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Libyan Killed After Wounding Two in Turkey Shoot-out
Turkey's interior minister, Idris Naim Sahin said Wednesday, a gunman was shot dead after wounding a soldier and a security guard at the entrance of one of Istanbul's top tourist attractions, Topkapi Palace. The gunman, who police said was a Libyan with Syrian citizenship, had entered Turkey only three days ago.neighbourly country.
Iran Criticises UNSC for Hasty Condemnation of Students' Rally
The UN Security Council strongly condemned, “in the strongest terms” the storming of Britain's embassy in Tehran on Tuesday and warned Iran that it must protect diplomatic personnel, it said in a statement agreed by the 15-nation body.
Counting Starts After Egyptian First Free Elections Since Mubarak Era
Moderate Islamists are expected to dominate Egypt's new political landscape following the first post-revolution elections on Monday and Tuesday in the capital, Cairo and second-city Alexandria for the first phase of multi-stage parliamentary elections.
Al Qathafi Daughter in Exile Breaks Rules by Urging Revolt Against Libya's New Rulers
The Libyan government is requesting the Algerian authorities to arrest and deport back to Libya Ayesha Al Qathafi, the daughter of the former Libyan dictator, along with her brothers Mohammed and Hannibal to face criminal charges.
Turkey Escalates Sanctions Against Syria
Turkey Wednesday sharply escalated pressure on Syria by announcing a series of economic and financial sanctions on it in response to its violent crackdown against civilians. It froze its financial assets, imposed a travel ban on senior regime officials and cut off transactions with the Syria's central bank.
Benkirane Named First Islamist PM in Morocco
Following his party's historic victory victory in weekend elections, the head of Morocco's moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), Abdelilah Benkirane has been appointed as the country's first-ever Isamist prime minister by King Mohammed VI and requested to form a new government.
Former Ivory Coast Leader In The Hague to Face War Crimes Charges
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo arrived at The Hague Wednesday to face charges of war crimes by the International Criminal Court, ICC.
UN Security Council Renews Arms Embargo, Sanctions Against DR Congo
The United Nations Security Council Wednesday unanimously agreed to extend by another year the arms embargo and other sanctions it has imposed against armed rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, for nearly a decade.
Former NTC Deputy PM Named as Prime Suspect in Killing of General Younis
Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) named Ali Abdelaziz Saad Al-Essawi, a former NTC deputy prime minister as the chief suspect in the killing of General Abdel Fatah Younis, one of the rebel movement’s most senior military commanders five months into the conflict that ended with the ousting from power of former dictator Muammar Al Qathafi.
Tunisia Extends State of Emergency to Year's End
For the fourth since long-time President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted from power and allowed to flee to Saudi Arabia in January amid an uprising that triggered the Arab Spring revolutions, Tunisian authorities have extended the state of emergency for the rest of the year.
UN Envoy Tells Security Council Most Pressing Task for Libya is Consolidation of Security
Libya’s interim Government faces a number of challenges as it seeks to move past the recent conflict and decades of dictatorship, the most immediate of which is consolidating security, the top United Nations envoy to the country, Ian Martin, said on Tuesday as he briefed the UN Security Council on the latest developments in the country.
Iranian Students Break into UK Embassy in Tehran
Hundreds of Iranian students broke into the compound of the British embassy in the country's capital, Tehran during a demonstration against sanctions imposed by Britain, pulled down the UK flag and replaced it with Iran's flag, and demanded the expulsion of the British envoy to Tehran.
Norwegian Killer of 77 People Breivik Declared Insane
Norwegians have been shocked rather than surprised by the news, Tuesday, that Psychiatrists assessing self-confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik have concluded that he is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, and was in a psychotic state both during and after the June 22 twin attacks that led to the deaths of 77 people and injured 151.
Turkey Tells Syria's Al Assad Crackdown Must End, or Else...
While telling the Syrian regime that the crackdown must end, Turkey's foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu said that in the event of a massive exodus of refugees from Syria, in co-ordination with the international community, his country may consider setting up a buffer zone on its border from Syria.
Britain's Official Growth Forecasts Slashed
Britain will avoid a recession but official economic growth forecasts have been slashed, the chancellor George Osborne in the coalition government told MPs Tuesday in the House of Commons. He also confirmed downgraded GDP predictions made by the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) in their latest update.
 
 
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Libyan Killed After Wounding Two in Turkey Shoot-out
Turkey's interior minister, Idris Naim Sahin said Wednesday, a gunman was shot dead after wounding a soldier and a security guard at the entrance of one of Istanbul's top tourist attractions, Topkapi Palace. The gunman, who police said was a Libyan with Syrian citizenship, had entered Turkey only three days ago.neighbourly country.
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The Libyan government is requesting the Algerian authorities to arrest and deport back to Libya Ayesha Al Qathafi, the daughter of the former Libyan dictator, along with her brothers Mohammed and Hannibal to face criminal charges.
 
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