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Obama says Palestine must be based in 1967 borders listen

05/19/11 wire reports including AP
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President Barack Obama is endorsing the Palestinians' demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war. Israel's prime minister has rejected that, saying return to the borders before Israel occupied the Palestinian territories would spell disaster for the Jewish state.

Obama outlined U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa in a speech today.

"T...

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Both crew from US fighter jet that crashed over Libya have been rescued but civilians may have been killed listen

03/22/11 wire reports including AP
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Heavy anti-aircraft fire is lighting up the skies over Tripoli and the sound of loud explosions is echoing through the Libyan capital after nightfall.

A U.S. official says both the crew of an F-15 fighter jet that crashed yesterday in Libya are safe and back in American hands.

The official said a Marine Corps Osprey search and rescue aircraft retrieved the pilot. He says the second crew member, a weapon's officer, was recovered by Libyan rebel forces and is now in U.S hands.

The cras...

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Tens of thousands rally in Gaza and West Bank for a united Palestine listen

03/15/11 Seán Kinane
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Tunisia-inspired youth-led uprisings spiked today in Palestine. National Public Radio reports that 4,000 people demonstrated in the West Bank, and tens of thousands gathered in the Gaza Strip. WMNF’s reporter in Gaza, Pam Bailey, tells us, the protesters want a unified Palestinian government and an end to quarrels between Fatah and Hamas. We spoke with her several hours ago – she was on a mobile phone at one of the demonstrations.

"They are rallying because they want unity. They want the ...

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Gadhafi troops and rebel forces trade victories listen

03/14/11 wire reports including AP
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West of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, government tanks and artillery bombarded an opposition-held town near the Tunisian border. A resident in Zwara says at least four rebel fighters were killed in the barrage.

In the east, opposition forces have slowed the government's offensive at the oil port of Brega. While Gadhafi's troops used superior firepower to drive the rebels out of the city yesterday, they've been unable to hold it. Rebels pushed back into Brega last night and claim to have cap...

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Gadhafi warns against foreign intervention listen

03/02/11 wire services
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Libyan rebels have repelled an attack by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi at a key coastal oil installation in Brega.

Gadhafi's forces initially recaptured the facility, but a wave of civilian militias drove them out. At least six people were killed in the fighting.

Meanwhile in the capital, Gadhafi vowed his forces would "fight until the last man and woman." In the speech broadcast on Libyan state TV, he lashed out against Europe and the United States for pressuring him to step down. G...

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Violence continues in Libya as US and others mull intervention listen

03/01/11 wire services
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Residents of the rebel-held city closest to Libya's capital are celebrating after fighters repelled an overnight attack by forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Witnesses say the pro-Gadhafi forces battled the rebels for six hours, but couldn't take control of Zawiya.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told Congress today that the U.S. must lead an international response to the crisis, including a no-fly zone.

Clinton says the Obama administration may seek the prosecution o...

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Protests continue in Libya and beyond and are met with violence listen

02/25/11 Seán Kinane
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The White House says the U.S. is moving forward with plans to impose unilateral sanctions on Libya in response to violence there.

Another U.S. official says the United States has closed its embassy in Tripoli after evacuating all personnel on a ferry and a chartered airplane.

There are reports of at least four deaths today in Libya's capital. That’s after militias loyal to Moammar Gadhafi opened fire on opponents holding their first major protest in Tripoli in days. On the television ne...

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Rally in Temple Terrace to support pro-democracy activists in Libya listen

02/22/11 Seán Kinane
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Hundreds of pro-democracy activists have been killed by Libya’s government during several days of demonstrations . Yesterday in Temple Terrace, more than 60 people rallied in support of Libya’s protesters.

In a long speech televised today on Libya TV, the country’s leader, Moammar Gadhafi vowed to continue to fight and die a “martyr.” He called on supporters to take back the streets from people demanding his ouster. But during rush hour last night, supporters of Libya’s street protesters ...

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Nonviolent revolution in Egypt - Mubarak steps down listen

02/11/11 Seán Kinane
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Nonviolent revolution in Egypt: President Hosni Mubarak stepped down today. It was announced by newly appointed vice president Omar Suleiman on State TV, and was translated on Al Jazeera English.

After 29 years in power, Mubarak handed control to the military. Crowds in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square erupted in jubilation for minutes and minutes, which was captured on Al Jazeera English.

One opposition leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohammed ElBaradei, told the Associated Press it i...

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Attacks on journalists and unarmed protesters don't deter pro-democracy masses in Egypt listen

02/03/11 Seán Kinane
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ABC News reports Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he is tired of being president and would like to quit now, but can’t because of fears Egypt would descend into chaos. He also claims his government is not responsible for recent violence on demonstrators in Cairo. He blamed the Muslim Brotherhood. Meanwhile, the Egyptian Prime Minister apologized for attacks on anti-government protesters overnight that killed at least people.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports two of its journalist...

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