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Al-Qaida Calls for More Violence Against US Embassies

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen is calling for more violence against American embassies after days of deadly protests against a U.S.-made anti-Muslim film. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula says it wants the fires to blaze at U.S. embassies across the Arab world. Some parts of the Muslim world returned to calm Saturday after violence that left […]

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UN Envoy to Meet With Assad Saturday

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The new U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is set to talk with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Saturday in Damascus as he continues his first official visit to the war-torn country. A U.N. spokesman said Brahimi met Friday with Syrian officials, U.N. staff, Red Cross officers, and envoys from Russia and China. Along with […]

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Protests in Sudan Near US Embassy

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Sudan’s capital have clashed with thousands of protesters marching on the U.S. embassy. Video from the scene Friday showed police trying to beat back demonstrators with batons and tear gas. But a number of protesters were able to break through a embassy security perimeter. There are reports of gunfire at the embassy compound. […]

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More Anti-US Protests Over Anti-Muslim Film

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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New protests erupted across the Muslim world Friday, where anger is spreading over an anti-Islamic video posted on the Internet. The most recent protests broke out in Tunisia’s capital of Tunis, where police fired tear gas at rock-throwing demonstrators, some of whom were amble to jump over the wall surrounding the U.S. embassy. The violence […]

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Tokyo: 6 Chinese Vessels Enter Japan’s Waters Near Disputed Islands

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan says six Chinese patrol ships have entered its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, further heightening the tensions over the uninhabited archipelago claimed both by Tokyo and Beijing. Japan’s Coast Guard said two Chinese vessels entered Japanese waters early Friday, and four more vessels arrived soon after. The Coast Guard […]

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Anti-US Protests Ignite in Several Nations Over Anti-Muslim Film

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Two days after the U.S. ambassador to Libya died during a siege on an American consulate, waves of anti-American protests continued sweeping the Middle East and Southeast Asia Thursday, with demonstrators angered over a film mocking Islam. In Yemen, hundreds stormed the grounds of the U.S. embassy in Sana’a. The mob torched a number of […]

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Somali President Safe After Hotel Bombing

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s new president was unharmed Wednesday when suicide bombers attacked the Mogadishu hotel where he has been staying. The visiting Kenyan foreign minister was speaking to reporters when a bomb blast was heard, followed by gunfire. “… and the commitment of the people of Somalia (BLAST, FOLLOWED BY GUNFIRE )) The news conference continued with […]

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US Ambassador, 3 Staff Killed in Libya Attack

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United States ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed after a mob stormed the U.S. consulate in the eastern city Benghazi late Tuesday. Demonstrators reportedly angered over an amateur American-made film that mocks Islam’s Prophet Muhammad shot at and set fire to the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens is […]

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Factory Fires Kill 191 in Pakistan

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Fires broke out at two factories in Pakistan Tuesday, killing at least 191 people. Pakistani officials say 166 people were killed in the southern port city of Karachi when a blaze ripped through a garment factory. The death toll rose throughout the day Wednesday as authorities pulled more bodies from the building. Many of the […]

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Japan to Mobilize Coast Guard When Beijing’s Ships Reach Islands

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan says it will mobilize its coast guard when Chinese government ships reach a disputed archipelago in the East China Sea, raising the possibility of a confrontation between the two powerful Asian nations. In a statement given to VOA Wednesday, the Japanese foreign ministry said the coast guard mobilization will happen “when the (Chinese) ships […]

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