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U.S. preparing massive arms deal for Saudi Arabia, defense official says

Others | 15 September 2010
Washington (CNN) -- The Obama administration is preparing to notify Congress of plans to sell $60 billion of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, according to a U.S. defense official... More

French senate to vote on burqa ban

Others | 15 September 2010
Paris, France (CNN) -- The French senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a law banning any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women... More

New information emerges on post-9/11 hunt for bin Laden

Others | 15 September 2010
(CNN) -- Western intelligence agencies were able to form a detailed picture of Osama bin Laden's movements in the years after 9/11, and came closer to capturing or killing him than has so far been acknowledged, a former European intelligence official has disclosed... More

Turkish reform vote gets Western backing

Others | 14 September 2010
The US and European Union have welcomed the result of the Turkish constitutional referendum. Voters in Turkey gave strong backing to a package of changes to the country's military-era constitution... More

Suspect in Christmas Day bombing attempt due in court

Others | 14 September 2010
(CNN) -- Attorneys for a man accused of trying to blow up a plane last Christmas have met with the prosecutors to discuss a possible deal in the case, federal court documents state... More

Japan frees Chinese fishing crew

Others | 14 September 2010
Japanese authorities say they have released 14 crew members of a Chinese fishing trawler seized last week in the East China Sea... More

Turkey votes on reforms to constitution

Others | 13 September 2010
The people of Turkey are voting in a referendum on changing the constitution, which was drafted under military rule in the early 1980s... More

Iran 'to release US hiker Sarah Shourd on bail'

Others | 13 September 2010
The Iranian authorities are ready to release one of the three US hikers detained last year, state media report. Tehran chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi said Sarah Shourd, 32, would be freed when $500,000 (£325,000) bail was paid, and could leave the country... More

Afghan Taliban commander killed, NATO says

Others | 13 September 2010
(CNN) -- Afghan and coalition forces killed five insurgents in Nangarhar province overnight, including a Taliban operational commander who participated in intimidation campaigns and assassinations, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Sunday... More

US marks 9/11 anniversary amid Koran-burning row

Others | 12 September 2010
The US is marking nine years since 9/11 amid controversy over plans for an Islamic centre near Ground Zero and a threat to burn the Koran. .. More

Florida pastor calls off Quran burning

Others | 12 September 2010
(CNN) -- The pastor of a Florida church says his congregation has decided to call off the burning of the Quran that was to be held Saturday -- the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States by the al Qaeda terror network... More

Church sex abuse victims hold conference ahead of Pope trip

Others | 12 September 2010
Men and women who say they were sexually abused by Catholic priests as children have begun a conference in London, ahead of the Pope's visit to Scotland and England.They plan to offer messages to the Pope and compile them in a book for him.Pope Benedict XVI is due to arrive on 16 September for a four-day visit... More

BP spreads blame over oil spill

Others | 9 September 2010
A "sequence of failures involving a number of different parties" was to blame for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP says... More

Iran: Woman's stoning sentence on hold

Others | 9 September 2010
Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Iran has put the stoning sentence of a woman convicted of adultery and murder "on hold," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told state-run Press TV on Wednesday... More

US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

Others | 9 September 2010
A small US church says it will defy international condemnation and go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Koran on the 9/11 anniversary... More

PM Gillard chosen to form Australia government

Others | 8 September 2010
Julia Gillard will stay as Australia's prime minister after winning the backing of two key independent MPs. Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott held the balance of power in parliament after a fellow independent MP, Bob Katter, backed opposition leader Tony Abbott... More

IAEA: Iran still enriching uranium

Others | 8 September 2010
(CNN) -- In defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, Iran continues its uranium enrichment activities, according to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency released Monday... More

Barroso laments EU jobs crisis in keynote speech

Others | 8 September 2010
The European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, has said unemployment is "still much too high" in the EU, in his first "state of the union" speech... More

N. Korea to release S. Korean fishing crew

Others | 7 September 2010
(CNN) -- North Korea has decided to return a South Korean fishing boat and its crew, after the North's navy intercepted them in its waters in August, state-run media said Monday... More

Children die as Pakistan suicide bomber targets police

Others | 7 September 2010
At least three school children are among 17 people killed in a suicide car bombing in north-west Pakistan... More

Germany agrees to extend nuclear plant life span

Others | 7 September 2010
Germany's coalition government has decided to extend the life span of the country's nuclear power plants by an average of 12 years, officials say... More