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Assad: Quitting not up for debate – BBC News

BBC NewsSyrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he has no intention of quitting, and the issue is not up for discussion at next week’s peace talks. “If we wanted to surrender we would have surrendered from the start,” Mr Assad told Russian MPs in Damascus, …Syrian Opposition to Join Peace Talks With Assad OfficialsBloombergSyria’s Assad […]

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ASU’s uphill battle vs. Wildcats compounded by Marshall’s injury – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comTUCSON, Ariz. — It was never going to be easy. Playing the nation’€™s No. 1 team never is. But the degree of difficulty was compounded when Arizona State went into McKale Center on Thursday night without shooting guard Jermaine Marshall, one of its …No. 1 Arizona demolishes Arizona StateReutersNo. 1 Arizona routs Arizona State to […]

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Polling on constitution underway in Egypt – Xinhua

XinhuaCAIRO, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — Egyptians started casting their votes Tuesday on the country’s new draft constitution, which is widely seen as a milestone during Egypt’s political transition after Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted last July. The two-day …UPDATE 3-Egyptian polls close after final day of voting on constitutionReutersEgypt voters approve constitution – government […]

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Iraq Bombings Kill 41 – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAn Iraqi police officer stands guard at the site of a car bomb in central Baghdad on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. BAGHDAD—A wave of bombings across Iraq striking busy markets and a funeral north of Baghdad killed at least 41 people …61 killed in latest wave of Iraq attacksCNN International70 killed, 147 wounded […]

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Ariel Sharon needs a ‘miracle’ to prevent further decline – Haaretz

HaaretzDirector of Sheba Medical Center says the former leader’s health has deteriorated for sixth straight day. By Ido Efrati and The Associated Press | Jan. 6, 2014 | 12:38 PM. Tweet. Former Israeli Prime Minster Ariel Sharon. Photo by Reuters. Text size. Comments …Israeli ex-PM Sharon’s condition in steady decline – hospitalReuters UKHospital: ex-PM Sharon’s […]

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Militant chief Majid al-Majid ‘dies in Lebanon’ – BBC News

BBC NewsMajid al-Majid, the commander of the al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades, has died in custody in a hospital in Lebanon, state media say. Majid al-Majid, a Saudi who is on Saudi Arabia’s most-wanted-terrorists list, was arrested in Lebanon recently.Top al-Qaida commander dies in Lebanese jailWashington PostSaudi jihadist held in Lebanon dies: Judicial sourceTimes of IndiaAl-Qaeda […]

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Iraq Fights to Recapture Towns From Al-Qaeda as Violence Spirals – Businessweek

BusinessweekA police vehicle burns during a clash between Iraqi tribesmen and Iraqi security forces in Ramadi, Iraq on Jan. 2, 2014. Source: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images. Iraqi forces backed by aircraft and Sunni tribal militias have launched assaults to expel …Al-Qaeda launches attacks in western IraqUSA TODAYAl-Qaeda militants make gains in Iraq city: policeThe […]

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Kerry in Jerusalem: Hard work on Israeli, Palestinian goals – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJERUSALEM — U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived in Jerusalem on Thursday to begin another round of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, his 10th visit since taking office with the intent of renewing Middle East peace negotiations.Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at crunch time, Kerry saysWashington PostNetanyahu Expresses Doubt About Palestinians on […]

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DR Congo repels ‘terror attacks’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Democratic Republic of Congo’s army has repulsed several attacks in the capital, Kinshasa, by an “unknown terrorist group”, the government says. Spokesman Lambert Mende Omalanga said action had been taken to “preserve at any price” the …DRC Government Proclaims Victory Over Armed AttackersVoice of AmericaCongo’s army repels attacks in Kinshasa, dozens killedeuronewsInternational airport […]

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Hollande meets Crown Prince Salman at end of Saudi visit – Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaSaudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud (R) walks alongside French President Francois Hollande (L) following a meeting with Saudi businessmen in Riyadh on Dec. 30, 2013. (AFP). Tweet. Text size A A A. Staff Writer, Al Arabiya NewsSaudis Pledge $3 Billion to Support Lebanon’s ArmyWall Street JournalSaudi to give Lebanon $3B to […]

