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15 Yemen protesters wounded by armed civilians

SANAA — Armed civilians opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in Yemen’s second-largest city Taez on Saturday, wounding 15 of them, medics and witnesses said. Tension simmered in Yemen as Gulf Cooperation Council chief Abdullatif al-Zayani is expected to arrive in Sanaa, in a new attempt to convince rivals there to…

Uganda says it would consider granting asylum to Gaddafi

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda would consider an asylum application from Libyanleader Muammar Gaddafi, as it would for anyone seeking refuge in the east African country, a minister said on Wednesday. Al Arabiya television reported that Uganda would welcome Gaddafi after Western and other states suggested the Libyan leader should go into exile to end…

Yemen protests continue as security deteriorates

SANAA (Reuters) – Yemeni protesters demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Tuesday they would insist he leave power soon, blaming him for violence that has raised U.S. fears of chaos that could benefit militants. Explosions at an arms factory on Monday killed more than 100 people in a southern town…

UN approves use of force in Libya, Gaddafi vows to crush opposition

TRIPOLI/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations authorized Western-led attacks on Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, as he vowed to crush Libya’s revolt with “no mercy, no pity” and rebels pleaded for military aid before time runs out. French sources said action could follow in hours, and could include France, Britain, possibly…

Egypt protesters undeterred by crackdown threat

CAIRO – Thousands more Egyptian demonstrators joined a mounting tide of protest against President Hosni Mubarak’s regime on Thursday, despite stark threats of a government crackdown. The revolt now holds two permanent protest camps in Cairo, blocking both the parliament building and the city’s iconic Tahrir Square with noisy rallies…

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