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Egypt Military Moves to Cement a Muscular Role in Government

CAIRO — The military council governing Egypt is moving to lay down ground rules for a new constitution that would protect and potentially expand its own authority indefinitely, possibly circumscribing the power of future elected officials. Related Egypt Purges Mubarak-Era Police Officers (July 14, 2011) Times Topic: Egypt News — Revolution and Aftermath Moises Saman for The New York Times ...

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From Hanoi Jane to Jihad Khan

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. By the time Jane Fonda, a famous Hollywood actress, started to tour the United States and question the U.S.-Vietnam War, she really never had a chance. American militarism and a perpetual war mentality had been so deeply embedded, so internalized by most Americans, that her fate would either be one of disgust and vilification, ...

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Residents: Syrian forces move into border city, detain dozens

(CNN) — Syrian forces moved into a city near the Lebanese border Sunday, detaining dozens of people, residents said. Tanks rumbled in before dawn into Zabadani, about 25 miles north of Damascus.Residents of the city had called for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad in several demonstrations since anti-government protests took hold of the country four months ago. One resident, ...

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Col Gaddafi vows he will never leave Libya

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has again vowed never to leave Libya, the “land of his ancestors”. His speech was broadcast to supporters in the city of Zawiya, which was taken back from rebels after fierce fighting in the early stages of the revolt. The remarks came after the US decided to recognise the opposition as Libya’s “legitimate governing authority”. ...

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Syrian opposition calls for civil disobedience

Syrians should wage a campaign of civil disobedience to try to force President Bashar al-Assad from power, an exiled dissident said at a meeting in Turkey aimed at forging a united opposition. The opposition, divided between Islamists and liberals, is holding a “National Salvation Congress” to try to unite behind the goal of ending 41 years of Assad family rule, ...

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Speeding up the Afghan pull-out ‘risks UK lives’

David Cameron is today warned not to risk the lives of British soldiers by making an early withdrawal from Afghanistan. The warning comes in a report from the influential House of Commons Defence Committee. Operations in Afghanistan states that pulling out more than a few hundred support troops could undermine the international coalition’s strategy, while dangerously weakening those left behind. ...

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Syrian security forces kill 32, witnesses say

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces killed at least 32 protesters Friday as hundreds of thousands flooded the streets nationwide in the largest anti-government demonstrations since the uprising began more than four months ago, witnesses and activists said. The death toll included 23 in the capital Damascus, the most reported in a single day there. In a significant show of the uprising’s ...

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No debt ceiling deal in sight

By Charles Riley @CNNMoney July 16, 2011: 7:40 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Just two weeks and a couple days. That’s how long Congress has to raise the debt ceiling, or risk economic catastrophe. The deadline has been a long time coming. Treasury started sending letters to lawmakers in January urging them to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling ...

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