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Controversy Over Iranian Activist’s Death at Father’s Funeral

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian opposition websites say the daughter of a prominent Iranian dissident has died after a scuffle with security forces at her father’s funeral, while government media say she died of a heart attack. Opposition websites say Haleh Sahabi, the daughter of Ezzatollah Sahabi and a prominent activist in her own right, fell to the ground […]

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Slain Syrian Teen Becomes Rallying Symbol for Protesters

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Syrian teenager who activists say was tortured and killed by security forces has become a rallying force for anti-government protesters during a continuing government crackdown that has killed hundreds. Witnesses say protesters in Syria have marched with pictures of 13-year-old Hamza al-Khatib. Videos posted on the Internet of his bloodied corpse have fueled international […]

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Israelis Mark Anniversary of Capture of Jerusalem

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Israelis have turned out for a “Flag March” celebration, commemorating the day when Israel seized control of East Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War. Participants marched through the city waving blue and white Israeli flags on Wednesday in a procession that ended at the Western Wall, a Jewish holy site. Israeli media […]

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NATO Extends Its Libya Mission

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO says it is extending its military mission in Libya for 90 days, as Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi refuses to step down despite a popular uprising, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen made the announcement Wednesday. He said the move is meant to send a clear message to the Gadhafi government that the pressure to oust […]

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Bahrainis Call for Protests as King Lifts Emergency Law

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Activists in Bahrain on Wednesday called for fresh demonstrations seeking reforms, as the government lifted the state of emergency imposed during a March crackdown on anti-government protesters. The activists renewed their push for protests via online forums Wednesday. Rights group Amnesty International has urged Bahrain’s authorities to allow the planned protests to go ahead so […]

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August Trial Date Set for Egypt’s Mubarak

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will face trial in August on charges of fraud and orchestrating the killing of anti-government protesters who drove him from power. Egypt state media on Wednesday announced the trial will begin on August 3. Mr. Mubarak and his sons, Alaa and Gamal, will face trial in […]

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Syrian Dissidents Reject Government’s Amnesty Offer

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian opposition leaders meeting in Turkey have rejected their government’s offer of a general amnesty and say they will continue to push for a regime change. More than 300 dissidents are attending a conference in the Turkish town of Antalya on Wednesday, a day after President Bashar al-Assad offered the amnesty to government opponents, including […]

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NATO Mission in Libya Extended

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says it is extending its military mission in Libya for 90 days, as Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi refuses to step down despite a popular uprising, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen made the announcement Wednesday. He said the move is meant to send a clear message to the Gadhafi government that the pressure to […]

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Iran Activist Dies at Father’s Funeral

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian opposition websites say the daughter of a prominent Iranian dissident has died after a scuffle with security forces at her father’s funeral, while government media say she died of a heart attack there. Opposition websites say Haleh Sahabi, the daughter of Ezzatollah Sahabi and a prominent activist in her own right, fell to the […]

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August Trial Date Set for Egypt’s Mubarak

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will face trial in August on charges of fraud and orchestrating the killing of anti-government protesters who drove him from power. Egypt state media on Wednesday announced the trial will begin on August 3. Mr. Mubarak and his sons, Alaa and Gamal, will face trial in […]

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