Gaddafi offers truce but not exit 0

Defiant Libyan leader says he is prepared to enter a ceasefire only if all sides are involved, but he vows to stay on  Gaddafi gave a speech live on state television early on Saturday morning [AFP] Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

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Turkish public reluctant about going nuclear, says opinion poll 0

GILA BENMAYOR ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Among women, 67.5 percent opposed the government’s nuclear plans, compared to 60.6 percent of men. Nearly two-thirds of Turkish citizens oppose the proposed construction of nuclear power plants in Turkey, according to an opinion poll

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Turkey’s role in Syria 0

Abdullah Bozkurt Critics who have been bashing Turkey for fraternizing with Syria for almost a decade now should realize just how valuable that engagement has become at a time when the regime in Syria is trying to figure out how

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Prosecutor probes possible Dink murder-Ergenekon link 0

E. BARI? ALTINTA? ?STANBUL A prosecutor conducting the investigation into the assassination of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink has announced that he will be looking at possible links between the murder and Ergenekon, a clandestine gang charged with plotting to overthrow

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Mexico’s narco blog: Drug deaths in real time 0

As mainstream media agrees to guidelines for covering the drug war, an anonymous blogger is breaking gory stories Chris Arsenault  More than 36,000 people have died in drug violence since 2006 [Chris Arsenault/Al Jazeera] The images are gruesome and unedited:

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Asssociations ask new questions about alleged mass grave 0

The Bar Association Van branch’s Human Rights Commission and MAZLUMDER filed a criminal complain with the Van Republic Attorney General Office about hundreds of human bodies thought to be interred in a cave in Van’s Toprak Kale area. The bodies

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The Women’s Movement in the Middle East 0

Tomgram: Shahin and Juan Cole Against all odds, they just keep tottering.  I’m talking, of course, about the autocrats of the Middle East: first, Ben Ali of Tunisia, then Mubarak of Egypt, now Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen.  After two

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Uganda riots reach capital as anger against President Museveni grows 0

Impetus for Egyptian-style uprising increases as soldiers stage Kampala crackdown after opposition leader’s arrest David Smith in Kampala Protesters burn tyres and wood in Kampala after the riots, where army troops and police faced off against demonstrators in the capital

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Anti-government protests hit Syria 0

Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators join the “solidarity for Deraa” rallies across the country  Muslim Brotherhood has for the first time called directly for protests in Syria [AFP] The Syrian government has mobilised army units across the capital and other cities as

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Libyan fighters stray across Tunisian border 0

Pro-Gaddafi forces chase rebels into border town after overnight battles, prompting intervention by Tunisian forces Friday’s fresh violence broke out when rebels continued their overnight battle over control of the Dehiba-Wazin crossing. It gives access to the Tunisian town that is crucial for the

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