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  • Thousands urge Syrian president to resign

    2011-06-17 21:59

    Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets in Syrian cities of Damascus, Hama, daraa, al-Boukamal and Idlib, demanding the resignation of their President Bashar al-Assad, witnesses said.

  • Israel: Facebook protest targets price of cheese

    2011-06-17 17:39

    In a region rife with Facebook-fueled uprisings, Israelis have launched a modest revolt of their own — against the price of cottage cheese.

  • Number of Syrians fleeing to Turkey nears 9,700

    2011-06-17 17:18

    Number of Syrians fleeing violence at home and entering into Turkey has reached nearly 9,700, a Turkish border official said Friday.

  • US funds hunt for Libyan missiles

    2011-06-17 17:15

    The US is paying two European mine-clearing groups nearly $1 million to hunt and dispose of loose anti-aircraft missiles that could make their way from Libyan battlefields to terror groups.
    Spain expels Libyan ambassador

  • Greek PM replaces finance minister in cabinet reshuffle

    2011-06-17 16:39

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will appoint current Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos as new finance minister in a reshuffle on Friday, a government official told Reuters.

  • Kamchatka volcano erupts in eastern Russia

    2011-06-17 15:59

    An active volcano in the eastern Russian peninsula of Kamchatka has been pumping ashes 10 kilometers high into the air, creating a possible hazard to local residents and air traffic, Russian scientists reported Friday.

  • Al-Qaida leader targets British hotel, school

    2011-06-17 15:49

    The Ritz Hotel in London and the elite private school Eton were among a handful of possible British terror targets that a senior al-Qaida leader was considering before he was killed in Somalia last week, a British security official said Thursday.

  • Spain expels Libyan ambassador

    2011-06-17 15:45

    Spain has ordered the expulsion of the Libyan ambassador in Madrid, saying Moammar Gadhafi's regime no longer has any legitimacy.

  • UN to delink al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions

    2011-06-17 14:06

    The UN Security Council has decided to treat al-Qaida and the Taliban separately when it comes to UN sanctions in an attempt to more effectively fight terrorism and support the Afghan government's reconciliation efforts.

  • Argentina decries UK refusal to Malvinas talks

    2011-06-17 13:14

    Argentina Thursday slammed Britain for refusing to negotiate on the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands, also called the Falkland Islands by the British.

  • Kahn told police he had immunity

    2011-06-17 09:40

    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn told police he had diplomatic immunity shortly after he was detained at a New York airport on accusations he tried to rape a hotel maid, court papers showed on Thursday.

  • Gas leak behind blast that kills 4 in Israel

    2011-06-17 09:36

    Police say a large explosion that killed four and wounded dozens in the Israeli city of Netanya was caused by a gas leak.

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Scholars from Beijing and Moscow called for emerging economies to make their voice heard more at the G20 summit, as they exchanged views in a telephone conversation.