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Massive crowds descend on Yemen capital to demand ruler’s exit

Stunning footage: Unprecedented crowd turns out to call for Saleh’s resignation SANAA (Reuters) – Huge crowds across Yemen demanded on Friday that President Ali Abdullah Saleh leave after months of unrest which has put the Arab world’s poorest country on the brink of an economic meltdown. But in a defiant speech to…

NATO bombs Gaddafi compound hours after embattled dictator appears on TV

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – NATO air strikes hit Muammar Gaddafi’s compound Thursday, hours after the Libyan leader was shown on television for the first time since another aerial attack killed his son nearly two weeks ago. Libyan officials who showed reporters around the scene of the air strike, at Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah compound, said three people…

U.S. official: Bin Laden ‘no figurehead’, directed al Qaeda from Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The compound in Pakistan where U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden was an active command center from which he directed al Qaeda, a senior intelligence official said on Saturday as he released videos showing bin Laden watching himself on tape and rehearsing speeches. The official, speaking on…

Gaddafi’s youngest son killed in NATO airstrike

(AFP) Sayf al-Arab Gaddafi, embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s youngest son, has been killed in an airstrike on Saturday, a government spokesman says. UPDATE: TRIPOLI – SAYF al-Arab Gaddafi, embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s youngest son, and three of his grandchildren were killed in an airstrike on Saturday, a government…

Libya’s Gaddafi offers ceasefire, but will not leave

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Saturday he was ready for a ceasefire and negotiations provided NATO ”stop its planes,” but he refused to give up power as rebels and Western powers demand. The rebels and NATO rejected Gaddafi’s offer, saying it lacked credibility. A spokesman for the insurgents said the…

Gordon Brown admits ‘big mistake’ over banks

LONDON — Ex-prime minister Gordon Brown admitted that he made a “big mistake” in not seeking tighter regulations on banks in the lead up to the financial crisis. The former leader told a conference in the US that he had not fully appreciated how “entangled” the global financial system had…

Exiled Tibetans elect new leader

DHARAMSHALA, India – Thousands of Tibetans worldwide voted on Sunday for a new political leader who hopes to become a fresh face of their struggle for freedom in China, a cause embodied for decades by the Dalai Lama. The revered monk, 75, announced 10 days ago that he wanted to…

Haitians begin voting in presidential run-off

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haitians went to the polls on Sunday to choose between a popular singer and a former first lady as the quake-ravaged country’s next leader in an environment dominated by the return of ex-president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Voting began throughout the country at 6:00 am (1000 GMT), as scheduled, an…

Exiled Tibetans to elect new leader

DHARAMSHALA, India (AFP) – Thousands of Tibetans worldwide vote Sunday for a new leader who hopes eventually to become the new face of the struggle for freedom in China, a cause embodied for decades by the Dalai Lama. The famous and celebrated monk, now 75, announced 10 days ago that…

White House defends Obama no-fly stance

WASHINGTON – The White House on Tuesday defended President Barack Obama’s reluctance to order US forces to mount a “no fly” zone over Libya, following domestic criticism over his stance. Debate over a no fly zone went on at the United Nations on Tuesday but risked being overtaken by advances…

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