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UN Authorizes Observer Mission for Syria

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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China and Russia joined the rest of the United Nations Security Council Saturday to authorize deployment of an advance team of observers to Syria to monitor a fragile cease-fire between the government and armed opposition forces. In a unanimous vote Saturday, the Security Council approved a resolution that gives the go ahead for a small […]

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53 Dead in Attack on Iraqi Shi’ites

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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An Iraqi suicide bomber handing out food and pastries blew himself up outside the mainly Shi’ite port city of Basra Saturday, killing at least 53 people and wounding 137 others. Local authorities said the blast targeted Shi’ite worshippers taking part in a major religious commemoration, Arbaeen. It marks the 40th day since the slaying anniversary […]

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Clashes in Yemen’s Capital Leave 40 Dead

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 9:11 pm (UTC-5)
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Clashes between forces loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and student protesters backed by military forces in the capital, Sana’a, left at least 40 people dead Saturday, a day after the president unexpectedly returned to the country and called for a truce. Government forces attacked a student protest camp overnight, causing many casualties. A […]

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Global Stocks Drop Again After Rebound

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Concerns about weak U.S. economic growth and worries about European debt sent stocks plunging on Wednesday. In New York, the Dow Jones Average fell almost 5 percent white the S&P and NASDAQ indexes also were down sharply — giving back all the gains from Tuesday’s recovery a Monday sell-off. Major European indexes in London, Paris, […]

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