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Iraq: 16 Killed in Multiple Attacks

Related Times Topic: Iraq Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. At least 16 people were killed across Iraq on Monday in car bombings, assassinations, roadside bomb blasts and attacks on security forces. The rash of seemingly unconnected attacks stoked fears that disparate insurgent groups from around Iraq are trying to sow sectarian violence ...

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Malaysia’s Anwar acquitted, vows to win elections

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was acquitted on Monday in a stunning climax to a two-year sodomy trial and quickly set his sights on ousting the long-ruling coalition in upcoming polls. The unexpected decision set off pandemonium at the Kuala Lumpur High Court where Anwar — a former deputy premier who was sacked in 1998 and jailed on earlier sodomy ...

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Analysis: Iraq’s plight imperils US goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq’s troubled start to life without U.S. forces calls into question the Obama administration’s assertion that it has wound down America’s long war responsibly: at least 78 killed in blasts across the country in a single day last week, a protracted political crisis with no end in sight, top political leaders accusing each other of monstrous criminality. ...

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U.S. Obligated To Take Iran Dispute To International Arbitration

Article by WN.com Guest Writer Sherwood Ross It may come as a surprise to Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum but the U.S. is obligated under international law to the peaceful resolution of its grievance against Iran. Santorum has criticized President Obama’s attempt to negotiate with Iran and, according to The Christian Science Monitor, “called for increased covert ...

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Occupy Wall Street movement develops new strategies for 2012

NEW YORK: It’s been a long, cold winter already for Occupy Wall Street, the protest movement that burst onto the scene in September to focus national attention on income inequality and the perceived greed of the rich and powerful. Police have cleared the signature “Occupy” encampments in New York, Los Angeles, Oakland and other major cities. Cold weather, and perhaps ...

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Cold wave grips north India, 140 dead

Zeenews Bureau New Delhi: Cold wave continues to spread havoc in Northern India with dense fog and low visibility hitting normal life and disrupting movement of trains and flight operations in most parts of the region. Reports on Monday claimed that severe cold has claimed the lives of at least 140 people in this season so far as rain coupled ...

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Venezuela’s Chavez welcomes ally Ahmadinejad

Caracas: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dismissed a US warning to avoid close ties with Iran on Sunday, denouncing what he said was Washington’s attempt to dominate the world as he welcomed the Iranian President to the Latin American nation. Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived at the start of a tour to shore up support from the region’s leftist leaders, as tough ...

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Yemen proposes immunity law to speed Saleh’s exit

Sana’a: Yemen’s cabinet proposed an immunity law on Sunday to speed President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s exit from the Arab state under a Gulf-brokered plan to end months of protests that have paralysed the impoverished country. Yemenis angry at the offer of legal immunity to Saleh over the…

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