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A year on, Morocco’s fledgling pro-democracy movement founders

Morocco’s pro-democracy February 20 movement spearheaded the country’s version of the Arab Spring and sent the centuries-old monarchy scrambling to reform.

Mexico female presidential candidate Vazquez Mota embraces role

Josefina Vazquez Mota, candidate of the ruling PAN, doesn’t hesitate to play the so-called gender card at chosen times. She trails the leader by a wide margin. Reporting from Mexico City — “I will be the first woman president of Mexico.”

Mexico gangs blamed for deadly prison riot

APODACA, Mexico, Feb. 20 (UPI) — Fighting between feuding drug-cartel rivals appears to have killed at least 44 and as many as 70 inmates in an overcrowded Mexican prison, an official said.

COMMENTARY: Asylum must not be denied

Petaling Jaya (The Star/ANN) – The deportation of a Saudi Arabian journalist to his home country, where he faces charges for alleged religious crimes, is turning out to be yet

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Malaysia deports Saudi blogger behind Prophet Mohammad tweets

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia deported a Saudi Arabian blogger on Sunday, police said, despite fears voiced by human rights groups that he could face execution in his home country over…

Algeria 'finds cache of missiles near Libya border'

Algeria has uncovered a large cache of weapons believed to originate from Libya, including dozens of shoulder-launched missiles that can be used to shoot down airliners, newspapers said Monday.

Torn between factions, Lebanon a potential powder keg as neighbor Syria descends into chaos

BEIRUT (AP) — The tensions between the two neighborhoods were building for days in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. On one side live Sunni Muslims who hate the Syrian regime. On the hill above

Family feud over royalties could silence Lebanon's most-beloved diva

Across four decades, Fairuz’s songs of freedom, justice and love transfixed Arab audiences, moved millions to tears and gave hope to the Lebanese during the darkest days of their 15-

Jordan- Unemployed youths in Tafileh renew protest

(MENAFN – Jordan Times) Dozens of unemployed men in Tafileh on Sunday gathered outside the governorate headquarters to renew their calls for job opportunities. Gendarmerie forces intervened, …

Rizzle Kicks want to make a "weird" record with Olly Murs

The duo – Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule – collaborated with the ‘Thinking of Me’ hitmaker on UK number one single ‘Heart Skips a Beat’, and are keen to team up with him for a different

Japan shuts down nuclear reactor

Japan on Monday began a process that will see another one of the country’s nuclear reactors go offline, leaving just two of 54 in operation.

Japan to cut civil servant's pay by 7.8 percent

Tokyo, Feb 19 (IANS) The salaries of Japanese government employees will be cut by 7.8 percent for two years from the 2012 fiscal year, a media report said Sunday.

Bank of Tokyo opens Phnom Penh office | Business | The Phnom Penh Post – Cambodia's Newspaper of Record

Japan’s second-largest bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, officially opened a represent-ative office in Phnom Penh on Friday.

Italy slams Indian police for arresting its naval guards

The Italian foreign ministry has criticised Indian police for arresting its servicemen for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen thinking them to be pirates.

Italy says it should handle Indian shooting case

ROME (Reuters) – Italian authorities should be allowed to deal with allegations its forces killed two Indian fishermen, the foreign ministry said on Monday, criticizing Indian police for arresting servicemen acting to protect a cargo ship from pirates. The two Italian marines were part of a security detachment assigned to protect…

U.S., Britain warn Israel against attacking Iran

Tehran stops oil exports to France, Britain; Iranian warship docked in Syria

William Hague: Israel attack on Iran 'would not be wise'

William Hague issued a blunt warning to Israel that launching a strike against Iran would not be “a wise thing” as worldwide concern over the prospects of a full-blown conflict grew.

Ireland welcomes China’s leader-in-waiting

IRELAND: China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping arrived for a three-day visit to Ireland on Saturday after pledging continued support from the Asian power for the EU’s efforts to tackle its

China's leader-in-waiting Xi wraps up Ireland visit

China’s Vice President Xi Jinping wrapped up his three-day visit to Ireland on Monday with a trade and investment summit, as Dublin seeks to provide Beijing with an EU financial foothold.

