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Three deadly bombs rock Cairo, killing five on anniversary eve of 2011 uprising

A suicide bomber struck Cairo police headquarters on Friday, the first of three bombings in the Egyptian capital that killed at least five people ahead of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. In the first attack, an assailant rammed a bomb laden car……

Music Fridays: Here We Are Now, Entertain Us Edition

Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal album Nevermind. The record had a tremendous impact on teenagers across the country, including myself, because it was not only a great record but because it was a peek into another world, a hip urban underground where being a feminist could actually…

Yemen’s Saleh says dialogue needed to end crisis

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh called for “peaceful dialogue,” saying that is the way to end the country’s long-running political crisis, in an editorial published on Monday. “We have never ceased to emphasise the necessity of a peaceful dialogue to find a solution to all these problems,” Saleh wrote in…

Bin Laden mulled tenth anniversary of 9/11 terror attack

WASHINGTON — Slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and a top lieutenant discussed the make-up of a team of militants to attack the United States on this year’s 10th anniversary of 9/11, a report said Thursday. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed US officials, said the “communications” were recovered from…

AFP Fans mourn Michael Jackson, two years on

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Michael Jackson fans paid their respects Saturday to the late King of Pop on the second anniversary of his shock death, as his famous “Thriller” video jacket went under the hammer in Los Angeles. Fans were allowed to place flowers by the singer’s mausoleum at the…

US denounces ‘irresponsible’ plans to break Israel blockade

The United States warned Friday that a pro-Palestinian aid flotilla would be taking “irresponsible and provocative actions” if it carries out plans to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza. The flotilla seeks to mark the anniversary last month of an Israeli commando raid that killed nine Turkish activists aboard a…

Iran deploys security forces on anniversary of disputed election

TEHRAN — Thousands of security forces were deployed in Tehran on Sunday to prevent any opposition protest on the second anniversary of the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, witnesses said. The security forces were deployed on Vali Asr street, which bisects the city from north to south, and in…

Tourists flock to Tiananmen Square for anniversary

BEIJING (AFP) – Thousands of Chinese and foreign tourists flocked to Tiananmen Square on Saturday, the anniversary of the deadly 1989 crackdown on mass pro-democracy protests, amid a noticeable police presence. The sensitive anniversary of the brutal June 4 army action in the heart of Beijing comes as the Chinese…

Bloodshed on Israel borders on Nakba Day

JERUSALEM — Deadly gunfire broke out on Sunday as Palestinian refugees across the region marched on Israel’s borders in a mass show of mourning over the 1948 creation of the Jewish state. Israeli gunfire killed at least two people on the border with Lebanon as thousands of mainly Palestinian refugees…

Al Qaeda was plotting rail attack for tenth anniversary of 9/11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Al Qaeda considered attacking the U.S. rail sector on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, U.S. government officials said on Thursday in describing intelligence from Osama bin Laden’s hide-out in Pakistan. They said some evidence was found indicating the al Qaeda leader or his associates…

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