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US Gaza flotilla out of its port but stopped by Greek authorities
Sneaking out of port without permission, Greeks stop the US aid flotilla bound for Gaza amidst low-tech sabotage on boats in desperate attempts to keep the flotilla from sailing  
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Bahrain opens dialogue buoyed by Shiite attendance
Bahrain's Sunni rulers opened a "national dialogue" Saturday aimed at getting reforms back on track, buoyed by an 11th-hour decision by the main Shiite opposition bloc to take part

Bashir's arrest depends on states' collaboration
He may have an arrest warrant against him, but Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir continues to jet around the world in defiance of the International Criminal Court, which depends on the goodwill of states to catch him

US tells Gaddafi to step down, abandon threats
Clinton asked Gaddafi on Saturday to step down instead of brandishing threats of attacks on European civilians

Hariri tribunal indictments to widen political strife
Indictments by a U.N.-backed court seeking the killers of statesman Rafik al-Hariri, which Lebanese officials say accuse Hezbollah members, will widen the country's political rift and increase sectarian tension

Moroccan king scores landslide win in reform vote
Morocco's King Mohammed scored a landslide victory in a referendum on a reformed constitution he proposed to placate "Arab Spring" protests as voters defied critics who said it did little to curb his powers

Panetta sworn in as Obama's second Pentagon chief
EX-CIA director Leon Panetta is sworn in as Defence Secretary, vows to keep Gates' line

Nigerian president swears in first sets of ministers
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday swore in a first batch of 14 ministers following his election in April and asked them to "hit the ground running"

Uncertainty over Chavez's recovery roils Venezuela
Venezuela was mired in uncertainty on Saturday over how long Chavez would take to recover from a cancer operation, despite assurances by allies he will be fit to run for re-election next year

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