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Monday, January 31,2011

Egypt's police return; foreigners try to evacuate

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Police began returning to their posts in the Egyptian capital on Monday, seeking to restore order after days of looting, but they stayed away from the protester-thronged square that has become the epicenter of the movement to oust President Hosni Mubarak.
Friday, January 28,2011

Egyptian protests intensify; demonstrators battle with police

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Police and protesters clashed across Egypt on Friday, and opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei was doused by a water cannon before escaping the swinging batons of riot police and taking cover in a Cairo mosque.
Wednesday, January 26,2011

Afghan parliament sworn in despite President Hamid Karzai's opposition

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
President Hamid Karzai, acting under heavy Western pressure, inaugurated the country's new parliament on Wednesday but made plain his pique over being foiled in his efforts to delay the start of the session.
Monday, January 24,2011

Moscow airport bomb kills at least 31, injures more than 130

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
An apparent terrorist bombing Monday at a crowded arrivals terminal at an airport near Moscow left at least 31 people dead and more than 130 injured, Russian officials said.
Friday, January 14,2011

Tens of thousands protest in Tunisia, demanding resignation of president

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in the capital of Tunisia on Friday to demand the resignation of President Zine el-Abidine ben Ali even after he gave a major speech the night before promising concessions to a protest movement driven by anger over economic troubles and a lack of political freedoms.
Wednesday, January 12,2011

Lebanon government collapses

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Lebanon's fragile government collapsed Wednesday over an investigation into the assassination of a former prime minister, just as its current leader met with President Obama in Washington.
Tuesday, December 21,2010

North Korea stands down after Seoul military exercises

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Despite days of provocative language, North Korea on Monday said it would not retaliate against South Korea's live-fire military exercises, insisting that the drills were "not worth reacting" to.
Tuesday, December 21,2010

Scientists drill beneath Dead Sea in search of priceless data

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
If you thought you couldn't get any lower than the Dead Sea, think again. You can go under it. Scientists here are drilling 1,640 feet beneath the bottom of the Dead Sea, to a depth of more than 2,600 feet below sea level.
Monday, December 20,2010

Ignoring North Korean threats, South holds live-fire exercise

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
South Korea's government remained on emergency alert Monday night for possible retaliation after staging more than an hour of live artillery exercises on the island that North Korea shelled last month.
Friday, December 17,2010

North threatens another attack on island as S. Korea plans drills

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Tempers flared Friday as North Korea warned South Korea to cancel artillery drills planned for the same island the North shelled in November, pledging it would answer any provocation with a strike even harsher than last month's deadly attack.
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