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New Hampshire targets December primary after Florida’s move

If you thought the race for the Republican presidential nomination was a fierce battle, it may not be as passionate as to which state hosts the first GOP primary election. A day after Florida made it official by moving its primary up, New Hampshire is now considering to hold their…

Iran may deploy warships in Atlantic

The Iranian navy plans on deploying warships to the Atlantic Ocean as part of a programme to ply international waters, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayari said in statements published Tuesday. But the commander of the navy, quoted by Kayhan newspaper, said he was waiting for “final approval” before launching the operation.…

Thousands rally for democracy in Morocco

Thousands of demonstrators, including Islamists, held peaceful rallies in Rabat, Casablanca and Tangiers Sunday to demand greater political reforms and social justice in Morocco. The latest protests were organised by the youth-based February 20 Movement behind months of demonstrations calling for reforms in the Arab world’s oldest reigning monarchy. In…

Lara Logan opens up about her sexual assault in Egypt

Lara Logan spoke to Scott Pelley of CBS’ “60 Minutes” about her sexual assault in Cairo during February’s popular uprising, in an interview that aired Sunday night. Logan was in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to cover the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s government for CBS, and was pulled from her…

Moroccans stage peaceful pro-democracy protests

RABAT — Several thousand demonstrators marched peacefully in Moroccan cities Sunday to demand more democracy and social justice despite King Mohammed VI’s concessions, including the release of political prisoners. Protest rallies began Sunday morning in Casablanca, Tangiers and Marrakesh, correspondents said, while others were scheduled later in the day in…

Mexican police arrest cartel member in probe of U.S. customs agent’s murder

MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Mexican police have captured a member of the Zetas drug cartel who allegedly participated in a February attack on US customs agents that left one dead, officials said. Jose Manuel Garcia Soto was arrested on Saturday in the northern state of San Luis Potosi, the Secretariat…

Gingrich admits to a double flip-flop on Libya intervention

Newt Gingrich can’t make up his mind. The former House speaker explained Sunday that he was actually against using force in Libya before his March 23 flip-flop on the no-fly zone. In a March 7 interview with Fox News, Gingrich said, “Exercise a no-fly zone this evening.” After President Barack…

Dick Morris calls Congressman Ron Paul ‘horrific’

During a brief radio interview on Monday, conservative political commentator and frequent Fox News guest Dick Morris said he strongly opposed Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul due to the congressman’s stance against the drug war and war on terrorism. “I think he’s horrific,” Morris told Peter Schiff, who was an…

Iran opposition says leaders held, judiciary denies

TEHRAN – Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi and their wives have been arrested and put in a Tehran jail, their websites said Monday in reports swiftly denied by a judicial official. The two had been under house arrest after judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani said earlier…

Egypt bans Mubarak travel, freezes assets

CAIRO — Egypt on Monday slapped a ban on ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his family travelling abroad, and also imposed a freeze on their assets, judicial officials said. Besides Mubarak, who resigned on February 11 following weeks of protests, the decision also applied for his wife Suzanne, his two…

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