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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sept. 19 once again called on the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to cancel its planned independence referendum
DURBAN - The Associated Press
The U.N.'s top climate official said Sunday she expects governments to make a long-delayed decision on whether industrial countries should make further commitments to reduce emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases.
ISLAMABAD / KABUL
The Pakistani government said Nov. 17 that it has not decided whether to accept a resignation offer from its ambassador to the U.S. over a reported attempt to enlist Washington’s help to rein in the country’s military after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Syrian dissidents held secret talks Nov. 25 with Libya’s new authorities and Turkish authorities in Istanbul with the aim of securing weapons and money for their insurgency against Damascus, the Daily Telegraph has reported.
HALIFAX, Canada / VIENNA
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he would raise American concerns about the unintended consequences of any military action against Iran during talks with his Israeli counterpart Nov. 18, including its potential impact on the world economy.
Libyan tribal leaders met Nov. 26 with hopes to ease tensions between clans in a country where the new central government is still weak, weapons abound and rival militias sometimes lock horns.
ZINTAN, Libya - The Associated Press
Moammar Gadhafi's former heir apparent Seif al-Islam has been captured by revolutionary fighters in the southern desert just over a month after his father was killed, setting off joyous celebrations across Libya and closing the door on the possibility that the fugitive son could stoke further insurrection.
BENGHAZI / TROPOLI
The Muslim Brotherhood held its first public conference on Libyan soil Nov 17. after being banned for decades, and used the platform to set a moderate tone, calling for a broad national reconstruction effort
ATHENS / LONDON
Papandreou’s dismissal of the top military brass amid debt crisis could ease the outside world’s fears of coup. The defense minister, however, says the move was delayed in August because of flaring tensions with Turkey.
KUWAIT CITY - The Associated Press
Kuwait’s ruler ordered authorities on Nov.17 to tighten security measures in the Gulf nation and conduct possible arrests after parliament was stormed by an anti-government mob angered by high-level corruption allegations.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has moved a step closer to handing power to his deputy by accepting a U.N. formula to ease a transition and end an uprising against his rule, the EU envoy to Yemen was quoted by the state news agency SABA as saying while heavy fighting between Saleh’s supporters and opponents killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 40 others in Yemen’s capital and its second city.