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Showdown is averted at Occupy Wall Street park →  October 14, 2011

    New York (CNN) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that at midnight Brookfield Office Properties — the real-estate firm that owns Zuccotti Park — made the decision not to clear out Wall Street protesters from a Lower Manhattan park after the company was “inundated” with calls from public officials who threatened […]

Iran slams plot allegations →  October 13, 2011

  Tehran, Iran (CNN) — Iran rejected allegations of an Iranian scheme to kill a Saudi Arabian ambassador, upbraiding on Wednesday a Swiss diplomat who represents American interests in Tehran and accusing the United States of fabricating the plot to deflect attention from its own pressing problems. “Iran strongly denies the untrue and baseless allegations […]

BlackBerry reports service improvements →  October 13, 2011

Slough, England (CNN) — BlackBerry has identified and fixed the problem that left millions of people across the world without full e-mail or Internet service for days this week, but it will take time to clear the backlog of messages, a top company executive told CNN Thursday. Please click the “LIKE” button below to read […]

Has Blackerry been hacked?! BBM disruptions continue →  October 12, 2011

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Just can’t keep BlackBerry services up BlackBerry Messenger is down again, despite RIM’s¬†assurances that everything would be fine. It seems lots of people can’t get connected and partners are receiving notifications about ongoing problems. Please […]

U.S. mulls next steps after alleged Iran plot revealed →  October 12, 2011

Washington (CNN) — Outrage toward Iran burned Wednesday over the alleged Iranian scheme to kill Saudi Arabia’s U.S. ambassador, with America’s vice president, the British prime minister, and a top Saudi prince warning of repercussions. Please click ‘LIKE’ below to read the rest of the article Article source: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/12/justice/iran-saudi-plot/index.html?eref=edition

Iraqi Kurds blame Syria for death →  October 11, 2011

  (CNN) — Two prominent Iraqi Kurdish officials blamed Syria on Monday for the death of a leading Kurdish figure in Syria who was part of the opposition’s Syria National Council. Mashaal Tammo was “murdered by Syrian security,” Barham Salih, prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, said in a tweet. “Lesson from Iraq; repression cannot defeat […]

Syria opposition gains regional backers →  October 11, 2011

  (CNN) — International powers put more heat on Syria’s government Tuesday, as a new umbrella opposition group gained key backers in the Arab world and China exhorted the government to respond to people’s “reasonable” demands. The developments come amid a seven-month government crackdown against protesters, an ongoing operation that has stirred condemnation across the […]

Egypt ‘scrambling for security’ after deadly clashes →  October 10, 2011

Cairo (CNN) — Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said Monday that clashes between army forces and pro-Coptic Christian protesters had “brought us back” to the tense, violent period at the onset of the recent revolution. “Instead of going forward, we found ourselves scrambling for security,” Sharaf said on state television in an early morning speech, […]

Yemeni opposition doubts Saleh pledge to quit soon →  October 9, 2011

By Erika Solomon and Mohammed Ghobari SANAA | Sun Oct 9, 2011 7:00pm BST SANAA (Reuters) – Yemeni officials rowed back from President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s statement that he would step down within “the coming days,” and opponents dismissed the offer on Sunday as yet another delaying tactic to try and stay in power.   […]

Merkel, Sarkozy promise new crisis package, offer no details →  October 9, 2011

By Noah Barkin and Sarah Marsh BERLIN | Sun Oct 9, 2011 7:17pm BST BERLIN (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany and France promised on Sunday to unveil a new comprehensive package for solving the euro zone’s debt crisis by the end of the month, but offered no details and papered over differences on how […]