Daily International News 02.24.11

February 24, 2011

Daily International News
February 24, 2011

Jasmine Revolution
Middle East Protests: A Country-by-Country Look

Obama Vows to Put Pressure on Qaddafi, Sends Clinton for Talks
Qaddafi Massing Forces in Tripoli as Rebellion Spreads
4,500 Chinese escape Libya by sea; Americans stuck
Arabian Peninsula
Yemen to ‘protect protesters’
[Al Jazeera]
Iraqis rally through social media in “day of rage”
Bahrain: no arrest planned for opposition leader
Lebanon blocks Bahraini activist from flying home
Former Egyptian minister, state TV boss arrested
Egypt’s Suleiman survived assassination bid

Northeast Asia
Charities warn of food shortages in North Korea

Governors to Meet ‘Rising Star’ Zhou as U.S.-China Ties Deepen
China plans 45 new airports as travel booms
Shanghai announces ‘one-dog policy’

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Quake death toll now 98, with 200 more missing: PM
Indonesian court jails Islamist preacher for spurring violence

South/Central Asia
Pakistan’s intelligence ready to split with CIA

Pakistani officials: US missiles kill 6 in NW
The United States Talks to the Taliban

Afghan suicide car bombing injures dozens
India Maoists set new conditions for magistrate release

Middle East
Iranian warships arrive in Syria, witness says
Suicide bomber in western Iraq kills 8
Netanyahu: Israel will not suffer the bombardment of its citizens

Yemen: Somali refugees drown after boat capsizes
Somalia: Heavy Fighting Breaks Out in New Mogadishu Areas
[All Africa]
Zimbabwe holds 46 for attending lecture on Egypt unrest
Ivory Coast fighting threatens 6-year ceasefire

Russia to buy 1000 helicopters by 2020
[Ria Novosti]
Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden

U.S. says Cuba sets trial date for jailed contractor
Exclusive: Obama to offer infrastructure finance for Brazil
Mexico arrests suspect in US agent Jaime Zapata killing

Saudi Arabian citizen attending West Texas college charged in suspected bombing plot
[Dallas News]

Ex-Asahi Reporter Somnez Authors WaPo Blog 2chambers!
In Shift, U.S. Says Marriage Act Blocks Gay Rights
[NYT] and Gay marriage policy change: Questions and answers [AP]
Wisconsin assembly agrees to union bill vote, as troopers seek Democratic senators
U.S. Government Shutdown Looms as Lawmakers Deadlock Over Budget
Huckabee, ‘Seriously’ Weighing Presidential Run, Bides His Time
Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators
[Rolling Stone]
Pirates could face trial in US over American deaths
Toyota recalls 2.2 mln vehicles over pedal issues
Space shuttle Discovery fueled for its last flight
Honolulu asking for apology from Rush Limbaugh on racist China remarks


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