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Qatar Supports Sending Arab Troops to Syria

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Qatar has proposed sending Arab troops to Syria to halt the bloodshed in that country, where violence has raged despite the presence of Arab League observers sent to monitor the situation. In an interview to be broadcast on the U.S. television network CBS Sunday, the emir of Qatar said some Arab troops should go to […]

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Qatar Supports Sending Arab Troops to Syria

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Qatar says it favors sending Arab troops to Syria to stop a crackdown on anti-government protesters that has left thousands of people dead. In an interview to be broadcast Sunday, the emir of Qatar told the U.S. television network CBS that some Arab troops should go to Syria to “stop the killing.” Excerpts of the […]

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Unrest in Chechnya Leaves 8 Dead

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Islamic insurgents killed four Russian soldiers Sunday and wounded another 16 during a clash in the mountains of southern Chechnya. The Russian Interior Ministry says four militants were killed and two wounded in the fighting. The military operation was hindered by deep snow and thick fog. The Russian soldiers resumed their search for the militants […]

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Pro-Democracy Demonstrators Rally in Bahrain

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators in Bahrain gathered Saturday in the capital, Manama, for a protest led by the Shi’ite-led opposition, defying a government ban. The demonstration was organized by opposition groups led by Al Wefaq, a leader of the Shi’ite majority’s protest movement. Riot police blocked roads leading to the city center, forcing demonstrators to […]

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4 Killed in NW Pakistan

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Two separate bomb blasts in Pakistan’s northwest near the border with Afghanistan killed at least four people Tuesday. Local officials said the first bomb exploded in the city of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, killing one person and wounding at least four others. A second bomb at a busy market in the Landi […]

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4 Killed in NW Pakistan

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Two separate bomb blasts in Pakistan’s northwest near the border with Afghanistan killed at least four people Tuesday. Local officials said the first bomb exploded in the city of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, killing one person and wounding at least four others. A second bomb at a busy market in the Landi […]

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Bahrain Police Fire Tear Gas, Stun Grenades at Protesters

Posted January 1st, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say riot police in Sunni-ruled Bahrain fired tear gas and stun grenades as they clashed Sunday with hundreds of Shi’ite opposition supporters after the funeral for a 15-year-old protester killed a day earlier. Thousands of chanting demonstrators, some carrying Bahraini flags, converged Sunday on the island of Sitra, south of Manama, to mourn the […]

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Kazakh President Fires Head of Energy Giant Following Riots

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Kazakhstan’s president has announced plans to fire the head of the state energy firm, after two days of deadly rioting between police and fired oil workers. After making a brief visit to the western oil-producing Mangistau region Thursday, President Nursultan Nazarbayev said he will fire Timur Kulibayev, the president’s son-in-law and the head of the […]

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Indian Kashmir Minister Escapes Assassination Attempt

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in India-controlled Kashmir say the region’s senior minister and ruling National Conference leader, Ali Muhammad Sagar, has narrowly escaped an assassination attempt. Local authorities said Sagar, the state law minister, was attacked by unidentified gunmen Sunday evening in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Sagar was attending an engagement party for his niece […]

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Tunisian Forces Fire in Air During Protest

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Tunisian security forces on Wednesday fired into the air and used tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in the town of Kasserine, about 300 kilometers southwest of the capital, Tunis. Local officials said demonstrators hurled stones at a local prison and surrounded it. They said protesters were angry because they felt that the country’s […]

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