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US Envoy to Assume Charge This Month (Munter Replacement)

US Envoy to Assume Charge This Month (Munter Replacement)

Thursday, August 2, 2012 12:23

US Ambassador-designate to Pakistan Richard Olson is expected to assume charge later this month amid signs of easing of months-old tensions between the two allies. But Olson’s final itinerary hinges on approval of his ...

Barack Obama Tightens Sanctions on Banks Helping Iran Sell Oil

Barack Obama Tightens Sanctions on Banks Helping Iran Sell Oil

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 10:36

President Barack Obama announced new US sanctions on Tuesday against foreign banks that help Iran sell its oil, efforts that he said would increase pressure on Tehran for failing to meet its international nuclear obligations. Obama’s ...

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Dust Storm Attacks Arizona

Dust Storm Attacks Arizona

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 8:52

A second cloud of yellow in less than a week overwhelmed suburban Phoenix on Sunday, mixing with torrential rains and gusty winds that wreaked havoc on midday traffic in the area. According to the ...

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Burmese Muslim Losing Hope (Burma Muslim Killing)

Burmese Muslim Losing Hope (Burma Muslim Killing)

Sunday, July 29, 2012 12:27

It’s nearly two months since the Muslim’s massacre ignited in Arakan, the western province of Burma (Myanmar). It all began on 3rd June 2012 when 11 Muslims were killed by the extremist Buddhists with an alleged assistance of Burmese Army after bringing them down from a bus. The ...

US Plans $4.2bn Patriot Missile Sale to Kuwait

US Plans $4.2bn Patriot Missile Sale to Kuwait

Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:40

The Pentagon said Wednesday it planned to sell 60 Patriot missiles to Kuwait in a deal worth an estimated $4.2 billion, as the emirate tries to bolster its defenses against the threat from Iran....

US Warns Syria to Using Chemical Weapons

US Warns Syria to Using Chemical Weapons

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:29

US President Barack Obama has warned Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad it would be a “tragic mistake” to unleash chemical weapons, after Damascus admits it has a stockpile and will use them if attacked. The warning, a ...

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Security Most Alert after Iraq Attacks Kill 113

Security Most Alert after Iraq Attacks Kill 113

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 13:23

Security was tightened on Tuesday in Baghdad neighbourhoods engulfed by a wave of nationwide violence which saw 113 people killed and 250 wounded in Iraq's deadliest day in two and a half years. Monday's ...

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Bombs Kill 20 and Wound 80 (Iraq)

Bombs Kill 20 and Wound 80 (Iraq)

Monday, July 23, 2012 6:54

Car bombs in two towns south of Baghdad and in the Iraqi city of Najaf killed a total of 20 people on Sunday and wounded 80, police and hospital sources said, in one of the most violent days of the past two weeks....

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Stop Killing Muslims in Burma

Stop Killing Muslims in Burma

Sunday, July 22, 2012 12:56

Between 50,000 and 90,000 people – with lower figures coming from the government and higher ones from UN agencies– are estimated to have been displaced.Amnesty International has also received credible reports of other human rights abuses against Rohingyas and other Rakhine Muslims– including physical abuse, rape, destruction of ...

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A Doctoral Student With Few Signs of Violent Edge (Colorado Shooting Suspect)

A Doctoral Student With Few Signs of Violent Edge (Colorado Shooting Suspect)

Saturday, July 21, 2012 10:26

Soda bottles littered his apartment, the top floor unit of a three-story red brick building in a run-down neighborhood, what seemed typical quarters for a 24-year-old doctoral student with one critical exception: Police now believe it to be booby-trapped....