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Bahrain Charges Doctors and Nurses With Helping Protesters

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Doctors and nurses in Bahrain who treated wounded protesters during recent anti-government uprisings have appeared in court to face charges of attempting to overthrow the kingdom’s rulers. Twenty-three doctors and 24 nurses have been detained since March under martial law. Even though Bahrain lifted its emergency law last week, the professionals remain under detention. While […]

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Yemen VP: President Saleh Coming Back ‘In Days’

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s vice president says President Ali Abdullah Saleh will be returning to Yemen “in days” after undergoing surgery in Saudi Arabia for a shrapnel wound. Yemen’s state media quote Vice President Abd al-Rab Mansur Hadi Monday as saying the president is recovering well. The vice president is serving as the country’s acting leader in Mr. […]

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Iran, Syria Denounced in UN Nuclear Talks Opener

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog says Iran may have carried out nuclear work with possible military purposes. Speaking at the start of a week-long board meeting on nuclear developments in Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano criticized Iran Monday for not cooperating with international nuclear experts. Western nations say Iran […]

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Libyan Rebels Push Into Gadhafi-Held West

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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British Foreign Secretary William Hague told reporters in London Sunday that the campaign against pro-Gadhafi forces is intensifying. But he rejected suggestions that it has strayed from the U.N. mandate to protect civilians. Hague defended the use of British and French attack helicopters, which were employed for the first time on Saturday. But Russian Deputy […]

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Libyan Rebels Push Into Gadhafi-Held West

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels have pushed into a Western Mountain town besieged by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, as NATO continued to carry out airstrikes around the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Rebels on Monday say they have taken over the town of Yafran, about 100 kilometers southwest of Tripoli. Pro-Gadhafi forces attacked the Western Mountain region […]

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Five U.S. Soldiers, At Least 13 Iraqis Killed in Separate Attacks

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Five U.S. soldiers and at least 13 Iraqis were killed on Monday in separate attacks in Iraq. It was the deadliest day for American troops in Iraq in more than two years and comes months before most U.S. soldiers are scheduled to withdraw. American authorities did not release details of the U.S. deaths. But Iraqi […]

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Suicide Blast Kills 12 in Iraq

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a suicide attacker has detonated a bomb-laden car in the city of Tikrit, killing at least 12 people and wounding 15 others. The blast happened Monday outside a compound that houses several palaces built during the rule of the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Officials say an Iraqi army colonel and several […]

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Soldiers, Protesters Remain at Golan Heights Following Clash

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli soldiers and dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters remained Monday on opposite sides of the border between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, a day after deadly clashes there. The Israeli military on Monday disputed Syrian state media reports that 20 people were killed and more than 325 wounded when Israeli troops fired at protesters who […]

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Suicide Blast Kills 12 in Iraq

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a suicide attacker has detonated a bomb-laden car in the city of Tikrit, killing at least 12 people and wounding 15 others. The blast happened Monday outside a compound that houses several palaces built during the rule of the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Officials say an Iraqi army colonel and several […]

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Opposition Tribesmen Say Yemeni Snipers Kill 3

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition tribesmen in Yemen say government snipers in the capital, Sana’a, have killed three supporters of tribal leader Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar. The shootings Monday came a day after Vice President Abd al-Rab Mansur Hadi ordered his forces to vacate opposition-controlled areas of the capital, while al-Ahmar began to evacuate his militia from government buildings and […]

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