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At Least 8 Killed as Protests Rage Nationwide in Syria

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights groups say at least eight people are dead after security forces opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in Hama, a city about 300 kilometers north of Damascus. Rights activists say the incident took place on Friday after thousands of people took to the streets in the city. Demonstrations erupted across Syria on Friday in […]

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Attack Wounds Yemeni President

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been wounded by a shelling attack on the presidential compound in Sana’a, the capital. Yemeni officials say Mr. Saleh would make a national address shortly . The announcement came after an opposition television station claimed he had been killed in the incident. Several other high-ranking officials, including Prime Minister […]

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Yemen President Wounded in Palace Shelling

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been wounded in shelling at the presidential compound in the capital, Sana’a. Western media accounts quote an opposition television report as saying Mr. Saleh was at a mosque in the presidential compound when rockets landed during Friday prayers. Yemeni officials say several high-ranking officials also were wounded. Western reports […]

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Bodies of 150 Migrants Recovered in Sinking Off Tunisia

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers have recovered 150 bodies of African refugees fleeing the military violence in Libya. International migration officials said Friday that operations continue in the Mediterranean Sea off Tunisia following the disappearance of some 200 migrants after the vessel they were on encountered rough waters this week. At least 570 people were rescued from the boat […]

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Iraqi Bomb Blast Kills 16 at Mosque

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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At least 16 people were killed and more than 50 wounded Friday morning when a bomb exploded at a Sunni mosque in the hometown of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Investigators say the blast took place as worshippers were leaving the mosque in Tikrit, a city about 130 kilometers north of Baghdad. The mosque is […]

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Syrians Protest Troops’ Killing of Children

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Demonstrations erupted across Syria on Friday in response to opposition groups’ call for protests about casualties among children during in recent weeks of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. Reuters news agency reported Syrian troops were firing on protesters in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor as rallies continue nationwide in defiance of a government […]

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Iraqi Bomb Blast Kills 5 at Mosque

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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At least five people were killed and more than 25 wounded Friday morning when bomb detonated at a Sunni mosque in the town of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Officials in Tikrit, 130 kilometers north of Baghdad, say the wounded are being treated at a hospital. Accounts conflict as to whether the bomb went off […]

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Yemen Fighting Escalates Further

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Clashes in the Yemeni capital escalated further on Friday, with the destruction of the headquarters of an opposition TV station. Reports say the fighting in Sana’a is expanding into new neighborhoods of the city, and tribesmen loyal to the opposition are traveling to the capital city to take part in the fighting. The rising chaos […]

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Head of Embattled Israeli Company Dies at 89

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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The primary shareholder of Israel’s Ofer Brothers Group, which was blacklisted by the United States last week for allegedly trading with Iran, has died at his home. Israeli news reports said Sammy Ofer was found Friday at his home, dead at age 89. Reports said he had been seriously ill. Ofer Brothers Group, owned by […]

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New Explosions Rock Tripoli

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Several explosions rocked the Libyan capital, Tripoli, early Friday. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties. For the last several nights, NATO warplanes have bombed targets in Tripoli, including leader Moammar Gadhafi’s sprawling residential and command compound. Mr. Gadhafi has rarely been seen in public since a NATO airstrike killed one of […]

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