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William Maclean

Ayatollah Khamenei says US will overthrow Iran, given the chance

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the US had a 'controlling and meddlesome' attitude towards the Islamic Republic.

Libya now needs to forge a future

For Libya's new leaders, the next test is meeting the expectations of the people.

Humanitarian disaster looms in Gaddafi’s hometown

Civilians are fleeing Libya's Sirte where the battle to dislodge fighters loyal to ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi has caused heavy casualties.

Libya’s fractious new rulers enjoy honeymoon

Bickering that has delayed the formation of a new interim government in Libya suggests potentially damaging internal political rifts are widening.

Tripoli’s new normal: Bickering politicians

One of the novelties since the fall of Tripoli is free speech, and with it an early, and for some uncomfortable, dose of political bickering.

Gadaffi’s men dig in, using ‘citizens as shields’

Libya's new rulers said on Sunday they were holding back an assault on one of the last bastions loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.

‘CEO of al-Qaeda’ killed in drone strike

The killing of al-Qaeda's number two leader deprives the group of a multi-talented manager who helped it spawn offshoots around the world.

UK cops: Terror was bigger priority than phone hacking

At a hearing on Britain's phone hacking scandal, top cops told lawmakers they had been too busy preventing terrorism to probe the abuse properly.

Libya’s foreign minister defects, arrives in UK

Libya Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, one of Muammar Gaddafi's closest advisers, has defected and flown to Britain.

Stuxnet: A new weapon for cyber insurgents?

Weaker combatants have always used unconventional or inexpensive means to defy stronger foes, including guerrilla warfare and suicide attacks.

Parcel bombs spotlight bold Yemen group

An attempted parcel bomb plot originating in Yemen will further heighten security concerns about the unstable Arab state.

Somali attack tests peacemakers’ resolve

Foreign troops in Somalia allows militants to pose as nationalist champions with a mandate for the kind of attacks Mogadishu witnessed on Tuesday.

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