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Iraq Bombings Kill 21

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 21 people have been killed following apparently coordinated bombings in the Iraqi city of Tikrit. The first blast took place as worshippers were leaving a Sunni mosque at the conclusion of Friday prayers. Investigators say 16 people were killed and more than 50 others wounded. Hours later, a suicide bomber detonated explosives at […]

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34 Dead Following Protests in Syria

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights groups say at least 34 people were killed after security forces opened fire on a large group of demonstrators in Hama, a stronghold of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Activists said shooting broke out after Friday prayers in Hamas, which is about 300 kilometers north of Damascus. Witnesses said thousands of people […]

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Yemen’s President Survives Challenges From Protesters, Tribes and Al-Qaida

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s president, wounded Friday in a rocket attack on his compound, has survived three decades of challenges. President Ali Abdullah Saleh has ruled Yemen since the country’s unification in 1990. He had served as leader of North Yemen since 1978 and played a key role in the merger between the North and the communist South. […]

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Wounded Yemeni President Makes No Public Appearance After Compound Attack

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has made no appearance in public after being wounded by rockets fired into the presidential compound in the capital, Sana’a. Yemen state media had said the president would address the nation Friday, just hours after the attack – possibly to refute a report aired by an opposition-controlled television station that […]

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Syria Death Toll Mounts in Protests

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights groups say at least 34 people were killed after security forces opened fire on a large group of demonstrators in Hama, a stronghold of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Activists said shooting broke out after Friday prayers in Hamas, which is about 300 kilometers north of Damascus. Witnesses said thousands of people […]

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Wounded Yemeni President Yet to Appear in Public After Compound Attack

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has yet to appear in public after being wounded by rockets fired into the presidential compound in the capital, Sana’a. Yemen state media had said the president would address the nation Friday, just hours after the attack – evidently to refute a report aired by an opposition-controlled television station that […]

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Syria Death Toll Mounts in Protests

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights groups say at least 34 people were killed after security forces opened fire on a large group of demonstrators in Hama, a stronghold of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Activists said shooting broke out after Friday prayers in Hamas, which is about 300 kilometers north of Damascus. Witnesses said thousands of people […]

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Libyan Government Faces New Military, Diplomatic Pressure

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The NATO bombardment of Libya continued Friday, even as new diplomatic efforts were seen in the effort to get leader Moammar Gadhafi to give up power. China says its ambassador to Qatar has met with the head of Libya’s rebel council, the first time China has revealed such contacts. Chinese officials said they stand by […]

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Bahrain Grand Prix Restored Amid More Protests

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Amid new unrest, auto racing’s world governing body, FIA, has agreed to reschedule the Bahrain Grand Prix that was called off in March after anti-government protests. The Bahrain event was to have been the opening race of the season. FIA officials, meeting in Barcelona, announced Friday that it will now be run October 30. That […]

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At Least 27 Killed as Protests Rage Nationwide in Syria

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights groups say security forces have opened fire on anti-government protesters in the city of Hama, killing at least 27 people. The activists say the incident took place after thousands of protesters spilled onto the streets after Friday prayers in the city, which is located about 300 kilometers north of Damascus. Demonstrations erupted across […]

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