Category: World News

Arms Dealer Viktor Bout Wins Pretrial Victory Against Government

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Notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is on trial in Manhattan for allegedly conspiring to sell weapons to DEA agents posing as members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, who claimed they intended to use the weapons…

Turkey’s top generals quit

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Reuters: President Abdullah Gul says there is no crisis. President Abdullah Gul denied on Saturday that Turkey faced a crisis after the resignation of the country’s four most senior military commanders, but acknowledged this had created an “extraordinary” situation.

Iranian diplomat: Egyptian protesters should beware EU help

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EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Iran’s ambassador to the EU, Ali Asghar Khaji, has said that Egyptian protesters should be wary of EU and US patronage of the revolution due to the Western powers’ historic relations with the Mubarak elite. Speaking…

Iran/Civil Unrest: Police crack down on “Iranian day of rage”

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As the opposition in Iran is preparing for challenging the regime – inspired by the successful revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt – the authorities are clamping down on the opposition, on what has been dubbed the “Iranian Day of Rage”. In the early…

Sighs of relief as Egyptian leader resigns

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EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – EU figureheads on Friday (11 February) welcomed the resignation of Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down after weeks of street protests and handed over power to the military ahead of elections due this fall. The…

Julian Assange extradition hearing opens in London

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Wash. Post: With his celebrity supporters present in the courtroom, including Bianca Jagger and the socialite Jemima Khan, Assange, wearing a dark suit and purple tie, scribbled down notes and settled in for what is set to be the two-day…

C.I.A. Secrets Could Surface in Swiss Nuclear Case

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NYTimes: A seven-year effort by the Central Intelligence Agency to hide its relationship with a Swiss family who once acted as moles inside the world’s most successful atomic black market hit a turning point on Thursday when a Swiss magistrate recommended…

Report: Egypt’s Mubarak dying of cancer

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CAIRO, Egypt (UPI) — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is thought by intelligence agencies to be dying of cancer affecting his stomach and pancreas, The Washington Times reported.