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  • Libyan rebels take new villges in Western Mountains

    2011-06-16 10:33

    Libyan rebels have pushed deeper into government-held territory from their base in the Western Mountains, taking two villages from which forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi had been shelling rebel-held towns.

  • NATO respects Serbia military neutrality

    2011-06-16 10:03

    Admiral Giampaolo di Paolo, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, said here Wednesday that the military alliance would accept Serbia's stated position of military neutrality.

  • Greece crippled by protests

    2011-06-16 07:56

    Greek police deployed in strength on Wednesday to prevent thousands of anti-austerity protesters from blockading parliament.

  • Libya mission to cost $1.1b by Sept 30

    2011-06-16 09:21

    The cost of US military operations and humanitarian assistance in Libya was $716 million as of June 3 and is projected to reach $1.1 billion by September 30.

  • Iran launches homemade satellite into orbit

    2011-06-16 04:01

    Iran launched a satellite into earth orbit Wednesday, Iran's state TV reported, in a feat that is likely to raise concerns among those who fear Iran's intentions and nuclear development program.

  • Iran to launch first cyber command

    2011-06-16 00:33

    Deputy head of Iran's Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri announced Iran plans to establish its first cyber command for the country's armed forces.

  • Czechs pull out of US missile shield plan

    2011-06-16 00:21

    The Czech Republic is withdrawing from US missile defense plans out of frustration at its diminished role, the Czech defense minister told The Associated Press Wednesday.

  • Syrian president's envoy to meet Turkish PM

    2011-06-15 20:38

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's special envoy Hasan Turkmani arrived in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday to meet Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

  • Is sport fading in Iraq?

    2011-06-15 18:06

    The 38-year-old Iraqi Taklef took part in the 14th Asian Boxing championships in Beijing in 1989 and returned home with a gold.

  • Snapshots: The world in 24 hours, June 14

    2011-06-15 16:49

    Libyan rebel fighters sit by a caricature of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi at a checkpoint west of the rebel-held city of Misrata June 14, 2011.

  • Gates says NATO alliance in danger of breaking

    2011-06-15 15:44

    Gates made a splash with a scathing speech last week in Brussels, home of the NATO, in which he said the alliance faces a "dim, if not dismal" future.

  • Study: UK failing to address corruption

    2011-06-15 13:53

    Corruption is a much larger problem in Britain than acknowledged and key institutions are refusing to confront the problem, a global watchdog warned.

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