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Israeli cabinet approves economic reforms in response to mass protests

JERUSALEM — Israel’s cabinet on Sunday approved the outline of economic reforms intended to address rising frustrations about the cost of living and income disparity in the Jewish state. The proposals, which passed 21-8, were laid out by a committee appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this year, as…

Israel police out in force after Muslim tombs defaced

JERUSALEM — Israeli police deployed reinforcements around Muslim and Christian sites in Jaffa on Sunday after graves in the mixed port town were found to be desecrated, a police spokeswoman said. “Police reinforcements have been deployed around the Muslim and Christian religious sites which are considered to be sensitive,” spokeswoman…

Iranian filmmaker banned from travel to Lebanon

BEIRUT — The director of an Iranian film documenting violence in the runup to the 2009 presidential vote has been banned from travel to Lebanon, where his film was set to be screened, an organiser said on Sunday. “Today we found out that Iranian director Nader Davoodi will not be…

Libya forces on verge of claiming capture of Sirte

SIRTE, Libya — Forces of Libya’s new regime were on the verge of claiming full control of Moamer Kadhafi’s hometown Sirte after seizing its showpiece conference centre and university from his diehards on Sunday. The fortress-like Ouagadougou conference centre, constructed to host pan-African summits, has been a major objective of…

Indian police detain Tibetans outside China embassy

NEW DELHI — Indian police detained 13 Tibetan students on Sunday at a protest outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi after two men reportedly set themselves on fire at a monastery in southwest China. About 20 young protesters from India’s large Tibetan exile community climbed lamp posts and raised…

Opposition urges UN to break Yemen deadlock

SANAA — An opposition spokesman on Sunday urged the UN Security Council to break the political deadlock in Yemen, scoffing at a statement from President Ali Abdullah Saleh that he was ready to step down. Mohammed Qahtan, spokesman for the parliamentary opposition Common Forum, said regional efforts to resolve the…

Arab Spring observers monitor Polish election

A team of observers from Arab Spring nations were on hand on Sunday to monitor Poland’s general election, as Warsaw shares the lessons of the democratic wave that drove out its communist regime in 1989. Fifteen observers from Tunisia, Libya and Egypt were invited to follow the day’s voting in…

Jewish settlers clash with Palestinian farmers

Jewish settlers clashed with Palestinian farmers on Sunday as they tried to pick olives from land owned by the family of two men convicted of killing a young settler family in March. At least three Palestinians were injured when dozens of settlers armed with sticks and stones attacked the group…

Hurricane Jova grows in Pacific, threatens Mexico

Hurricane Jova was strengthening as it headed for the southwestern Mexican coast, US meteorologists said Sunday, warning the system would likely grow further in the coming days. The category one hurricane was at 0900 GMT packing maximum sustained winds of up to 85 miles per hour (140 kilometers per hour),…

Dalai Lama pokes fun at China slurs, slams censorship

The Dalai Lama on Saturday slamed censorship in China as “immoral” and poked fun at denunciations of himself in a video chat with Desmond Tutu after he was not granted a visa in time to travel to South Africa. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader’s absence was symbolised by an empty…

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