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Libyan Leader Defiant Despite Intense NATO Airstrikes

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has vowed to fight to the end, as NATO warplanes pounded Tripoli with some of the most intense airstrikes since the coalition began its campaign in March. Mr. Gadhafi made his vow in a fiery audio speech broadcast Tuesday on state television. He said the Libyan people will not surrender and […]

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France Calls UN Silence on Syria ‘Inconceivable’

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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France’s foreign minister says it is “inconceivable” that the United Nations Security Council has remained silent on the escalating situation in Syria. Alain Juppe told reporters at the U.N. Tuesday that France is working with Britain and other European allies to gather a large majority to support a resolution condemning Syria for its violence against […]

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France Calls UN Silence on Syria ‘Inconceivable’

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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France’s foreign minister says it is “inconceivable” that the United Nations Security Council has remained silent on the escalating situation in Syria. Alain Juppe told reporters at the U.N. Tuesday that France is working with Britain and other European allies to gather a large majority to support a resolution condemning Syria for its violence against […]

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Iranian President Slams FIFA For Headscarf Ban

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called members football’s world governing body “dictators” for a headscarf ban that prevented Iran’s women’s football team from playing in an Olympic qualifier match. Mr. Ahmadinejad said Tuesday he has asked the country’s sports chief to follow up on the case with FIFA, the ruling body for international football . […]

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Libyan Leader Defiant Despite Intense NATO Airstrikes

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has vowed to fight to the end, after NATO aircraft pounded Tripoli on Tuesday with some of the most intense daytime airstrikes since it began its campaign. Mr. Gadhafi made the vow in a fiery audio speech that was broadcast on state television. He said the Libyan people will not “kneel” […]

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Fighting in Southern Yemen Kills Dozens

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Fighting in Yemen’s south killed dozens of people Tuesday, as the violence and unrest that has engulfed the nation for months shows no signs of ending, despite the president’s absence. Government forces clashed with Islamist militants in the southern city of Zinjibar, more than a week after hundreds of militants seized control of the city. […]

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Iran Denounces IAEA Comments on Nuclear Program

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says a report from the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency that says Tehran may have carried out nuclear work with possible military purposes “lacks legal credibility.” He said comments made Monday by the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency would have no bearing on Iran’s nuclear activities. The Iranian president spoke […]

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Syrian Town Braces for Possible Government Crackdown

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian residents in a town near the Turkish border are bracing for possible violence after the government pledged a forceful response to what it called a massacre of security forces. Government officials said Monday that armed gangs had killed 120 law enforcement officers during clashes over the past few days in Jisr al-Shughour. However, opposition […]

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Egypt Declares Muslim Brotherhood Legal

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt has declared the Muslim Brotherhood political movement legal, ending a ban on the group that had been in place for decades. The organization is one of the country’s best organized political groups. Egyptian state media announced the government’s decision, which clears the way for the Muslim Brotherhood to field candidates in parliamentary elections set […]

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Iran Sends Submarines to the Red Sea

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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A semi-official Iranian news agency says Iran’s navy has sent submarines to the Red Sea, in its first such mission in distant waters. The Fars news agency quotes an unnamed official Tuesday as saying Tehran sent the submarines to collect data in international waters and identify other warships. The report says the submarines accompanied Iranian […]

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