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YNet: Iran has moved some of its centrifuge machines to an underground enrichment site that offers better protection from possible airstrikes, the country's vice president said Monday. Engineers are "hard at work" preparing the facility in Fordo, which is carved into a mountain to protect it against possible attacks, to house the centrifuges, Fereidoun Abbasi ...

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Aug 22, 2011 3 Comments ›› Angelia

YNetNews: Head of the rebels' National Transitional Council (NTC), Mustafa Abdel Jalil vowed Monday to give Muammar Gaddafi a fair trail, should he be captured alive. The announcement came shortly before Libya's Jamahiriyah state television channel went off the air, after a rebel spokesman announced their forces had taken control of state TV headquarters in ...

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Aug 22, 2011 6 Comments ›› Angelia

NY Times: Angry villagers stoned to death a local Taliban commander and his bodyguard in southern Afghanistan Sunday after they killed a 60-year-old man accused of aiding the government, Afghan officials said. It was a rare reversal of brutality aimed at the Taliban, and, some Afghan officials believe, suggests a growing sense of security in ...

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Aug 22, 2011 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Fox News: With another Arab country on the cusp of deposing its leader, U.S. and European leaders are greeting the looming regime change in Libya with a mix of triumph and trepidation. The Obama administration and its allies surely will cast the rebels' swift and decisive advance into Tripoli over the weekend as a vindication ...

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Aug 22, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

(CNN) -- The U.N. Human Rights Council is scheduled to meet Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss allegations of human rights violations in Syria. The special meeting comes after the United Nations sent a humanitarian mission to Syria this weekend to look for effects of President Bashar al-Assad's protest crackdown. Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human ...

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Aug 22, 2011 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's opposition leader says rebels captured another of Moammar Gadhafi's sons — raising to three the number of the Libyan leader's children in custody. Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, head of the National Transitional Council, told the Associated Press on Monday that rebels detained al-Saadi Gadhafi on Sunday night along with his brother Seif ...

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Aug 21, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza militants agreed to a cease-fire with Israel to stop three days of violence, a Hamas official said Sunday, after a deadly attack on Israelis near the Egypt-Israel border set off a round of Israeli airstrikes and rocket barrages from Gaza. The sudden flareup also threatened Israel-Egypt relations, after Egypt said five ...

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Aug 21, 2011 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Telegraph: Vice President Joe Biden may have managed to cure his own stammer but he still appears to be pathologically incapable of speaking of his own accomplishments without exaggerating. In an address he made today to students at Sichuan University in China today (full text, as emailed out by the White House, here), he ...

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Aug 21, 2011 2 Comments ›› Angelia

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Aug 21, 2011 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

UPDATE, 15:16 PST: Fox News's Tripoli correspondent is on the air live from Tripoli reporting that Moammar Kaddafi is currently live on Libyan state television, broadcasting from an undisclosed location, and telling the entire country to rise up, run to Tripoli, and liberate it from the rebels....developing Kaddafi on state tv: Report from inside Kaddafi's son's ...

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Aug 21, 2011 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

(AFP)- Russia has put forward "proposals" to build new nuclear power plants in Iran after the completion of the Bushehr project, local media reported Sunday quoting the Islamic republic's atomic chief. "We have held negotiations with the Russians regarding the construction of new nuclear power plants. They have put forward some proposals," Fereydoon Abbasi Davani ...

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Aug 21, 2011 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: Reporting from Chengdu, China— Vice President Joe Biden used the keynote address of his four-day visit to China to again make a strong pitch about the health of the U.S. economy, stating that the nation “will never default” and continue to tackle its deficit challenge. Referring to the debt-ceiling accord that averted such ...

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Aug 21, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

BEIRUT (AP) – Syrian President Bashar Assad said Sunday his regime was in no danger of collapse and warned against any foreign military intervention in his country as the regime tries to crush a 5-month-old popular uprising. In his fourth public appearance since the revolt against his family's 40-year rule erupted in mid-March, Assad ...

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Aug 21, 2011 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- As rebels inside Tripoli said they were advancing toward ruler Moammar Gadhafi's compound Sunday, the defiant leader called on Libyans to stop "colonizers" from taking over the nation's capital. "I am with you in this fight. We will not give up," he said in audio remarks broadcast on Libyan state television. "The ...

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Aug 21, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: Reporting from London— Look at the state of the economy from anywhere in America or Europe these days and all is gloomy: Governments deep in debt. Consumers reluctant to spend. Businesses afraid to hire. But gaze out from the vantage of some of the world's emerging economies and the picture gets brighter. Although ...

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Aug 21, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Fox News: Libyan rebels have reportedly captured a major military base in their assault on Tripoli, giving them access to large stores of weapons. An Associated Press reporter with the rebels saw them take over the base of the Khamis Brigade, 16 miles west of the capital, on Sunday. The base has been defending Qaddafi's stronghold ...

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Aug 21, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

CAIRO (AFP) - Cairo police arrested a man who allegedly 'insulted Islam' in postings on Facebook after they tracked him down through his internet address, state news agency MENA reported on Saturday. The agency said the 23-year-old, identified only as Ayman Y.M., posted comments 'that were insulting to the Koran and the Prophet Mohammed and ...

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Aug 21, 2011 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Hill: Sen. John McCain predicted that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi would quickly lose his grip on power amid reports rebel fighters had entered the capital Tripoli. Speaking on CBS’s Face the Nation, McCain said it was a ‘matter of hours if not days’ until Gadhafi’s downfall. The conflict was “nearing the end,” he predicted. McCain ...

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Aug 20, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) – Libyan rebels said they launched an attack on Tripoli in coordination with NATO, and Associated Press reporters heard unusually heavy gunfire and explosions in the capital. The fighting erupted just hours after the opposition captured the key city of Zawiya nearby. Gunbattles and mortar rounds were heard clearly at the ...

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Aug 20, 2011 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Excerpted from The Long War Journal: For the third time this summer, a Taliban suicide bomber with an explosive device hidden within his traditional Afghan headdress detonated at an Afghan government center. The Friday attack occurred during a ceremony marking Afghanistan's Independence Day held at the Helmand Military Corps Center. Three Afghan National Policemen were ...

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Aug 20, 2011 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Jerusalem (CNN) -- In a move that could portend an increase in violence between Israelis and Palestinians, Hamas announced it was ending a de facto two-year truce with Israel early Saturday. A statement from the Izzedine al Qassam brigades was broadcast on a Hamas-run radio station, announcing: "There is no truce with the Israeli ...

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