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UN ‘concerned’ about beatings of women in Egypt

UNITED NATIONS — The UN women’s agency on Thursday expressed “great concern” over the recent attacks on women protesters in Egypt and called on military to respect their civil rights. “Women, along with men and children, have been victims of the excessive use of force against peaceful protesters over this…

Iraq will overcome ‘heinous’ attacks: U.S.

WASHINGTON — The United States insisted Thursday that an increasingly tense Iraq would be able to overcome attacks like the “heinous” rash of strikes that killed 67 people earlier in the day. The attacks took place less than a week after the last US soldiers left Iraq, and as US…

Pakistan PM hits out at army amid coup fears

Pakistan’s embattled Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursdaysaid conspirators were plotting to bring down his government and delivered an unprecedented tirade against the powerful military. In astonishing confirmation that he fears being ousted, he angrily denied the government was subservient to the army, long considered the chief arbiter of power in Pakistan as his administration grapples with…

Communist Cuba set to end travel restrictions

President Raul Castro is Friday expected to announce an end to onerous, unpopular travel restrictions that have been in place for almost 50 years and which keep most Cubans from traveling abroad. The Roman Catholic Church and regime-friendly musicians like Silvio Rodriguez and Pablo Milanes have joined a chorus of Cubans calling…

Attacks kill 67 as Iraq mired in political crisis

A wave of attacks across Iraq killed 67 people Thursday as it faced a political crisis, with its vice president accused of running death squads and the premier warning he could break off power-sharing. Apparently coordinated blasts in the capital and the slaughter of a family of five in restive Diyala province…

U.N. watchdog worries about Gaddafi’s uranium stock

The UN atomic watchdog has told Libya to urgently find a home for yellow cake uranium from the Moamer Kadhafi era left in thousands of deteriorating barrels, a UN envoy said Thursday. Kadhafi renounced efforts to make weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear bombs, in 2003, but a major storage base with the raw uranium was found…

Turkey cuts some ties with ‘racist’ France over genocide law

Turkey reacted with fury Thursday to a vote by French lawmakersto outlaw denial of the Armenian genocide, immediately cutting military ties and warning of “irreparable damage” to relations. “This is politics based on racism, discrimination and xenophobia,” thundered Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ordering home Ankara’s ambassador to Paris and banning political visits between the…

Iran ready for IAEA visit ‘as soon as possible’: envoy

Tehran’s envoy to the UN atomic agency said Thursday he would meet the watchdog’s chief nuclear inspector in Vienna in the first week of January to arrange a visit to Iran as soon as possible. “As soon as the holidays are over we will sit down with Mr (Herman) Nackaerts and arrange…

British women sue over French breast implants

More than 250 British women are taking court action after more than half experienced ruptures in breast implants made by a French company at the centre of a cancer scare, a lawyer said Wednesday. The women are among up to 50,000 in Britain who have had implants that were manufactured by the now-bankrupt Poly Implant Prothese…

Darfur rebels begin march on on Khartoum

Rebels from Sudan’s Darfur region have begun moving towards the capital Khartoum, their spokesman said Thursday, more than three years after they made an unprecedented attack on the capital. “Now our troops are moving from Darfur in an easterly direction towards the capital Khartoum,” Gibril Adam Bilal, of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), told AFP…

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