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Suicide Blast Kills 7 in Iraq

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 4:55 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 seven 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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IMF Agrees to $3 Billion Loan for Egypt

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The International Monetary Fund has agreed to lend Egypt $3 billion in a one-year program designed to help stabilize the country’s economy and drive growth. The IMF outlined the deal Sunday, saying it will help generate jobs, assist low-income households and create a more competitive business environment with a focus on small and medium companies. […]

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NATO Continues Air Assault on Libya

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO war planes on Sunday continued their assault on targets in and around Tripoli, hitting a military barracks in the Libyan capital and checkpoints near Brega. The attacks are designed to keep up pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to bring to an end his 42 years in power. British Foreign Secretary William Hague, who […]

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US, Europe Engage Yemeni Officials as Saleh Recovers

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni government and opposition officials met separately with U.S. and European diplomats Sunday as President Ali Abdullah Saleh recovered from a successful operation in Saudi Arabia to remove shrapnel from his chest. Mr. Saleh was wounded in a rocket attack Friday on his presidential compound. He was later flown to a military hospital in Riyadh […]

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Death Toll from Violence in Northwest Syria Rises to 35

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights groups say the death toll in a two-day government crackdown on protesters in the northwest has risen to 35 as exiled opposition figures called for the isolation of authoritarian President Bashar al-Assad. The violent clashes began Saturday and continued into Sunday, after thousands of residents turned out for the funerals of other anti-government […]

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Syria Says 20 Dead as Israel Opens Fire on Golan Protesters

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli troops on Sunday fired at hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters who attempted to cross the barbed-wire fence between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Syrian state media reported that 20 protesters were killed, including a woman and a teenage boy, and more than 325 wounded. Syrian hospital officials confirmed the casualty count, providing names of […]

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Israeli Troops Fire at Protesters on Golan; Syria Reports 14 Dead

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli troops on Sunday fired at pro-Palestinian protesters who tried to rush the barbed-wire fence between Syria and the Israeli-held Golan Heights. Syrian state media report that 14 protesters were killed, scores more wounded. Among those reported killed were a woman and child. The protesters were marking the 44th anniversary of the Arab defeat in […]

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NATO Continues Air Assault on Libya

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO war planes on Sunday continued their assault on targets in and around Tripoli, hitting a military barracks in the Libyan capital and checkpoints near Brega. The attacks are designed to keep up pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to bring to an end his 42 years in power. British Foreign Secretary William Hague, who […]

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Yemen: From Jasmine Revolution to Widespread Unrest

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A timeline of how Yemen has plunged from protests to near full-fledged civil war: January 22: Hundreds of students and other protesters gather at Sana’a University, calling for an end to the 32-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The demonstrators were apparently inspired by the protests that led to the ouster of Tunisia’s President. […]

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Celebrations Mark Departure of Yemen’s President

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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There were celebrations in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, on Sunday, after word spread that embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh had left the country. Mr. Saleh was wounded in Friday’s rocket attack on the presidential compound. He and several high-ranking officials were flown to Saudi Arabia Saturday for medical treatment. There is no official word on his […]

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