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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Powerful Australian minister Matthew Canavan on Tuesday became the third politician forced to step aside over a question of dual citizenship, saying he was unaware his mother had taken out Italian citizenship for him when he was 25
TEHRAN / MOSCOW
Russia warned yesterday that a possible military strike against Iran would be a “very serious mistake” that would lead to further conflict and civilian casualties.
RABAT / DAMASCUS
Syrian President’s Assad’s failure to keep his promises will result in his isolation in the Arab world, says Turkey’s FM, adding that Ankara is considering imposing more sanctions, an action previouly welcomed by Washington
TEHRAN / VIENNA
Tehran has reacted angrily to a United Nations report that says the Islamic republic is on the brink of developing an atomic bomb, vowing to continue with its nuclear program but denying that it is seeking such weapons of mass destruction.
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania / TRIPOLI
Al-Qaeda’s North Africa franchise acknowledged it had acquired part of slain Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s arsenal, in comments by one of its leaders quoted Nov. 9.
AIROBI - The Associated Press
Military aircraft from Sudan crossed the new international border with South Sudan and dropped bombs Nov. 10 in and around a camp filled with refugees, officials said. A government official initially reported deaths, but an American activist who spoke to aid workers at the camp later said there were no casualties.
DAMASCUS - Agence France-Presse
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad defiantly vowed to fight and die if needed as an Arab League deadline for his government to stop its lethal crackdown on protesters expired with 17 more people killed.
TEHRAN / BERLIN
Four nations decry Israel’s threats to attack Iran over its nuclear program, urging more diplomaty. Iran, meanwhile, rejects nuclear weapon claims
Yemen’s vice president said on Nov.12 that the government and the opposition were close to finalizing a deal aimed at easing President Ali Abdullah Saleh out of power, one day after 17 people died in violence in the city of Taiz.
The Pentagon’s researchers plan to bolster their efforts to create offensive weapons for use in cyber warfare, reflecting a growing concern over digital threats, U.S. officials said Nov. 7.
BERLIN - The Associated Press
Prosperous Germany has a surprising message for sinking Greece: Help Wanted.