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Chavez’s Libya peace plan being considered

CAIRO: The Libyan leader, Mr Moamar Gaddafi and the president of the Arab League are considering a plan that would allow an international peacekeeping mission to mediate the crisis in Libya.

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UN war crimes court to name Libyan suspects

THE HAGUE: The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mr Luis Moreno-Ocampo will on Thursday name individuals to be targeted in a full-scale probe of possible crimes against humanity committed in Libya, his office said Wednesday.

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UN war crimes court to name Libyan suspects

THE HAGUE: The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mr Luis Moreno-Ocampo will on Thursday name individuals to be targeted in a full-scale probe of possible crimes against humanity committed in Libya, his office said Wednesday.

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Nepal’s Maoists finally set to join government

KATHMANDU: Almost 23 months after the first government headed by the former Maoist guerrillas collapsed, the once underground party is now set to return to power after blowing hot and cold for weeks.

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The King’s Speech crowned Best Picture, wins 4 Oscars

LOS ANGELES:  British drama The King’s Speech, about George VI’s struggle to overcome his stammer, walked away with four major Oscars including the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor at the 83rd Academy Awards.

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Opposition forces close to Tripoli; US mulls no-fly zone

CAIRO/WASHINGTON: Opposition forces today stormed close to the Libyan capital Tripoli for a final showdown with militia still loyal to beleaguered strong-man Mr Muammar Gaddafi, as US and its European allies readied plans for a possible imposition of a ‘no-fly zone’ over the embattled country.

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UN imposes sanctions on Libya

CAIRO:  Mr Muammar Gaddafi clung to his gradually shrinking territory in Libya where the opposition movement appears to be heading towards a siege of Tripoli, as the UN Security Council sprung into action to impose punishing sanctions against the regime.

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Tunisian Premier Ghannouchi resigns

TUNIS/PARIS:  The Tunisian Prime Minister, Mr Mohammed Ghannouchi, who heads the transitional government, announced his resignation on Sunday amid renewed violent protests in the North African country.

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Three killed in Tunisia clashes

TUNIS: Three people were killed in clashes between Tunisian security forces and youths rioting in central Tunis on Saturday, an Interior Ministry official told Reuters.

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Iran’s first nuclear plant faces more delays

WASHINGTON: Iran’s surprise announcement it will have to remove fuel from its first nuclear reactor suggests a new setback for its atomic ambitions, but the reason for the unusual step and how long it may take remain unclear.

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