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Syria calls for emergency Arab League meeting over suspension

Bashar al-Assad’s regime demands talks after 22-state regional body announces that it will suspend country amid growing violence Demonstrators protest against the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, in Hula, near Homs. Photograph: Reuters Syria has called for an emergency meeting of the Arab League after the regional body announced it will suspend Damascus from its membership ranks on Wednesday and impose ...

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President Obama at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Posted by Erin Lindsay on November 13, 2011 at 12:41 PM EST President Barack Obama attends a meeting with the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the APEC summit in Honolulu, Hawaii, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. At left is Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, and right is U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Yesterday, President Obama ...

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Iran says has detected Duqu computer virus

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said on Sunday it had detected the Duqu computer virus that experts say is based on Stuxnet, the so-called “cyber-weapon” discovered last year and believed to be aimed at sabotaging the Islamic Republic’s nuclear sites. The head of Iran’s civil defense organization told the official IRNA news agency that computers at all main sites at risk ...

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Guantanamo prison still operating 10 years on

It has been 10 years since the US military opened the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and despite President Barack Obama’s promise to close it – it is still home to 171 detainees. One of them is Canadian Omar Khadr, the only Western prisoner who has not yet been returned to his home country. Al Jazeera spoke to his sister, who ...

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Is Citigroup Now The Best In Financials

So the market has finally gotten off of the double dip talk. While stocks still face many challenges, there is a strong sense that the market has likely bottomed for the year. While the fact that volatility has decreased doesn’t necessarily mean the market will continue to move higher, I think the stability in even beat-up sectors like the financials ...

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Arab League votes to suspend Syria

Reporting from Cairo and Beirut— In a stinging rebuke of President Bashar Assad, the Arab League voted Saturday to suspend Syria if his regime fails to take immediate steps to implement a peace plan designed to end months of unrest in the country. The suspension would take effect Wednesday, a delay that appears designed to give Syria one more chance ...

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Japan opens Fukushima reactors to outside eyes

Japan took a group of journalists inside its crippled nuclear plant for the first time on Saturday, stepping up efforts to prove to the world it is on top of the disaster. More than 30 members of the press, wearing protective masks and anti-radiation suits and confined to buses, saw the devastated buildings housing the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi, the ...

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Palestinians ponder next step in nationhood quest

JERUSALEM — After gaining momentum with their successful bid to join UNESCO, Palestinians now seem uncertain about their next move to win full membership in the United Nations and are frustrated with their progress. The Palestinians’ UN application was discussed Friday at the world body’s Security Council, but no vote was taken. Divisions among council members — including a veto ...

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