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.
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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.”
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.
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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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.
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
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-
(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, …
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 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.
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.
The Italian foreign ministry has criticised Indian police for arresting its servicemen for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen thinking them to be pirates.
Tehran stops oil exports to France, Britain; Iranian warship docked in Syria
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: 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 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.
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 …
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”.
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
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 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.
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
(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. …
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.
Allegations in an American diplomatic cable are “nonsense,” editors say.
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.
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’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
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
“CBS This Morning” takes a look at some of the day’s headlines from around the globe.
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.
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 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.
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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 …