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Gadhafi Forces Attack Misrata

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Government forces in Libya have carried out a heavy assault on the rebel-held city of Misrata on the same day that NATO vowed to keep up its air campaign against the embattled Libyan leader. Witnesses say the port city came under heavy shelling Wednesday as thousands of pro-Gadhafi troops advanced from the south, east and […]

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UN Report: Economy Struggling In West Bank

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A new report from the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees says the West Bank’s economy is not doing as well as recent reports suggest. The report says accelerating unemployment and a decline in the purchasing power of working people’s wages are slowing economic growth. The report, released Wednesday, says that although employment in the […]

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Yemen’s Interim Leader Urged to Start Power Transition

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Anti-government protesters in Yemen are urging the country’s interim leader to form a transition council that would create a new government, while President Ali Abdullah Saleh recovers from serious injuries in Saudi Arabia. Demonstrations continued on Wednesday outside of Vice President Abd al-Rab Mansur Hadi’s residence in the capital, Sana’a. However, soldiers moved in and […]

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Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility for Deadly Iraq Attacks

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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An al-Qaida group has claimed responsibility for recent bombings in the Iraqi city of Tikrit that left at least 34 people dead. The militant group posted a statement on a jihadist website on Wednesday saying it was behind two bombings in the city north of Baghdad on Friday and a third attack on Monday. Iraqi […]

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NATO Plans for Libya Without Gadhafi

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says it is committed to its military campaign against forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and is preparing for a Libya without the authoritarian leader. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday after a meeting of alliance defense ministers in Brussels that Mr. Gadhafi’s departure is no longer a question of “if” he […]

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Syria Resolution Expected at UN as Refugees Flee to Turkey

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations diplomats are working on a resolution that would condemn Syria for its deadly anti-government crackdown, as refugees from the violence cross Syria’s northern border into Turkey. British Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain and France will put forth a draft resolution on Wednesday that condemns “repression” in Syria. But its fate is unclear […]

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NATO Defense Chiefs Discuss Libya Campaign

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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NATO warplanes rocked the Libyan capital, Tripoli, overnight before alliance defense ministers began talks to assess their military campaign against forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he expects the Wednesday meeting in Brussels to discuss preparations for the future of Libya without Mr. Gadhafi. On Tuesday, NATO carried […]

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Protesters Urge Yemen’s Interim Leader to Start Transition

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Anti-government protesters in Yemen are urging the country’s interim leader to form a transition council that would create a new government, while President Ali Abdullah Saleh recovers from serious injuries in Saudi Arabia. Demonstrations continued on Wednesday outside of Vice President Abd al-Rab Mansur Hadi’s residence in the capital, Sana’a. However, soldiers moved in and […]

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Gaza Border with Egypt Reopens After Dispute

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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The border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip has reopened, four days after being closed amid disagreements between Egyptian and Hamas officials about procedures at the site. Officials said Wednesday they reopened the Rafah crossing after the two sides reached a deal. The border was sealed Sunday just one week after Egypt had ended […]

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Syrian Refugees Fleeing Threats Enter Turkey

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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A group of 122 Syrian refugees has crossed into neighboring Turkey, as civilians flee a restive border town following a government vow to respond “decisively” to recent violence. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday his country will not close its door to refugees fleeing the unrest, after the group entered Turkey near the […]

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