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22.02.2011

Defiant Kadhafi orders uprising crushed

Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi ordered his forces to crush an uprising that has rocked his 41-year rule, warning armed protesters they will be executed and vowing to fight to the end. In a defiant and rambling television speech, Kadhafi vowed to remain in Libya as leader, saying he would die as a martyr in the land of his ancestors and fight to the "last drop" of his blood. »

17.02.2011

Four killed in Libya ahead of anti-Kadhafi protest

At least 4 people were killed in clashes with Libyan security forces, opposition websites said, as the country faced a nationwide "Day of Anger" called by cyber-activists. The websites monitored in Cyprus and a Libyan rights group based in London said the clashes with demonstrators opposed to the regime of Libya's leader Kadhafi took place in the eastern town of Al-Baida. »

17.02.2011

N.Korea completes missile launch tower

Recent satellite images show that North Korea has completed a launch tower at its new missile base, a key step in efforts to test a missile which could eventually reach the United States, experts say. An image taken on January 10 of the Tongchang-ri base on the west coast shows a moveable launch pad and swing arms along with the tower. »

15.02.2011

Follow Egypt’s example, Obama tells Arab world

US President Obama urged autocratic Middle Eastern allies to look to Egypt's example and encouraged the Iranian people to pursue their quest for democracy. "You can't maintain power through coercion," Obama said in a stark message to Arab allies of the United States as protests raged in Algeria, Bahrain and Yemen following the ouster of presidents in Egypt and Tunisia. »

13.02.2011

Clashes in Algeria as opposition plans new protest

Hundreds of demonstrators clashed with police in the Algerian city of Annaba, as the opposition announced another major anti-government rally next weekend. The next anti-government rally will be held February 19, said Mustepha Bouchahi of National Coordination for Change and Democracy, an umbrella group of opposition parties, civil society movements and unofficial unions. »

07.02.2011

Renewed pressure on Mubarak to quit as talks fail

Egyptian President Mubarak came under fresh pressure on Monday to step down as opponents said concessions made in landmark talks were not enough to halt a revolt against his 30-year rule. Thousands of demonstrators spent Sunday night under blankets and tarpaulins in central Cairo's Tahrir Square, or Liberation Square, which over two weeks has begun to resemble a tented camp. »

06.02.2011

Egypt opposition rejects government reform offer

Opponents of Egyptian President Mubarak's embattled regime dismissed as insufficient an offer to include them in political reform plans and renewed their demand that he step down. In a concession, Vice President Omar Suleiman sat down with the groups, which included the banned Muslim Brotherhood, but the talks produced no immediate breakthrough in the two-week-old standoff. »

02.02.2011

Mubarak should act fast, world says

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Wednesday urged Egypt's embattled President Hosni Mubarak to do things "as quickly as possible" to smooth the transition to elections. * Europe wants Mubarak to move forward * Muslim Brotherhood see no alternative to Mubarak departure * World leaders say Mubarak transition must start now »

02.02.2011

Obama signs new nuclear deal with Russia

US President Obama signed ratification documents for a new START nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia, in a showpiece moment for his "reset" of ties with the Kremlin. Obama signed the documents in the Oval Office surrounded by key senators and top national security and military officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. »

01.02.2011

Jordan king names new prime minister

King Abdullah II of Jordan named Maruf Bakhit as prime minister on Tuesday with orders to carry out "true political reforms," the palace said, after weeks of opposition protests demanding change. "King Abdullah II designated Maruf Bakhit to form a new government to replace the government of Samir Rifai," a palace statement said. »

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