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London Recognizes TNC As Libyan Government

LONDON, July 27 (UPI) — A decision by London to recognize Libya’s Transitional National Council as the sole authority means there is no future for Moammar Gadhafi, an official said. Members of the NATO-led military action in Libya at a contract group meeting in Istanbul said Gadhafi, Libya’s leader has lost his legitimacy to lead […]

Fears Of Old Regime Haunt New Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia, July 27 (UPI) — Though critics fear a return of the old system, a former regime official in Tunisia said openness is the path to reform. A protest suicide sparked the Jasmine Revolution in December that ended President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s tenure after more than 23 years in power. The government that […]

London Asks Yemen’s Saleh To Step Down

LONDON, July 27 (UPI) — It’s a critical time for Yemen, the British foreign secretary said Wednesday, and London supports a GCC deal calling for the country’s president to step down. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh remains hospitalized in Saudi Arabia nearly two months after an attack on his presidential compound in Sanaa. Clinging to […]

No Islamic State In Egypt, SCAF Says

CAIRO, July 27 (UPI) — Members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt aren’t trying to set up an Islamic state in the country, a member of the ruling military council said. Muslim Brotherhood members campaigned in last year’s election under the slogan “Islam is the Solution.” Its candidates took 20 percent of the seats in […]

Syria Proposes Draft Election Law

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 27 (UPI) — Though violence continued Wednesday, the Syrian government announced it approved a draft law on general elections as part of rolling reforms. The Syrian government approved a final draft bill that regulates parliamentary and local council elections. The law provides for a high committee consisting of five independent judges to […]

The Future Of Greece Remains Uncertain

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) — Despite a second bailout deal, the Greek debt crisis is far from over. “Turbulence could easily resurface,” Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund managing director, said Tuesday in her first major policy speech, touching on issues of sovereign debt around the world. Greece struck a deal last week to improve […]

Agencies Unite Against Transnational Crime

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) — The Obama administration’s new strategy to combat transnational organized crime gives the U.S. Treasury Department new sanctioning authority but it also stresses more joint efforts among federal agencies in dealing with the growing threat. At a news conference announcing the strategy Monday, John Brennan, assistant to the president for counter-terrorism […]

Norway: Homegrown Terror Still Threatens

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) — The sometimes overlooked danger of domestic terrorism hit home last week when a man went on a killing spree that left 76 people dead. Anders Behring Breivik, whom authorities said confessed to the shootings, was no convert to militant Islamism, no follower of deceased al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, no […]

Perry expected to join 2012 race soon

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been meeting with GOP lawmakers and rainmakers as he decides whether to run to be the party’s presidential candidate. This week, Perry is meeting in Austin with elected officials from across the country, as well as hosting a group of national donors, Politico reported Tuesday.

NATO Seeks Urgent Exit Strategy In Libya

LONDON, July 26 (UPI) — NATO is seeking an urgent exit strategy from Libya that will end the fighting and decide the future of embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi, even if that means letting him stay in the country though out of power, it emerged Tuesday after British and French foreign ministers met in London. British […]

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