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Obama may get chance to end Libya PR disaster

Monday, 26 November 2012, 14:29 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

The White House could finally have its chance to close the books on its Libya public relations disaster, as key Republicans signal they might not stand in the way of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to...

In shocker, Israel's Barak quits politics

Monday, 26 November 2012, 12:09 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Monday abruptly announced he was quitting politics, shaking up the country's political system just weeks ahead of general elections.   Barak, a...

Bangladeshis protest after fire that killed 112

Monday, 26 November 2012, 09:37 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

Thousands of Bangladeshi workers blocked the streets of a Dhaka suburb Monday, throwing stones at factories and smashing vehicles, as they demanded justice for 112 people killed in a garment-factory...

The moral of Sandy

Monday, 26 November 2012, 08:46 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

When “superstorm” Sandy hit the east coast of the United States on October 29, it not only flooded the New York City Subway and became the most important factor for 15% of US voters in the...

1 dead, 40 hurt in Egypt riot

Sunday, 25 November 2012, 22:32 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

    Security officials say rioters have stormed a Muslim Brotherhood headquarters building in northern Egypt, and a teenager protester was killed.   It was the first death in...

Syrian rebels capture air base near Damascus

Sunday, 25 November 2012, 21:40 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

    Syrian rebels captured a helicopter base just outside Damascus Sunday in what an activist called a "blow to the morale of the regime" near President Bashar Assad's...

UN to launch new round of talks on global warming

Sunday, 25 November 2012, 19:05 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

    As nearly 200 countries meet in oil-and-gas-rich Qatar for annual talks starting Monday on slowing global warming, one of the main challenges will be raising climate aid for poor...

Hezbollah says it would hit Tel Aviv in future war

Sunday, 25 November 2012, 13:42 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

Lebanon's Hezbollah group would fire thousands of rockets into Israel in any future war and target cities in the country's heartland, the group's leader said Sunday.   Sheik...

112 killed in fire at Bangladesh garment factory

Sunday, 25 November 2012, 08:36 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

At least 112 people were killed in a fire that raced through a multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday.   The blaze broke out at the...

Pope elevates 6 cardinals to choose successor

Saturday, 24 November 2012, 13:16 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

    Six new cardinals are joining the elite club of churchmen who will elect the next pope, bringing a more geographically diverse mix into the European-dominated College of...

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