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Obama: Arab revolutions show that repression no longer works

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama said Thursday that the uprisings sweeping the Arab world show that a policy of repression will no longer work as people seek to win their freedom and human rights. He also warned in a speech at the State Department that Al-Qaeda’s agenda of…

Palestinians hoist flag in Washington for first time

WASHINGTON — The Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington on Tuesday hoisted its national flag for the first time, saying it symbolized the struggle for independence. The US State Department said the flag ceremony was approved several months ago and does not change the status of the Palestinian mission in Washington.…