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Oil-rich area: police withdrawn in Sudan

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KHARTOUM, Sudan – It has been reported that Sudan’s army said it withdrew a contingent of police on Friday from the disputed oil-rich Abyei region that South Sudan also claims following moves by both sides to pull out their armies from the area. The official Sudanese news agency, SUNA, quoted military spokesman Col. Sawarme Khalid [...]

7 people evacuated from restive Syrian area

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BEIRUT – It has been reported that a Red Cross spokesman says the group has evacuated seven people from a besieged neighborhood in the Syrian city of Homs to a hospital elsewhere in the city. Hicham Hassan said Friday the seven were taken from the neighborhood of Baba Amr in southeast Homs to the al-Amin [...]

World stocks rise ahead of Merkel-Sarkozy meeting

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BANGKOK – World stock markets were mostly higher Monday amid hopes that a summit of European leaders later this week will yield a breakthrough for fixing the continent’s sovereign debt crisis. Benchmark oil headed toward $102 per barrel while the dollar fell against the euro and the yen. European stocks were higher in early trading. [...]