friday after officials said President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been moved out of intensive care at the Saudi military hospital where he is being treated for wounds suffered in last week’s attack on his compound. Saudi and Yemeni officials in Riyadh said Thursday that Mr. Saleh’s condition had stabilized […]

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World Powers Pledge More Than $1B to Aid Libyan Opposition

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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International envoys have pledged more than one billion dollars to help Libya’s opposition council and Libyans affected by the country’s conflict. World powers announced the series of financial measures on Thursday as they met in the United Arab Emirates to plan for a Libya without its embattled leader, Moammar Gadhafi. Among the donors, Italy – […]

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Number of Syrians Fleeing to Turkey Swells

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s foreign minister says the number of Syrians who have crossed into Turkey has swelled to 2,400, as Turkey is erecting encampments to handle the crisis. Ahmet Davutoglu commented Thursday as Syrians in a northern border region continued to flee amid fears of government retaliation. The refugees are looking to escape Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s […]

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International Donors Pledge Millions to Libyan Rebels

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels are seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from international envoys meeting in the United Arab Emirates to plan a national destiny without Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Italy — Libya’s former colonial ruler — pledged nearly $600 million for Libyan rebels during the Thursday meeting. The aid would include loans and fuel products to […]

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World Powers Condemn Iran’s Nuclear Enrichment Expansion Plans

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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World powers meeting in Vienna to discuss global atomic issues have criticized Iran for proposed moves this week to accelerate its capability to produce nuclear fuel. Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States expressed their concerns in a joint statement Thursday to a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-member board of […]

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Fearful Syrians Continue Pressing into Turkey

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Turkish government said Thursday that the number of Syrians who have crossed into Turkey amid fears of government retaliation has risen to at least 1,600. The refugees are looking to escape Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s weeks-long crackdown against anti-government protesters. Some say that black-clad gunmen have opened fire against protesters without warning. The Syrian […]

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Libyan Rebels Seek Funds From International Donors

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels are seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from international envoys meeting in the United Arab Emirates to plan a national destiny without Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Italy — Libya’s former colonial ruler — pledged nearly $600 million for Libyan rebels during the Thursday meeting. The aid would include loans and fuel products to […]

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