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U.S. sees positive signs in Egyptian voting

WASHINGTON — The United States said Monday that independent US observers see the first post-revolution elections in Egypt as enjoying high voter turnout without violence or voting irregularities. “What they’ve been able to see so far has been quite positive,” State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner told reporters. “There’s been…

U.S. has ‘confidence’ in Afghan assembly

WASHINGTON — The United States on Monday voiced “confidence” in Afghanistan’s upcoming traditional assembly (loya jirga), saying it trusted the meeting would affirm close US-Afghan ties. In Kabul just hours earlier, a suspected suicide bomber carrying a bag of explosives was shot dead near the site of the major meeting…

U.S. complains of Pakistan curbs on diplomat travel

WASHINGTON — The United States said Monday it is making progress toward encouraging Pakistan to lift curbs it said the authorities there had imposed on US diplomats traveling in the country. “There was an incident last week, I believe, where diplomats were prevented from traveling between Islamabad and Peshawar,” State…

Three Americans arrested in Syria

WASHINGTON – Three Americans have been arrested in Damascus in recent days, and two are still being held, the US State Department said Tuesday, amid two weeks of unprecedented dissent in Syria. “We can confirm the recent arrest of three American citizens in Damascus and one of whom has subsequently…

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