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Opposition urges UN to break Yemen deadlock

SANAA — An opposition spokesman on Sunday urged the UN Security Council to break the political deadlock in Yemen, scoffing at a statement from President Ali Abdullah Saleh that he was ready to step down. Mohammed Qahtan, spokesman for the parliamentary opposition Common Forum, said regional efforts to resolve the…

Bahrain forces break up protesters’ camp, 2 killed

MANAMA – Two people were killed and at least 50 injured overnight Wednesday as Bahrain’s security forces moved in to clear protesters camped out in a central Manama square, a Shiite opposition spokesman told AFP. “Two people have been killed and at least 50 others injured, at least 10 of…