13 Sep

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Fatah: PLO to seek full UN recognition

Palestinians will ask Security Council for recognition, despite expected US veto, Fatah official Mohammed Shtayyeh says.

Last Modified: 13 Sep 2011 10:37 GMT

Kabul in chaos after Taliban attacks

Battle continues as Taliban claim series of deadly blasts targeting intelligence agency and state ministries.

Last Modified: 13 Sep 2011 10:04 GMT

Erdogan slams Israel on start of Arab tour

Turkish leader condemns Israeli policies in his opening address to a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo.

Last Modified: 13 Sep 2011 11:52 GMT

In Depth

First-responders to 9/11 left out in the cold

13 Sep 2011 06:02 GMT

Study showing rise in cancer among first at scene at WTC leads workers and politicians to demand more health coverage

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Flotilla raid was ’cause for war’: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkey’s prime minister said Monday that Israel’s raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last year was “cause for war” but added that his country showed “patience” and refrained from taking any action. Erdogan made the comments before departing for a visit to Egypt, where he will seek to boost his government’s already high standing in the Arab world — a position he has achieved in part by challenging Israel on the world stage.

Militias funded by US accused of rights abuses

 By Julius Cavendish in Kabul

Afghan mercenary Commander Azizullah

Afghan mercenary Commander Azizullah

Militias in Afghanistan funded by the United States are terrorising the communities they were supposed to protect, murdering, raping and torturing civilians, including children, extorting illegal taxes and smuggling contraband, according to a damning new report from Human Rights Watch……………………….



Robertson gives an Oscar-winning performance as a brain-damaged man in 'Charly', opposite Claire Bloom as the teacher he falls in love with

Cliff Robertson: Oscar-winning actor who was unofficially blacklisted when he exposed high-level studio corruption

Cliff Robertson won an Oscar for his portrayal of a mentally retarded man in the film Charly (1968), and was personally selected by John F Kennedy to portray the President as a young Navy Lieutenant during the Second World War in PT 109 (1963). But he will best be remembered as the actor who took on the movie mogul David Begelman, President of Columbia Pictures, who forged Robertson’s name on a cheque……………….


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