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Rights Groups: Syrian Troops Kill 55 People in Raids on Towns

Written by Elizabeth Arrott | Cairo Syria‘s military has launched an offensive against the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, even as international pressure builds on the government to end its crackdown on a popular uprising. There has also been violence

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UN Security Council Condemns Syrian Violence

Written by Margaret Besheer | United Nations As Syrian tanks shelled the flashpoint town of Hama Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council overcame months of division and strongly condemned the on-going violence. The U.N.’s most powerful body expressed “grave concern” at

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Pakistanis, World Leaders Protest Minister’s Assassination

Source: VOA   Grief-stricken Pakistanis are protesting the assassination of the country’s minister for minorities who was a vocal opponent of Pakistan’s blasphemy law. Shahbaz Bhatti was the only Christian in the federal Cabinet. Assassins gunned him down Wednesday as

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As Egyptians Push for Change, UN Ban Warns of “Political Instability”

Source: Inner City Press – By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, January 30 — As in Egypt protests calling for Hosni Mubarak to leave continue, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Addis Ababa was quoted that Egyptians “have the right

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UN Praises Exit of Darfur IDPs, Silent on Censorship, Refuses Sudan Questions

Source: Inner City Press – By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, January 21 — The UN’s cover up of abuses in Darfur hit a new low on Friday when Secretary General Ban Ki-moon‘s spokesman Martin Nesirky openly refused to take

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