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Obama Tells Burma Reforms Have Much Further to Go

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced concerns about Cambodia’s human rights record in what U.S. officials described as a “tense” meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Mr. Obama, who arrived in the capital, Phnom Penh, Monday, raised the issue of free and fair elections and the detention of political prisoners. U.S Deputy national security […]

Obama Tells Burma Reforms Have Much Further to Go

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced concerns about Cambodia’s human rights record in what U.S. officials described as a “tense” meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Mr. Obama, who arrived in the capital, Phnom Penh, Monday, raised the issue of free and fair elections and the detention of political prisoners. U.S Deputy national security […]

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Obama: Resolving Gaza Conflict Begins with No Missiles Fired at Israel

Posted November 18th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says efforts to resolve the latest fighting between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas must begin with militants firing no more missiles into Israeli territory. Mr. Obama made the comment Sunday while on a visit to the Thai capital, Bangkok. He reiterated U.S. support for what he called Israel’s right to […]

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Israel, Gaza Bombardment Enters Fifth Day

Posted November 18th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Israel continued to blast targets in the Gaza Strip Sunday, launching aerial and naval attacks in response to continuing Palestinian rocket fire. Three Arab journalists were wounded when an Israeli air strikes hit an Arab media office Sunday. Palestinian officials said more than 48 Gazans have been killed since the campaign began Wednesday. On Saturday, […]

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Israel Bombards Gaza As Hamas Rocket Fire Reaches Tel Aviv

Posted November 17th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli warplanes blasted Hamas government buildings in the Gaza Strip Saturday in response to continuing Palestinian rocket fire. Israeli air defenses also shot down a Palestinian rocket fired at Tel Aviv, as Israel’s Cabinet authorized the call up of 75,000 reservists for a possible ground invasion. Television footage showed a mound of rubble after Israeli […]

Israel Bombards Gaza As Hamas Rocket Fire Reaches Tel Aviv

Posted November 17th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli warplanes blasted Hamas government buildings in the Gaza Strip Saturday in response to continuing Palestinian rocket fire. Israeli air defenses also shot down a Palestinian rocket fired at Tel Aviv, as Israel’s Cabinet authorized the call up of 75,000 reservists for a possible ground invasion. Television footage showed a mound of rubble after Israeli […]

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Israel, Hamas Exchange Fierce Attacks

Posted November 17th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel and Hamas exchanged fierce attacks Saturday, as Israeli forces continued massing along the Gaza border in preparation for a possible ground invasion. The Israeli military carried out more than 200 air strikes on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip Saturday, targeting government buildings including the office of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and the Hamas Cabinet. Haniyeh […]

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Israel, Hamas Exchange Fierce Attacks

Posted November 17th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel and Hamas continued exchanging fierce attacks Saturday as Israeli forces massed along the Gaza border in preparation for a possible ground invasion. Israel carried out more than 200 air strikes on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip Saturday, destroying the Hamas Cabinet headquarters, while Palestinian rocket fire continued as far north as Tel Aviv. Israel’s military […]

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United Syrian Opposition Receives Limited Recognition

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Arab League has welcomed the formation of a new Syrian opposition group, but stopped short of giving it full recognition as the representative of the Syrian people. The League, meeting in Egypt, urged regional and international groups to recognize the new coalition. Earlier Monday, the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council became the first to formally […]

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Obama Summons Congressional Leaders for Financial Talks

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is summoning congressional leaders to the White House next week for talks on how to avert significant government spending cuts and tax increases in January. Newly re-elected to a second term, Mr. Obama told a White House gathering Friday that the country urgently needs to “build consensus” to resolve its financial […]

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