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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March 30, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

SYRIAN PRESIDENT ADDRESSES NATION IN MIDST OF POPULAR UPRISING Bashar al-Assad begins his first address to the nation since a two-week-old violent crackdown on anti-government protests. Assad began his speech by referencing what he called a “test” to the Syrian unity. (AlJazeera)

UK EXPELS FIVE LIBYAN DIPLOMATS Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague says U.K. has expelled five Libyan diplomats for intimidating opposition supporters.(AP)

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MAY ARM LIBYAN REBELS Fierce debate over whether to supply weapons to the rebels, with some fearful that providing arms would deepen American involvement in a civil war and that some fighters may have terror links. (NYT)

JAPAN TO SHUTTER STRICKEN REACTORS Japan will decommission four stricken reactors at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, with harmful levels of radioactivity detected in the area. (BBC)

 

In Bahrain, Pakistani Immigrants Targeted In Shiite-Sunni Clash

 

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