Tuesday, May 31, 2011

World News Briefs -- May 31, 2011 (Evening Edition)

Yemen Unrest Deepens, Downward Spiral Spreads -- Voice of America

Yemeni government troops in Sana'a are again fighting members of the Hashid tribe, just one of several forces, including militants and anti-government protesters, seeking to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The street battles followed a brief truce between the government and forces loyal to Sheikh Sadek al-Ahmar, and threatened once again to push Yemen toward civil war.

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U.S. yanks diplomat from Bahrain after he's threatened.

Hamas opens memorial to dead flotilla activists.

Yemeni military battles opponents on several fronts. Yemen truce ends with blasts, stokes civil war worries. Yemen unrest: UN says 50 killed in Taiz since Sunday.

Gunfire, explosions hit Syrian town: activist.

Activists vow new aid flotilla to Gaza.

Israel Minister: Strike on Iran could be necessary.

West Bank site holy to Jews emerges as flashpoint.

Majority of both Palestinians and Israeli expect new intifada.


US senator: Decision soon on Marine base in Japan.

Pakistani jets kill 18 in attacks on militants.

Karzai: NATO risks being seen as 'occupying force'.

India, Pakistan fail to make progress on glacier.

China says foreigners stir Inner Mongolia unrest.

The United States and Pakistan: Partnership in risis.

Japan recovery takes hold, but debt downgrade looms.


Libya's Gaddafi: I will not leave my country. Zuma says Gaddafi refuses to leave Libya.
Gaddafi appears on Libyan state television with South Africa leader Zuma who says tyrant is open to a truce. UN: Food, medicine dwindling in Gadhafi-held Libya.

ICC rejects Kenya bid to halt election violence probe.

Police violence reaching new levels in Morocco with Sunday beatings.

Somalia surge in child casualties, says UN.

North, South Sudan agree demilitarized zone: AU. North and south Sudan agree to border talks over disputed region. Sudanese army appoints military governor for Abyei.

Kampala warns Khartoum over military invasion of oil-rich state.

Egypt's Mubarak unfit for prison move: prosecutor.

Egypt’s Christians fear violence as changes embolden Islamists.


Mladic extradited to UN court in The Hague. Serbia judges reject Ratko Mladic extradition appeal.

More blows to Berlusconi coalition.

Germany furious after Iran delays Merkel's plane.

European food contamination kills 16, sickens 1150. Killer bacteria claims victims in Germany, Sweden.

Europe weighs options for new Greek package.


Spanish court indicts 20 Salvadoran military officials.

Memorial Day marked by parades, flyovers, flags.

Bananas, Colombian death squads and a billion dollar lawsuit.

Brazil federal leaders discuss Amazon conflict.

Report questions official Haiti quake death toll.


Supreme Court tosses out lawsuit accusing John Ashcroft of misusing his power.

Report: Over 400 al-Qaida terrorists now in Sinai.

ISAF targets Taliban leader of al Qaeda cell based in Quetta.

North Caucasus the next terror battlefield for al Qaeda?


US home price double dip erases post-crisis gains.

Eurozone crisis risks 'systemic' fallout, says Draghi.

'Perfect storm' looms for world's food supplies. Food prices set to double by 2030, aid group says.

U.S. March home prices suffer double-dip setback.

India's economy grows at slowest pace in over a year.

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