Politics

Inglorious end for Nigerian Islamist sect leader - 07/31/2009

MAIDUGURI - Mohammed Yusuf, 39, the spiritual leader of an Islamist extremist sect captured and shot dead Thursday after his group launched an uprising, had been freed from jail early this year over...

Obama backs Philippine peace push - 07/31/2009

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday threw his support behind peace moves between the Philippines and Muslim rebels as he met with President Gloria Arroyo. Holding his first White House...

Netanyahu says people of Gaza will overthrow Hamas - 07/29/2009

JERUSALEM- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday predicted the people of the Gaza Strip will one day overthrow the Islamist group Hamas, which controls the enclave of 1.5 million...

Dalai Lama compares fate of Tibetans to WWII Warsaw Uprising - 07/29/2009

WARSAW - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday compared the fate of the Tibetan people to Polish insurgents who rose up against Nazi Germany in the doomed 1944 Warsaw Uprising....

Iranian opposition group denounces Iraqi attack on camp - 07/29/2009

PARIS - The main Iranian opposition group in exile on Tuesday denounced an Iraqi operation against a camp housing thousands of its supporters, accusing Baghdad of acting on the orders of Tehran. A...

US touts new era as Iraqi forces take lead - 07/29/2009

BAGHDAD, Dan De Luce - US Defence Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday spoke of a new era in Iraq with American troops playing a less dominant role as Baghdad's security forces increasingly take the...

US envoy reaches Cairo on whirlwind Mideast tour - 07/26/2009

CAIRO, Samer al-Atrush - US Middle East envoy George Mitchell reached Egypt on the latest leg of a whirlwind regional tour after stops in Israel and Syria earlier on Sunday, as Washington bids to...

Guinea-Bissau votes in presidential runoff - 07/26/2009

BISSAU, Malick Rokhy Ba - Voters went to the polls in Guinea-Bissau Sunday for a presidential runoff between two former heads of state of the coup-prone West African nation, whose veteran leader was...

Britain's Brown wishes Sarkozy swift recovery - 07/26/2009

LONDON- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown wished French President Nicolas Sarkozy a "speedy recovery" after he collapsed Sunday while jogging and was rushed to hospital. "The prime minister has...

Worldwide day of protest against Tehran regime - 07/25/2009

AMSTERDAM- Demonstrators in cities around the globe joined protests Saturday denouncing human rights abuses in Iran and showing support for opponents of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmandinejad....
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