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Listen up! World reacts to America’s U.N. veto

Editor's Note: Every week, the Global Public Square brings you some must-read editorials from around the world addressed to America and Americans. The series is called Listen up, America! Israel – Diminishing American power means Israeli leaders have a “small window or opportunity” for an agreement, writes Leon Hadar in the Tel Aviv-based Haaretz. “The failure to defeat the Taliban ...

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Obama Indirectly Praises Anna Hazare Movement

United Nations, September 22: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the anti-corruption campaign launched by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare in India, but he did not refer to him by name. In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Obama hailed the wind of change sweeping across the Middle East and the Arab world. He spoke of the will ...

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Jordan’s King Calls for Push Towards Peace in Middle East

Friday, 23 September 2011, 3:21 pm Press Release: UN News New York, Sep 21 2011 – Voicing support for Palestine’s efforts to seek full United Nations membership, King Abdullah II of Jordan today called for a vigorous international push with concrete steps to end the Middle East crisis based on the two-State solution of Israel and Palestine living side by ...

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South African Leader Backs Palestinian Bid To Join UN

Friday, 23 September 2011, 3:25 pm Press Release: UN News New York, Sep 21 2011 – South African President Jacob Zuma today told the General Assembly that his country supported the intention of the Palestinian Authority to seek full membership of the United Nations as a sovereign State and urged other countries to back the move. “It is a decisive ...

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Abbas to go ahead with UN state bid: Palestinians

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will today go ahead with his bid to secure UN membership for a Palestinian state, a top official said, amid protests on the West Bank against US leader Barack Obama. “Our people demonstrated yesterday and today to express their feeling that…

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Main events in Israel-Palestinian conflict since 1991

UNITED NATIONS ‘ The Palestinians are Friday set to submit to the United Nations an application for membership for their state along the 1967 borders, a move vehemently opposed by both Israel and Washington. Here is a timeline of key events in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the last two decades: 1991: · Nov 1: The Madrid Peace Conference sets a ...

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Saleh returns to riot-hit Yemen

President Ali Abdullah Saleh returned today to the Yemeni capital after more than three months of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that could further enflame violence between forces loyal to him and his opponents. Saleh left Yemen for Saudi Arabia in June after he was seriously injured in an attack on his presidential compound in the ...

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Roll over Einstein: Pillar of physics challenged

SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press= GENEVA (AP) — A startling discovery by one of the world’s foremost laboratories that a subatomic particle seemed to move faster than the speed of light has scientists around the world rethinking Albert Einstein and one of the foundations of physics. Already they are planning to put Einstein and the new finding to high-speed tests to ...

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Kabul lockdown for Rabbani state funeral

Thousands of mourners were expected to attend a state funeral for Burhanuddin Rabbani, the government peace negotiator, whose assassination threatens to engulf Afghanistan in fresh chaos. An assassin with a bomb hidden under his turban and purporting to be a peace emissary from the Taliban leadership killed Rabbani at his Kabul villa on Tuesday as he clasped him to his ...

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At least 15 killed in Yemeni capital as shelling continues

SANAA, Yemen — Renewed violence in the Yemeni capital killed at least 15 people Thursday as forces loyal to the regime and its opponents shelled each other’s strategic positions from hills surrounding the city, medical and security officials said. The shelling over Sanaa has terrified residents and emptied the streets, already pockmarked by ground battles between rival forces based in ...

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