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While Cairo Burns, Obama Parties

January 31, 2011

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by Keith Koffler on January 30, 2011, 12:56 pm whitehousedossier. The Washington A-List was out in force Saturday night at the farewell party for senior adviser David Axelrod, with a roster of guests featuring Cabinet secretaries, big shot journos and – President Obama. As revolution threatened to sweep Egypt and possibly other allies – with […]

Obama will go down in history as the president who lost Egypt

January 31, 2011

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The street revolts in Tunisia and Egypt show that the United States can do very little to save its friends from the wrath of their citizens. By Aluf Benn Published 01:55 30.01.11 haaretz Jimmy Carter will go down in American history as “the president who lost Iran,” which during his term went from being a […]

Southern Sudan chooses to secede

January 31, 2011

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AGENCIES, Jan 31, 2011, 12.35am IST timesofindia JUBA (SUDAN): Southern Sudan’s referendum commission said on Sunday that more than 99% of voters in the south had opted to secede from the country’s north in a vote held earlier this month. The announcement drew cheers from a crowd of thousands that gathered in Juba, the dusty […]

US: Duped Indian students ignored red flags

January 31, 2011

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Chidanand Rajghatta, TNN, Jan 31, 2011, 12.16am IST timesofindia WASHINGTON: Hundreds of Indian students who have gotten scammed by a dodgy California-based university had it coming. Tri-Valley University (TVU) had a reputation as a “Diploma Mill” that offered a spurious route to employment and immigration in the US. Inquiring students and professionals knew about it, […]

Turkish role in Arab unrest put under microscope

January 31, 2011

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Sunday, January 30, 2011 FULYA ÖZERKAN ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News Amid the ongoing unrest across the Middle East and North Africa, eyes are turning to Turkey as experts debate whether Turkey’s recent rise on the global stage, its stable democracy and strong economy have contributed to the outbreak of protests. Violent protests in Egypt, […]

Religious Clashes Killed 35 in Nigeria

January 31, 2011

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naharnet Clashes between Christians and Muslims in central Nigeria last week left 35 people dead, police said on Sunday. “Thirty-five people have been killed in sectarian violence in Tafawa Balewa on Thursday,” Bauchi police commissioner Abdulkadir Mohammed Indabawa, told AFP by phone. Police had last week reported four dead, in riots that also left five […]

China Publicizes Submarine Missile Launch

January 31, 2011

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Jan. 31, 2011 10:09 KST chosun The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Daily on Friday carried a photo on its front page of the Changcheng 200 submarine test-firing a missile. The disclosure of the exercise follows the dramatic test flight earlier this month of a new stealth fighter jet that coincided with the visit of U.S. […]