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In Tunisia, Clinton cites promise of Arab Spring

February 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today warned of backsliding in the democratic transformations under way in the Mideast and North Africa, and appealed for countries in the region to fulfill the promise of reform offered by the Arab Spring. Continue Reading

Osama bin Laden killing voted top news story of 2011

December 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The death of bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader who masterminded the Sept. 11 terror attacks, received 128 first-place votes out of 247 ballots cast for the top 10 stories. The Japan disaster was next, with 60 first-place votes. Placing third were the Arab Spring uprisings that rocked North Africa and the Middle East, while the European Union’s financial turmoil was No. 4. Continue Reading

Yemen president signs deal, will transfer power within 30 days

November 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Yemen’s authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Wednesday to step down amid a fierce uprising to oust him after 33 years in power. The U.S. and its powerful Gulf allies pressed for the deal, concerned that a security collapse in the impoverished Arab nation was allowing an active al-Qaida franchise to gain a firmer foothold. Continue Reading

American film maker arrested in Cairo

November 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

An American film maker has told a colleague by phone that she was arrested by Egyptian police while documenting clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Jehane Nojaim’s producer Karim Amer says she was detained and her camera was confiscated. Continue Reading

81 Injured in Egypt protests

November 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Egyptian state TV says 81 people have been injured in clashes with police in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The report said the casualty figure was from the Health Ministry. Continue Reading

Obama urges Israel to go back to 1967 borders

May 19, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) Forcefully stepping into an explosive Middle East debate, President Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed a key Palestinian demand for the borders of its future state and prodded Israel to accept that it can never have a truly peaceful nation based on “permanent occupation.”
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