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Libyan rebels tighten grip around Tripoli

Opposition says its forces have reached Al-Heisha and captured two towns on supply roads in campaign to isolate capital.

Last Modified: 17 Aug 2011 02:37 GMT

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Indian PM defends activist arrest

Manmohan Singh tells parliament Anna Hazare’s planned hunger strike was a “misconceived” challenge to Indian democracy.

Last Modified: 17 Aug 2011 08:56 GMT

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Pakistani military want veto on drone strikes

Gareth Porter 17 Aug 2011 14:10 GMT

As US drone strikes continue to take innocent lives, Pakistan’s military demand veto power over US decisions.

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Editorial: The rising power

Arab Spring has replaced Egypt with Turkey as one of the major players in the Middle East
In the normal course of events, the visit to Jeddah of Turkish President Abdullah Gul this week and his talks with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah would raise little attention. Relations between the two countries are excellent and have been for a long time. There is no reason whatsoever to imagine that they will do anything other than continue to grow. But these are not normal times in the Middle East. No state, apart from the Kingdom and most other GCC countries, have been untouched by the Arab Spring.

US-Arab disconnect: Revolutions reset region’s priorities

With the help of dictators, America’s unclear, misguided policies have brought untold harm to Arab nations

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