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  • admin wrote a new blog post: ‘Egypt ex-PM accepts to form new government’   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    ThumbnailGanzouri agrees in principle to lead national salvation government after meeting Tantawi, state newspaper says.

  • admin wrote a new blog post: First repatriated gold shipment lands in Venezuela   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    CARACAS – Amid wild celebrations, a first shipment of gold bars arrived home in Venezuela on Friday after President Hugo Chavez ordered almost all the country’s foreign bullion reserves be repatriated from Western banks. Excited crowds lined the roadside waving big Venezuelan flags and chanting “It’s returned! It’s returned!” as a convoy of soldiers and armored […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Justice and Development Party says won Morocco poll   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    RABAT – The Justice and Development Party (PJD) said it had won the largest number of seats in Morocco’s parliamentary election on Friday. “Based on reports filed by our representatives at polling stations throughout the country, we are the winners. We won Rabat, Casablanca, Tangier, Kenitra, Sale, Beni Mellal and Sidi Ifni to cite just a […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Yemen opposition to nominate ex-minister to form gov’t   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    SANAA – Opposition parties agreed on Friday to nominate the head of an alliance that led months of protests against Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to form a new government, an opposition leader said. Saleh transferred all his powers to Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after signing an agreement in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that was […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: UN says ready to aid Arab peace mission to Syria   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations is ready to support a proposed Arab League peace monitoring mission to Syria, where an eight-month crackdown on protests had led to thousands of deaths, a UN spokesman said on Friday. The pan-Arab body said in a statement on Thursday it was urging the United Nations to take “necessary measures […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: US defeated in bid on cluster bomb accord   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    GENEVA – A US-led push to regulate, rather than ban, cluster munitions failed on Friday after 50 countries objected, following humanitarian campaigners’ claims that anything less than a outright ban would be an unprecedented reversal of human rights law. While the United States, China and Russia want rules about the manufacture and use of cluster bombs, […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Iraq leader worried about ‘radical’ threat in Syria   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said on Friday he worries that “radicals” might take power in neighboring Syria and opposes any Western or Turkish military intervention. Talabani also said Iraqi military commanders favored a continued US troop presence in Iraq due to weaknesses in air and naval defenses. In an interview with Iraqiya state television, Talabani […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Libya leader, in Khartoum, thanks Sudan for weapons   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    KHARTOUM – Sudanese weapons and ammunition sent through Egypt helped Libya’s former rebels oust Muammar Gaddafi and take control of the North African country, the head of Libya’s interim ruling council said on Friday. Relations between Khartoum and Tripoli were strained during Gaddafi’s rule because of the slain leader’s support for rebels in Sudan’s western Darfur […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: US urges civilian gov’t in Egypt as soon as possible   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    WASHINGTON – The United States on Friday urged the Egyptian military give way “as soon as possible” to full civilian rule, hardening its rhetoric as demonstrations against the army drew tens of thousands to central Cairo. “Full transfer of power to a civilian government must take place in a just and inclusive manner that responds to […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Report: Syrian forces kill at least six civilians   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    AMMAN – Syrian forces shot dead at least four demonstrators demanding foreign intervention to stop a crackdown on eight months of protests against Syrian President Bashar Assad and killed two other civilians in raids on their homes, activists said. The killings occurred in the Damascus suburb of Douma, the central province of Homs, the southern province […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: UN voices alarm at torture of children in Syria   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    GENEVA – The United Nations voiced fresh alarm on Friday at consistent and substantiated reports of executions and torture of civilians including children in Syria as well as killings of demonstrators in pro-democracy rallies. The UN Committee against Torture cited “rife or systematic attacks against civilian population, including the killing of peaceful demonstrators” and the persecution […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: US Treasury to brief UAE, Israel on Iran pressure   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    WASHINGTON – The US Treasury will send its top national security official to the United Arab Emirates and Israel this weekend to brief government officials on new US actions to increase financial pressure on Iran. The Treasury said David Cohen, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, will discuss the Obama administration’s decision to declare Iran a […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: UN voices alarm at torture of children in Syria   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    GENEVA – The United Nations voiced fresh alarm on Friday at consistent reports of executions and torture of civilians including children in Syria as well as killings of demonstrators in pro-democracy rallies. The UN Committee against Torture cited “rife or systematic attacks against (the) civilian population, including the killing of peaceful demonstrators.” Syria faces increasing international pressure […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Report: Arab League gives Syria until end of day on deal   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    CAIRO – A deadline set by the Arab League for Syria to sign a deal allowing monitors into the country expired on Friday without any Syrian response but Arab governments will give Damascus until the end of the day to answer, an Arab source said. Arab foreign ministers had said in Cairo on Thursday that unless […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Syrian army: 10 personnel killed in foreign-backed attack   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    BEIRUT – Syria’s military said on Friday that 10 of its personnel, including six pilots, were killed in “terrorist” attack, which it said proved there was foreign involvement in the eight-month revolt against President Bashar Assad’s rule. “An armed terrorist group undertook an evil assassination plot that martyred six pilots, a technical officer and three other […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Ethiopia plans military mission inside Somalia   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia will deploy troops inside Somalia for a “brief period” to help Somali and Kenyan forces battling Islamist militants expand their control in southern Somalia, Ethiopian officials said on Friday. A government official also acknowledged for the first time that a small force had already rolled across the border to carry out reconnaissance […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Egypt voting extended to two days instead of one   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    CAIRO – Voting in each phase of Egypt’s three-stage parliamentary election will be held over two days instead of one, Egypt’s ruling military council decided on Friday, according to state television.The first stage of the vote begins on Monday. There was no immediate explanation for the military council’s decision.

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Egypt’s army council names Ganzouri prime minister   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    CAIRO – Egypt’s ruling military council appointed Kamal Ganzouri on Friday as prime minister to form “a national salvation government” to replace the cabinet which resigned this week. Ganzouri confirmed his appointment to Reuters by telephone. “Everything will be outlined later,” he said, declining to give any details about who might be appointed in his new […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Turkish FM to Abbas: Ankara ready to help with unity gov’t   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in a telephone conversation Friday that Ankara is prepared to assist in facilitating a Palestinian unity government, Israel Radio reported. He also told Abbas that Turkey was prepared to help Palestinians in their efforts to secure membership as a stare in the United Nations. Davutoglu’s comments […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: EU calls for civilian government in Egypt   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    BRUSSELS – The European Union on Friday condemned “excessive violence” in Egypt’s handling of protesters seeking an end to military rule and urged Cairo to move quickly towards a civilian government. Demonstrators in Cairo, where 41 people have been killed in violence before a parliamentary election due to begin on Monday, accuse the military leadership of […]

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