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Sudan army attacks rebels’ on Darfur-Libya border

The Sudanese army have attacked a heavily armed convoy of Darfur rebels near the war-torn region’s border with Libya, killing one and seizing a truck load of weapons, the army spokesman said on Tuesday. “Yesterday (Monday), when the Sudanese armed forces tried to close the border, where Sudan, Libya and…

Death toll hits 60 as violence rocks Yemen capital

Gunfire and shelling rocked Sanaa for the third straight day on Tuesday as the toll from the worst outbreak of violence in Yemen’s capital in months spiralled to 60 dead with hundreds wounded. The violence has hampered attempts by regional and international mediators to clinch a power transfer deal between…

Afghan ex-president Rabbani killed

KABUL — Burhanuddin Rabbani, Afghanistan’s former president tasked with finding a peace deal with the Taliban was assassinated Tuesday in a suicide attack at his Kabul home, according to police. Rabbani, who was president during the chaotic 1992-96 Afghan civil war, was last year appointed chief of the High Council…

World leaders counter climate change denialism at Clinton Global Initiative

Former president Bill Clinton took the stage at his eponymous conference and apologized for the continued climate change denialism in Congress: “The Senate voted [the Kyoto Protocol] down 95-0. We’re down to 50-50 denialists now.” Clinton was joined on stage by Mexican president Felipe Calderón, who highlighted his own nation’s…

Riot erupts in tight Zambian election

Rioting erupted Tuesday during voting in the Zambian capital, after opposition candidate Michael Sata accused his rivals of attempting to rig a tight contest with President Rupiah Banda. Violence broke out in a slum outside Lusaka as supporters of Sata’s Patriotic Front (PF) claimed they found a man carrying pre-marked…

Palestinians hurtle towards UN showdown

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas has set a collision course with Israel and the United States, determined to try to force a vote on his bid for full UN membership for a Palestinian state. Flying in the face of strong opposition, Abbas met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday…

U.S., Israeli military chiefs meet

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and his US counterpart Leon Panetta met Monday at the Pentagon to discuss political changes in the region ahead of the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations. At the second Pentagon meeting for the two defense leaders since Panetta became Defense Secretary in…

Google under scrutiny over search dominance

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt will take center stage at a Senate hearing Wednesday into whether the Internet giant is abusing its dominant position in online search. The Mountain View, California-based Google has drawn increasing scrutiny from US and European regulators as it has grown over the years from a…

Anti-Kadhafi forces seize key Libya airport

Anti-Kadhafi fighters said Tuesday they had captured the airport and a garrison in the defeated Libyan despot’s southern redoubt Sabha, as fighting raged in two of his northern strongholds. The battlefield victories came as the United States and its allies prepared to meet on the sidelines of the UN General…

Anti-Kadhafi forces seize key Libya airport

Anti-Kadhafi fighters said Tuesday they had captured the airport and a garrison in the defeated Libyan despot’s southern redoubt Sabha, as fighting raged in two of his northern strongholds. The battlefield victories came as the United States and its allies prepared to meet on the sidelines of the UN General…

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