Archive for September, 2012

Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at 2:38am

UN deadlocked over Syria despite aid pledges

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The United States and France have announced increased support for opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as the world leaders remain divided on how to end the 18 months of violence in Syria. World leaders meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week have expressed condemnation and frustration about the ongoing crisis […]

Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at 2:37am

Troops lay siege to Somali rebel bastion

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Kenyan and Somali troops have invaded Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo, the last bastion of al-Shabab fighters, the Kenyan military has confirmed. Cyrus Oguna, Kenya’s military spokesman, said that troops had advanced on Kismayo, seen as a decisive battle in the struggle for Somalia. “For now, we’re not everywhere. We’ve taken a large part […]

Friday, September 28th, 2012 at 2:32pm

‘All-out war’ rages in Syria’s Aleppo

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Syrian government forces and rebels are engaged in what has been described as an all-out conflict in Aleppo, the country’s largest city and commercial hub, according to activists.  Friday’s clashes are part of an intensified push by the rebels to drive regime troops out of the city after weeks of stalemate. Demonstrations calling for the removal of […]

Friday, September 28th, 2012 at 2:31pm

Bo Xilai expelled from China’s ruling party

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China’s ruling Communist Party has expelled disgraced politician Bo Xilai, paving the way for him to face corruption and other criminal charges. Friday’s dismissal comes amid a scandal that has overshadowed the country’s political transition, which is due to take place in early November. The party’s politburo said that Bo, who was tipped for a top […]

Friday, September 28th, 2012 at 2:31pm

Kenyan forces surround Somali rebel bastion

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Kenyan and Somali troops have captured Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo, the last bastion of al-Shabab fighters, Kenya’s military spokesman has said. “[Report that] Kismayo fell today to KDF [Kenyan Defence Forces] and TFG [Somali government troops] forces is indeed very true,” Cyrus Oguna, military spokesman, told Kenya’s Citizen television. Oguna said that the […]

Friday, September 28th, 2012 at 2:29am

US reduces embassy staff in Libya

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  The United States is temporarily withdrawing more staff from its embassy in Libya’s capital for security reasons, but hopes to send them back early next week, the US State Department has said. “This is a temporary further drawdown of staff for security reasons. We will review our posture again early next week with the […]

Friday, September 28th, 2012 at 2:29am

Bail denied for man linked to Anti-Islam film

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  A California man linked to an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests across the Muslim world was ordered held without bond on Thursday over accusations he violated his probation linked to a prior conviction for bank fraud. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, has been under investigation by probation officials looking into whether he violated the […]

Friday, September 28th, 2012 at 2:29am

Israeli PM sets ‘red line’ over nuclear Iran

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Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said the only way to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons was by setting “a clear red line” to stop its atomic programme. “At this late hour, there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran from getting atomic bombs and that’s by placing aclear red line on Iran’s nuclear weapons […]

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 2:24pm

Japan vows no compromise on islands row

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Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has insisted that there could be no compromise with China on the ownership of a disputed island chain and denounced attacks on Japanese interests. “So far as the Senkaku islands are concerned, they are an integral part of our territory in the light of history and of international law,” Noda […]

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 2:24pm

Syrian refugees could ‘double by year end’

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The UN High Commission for Refugees has warned the number of Syrians fleeing to neighbouring countries could reach more than double the current number of 300,000 by the end of the year. “There may be up to 700,000 Syrian refugees in neigbouring countries by the end of the year,” Panos Moumtzsis, the UNHCR’s chief co-ordinator for […]

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