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World ire mounts toward Syria amid bloody crackdown

Syrian violence ramps up despite Ramadan (CNN) — Pressure at the United Nations and world capitals mounted on Tuesday on Syria’s government as a fierce security crackdown on peaceful protests overnight left dozens of deaths, injuries and arrests. At least 24 people were killed, dozens were wounded, and more than 150 people have been detained across the country after Ramadan ...

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US troops must have legal immunity to stay in Iraq

REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press= BAGHDAD (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday that American troops must be given protection from prosecution as part of any agreement to keep them in Iraq beyond the end of the year and that protection must be approved by Iraq’s parliament. Tuesday’s comments by Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen could make it ...

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Zardari to US: Need clear terms of engagement on terror war

Islamabad, Aug 2, (IANS): Tuesday, August 02, 2011 –> The terms of engagement between the US and Pakistan in the war against terror should be clearly defined so that conflicting positions and unilateral actions do not adversely impact ties, President Asif Ali Zardari has said. The president made the remark during his meeting with…

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‘Big Brothers’ and Politics of Patriotism and Fanaticism

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. A major theme often overlooked in George Orwell’s book, “1984,” which was written in 1949 and warned about the rise of totalitarian states (whether communist, democratic, or socialist), is that any government, known as “Big Brother”, can dominate society to the extent that every aspect of an individual’s life can be dictated, including emotions ...

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Hama assault into second day as U.N. revives Syria debate

AMMAN (Reuters) – A two-day assault by Syrian government forces on anti-government protesters in the city of Hama was widely condemned in the West and prompted European powers to relaunch a dormant U.N. resolution condemning Damascus for its crackdown. Tanks pounded residential neighborhoods across the city after evening prayers on Monday, marking the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim holy ...

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US House of Representatives passes debt-limit bill

The US House of Representatives has passed by 269 votes to 161 a last-gasp deal to avoid a federal debt default. The legislation must now be passed by the Senate and approved by President Barack Obama to become law. It would raise the debt ceiling by up to $2.4tn (£1.5tn) – from $14.3tn – and make savings of $2.3tn over ...

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Republicans ‘confident’ of deal on US debt

Top congressional Republicans have said they are in serious talks with President Barack Obama to break a US debt limit deadlock and are confident the risk of default by the world’s largest economy could be avoided. Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he had spoken with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and declared himself “confident and optimistic that…

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Multilingualism Is Needed More Than Ever

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. “Much the most important thing about language is its capacity for generating imagined communities, building in effect particular solidarities. After all, imperial languages are still vernaculars, and thus particular vernaculars among many.” -Linguist Stephen R. Anderson. The mass killing of dozens of people in Norway by an anti-immigrant, anti-multicultural extremist is just one of ...

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Calls for UN session on deadly Syria crackdown

DAMASCUS – There were calls for an emergency UN Security Council session on Monday after Syrian security forces killed nearly 140 people in one of the deadliest days of more than four months of anti-regime protests. Rights activists said Sunday’s death toll included at least 100 when the army stormed the flashpoint protest city of Hama, scene of a 1982 ...

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In Kabul, Mullen Promotes U.S. Pullout

KABUL, Afghanistan — American and allied forces in Afghanistan are strengthening a layered defense along the border with Pakistan to seize Haqqani network militants as they try to make their way to Kabul to carry out spectacular attacks, according to senior military officers. Commanders continue to…

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