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Mubarak set to stand trial on charges of corruption, murder

Cairo, Aug 3, (PTI): Wednesday, August 03, 2011 –> Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is set to stand trial today on charges of corruption and ordering the killing of pro-democracy protesters during a massive uprising that toppled his regime in February. Egyptian authorities have said the 83-year-old former strongman is healthy enough to travel to…

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Gaddafi camp says Nato cannot stop war

Tripoli/Misrata – Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi killed seven rebels in a counter-attack in a key town on Tuesday, hospital sources said as the leader’s camp vowed to push on with a war to crush a five-month uprising. Gaddafi’s son said the conflict would continue until the rebellion was wiped out, whether or not Nato stops its bombing ...

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U.S. relaxes limits on Somalia aid as famine looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is working to get more relief into famine-ravaged southern Somalia and is reassuring aid agencies they will not be penalized for programs in regions controlled by al Shabaab rebels, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Somali refugee girls attend Koran classes at the Liban integrated academy at the Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab, near the ...

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Bahrain’s Battle for the Soul of Islam

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. Shouting, “Mosques are for Allah!”, thousands of Muslim protesters were again attacked by Bahrain’s security forces. The peaceful demonstrators were demanding reform and accountability for thirty destroyed Shiite mosques. The crackdown was reminiscent of previous beatings and killings that included imprisoning and torturing nurses and doctors. It is another aspect of the Arab Spring, ...

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Anders Breivik’s twisted time machine

A virtue of Anders Breivik’s 1,500 page opus is that, by so thoroughly and heavily citing the leaders of the anti-Islam creed, his arguments are inseparable from theirs. Indeed, the more honest anti-Islam crusaders have declared that while his actions are condemnable, his ideas deserve a fair hearing. What Americans should take note of is the fact that so many ...

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Hosni Mubarak denies all charges against him

Ousted president Hosni Mubarak has denied all charges of corruption and complicity in killing protesters during Egypt’s uprising after a court detailed the allegations against him at the opening session of his trial. The ailing former president lay on a hospital bed inside a cage of mesh and iron bars in a Cairo courtroom as his historic trial began. The ...

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Iraqi leaders agree to discuss US troop stay

Iraq’s political leaders have given the go-ahead for negotiations on allowing some US troops to stay in the country, hours after the US military chief urged Iraq to come to a “quick decision” on the controversial issue. Leaders from Iraq’s major parties agreed on Tuesday to allow Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, to negotiate with the United States over whether US troops should stay to train ...

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Obama signs debt bill after final Senate vote

WASHINGTON — The Senate emphatically passed emergency legislation Tuesday to avoid a first-ever government default, rushing the legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature just hours before the deadline. The vote was 74-26. Obama signed the bill little more than an hour later. Tuesday’s vote capped an extraordinarily difficult Washington battle pitting tea party Republican forces in the House ...

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World ire mounts toward Syria amid bloody crackdown

Syrian violence ramps up despite Ramadan (CNN) — Pressure at the United Nations and world capitals mounted on Tuesday on Syria’s government as a fierce security crackdown on peaceful protests overnight left dozens of deaths, injuries and arrests. At least 24 people were killed, dozens were wounded, and more than 150 people have been detained across the country after Ramadan ...

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US troops must have legal immunity to stay in Iraq

REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press= BAGHDAD (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday that American troops must be given protection from prosecution as part of any agreement to keep them in Iraq beyond the end of the year and that protection must be approved by Iraq’s parliament. Tuesday’s comments by Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen could make it ...

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