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Syrian tanks attack eastern city

Syrian troops have stormed parts of the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and explosions can be heard throughout the area, according to activists. An activist in the city said the military launched a pre-dawn raid today on the city, attacking it from four sides and so far taking control of eight neighbourhoods. Yesterday, Syrian forces tightened a siege on the ...

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Rebels launch push in western Libya

Rebels launched a new offensive out of their stronghold in Libya’s western mountains, battling regime forces on a new front in a bid to break a months-long deadlock and push toward Tripoli. Booms of shelling and rocket fire echoed from the front lines on Saturday, centreed around the town of Bir Ghanam, where the rebel force backed by tanks fought ...

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Iraq, U.S. and SOFA: Legal Immunity or Illegal Impunity?

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. “The American pact is nothing but humiliation to the Iraqis. This is against the interest and the sovereignty of the Iraq people and no none should put himself in a position to sign it…such a pact with the Americans who destroyed Iraq since 1991 and killed millions of its children by two wars and ...

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More violence in British capital after riots

LONDON (Reuters) – Groups of youths attacked shops and damaged a police car in north London on Sunday as police sent in reinforcements to prevent more rioting on the scale that laid waste to another area of the British capital 24 hours earlier. Police officers investigate after riots in Tottenham in north London August 7, 2011. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files) Scattered incidents ...

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Asian stock markets dip on global economic growth fears

Asian stock markets have fallen on Monday, extending one of the worst sell offs in recent years, on concerns about the state of the global economy. Japan's main Nikkei 225 index fell 0.9%, with...

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Emergency talks called to calm global financial crises

Finance chiefs from major powers are to hold emergency talks by telephone to discuss ways to contain the latest turmoil on world financial markets, reports say. Twin debt crises in the eurozone and the US have caused sharp falls. Analysts say world leaders want to calm international markets ahead of exchanges reopening on…

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U.S. Widens Its Role in Battle Against Mexico’s Drug Cartels

WASHINGTON — The United States is expanding its role in Mexico’s bloody fight against drug trafficking organizations, sending new C.I.A. operatives and retired military personnel to the country and considering plans to deploy private security contractors in hopes of  turning around a multibillion-dollar effort that so far has shown few results. Related Times Topic: Mexican Drug Trafficking Adriana Zehbrauskas for ...

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Egypt Muslim Brotherhood holds internal poll

The Muslim Brotherhood has held its first public internal election since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, flexing newfound electoral strength ahead of a nationwide vote in November. After decades spent underground because of an official b...

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US AAA credit rating downgraded

One of the top credit rating agencies, Standard & Poor’s, has downgraded the United States’ top-notch AAA rating. S&P cut the long-term US credit rating by one notch to AA+ with a negative outllook, citing…

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