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Al-Turabi arrested in Khartoum - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Al-Turabi arrested in Khartoum - Africa - Al Jazeera English: "Security forces in Sudan have arrested opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi from his home in Khartoum, al-Turabi's Popular Congress Party spokesman told Al Jazeera.

Monday's arrest comes a day after al-Turabi's party called for a 'popular revolution' if the Sudanese government did not reverse price increases.

'He has been arrested ... with five other members of the group, and we don't know the reasons, because when they come to arrest him they don't give any reason,' Bashir Adam Rahma, told Al Jazeera.

'Whenever this regime has a crisis ... they will capture Dr Turabi at first. I think they are afraid of him that he might instigate some kind of uprising because ... in Sudan there are no freedoms,' Rahma said.

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Tunisians sceptical of new govt - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Tunisians sceptical of new govt - Africa - Al Jazeera English: "The announcement of a new 'unity government' by Mohamed Ghannouchi, the Tunisian prime minister, has been met with anger by some protesters, who say too many members of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's party remain in power.

The PM announced that the former defence, foreign, interior and finance ministers will keep their key posts in the new government formed after the public uprising led to the flight of President Ben Ali.

Up to 1,000 protesters gathered mainly near Tunis' Habib Bourguiba Avenue to demonstrate against the announcement.

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WikiLeaks: US Cables Claim:  :  Iran in secret pursuit of nuclear bomb  :      Information Clearing House: ICH

WikiLeaks: US Cables Claim:  :  Iran in secret pursuit of nuclear bomb  :      Information Clearing House: ICH: "WikiLeaks: US Cables Claim:

Iran developing nuclear bomb with help of more than 30 countries

The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten quotes U.S. diplomatic cables as saying that Iran is racing to achieve nuclear bomb before its economy collapses due to sanctions.

By Reuters

January 17, 2011 'Haaretz' -- Iran has been developing contacts in more than 30 countries to acquire technology, equipment and raw materials needed to build a nuclear bomb, a Norwegian newspaper said on Sunday, citing U.S. diplomatic cables.

Aftenposten said that according to the cables, obtained by WikiLeaks, more than 350 Iranian companies and organizations were involved in the pursuit of nuclear and missile technology between 2006 and 2010.

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