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Gaddafi Foes Prepare for Next Wave of Revolt

Gaddafi Foes Prepare for Next Wave of Revolt

Adversaries of Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli are getting ready to launch a new uprising, as they lose their fear of the embattled regime’s weakened security forces.

United States Negotiating with Taliban, says Karzai

United States Negotiating with Taliban, says Karzai

In a speech to Afghan students Saturday, President Hamid Karzai said approvingly that the United States had opened up talks with the Taliban on ending its 10-year war against his government and international forces. “Peace talks have already started with them and it is running smoothly,” he stated.

Vancouver Riots Bring Destruction, Remorse

Vancouver Riots Bring Destruction, Remorse

Almost 150 people needed hospital treatment overnight as rioters swept through downtown Vancouver following a Canucks loss to the Boston Bruins in the decisive Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final. Vancouver Coastal Health spokeswoman Anna Marie D’Angelo said Thursday three stabbing victims have been admitted and an anonymous man is in critical condition with [...]

Al-Zawahiri to Lead Al-Qaeda

Al-Zawahiri to Lead Al-Qaeda

An al-Qaeda-affiliated web page says Egypt-born Ayman al-Zawahiri has succeeded Osama bin laden as head of the terror network. Bin Laden was killed in a US commando raid in Pakistan last month. Zawahiri, 59, has been bin Laden’s second in command. Zawahiri’s father was a pharmacology professor at Cairo University’s medical school and his grandfather [...]

UN Report Details Gaza Unemployment

UN Report Details Gaza Unemployment

A record issued Tuesday shows unemployment in Gaza standing at 45.2 percent for the second half of 2010, one of the highest rates in the world and a record high for a six-month interval in the Palestinian coastal strip, although Israel eased its blockade in that period.

China Warns Outsiders to Stay Out of Vietnamese Border Dispute

China has warned other countries not to become involved in an escalating sea border argument with Vietnam that displays concern over Beijing’s increasing international power and confidence.

Where Will the Next Nuclear Catastrophe Occur?

It could sound alarming but that’s what could take place in many developing countries which are either creating nuclear power plants or contemplating doing so – a prospect that raises serious concerns after Japan’s experience handling a nuclear crisis. A trove of U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks and provided to Reuters by a third [...]

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