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Mubarak deputy decides to run for Egypt president

CAIRO – A former strongman of ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s regime announced Friday that he will enter Egypt’s presidential race after supporters marched and pleaded for him to run. Omar Suleiman’s entry reversed an earlier decision and was likely to shake up an already heated race that pits former regime officials against Islamists for the country’s top post. It also ...

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The Afghan Disaster

The PR disasters over the last three months — including pictures of American troops urinating on Afghan corpses, the burning of Qurans, and the massacre of Afghan civilians, including women and children, by at least one deranged American soldier — have morphed into a grand strategic debacle. From the perspective of the Afghan insurgency, these are gifts that will keep ...

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Comments By Sudanese Official Could Lead To Further Violence

Friday, 6 April 2012, 12:51 pm Press Release: United Nations Comments By Sudanese Official Could Lead To Further Violence, Warns UN Rights Chief New York, Apr 5 2012 4:10PM The top United Nations human rights official today warned that comments by the Governor of Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state – who was filmed telling his soldiers not to bring rebels back ...

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Russian arms dealer, defiant to the end in NYC case, get 25 years behind bars

NEW YORK — A federal prosecutor was only two minutes into an argument urging a harsh prison sentence for Viktor Bout, when the notorious arms dealer dubbed the Merchant of Death made it clear he had heard enough. “It’s a lie!” Bout blurted out in English — a rare show of raw defiance for a defendant facing a possible life ...

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Russia Welcomes UN Security Council Statement on Syria

Russia welcomes the UN Security Council’s statement expressing support for the UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s demand for Damascus to stop military offensives and begin a troop pullout from cities and towns by April 10, the Russian…

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Malawi President Mutharika dead: Govt sources

SHARE AND DISCUSSTweet LILONGWE: Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has died after a heart attack, medical and government sources said on Friday. The 78-year-old was rushed to a Lilongwe hospital on Thursday…

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Saif al-Islam ‘attacked’ in Libya prison

Defence lawyers at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have called on Libya to hand over Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, saying that he has been physically attacked and kept in isolation. Libyan authorities and the Netherlands-based court have been locked in a dispute over where Saif al-Islam should stand trial since his capture in ...

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Syria crisis: Turkey refugee surge amid escalation fear

More than 2,300 Syrians have fled into Turkey since Wednesday, officials there have said, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the crisis is escalating. The figure is more than twice the highest previous one-day total in March, when more than 1,000 people crossed over the border….

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Grandparents: Foundation drawing courses help

National Public Health Week, April 2-8, 2012 Anthropologists have been searching for examples from all cultures that can be reintroduced to global society or wider distributed in order to recuperate the global human health. Focus on health in many cases means focus on children, and especially on early childhood (0-7). In many cultures this is a period not only of ...

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US not backing off as Iran sanctions bite

Washington: The Obama administration’s man in charge of squeezing Tehran over its nuclear program is unapologetic for the difficulties faced by banks in their dealings with Iran since the US tightened sanctions against the country. The price of oil has shot up nearly 15 percent since January, companies that trade with Iran are struggling to get paid and the biggest ...

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