Main events in Israel-Palestinian conflict since 1991

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UNITED NATIONS ‘ The Palestinians are Friday set to submit to the United Nations an application for membership for their state along the 1967 borders, a move vehemently opposed by both Israel and Washington. Here is a timeline of key events in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the last two decades: […]

Obama Indirectly Praises Anna Hazare Movement

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United Nations, September 22: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the anti-corruption campaign launched by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare in India, but he did not refer to him by name. In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Obama hailed the wind of change sweeping across the Middle […]

Saleh returns to riot-hit Yemen

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President Ali Abdullah Saleh returned today to the Yemeni capital after more than three months of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that could further enflame violence between forces loyal to him and his opponents. Saleh left Yemen for Saudi Arabia in June after he was seriously […]

Roll over Einstein: Pillar of physics challenged

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SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press= GENEVA (AP) — A startling discovery by one of the world’s foremost laboratories that a subatomic particle seemed to move faster than the speed of light has scientists around the world rethinking Albert Einstein and one of the foundations of physics. Already they are planning to […]

Kabul lockdown for Rabbani state funeral

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Thousands of mourners were expected to attend a state funeral for Burhanuddin Rabbani, the government peace negotiator, whose assassination threatens to engulf Afghanistan in fresh chaos. An assassin with a bomb hidden under his turban and purporting to be a peace emissary from the Taliban leadership killed Rabbani at his […]

At least 15 killed in Yemeni capital as shelling continues

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SANAA, Yemen — Renewed violence in the Yemeni capital killed at least 15 people Thursday as forces loyal to the regime and its opponents shelled each other’s strategic positions from hills surrounding the city, medical and security officials said. The shelling over Sanaa has terrified residents and emptied the streets, […]

Iranian’s speech prompts widespread walkout at U.N.

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UNITED NATIONS — American diplomats led a walkout at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday as Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fiercely attacked the United States and major West European nations as “arrogant powers” ruled by greed and eager for military adventurism. The two U.S. diplomats, who…