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Colin Powell demands answers over Curveball's WMD lies | World news | The Guardian

Colin Powell demands answers over Curveball's WMD lies | World news | The Guardian: "Colin Powell, the US secretary of state at the time of the Iraq invasion, has called on the CIA and Pentagon to explain why they failed to alert him to the unreliability of a key source behind claims of Saddam Hussein's bio-weapons capability.

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Abbas and Fayyad must resign too - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Abbas and Fayyad must resign too - Opinion - Al Jazeera English: "After two decades of failed political moves, the Palestinian Authority represented by its top leadership are hoping to avoid the inevitable: paying a heavy price for corruption of all kinds, alienating the Palestinian people, and failing to negotiate an end to Israel’s occupation.

Threatened and undermined by the Al Jazeera-Guardian Palestine Papers leak, and dismayed by wrongly siding with Egypt’s ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak, the Palestinian Authority is employing desperate political maneuvers.

Palestinian President Abbas has asked his Chief Negotiator and cabinet in the West Bank to submit their resignation. He has also called for Parliamentarian and Presidential elections in September and deliberately avoided giving a specific date.

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Israel troops kill Gaza 'fishermen' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Israel troops kill Gaza 'fishermen' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English: "Israeli soldiers have killed three Palestinians along the Gaza-Israeli border near Beit Lahiya, Palestinian medics have said.

Gaza's ministry of health said on Thursday that the men killed overnight were fishermen who were working with their nets on the shore, however: a spokesman for the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine sent a text message to reporters identifying one of the men as a member of the group.

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Call to the USA.

I call upon the US government to pullout its fleet from Bahrain now. The US government is falling behind the rapid event overtaking the Midle East, Egypt was an opportunity, so was Tunisia; instead, the US is watching from the side and propping-up dictators to fit its agenda. The time to be with people of the Middle East is now.


Clashes rock Bahraini capital - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Clashes rock Bahraini capital - Middle East - Al Jazeera English: "The Bahrain capital of Manama was rocked by sporadic clashes, hours after riot police attacked a makeshift encampment of pro-reform protesters in the centre of the city, killing at least six and injuring dozens of others.

An Al Jazeera correspondent, who cannot be named for security reasons, said on Thursday that 'clashes were no longer limited to one place...they are now spread out in different parts of the city'. He said that the hospitals are full of injured people after last night's police raid on the pro-reform demonstrators.



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