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Libyan Government Takes Control Of Militia Bases After Deadly Clashes

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan authorities have taken control of militia bases in the eastern city of Benghazi, following unrest that left 11 people dead and more than 60 others wounded. The clashes outside the jihadist militia compounds followed large-scale protests Friday in which tens of thousands of Libyan marched through Benghazi, demanding the dissolution of the militant groups. […]

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Protests Erupt Across Pakistan Over Video

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Protests are being held in cities across Pakistan against an Internet video that demonstrators say insults the Prophet Muhammad. Friday has been designated a national holiday and “a day of love for the Prophet Muhammad,” with police urging demonstrators to protest peacefully. The Pakistani television station, ARY, said one of its employees was killed Friday […]

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Blast Kills At Least 30 in Syria’s North

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Syrian rights group says a blast in northeast Syria has killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens of others. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights quotes witnesses as saying the blast occurred when an air strike hit a fuel station in al-Raqqa province Thursday. The group’s director says witnesses told him they […]

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French Magazine Publishes Muhammad Cartoons Despite Muslim Protests

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A satirical French magazine on Wednesday published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a move that threatened to fuel violent protests that Muslims have launched worldwide after a low-budget film emerged from the United States mocking Muhammad. The weekly Charlie Hebdo featured several images of the Prophet in its Wednesday issue, including several of him […]

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Syrian Rebels Seize Northern Border Crossing

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian rebels have seized control of a third border crossing with Turkey after fierce battles with government troops, as fighting raged in the key cities of Aleppo and Damascus. VOA correspondent Elizabeth Arrott reported from the Syrian capital Wednesday that thick, black smoke was rising from contested suburbs there. At the Tal Abyad crossing near […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Urges Full Burmese Army Support for Reforms

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the path to her nation’s democratic future will not be irreversible until the army voices full support for the process. The 66-year-old Nobel laureate made the comment during interviews Tuesday at the Voice of America studios in Washington. She said she is most troubled by the provision […]

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Suicide Bomber Attacks Foreigners near Kabul

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has killed at least 12 people in an attack on a mini-bus carrying foreigners near the Afghan capital. Police say nine foreign workers, their Afghan driver, and two other Afghans were killed when the bomber detonated a car full of explosives near the bus Tuesday on the highway to the Kabul airport. […]

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Protests Spread Over Anti-Islam Film

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of protesters demonstrating against an anti-Islam film torched a press club and a government building in northwest Pakistan Monday, sparking clashes with police that left at least one person dead. Demonstrations also turned violent outside a U.S. military base in Afghanistan and the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia. The attacks followed demonstrations and violence in […]

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NATO Airstrike Kills 8 Afghan Women

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The international coalition in Afghanistan has apologized for an airstrike that killed eight civilian women in a remote part of the country. Sunday’s airstrike came shortly before dawn in Laghman province, east of Kabul. Villagers claimed the women were killed while gathering firewood. The U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force initially said an air strike targeted […]

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Attackers in Afghanistan Wore US Uniforms

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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International coalition officials say the insurgents who attacked a British military base in Afghanistan Friday, killing two U.S. Marines, were dressed in U.S. Army uniforms and were armed with automatic rifles, rocket propelled grenade launchers and suicide vests. The coalition said in a statement Sunday the 15 militants were organized into three teams and “executed […]

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