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Russia Concerned over Arms Sales, Sanctions

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has lashed out against international moves that restrict transactions with Syria and Iran. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday only sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council could serve as a basis for limiting its weapons supplies to any country. “Nobody can use any pretext to dictate to Russia or any other country on […]

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VOA’s Middle East Voices Wins Prestigious Journalism Award

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Voice of America’s Middle East Voices website is being recognized for outstanding digital journalism. Middle East Voices won a 2012 Online News Association award for “Topical Reporting, Large Site,” for its reporting on the Arab Spring. The ONA made the announcement on Saturday at its annual conference in San Francisco. VOA’s Chief of English for […]

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Secretary Clinton Extends US Support to Middle East Activists

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomed Middle East democracy activists to the State Department Tuesday, asking for their input on how the United States can help advance freedom and human rights in the region. Greeting the activists before the meeting, Clinton called on them to give their “honest assessments” of the best ways for […]

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US Military Official Calls Iran Biggest Threat to Middle East Security

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the U.S. Central Command says Iran is the biggest threat to security in the Middle East and that Tehran is working “earnestly” to keep Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in power. General James Mattis told a Senate hearing Tuesday that Iran has not been dissuaded by international sanctions regarding its controversial nuclear program. […]

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China’s Wen Presses Saudi Arabia for Oil Access

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday on the first leg of a diplomatic mission that will also take him to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. China’s official Xinhua news agency said that, in a meeting Saturday with Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz, Mr. Wen pressed Saudi Arabia to open its […]

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China Critical of UN Resolution on Syria

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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China has criticized a United Nations human rights resolution condemning Syria’s deadly eight-month crackdown on anti-government protesters. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told reporters Wednesday that U.N. condemnation did not help solve Syria’s problems. He said dialogue is the only way to protect human rights. China was among 41 nations to abstain from voting […]

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