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Fears grow for fate of Syria's chemical weapons

Fears grow for fate of Syria's chemical weapons | Global Politics | Scoop.it
The fate of Syria's stockpiles of chemical weapons in the event of President Bashar al-Assad's regime collapsing is causing concern around the world, the BBC's Jonathan Marcus reports.
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Vietnam's economic cycle turns once again

Vietnam's economic cycle turns once again | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Bicycles helped forge independence but melted away in boom times.
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Latin America wealth gap 'grows'

Latin America wealth gap 'grows' | Global Politics | Scoop.it
The gap between the rich and the poor is widening in Latin America, according to a study by the United Nations Agency on Human Settlements.
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US drone strikes in Pakistan kill 13 in flurry of weekend attacks

US drone strikes in Pakistan kill 13 in flurry of weekend attacks | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Several deadly strikes executed as Pakistanis celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan with the festival of Eid al-Fitr...
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Somalia wakes up to a different picture, a new sense of optimism

Somalia wakes up to a different picture, a new sense of optimism | Global Politics | Scoop.it
In Mogadishu, artists are back on the streets, a symbol of a new hope, borne from a new constitution, a new dawn...
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The Human Terrain System in Northeast ... - e-International Relations

The Human Terrain System in Northeast ... - e-International Relations | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Rather than debating the ethics of social science in military operations, this article provides an inside account of the Human Terrain concept in a culturally complex area: northeast Baghdad.
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China demands Japan release activists arrested on gas-rich disputed islands

China demands Japan release activists arrested on gas-rich disputed islands | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Tension over islands reaches new high, while row with Seoul reveals Tokyo's unresolved wartime tensions with neighbours...
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German arrests over Iran exports

German arrests over Iran exports | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Four men are arrested in Germany on suspicion of illegally supplying Iran with parts needed to build a nuclear reactor.
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Many dead in fresh Iraq violence

Many dead in fresh Iraq violence | Global Politics | Scoop.it
At least 53 people are killed and scores are injured in a wave of attacks in Iraqi cities, including in the capital, Baghdad.
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Peruvian troops killed by rebels

Peruvian troops killed by rebels | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Peruvian officials say Shining Path rebels have killed five soldiers in a jungle area where they now operate in association with drug traffickers.
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Shias killed in Pakistan attack

Shias killed in Pakistan attack | Global Politics | Scoop.it
As many as 25 Shia Muslims are forced out of a bus and killed in a sectarian attack in northern Pakistan, officials tell the BBC.
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Korean Reunification - would it weaken or superpower the south?

Korean Reunification - would it weaken or superpower the south? | Global Politics | Scoop.it

Identical twins they’re not. The two halves of Korea - a rabbit-shaped, mountainous peninsula jutting into the Yellow Sea - are wildly dissimilar. What if they were reunified, after 60 years?  

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Sunni leaders warn of sectarian chaos in Iraq

Sunni leaders warn of sectarian chaos in Iraq | Global Politics | Scoop.it

Duleimi sheikhs claim marginalised Sunnis now have little input into affairs of state in post-US Iraq...  One to keep watching.

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Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi's death sparks fears of turmoil

Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi's death sparks fears of turmoil | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Mourners throng outside airport and world leaders pay tribute, but human rights groups condemn 21-year authoritarian reign...
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Children among Turkish bomb dead

Children among Turkish bomb dead | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Four children are now known to have died in a bomb blast in the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep on Monday evening.
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Iran announces upgraded missile

Iran announces upgraded missile | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveils an upgraded version of the country's Fateh-110, a short-range ballistic missile.
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Libya arrests Gaddafi loyalists over car bombings

Libya arrests Gaddafi loyalists over car bombings | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Members of an organised network of Gaddafi loyalists linked to car bombing attacks in Tripoli which killed two people...
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China protests over Japanese activists' visit to disputed island

China protests over Japanese activists' visit to disputed island | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Japanese cars and businesses attacked by protesters across China as territorial spat over Senkaku/Diaoyu islands escalates...
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Suicide bombers storm Pakistan airbase

Suicide bombers storm Pakistan airbase | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Eight militants and one soldier die in attack on Minhas base in Punjab province...
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Israel 'ready' for short Iran war

Israel 'ready' for short Iran war | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Israel's outgoing home front defence minister says an attack on Iran would likely trigger a month-long conflict that would leave 500 Israelis dead.
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Reuters hacked for third time

Reuters hacked for third time | Global Politics | Scoop.it
The news agency suffers its third breach in a month, as hackers continue their pro-Syria propaganda war on the site.
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UN ends observer mission in Syria

UN ends observer mission in Syria | Global Politics | Scoop.it
The United Nations has called an end to its military observer mission in Syria, days before its mandate was due to expire.
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Sudanese refugees face 'disaster'

Sudanese refugees face 'disaster' | Global Politics | Scoop.it
People are dying in large numbers in a refugee camp in South Sudan, a medical charity says, describing the situation as a humanitarian disaster.
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Deadly clashes erupt in Ivory Coast

Deadly clashes erupt in Ivory Coast | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Gunmen have attacked security posts and freed more than 100 prisoners in a town west of Ivory Coast's commercial capital Abidjan during an overnight raid that ended, officials and local residents said.
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Kim Jong-il's successor to rule North Korea is publicly endorsed by China

Kim Jong-il's successor to rule North Korea is publicly endorsed by China | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Beijing calls on North Koreans to unify under 'comrade Kim Jong-un' in move to bolster Pyongyang and avoid regional crisis...
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