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Brahimi Still ‘Worried’ About Syria After Meeting Assad

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says he remains worried about Syria’s civil war after meeting President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus seeking a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Brahimi said Monday he exchanged views with Mr. Assad on possible solutions, but the Algerian diplomat did not elaborate or describe any signs of progress. Syrian state news […]

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Egypt: No Date for Referendum Results as Fraud Complaints Investigated

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian authorities say no date has been set for official results of this month’s two-stage referendum on an Islamist-backed draft constitution, as authorities investigate opposition complaints of fraud. Speaking Monday, members of Egypt’s election commission also said they were still compiling results from the staggered voting in Egypt’s 27 provinces on December 15 and 22. […]

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India Shuts Roads, Metro to Avoid Rape Protests

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials closed roads and metro stations Monday in central New Delhi, in an effort to put an end to the massive demonstrations about the brutal gang rape and beating last week of a 23-year-old female student. Police barricaded the roads leading to India Gate, an imposing Arc de Triomphe-style war memorial in the center […]

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Afghan Policewoman Kills American Adviser

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan and NATO officials say a female Afghan police officer has killed an American civilian adviser in the capital. Authorities say the policewoman killed the U.S. adviser Monday inside Kabul’s heavily guarded police headquarters. Officials say she was arrested by Afghan forces after the incident. Media reports say the suspect is a policewoman named Nargis […]

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Govt Air Strike ‘Kills 60’ as Peace Envoy Visits Syria

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian activists say a government air strike on a bakery killed more than 60 people Sunday, even as international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi began another visit to negotiate an end to Syria’s civil war. The attack occurred in the rebel-controlled town of Halfaya in Hama province. If confirmed, it would be one of the deadliest […]

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Egypt Opposition to Challenge Apparent Passage of Constitutional Referendum

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s liberal opposition coalition says it will challenge the outcome of a referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution that appears to have won majority approval. The two-stage vote was marred by low turnout and accusations of widespread fraud. Speaking Sunday, members of the opposition National Salvation Front said they plan to file complaints about voting irregularities […]

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Police Clash with Rape Protesters

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India’s capital Sunday used tear gas and water cannons for a second day on demonstrators who are demanding speedy action against the six detainees accused of a gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old female student. Sonia Gandhi, chief of the ruling Congress party, emerged from her residence after midnight to talk to […]

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Police Clash with Rape Protesters

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India’s capital Sunday used tear gas and water cannons for a second day on demonstrators who are demanding speedy action against the six detainees accused of a gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old female student. Sonia Ghandi, chief of the ruling Congress party, emerged from her residence after midnight to talk to […]

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Candlelight Vigil Held for India Gang Rape Victim

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Title: INDIA PROTEST 1st UPD – V HEAD: Candlelight Vigil Held for India Gang Rape Victim DATE: 12/22/2012 PUBLISHED AT: Saturday, December 22, 2012 7:34:27 PM NUMBER: 3873884 AUDIO: VIDEO: ATTACHED BELOW WEB: TYPE: CN )) Protesters in India’s capital have held a candlelight vigil Saturday for a 23-year-old female student who was gang raped. […]

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Death Toll Rises in Kenya Tribal Attacks

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Kenya say the death toll from new tribal clashes in the southeastern Tana River region has risen to 45. A local police official says the clashes started before dawn Friday, when a group of ethnic Pokomo, armed with spears and firearms, raided a village belonging to the Orma people. The Kenya Red Cross […]

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