Libyan rival officials meet for UN-led talks on elections

  • GENEVA: Two senior Libyan officials began two days of talks Tuesday on constitutional arrangements for elections, the latest UN effort to bridge gaps between the country’s rivals. Aguila Saleh, the influential speaker of the country’s east-based parliament, and Khaled Al-Meshri, head of the go...
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Grenade attack at Kenyan church kills one, wounds 16

  • NAIROBI: A gunman detonated a grenade in a Nairobi church on Sunday, killing one worshipper and wounding 16 in the latest in a series of attacks in Kenya since it sent troops into Somalia to crush Islamist militants blamed for cross-border raids....
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Ex-CIA official says tapes destroyed to prevent Al-Qaeda reprisals

  • WASHINGTON: Jose Rodriguez said it took a “few hours” to destroy 92 videotapes showing his CIA colleagues using harsh interrogation techniques - including waterboarding - on Al-Qaeda leaders such as Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed....
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New York man convicted in subway suicide bomb plot

  • NEW YORK: A federal jury found a Bosnian-born US citizen guilty on Tuesday of planning a coordinated suicide bomb attack on New York City subways in 2009 at the behest of senior Al-Qaeda operatives....
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Car bomb kills 6 after Obama leaves Afghan capital

  • KABUL: A car bomb exploded outside a compound housing Westerners in Kabul on Wednesday hours after US President Barack Obama signed a security pact during a short visit to a city that remains vulnerable to a resilient insurgency....
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Sudan, S.Sudan say border quiet after AU ultimatum

  • KHARTOUM: Sudan and South Sudan’s armies, who have been clashing along their disputed border for weeks, said on Thursday the frontier was calm after both accepted a UN-backed African Union plan to cease fire....
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Tuareg uprising in Mali threatens neighbor Niger

  • TCHINTABARADEN, Niger: In the weeks since a sudden Tuareg revolt split Mali in two, officials in neighboring Niger have been desperate to stop the Sahara uprising from spreading across their border....
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Sept 11 case returns to Guantanamo tribunal

  • ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Maryland: Five men accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks, including the self-proclaimed mastermind, are headed back to a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay on Saturday, more than three years after President Barack Obama put the case on hold in a failed effort to...
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Suicide bombing in Pakistani market kills 20

  • KHAR, Pakistan: A Taleban suicide bombing in a Pakistani market close to the Afghan border killed 20 people Friday, officials said, a day after the US released letters seized from Osama Bin Laden’s compound that criticized Pakistani militants for killing too many civilians. Five of the dead...
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9/11 ‘mastermind’ back before Guantanamo judge

  • GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba: The self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four accused co-conspirators will appear in public for the first time in more than three years Saturday, when US officials start a second attempt at what is likely to be a drawn out legal battle that could...
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