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Yemen’s Saleh appears on TV, offers to share power

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh appeared on television on Thursday for the first time since an assassination attempt a month ago and said he was ready to share power within the constitution’s framework. Saleh, who is recovering in Riyadh after the June 3 bomb attack on his presidential compound, showed signs of severe burns to his face which was covered ...

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Somalis seek refuge from drought in Ethiopia

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says more than 110,000 Somalis have arrived at the remote camps at Dolo Ado in south-eastern Ethiopia. The camps are already severely overcrowded, but another 1,600 people are arriving every day. They are weak with hunger, having walked for days with malnourished children to cross…

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Boost troops for Sudan, say agencies

United Nations – A number of aid agencies called on the United Nations on Wednesday to increase the number of troops to be deployed to South Sudan after it secedes from the north on Saturday. Ahead of the official separation of poor, conflict-ravaged but oil-producing South Sudan, the UN Security Council is expected to approve the deployment of up to ...

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Phone-hacking scandal widens, shares slump

The impact of a tabloid phone-hacking scandal widened Thursday as shares in parent company News Corp. slumped amid revelations the relatives of dead soldiers may have been targeted. According to The Telegraph, Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator at the heart of the scandal, had the personal details of the families of British servicemen who died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. ...

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Pakistan turns ‘new front line’ of war on terror

Toronto, July 7 (IANS) Thursday, July 07, 2011 –> Pakistan is now the new front in the war on terror as it has become a new safe haven for al-Qaeda, says the Canadian media a day after the country blacklisted the Pakistani Taliban and started withdrawal from Afghanistan Tuesday. “The war on terror has shifted, and Pakistan is its new ...

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Libya: NATO intensifying bombing to aid rebel push

TRIPOLI, Libya – A senior Libyan official on Thursday accused NATO of intensifying its bombing of the country to lay the groundwork for an advance by rebels trying to topple Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim told The Associated Press in an early morning interview that the increased bombings represent the “final phase” of the alliance’s air campaign. ...

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U.S. Afghanistan drawdown begins slowly, 800 Marines out in fall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s drawdown in Afghanistan will begin slowly, with the departure of just 800 National Guard troops this summer, followed by some 800 Marines in the fall, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The details provided by Lieutenant General David Rodriguez, the outgoing No. 2 commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and Pentagon officials offered the most ...

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Triangle of hunger batters millions in E. Africa

WAJIR, Kenya – Thousands of families are walking for days in search of food in a triangle of hunger where the borders of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia meet. Hundreds already have died, and images of children with skinny, malnourished bodies are becoming commonplace in this corner of Africa. Even Somalia’s top militant group is asking the aid agencies it once ...

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Will the CIA’s Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Become Another SAVAK?

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. In the midst of an ongoing investigation into the deaths of two detainees who died while being interrogated, not to mention hundreds of others that were overlooked by the United States Justice Department, comes another Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) disclosure of a clandestine operation in Pakistan. But first, Gul Rahman died in a secret ...

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