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Congo coup attempt unfolds on morning TV talk show – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Assailants armed with machetes and automatic weapons attacked the state television station, the airport and the main military base in Congo’s capital in what appeared to be a coup attempt early Monday, before being repelled by the …International airport in Kinshasa resumes operation after clashXinhuaCongo Army Repels Coordinated Attacks by […]

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Lebanon struggles to get a grip on violence – Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleLebanon is struggling to cope with the fallout from Syria’s civil war, which has divided the country along confessional lines and paralyzed the fragile state. With recent killings, violence is set to continue in 2014. Explosion in Beirut (photo: REUTERS/Steve …Death of Lebanese politician puts Hezbollah in spotlightABC OnlineA Letter to RouhaniWall Street JournalRemembering […]

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Bangladesh capital tense after rally blocked – Washington Post

Washington PostDHAKA, Bangladesh — The capital of Bangladesh remains tense, a day after security officials foiled an opposition move to hold a rally in defiance of a government ban. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party led by former Prime Minister Khaleda …One dead as fresh violence grips BangladeshThe Daily StarBangladesh Opposition Leader Prevented From Joining […]

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Dangerous new strategic reality taking shape around Israel – Haaretz

HaaretzEven though Israel’s military believes Sunni jihadists could be behind Sunday’s rocket attack, Netanyahu blames Hezbollah. By Amos Harel | Dec. 30, 2013 | 1:15 AM. Tweet. Mobile artillery on the Israel-Lebanon border, Dec. 29, 2013. Photo by Reuters.Israel hits back after rockets fired from LebanonPakistan Daily TimesIsraeli artillery strikes Lebanon following rocket fireXinhuaArmy finds […]

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Police try to stop Bangladesh opposition rally – Times of India

Times of IndiaDHAKA: Hundreds of police on Sunday cordoned off the headquarters of the Bangladesh’s main opposition party and used water cannons to disperse anti-government activists in a bid to prevent a mass rally calling on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to cancel …Hundreds detained ahead of banned BD marchThe News InternationalHundreds detained ahead of banned […]

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Syrian airstrike kills 21 in Aleppo: report – Washington Times

Washington TimesBEIRUT — A Syrian government airstrike hit a crowded vegetable market in a rebel-held neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, killing at least 21 people, activists said. For nearly two weeks, President Bashar Assad’s warplanes and …Activists: Syrian Airstrike Kills 20 in AleppoVoice of AmericaActivists: Syrian Airstrike Kills at least 20 […]

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Egypt arrests more Brotherhood supporters, more protests anticipated – Reuters

ReutersCAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian police arrested dozens more Muslim Brotherhood supporters and deployed across Cairo before Friday prayers, as the government anticipated further protests from the Islamist movement despite having clamped down on dissent.Egypt: Police clash with pro-Morsi protestersWashington PostEgypt’s Military-Backed Rulers Brand Muslim Brotherhood ‘Terrorist’ and Extend …TIMEIslamist charities targeted in Egyptgulfnews.comMiamiHerald.com –Voice of […]

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Turkish Officials Step Down Over Corruption Probe – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaTurkey’s interior minister and economy minister both stepped down Wednesday in connection with a high-level corruption scandal. The sons of Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan and Interior Minister Muammer Guler are among 24 people arrested last week …2 Turkish Cabinet ministers resignUSA TODAYUPDATE 1-Turk econ minister resigns over graft probe, denies wrongdoingReutersTurkey Economy Minister […]

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IDF fire lightly injures Palestinian on Gaza border in 2nd incident in 24 hours – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostGroup of Palestinians carry out suspicious activity at security fence, refuse calls to vacate the area. IDF soldier sits atop a tank just outside northern Gaza Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen. A group of Palestinians approached the Israel-Gaza security fence on …Qatari-funded fuel enters Gaza to ease power crisisThe Daily StarGaza fighters head to Syria as […]