Tributes pour in for NYT's Shadid

Journalists and senior politicians have been reacting to the death of ‘one of the world’s bravest and best journalists’ Journalists and senior politicians have paid tribute to Anthony Shadid, the Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times correspondent who died in Syria on Thursday while reporting the uprising . According …

Now's not a good time to bomb Iran, US tells Israel

The head of the US military has warned Israel against attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities, saying such a strike would be destabilising “at this time”.

Iran stops oil exports to Britain as nuclear inspectors arrive

Iran halted all oil shipments to Britain and France as nuclear inspectors arrived for a two-day visit while worldwide concern over the prospects of a full-blown conflict grew.

Sunday newspaper round-up: Lehman, Tax cuts, North Sea, Iran

LONDON (SHARECAST) – George Osborne came under pressure from three sides today to put tax cuts at the heart of next month’s Budget. Nick Clegg sought to sharpen dividing lines

Iran Halts Oil Exports to Britain and France

PARIS — Iran’s government on Sunday ordered a halt to oil exports to Britain and France, in what may be only an initial response to the European Union’s decision to cut off Iranian oil imports and freeze central bank assets beginning in July.

Iran to host high-level UN team

Iran is to host a high-level team from the UN nuclear watchdog on Monday as part of efforts to defuse dire international tensions over its atomic activities through dialogue.

Truce Declared in Row over Control of Bumi

Two men who waged a battle for boardroom control of UK-listed coal miner Bumi Plc have called a truce after talks in London at the weekend

Truce declared in row over control of Bumi – FT

(Reuters) – Two men who waged a battle for boardroom control of UK-listed coal miner Bumi Plc have called a truce after talks in London at the weekend, with both agreeing to sit together as directors of the company, the Financial Times said. …

Live! Kingfisher: Can pay wages if accounts are unfrozen

Rediff.com’s Toral Varia tells us that the Mumbai crime branch will file a supplementary chargesheet against journalist Jigna Vora for he alleged role in the the murder of Mid Day journalist J Dey murder tomorrow.

India Ink: Iran Not Funding Coverage, Urdu Editors Say

Allegations in an American diplomatic cable are “nonsense,” editors say.

Tang Should Quit Hong Kong Leader Bid Over Property Scandal

More than half of Hong Kong people say Henry Tang, the front-runner to be the city’s next leader, should end his campaign because of a scandal over an illegal addition to a property owned by his wife, according to a poll.

Tensions grow over 'mainlanders' giving birth in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (USA TODAY) — The full-page newspaper ad depicts a giant locust towering over the Hong Kong skyline, with the words: “Do you want Hong Kong to spend one million (Hong Kong) dollars every 18 minutes to raise the children born to mainland parents?”

Honduras Prison Fire That Killed 350 Is Blamed on Crackdown Against Gangs

Honduras’s crackdown on violent gangs has led to a surge of inmates in poorly controlled and dilapidated jails, a policy that may have caused the world’s

Alert On Possible Epidemic After Honduras Prison Fire

TEGUCIGALPA, CUBA, Feb 20 (BERNAMA-NNN- PRENSA LATINA) – Prisoner survivors of the fire at the Farm Prison of Comayagua, Honduras, are now at risk of an epidemic due to the lack of cleanliness in the place

Video: CBS This Morning headlines: Mid-air collision in California

“CBS This Morning” takes a look at some of the day’s headlines from around the globe.

Political junkies, find all the latest headlines on our Politics/Election 2012 page

As election season ramps up, from this month’s Michigan Republican primary through November, we’ll be updating freep.com/politics around the clock with the latest news, analysis, reaction and polls.

Greece no threat to world economy

BERLIN: Greece, which is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, is “no threat to the world economy,” European Central Bank (ECB) executive board member Joerg Asmussen said in newspaper interview on Monday.

US backs new IMF loan to Greece

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has thrown Washington’s support behind the new austerity measures agreed by Greece and said the US backed the idea of a new IMF loan for Athens.

Germany president row shakes Merkel’s coalition

BERLIN, Feb 20 — Angela Merkel’s conservatives accused their coalition partner on Monday of a “massive breach of trust” in backing opposition candidate Joachim Gauck for the German presidency, a move which forced the …

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