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Gulf states ‘anxious’ over uprisings: US military

ABU DHABI – Recent popular revolts in the Arab world are a source of “anxiety” for Gulf states who must now find a way forward in a time of change, US Admiral Mike Mullen said on Tuesday. “There’s certainly anxiety and at the same time great focus on how to…

Iran not behind Mideast protests: Mullen

DOHA – Iran foments instability in the Middle East but is not behind popular protests in Bahrain and other countries in the region, top US military officer Admiral Mike Mullen said Monday in Qatar. “Iran, I still believe, is a country that continues to foment instability in the region, take…

US targets Afghan laundering network

WASHINGTON — The US government on Friday slapped sanctions on a high-profile Afghan money exchange house and its executives, accusing them of laundering cash for drug traffickers. The Kabul-based New Ansari Money Exchange as well as 15 related people and firms were accused of hiding “illicit narcotics proceeds” in billions…

Obama urges Mubarak to begin Egypt’s transition ‘now’

US President Barack Obama spoke Saturday to several foreign leaders about the unrest in Egypt, as Washington stepped up its diplomatic effort for a quick transition of power in the country roiled by 12 days of protests. Obama underscored the need for “an orderly, peaceful transition, beginning now,” the White…

Official: 1 Yemen bomb 17 mins. from exploding

French official says 1 mail bomb from Yemen was 17 minutes from exploding One of two mail bombs sent from Yemen last week was disarmed just 17 minutes before it was set to go off, the French interior minister said Thursday. Brice Hortefeux provided no other details in an interview…

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