Politics

Clinton highlights plight of refugees - 06/21/2009

WASHINGTON- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday highlighted the plight of refugees as a challenge to global security, health and economic development. In remarks prepared to coincide...

Worldwide protests mark birthday of jailed Suu Kyi - 06/19/2009

YANGON, Hla Hla Htay - Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi marked a grim 64th birthday in prison Friday, as activists took to the Internet and staged worldwide protests to call for her release...

Israel's settlement growth 'must cease': Mubarak - 06/19/2009

WASHINGTON- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Friday that Israel's settlement expansion must stop but voiced optimism that an historic Middle East peace accord was "within reach." Mubarak...

West clashes with Khamenei's Iran over crackdown - 06/19/2009

LONDON- European leaders and US lawmakers on Friday condemned a crackdown on protests in Iran after the country's supreme leader rejected foreign criticism of post-election violence. The UN High...

Global plans for birthday of Myanmar's Suu Kyi: supporters - 06/18/2009

YANGON- Supporters of Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi made preparations around the world Thursday to mark her 64th birthday, with calls for her release from jail as she faces trial by the...

Bongo's private funeral held in Gabon - 06/18/2009

FRANCEVILLE, Coumba Sylla - Gabon's late president Omar Bongo Ondimba was buried Thursday with traditional rites at one of his luxurious palaces opening the way for a succession battle. The...

Mideast peace deal 'within the year' if all committed: Blair - 06/18/2009

LONDON - A Middle East peace deal is possible "within the year," but only if all sides agree to peaceful negotiations, international envoy Tony Blair says in comments to be aired Friday. The...

British police accused of 'waterboarding': reports - 06/18/2009

LONDON- Six British police officers have been accused of subjecting suspects to waterboarding, a simulated drowning tactic condemned by US President Barack Obama as torture, newspapers here reported...

Hariri coalition claims victory in Lebanon vote - 06/18/2009

BEIRUT, Jocelyne Zablit - Lebanon's pro-Western coalition claimed victory on Monday over an alliance headed by the fundamentalist Shiite militant group Hezbollah after a fiercely-contested...

US public opposes Obama on GM, Guantanamo: poll - 06/18/2009

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama's popularity has slipped and most Americans oppose his push to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and his rescue of General Motors, according to a new survey out...
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