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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Bangladesh needs “massive international assistance” to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said on Sept. 24.
Post-revolution Egypt headed to the polls yesterday for a chaotic election clouded by violence and a political crisis, the start of a long process to bring democracy to the Arab world’s most populous nation.
Syrian dissidents held secret talks Nov. 25 with Libya’s new authorities and Turkish authorities in Istanbul with the aim of securing weapons and money for their insurgency against Damascus, the Daily Telegraph has reported.
Palestinian officials said Nov. 27 they won’t be able to pay upcoming public-sector salaries that support nearly one-third of Palestinian families in the in the West Bank and Gaza, the clearest sign yet that Israeli economic sanctions are starting to bite.
Libyan tribal leaders met Nov. 26 with hopes to ease tensions between clans in a country where the new central government is still weak, weapons abound and rival militias sometimes lock horns.
PIERRELATTES, France - The Associated Press
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday it would be madness to reduce his country's huge reliance on nuclear power, despite worldwide wariness after Japan's Fukushima disaster and protests this week over the dangers of waste.
BENGHAZI / TROPOLI
The Muslim Brotherhood held its first public conference on Libyan soil Nov 17. after being banned for decades, and used the platform to set a moderate tone, calling for a broad national reconstruction effort
PESHAWAR - Reuters
Pakistan on Sunday buried 24 troops killed in a NATO cross-border air raid that has pushed a crisis in relations with the United States towards rupture.
KUWAIT CITY - The Associated Press
Kuwait’s ruler ordered authorities on Nov.17 to tighten security measures in the Gulf nation and conduct possible arrests after parliament was stormed by an anti-government mob angered by high-level corruption allegations.
DURBAN - The Associated Press
The U.N.'s top climate official said Sunday she expects governments to make a long-delayed decision on whether industrial countries should make further commitments to reduce emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases.
ISLAMABAD / KABUL
The Pakistani government said Nov. 17 that it has not decided whether to accept a resignation offer from its ambassador to the U.S. over a reported attempt to enlist Washington’s help to rein in the country’s military after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.