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Qatari Emir Visits Gaza in Diplomatic Victory for Hamas

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Qatar’s emir received a hero’s welcome in the Gaza Strip Tuesday when he became the first head of state to visit the Palestinian territory since Islamist Hamas militants took control in 2007. Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh greeted Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani on a red carpet after the Qatari leader crossed over from Egypt’s […]

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Protesters Try to Storm Lebanese Govt. After Funeral

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Lebanese security forces fired their weapons into the air and lobbed volleys of tear gas at a small group of protesters as they tried to storm the central Beirut offices of Prime Minister Najib Mikati, demanding he quit over the assassination of a top intelligence official. Live television images Sunday showed the army […]

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International Peace Envoy Brahimi Arrives in Damascus

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Damascus Friday for talks with Syrian officials on securing a temporary cease-fire in the 19-month-old conflict between Syrian forces and rebel groups. The U.N.-Arab League envoy is scheduled to meet Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Saturday morning. He is also expected to meet with President Bashar al-Assad […]

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Bangladeshi Man Arrested On Charges Of Plotting Bomb Attack In US

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Bangladeshi man arrested on suspicion that he plotted to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York City has appeared in federal court and been ordered held without bail. Federal authorities arrested 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis in lower Manhattan Wednesday on suspicion that he planned to detonate a van with explosives […]

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Suicide Blast Wounds 11 at NATO-Afghan Base

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has blown up his vehicle near a NATO-Afghan army base in eastern Afghanistan, wounding at least 11 Afghan soldiers, as well as several international troops and civilians. Paktiya provincial officials said the explosion in the Zurmat district was large, but did not kill anyone. The bomber detonated his explosives near the base’s […]

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Biden, Ryan Squaring Off in Vice Presidential Debate

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and the Republican presidential challenger’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, are trying to persuade voters that their ticket will best handle America’s future, as the only scheduled vice presidential debate before the November election got underway Wednesday night.. The nationally televised event at a small college in Kentucky started up […]

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Pakistani Interior Minister: Taliban Gunman Who Shot 14-Year-Old Girl Identified

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s interior minister, Rehman Malik, says the Taliban gunman who gravely wounded a 14-year-old girl for speaking out for education for women has been identified and will soon be arrested. Malik says Malala Yousufzai is out of danger after doctors removed the bullet, but is still unable to travel overseas for more treatment. He said […]

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Turkish Military Chief Warns Against Further Syrian Shelling

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Turkey’s armed forces says the military will respond with greater force if shelling from Syria continues to spill across the border. General Necdet Ozel gave the warning Wednesday during a visit to the Turkish border village of Akcakale, where cross-border shelling killed five people last week. Turkey responded with six days of […]

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Taliban Gunmen Shoot Pakistani Teen Activist

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Taliban gunmen in Pakistan have shot and wounded a 14-year-old child activist who became famous for speaking out against the militant group. Malala Yousufzai was shot twice while boarding her school bus Tuesday in Swat Valley. Witnesses said gunmen who came to the school asked for Yousufzai by name before opening fire. She was shot […]

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Terror Suspects Appear in U.S. Courts after Extradition from Britain

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other terrorism suspects who fought for years to avoid facing charges in the United States appeared in U.S. courts Saturday, hours after being extradited from Britain. Hamza faces charges that include conspiring to set up a terrorist training camp in the state of Oregon and facilitating violent […]

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