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Daytime Airstrikes Rock Libyan Capital

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A long series of explosions has rocked Libya’s capital in what could be one of NATO’s most intense daytime bombing missions over Tripoli. Witnesses said they have seen smoke in the area of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s sprawling compound in the city. As NATO continues its air campaign, world powers are increasing pressure on Mr. […]

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Syrian Town Braces for Possible Government Crackdown

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian residents in a town near the Turkish border are bracing for possible violence on Tuesday 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. […]

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Fierce Fighting as Clashes in Southern Yemen Kill 19

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Clashes in Yemen’s south have killed at least 19 people, as the violence and unrest that has engulfed the nation for months shows no signs of ending. Yemeni forces clashed with Islamist militants in the southern city of Zinjibar Tuesday, leaving 15 people dead more than a week after the militants seized control of the […]

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Explosions Hit Libyan Capital as NATO Pressure Continues

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say several explosions have hit Libya’s capital, Tripoli, as NATO continues to pressure Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The witnesses said they saw smoke in the area of Mr. Gadhafi’s compound following the explosions, as NATO carried out rare daytime airstrikes. Diplomatic efforts also continued Tuesday, as a special envoy sent by Russian President Dmitry […]

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Syria Pledges “Firm” Response to Reported Police Killing

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Syria is pledging to mount a “firm and decisive” response to what state television called the “massacre” of 120 security personnel in the northwestern city of Jir al-Shughour. The report Monday could not be confirmed since foreign journalists are not allowed in the country. Syrian opposition activists are disputing the casualty count, suggesting it will […]

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Clashes in Militant-Held Southern Yemen City Kill 15

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni forces have clashed with Islamist militants in the southern city of Zinjibar, leaving 15 people dead more than a week after hundreds of militants seized control of the city. The fighting Tuesday comes amid increased calls for Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to accept a peace deal put forward by the Gulf Cooperation Council […]

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Suspected Settlers Set Fire in West Bank Mosque

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say suspected Israeli settlers have set fire to a tire inside a mosque in the West Bank, and spray painted a message on the building’s walls referring to a nearby settler outpost. The fire was discovered Tuesday in the village of al-Mughayyir. Officials say the damage was limited to some prayer rugs inside. Authorities […]

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Libyan Rebels Retake Western Mountain Town

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say they have seized the western mountain town of Yafran from forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi after NATO airstrikes last week destroyed key government military targets, enabling opposition forces to advance. Ethnic Berber fighters, who have joined the anti-government rebellion, retook Yafran, about 100 kilometers southwest of Tripoli, on Monday. Pro-Gadhafi forces […]

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Egyptians Honor Activist Whose Death Sparked Revolution

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Egyptians have taken to the streets to honor activist Khaled Said, beaten to death in the northern city of Alexandria one year ago in a savage attack blamed on police. The incident helped inspire the uprising that brought down Egypt’s president. Pictures of the 28-year-old’s badly disfigured and bloodied face quickly spread over […]

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Clinton Reserved About French Mideast Peace Talks

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given a cool welcome to a French plan to host a Middle East peace conference, as disagreements surface between Washington and Paris over how to get Israel and the Palestinians back to stalled negotiations. Clinton said Monday the U.S. strongly supports the resumption of talks, but does not […]

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