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  • IAEA inspectors to visit Iran IRNA 27 Jan 2012 -- The inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will visit Tehran, foreign policy spokesman for the German Liberal Party (FDP), Rainer Stinner said on Thursday.
  • UN Chief Says 'Onus Is On Iran' In Nuclear Row RFE/RL 27 Jan 2012 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is urging a resumption of dialogue between Western powers and Iran on the Islamic republic's nuclear program -- and he says Iran has a responsibility to get the talks on track.
  • Kazakh President: Curfew To End In Restive Town RFE/RL 27 Jan 2012 -- Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev says he does not plan to prolong the curfew in the restive town of Zhanaozen beyond its scheduled end at the end of January.
  • Egyptians Participate in 'Second Day of Anger' VOA 27 Jan 2012 -- Egyptian activists have gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday, as the country continues to mark the first anniversary of the uprising that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak.
  • Arab Gulf States Urged to Increase Pipelines After Iran's Oil Threats VOA 27 Jan 2012 -- As Iranian threats to close the Strait of Hormuz intensify, some energy experts are calling on Arab Gulf states to find alternative ways to export their petroleum. Experts differ, however, on whether proposed pipelines are economically feasible or whether Iran will follow through with its threats.
  • Ukraine, Russia to Launch 2 Dnepr Carrier Rockets in 2012 RIA Novosti 27 Jan 2012 -- Ukraine and Russia will carry out two rocket launches under the joint Dnepr space program, head of the National Space Agency of Ukraine Yuri Alekseyev said on Friday.
  • Launch of Proton-M with Dutch Satellite Postponed RIA Novosti 27 Jan 2012 -- The launch of a Russian Proton-M carrier rocket with a Dutch telecommunication satellite onboard scheduled for Friday has been postponed indefinitely for technical reasons, Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Friday.
  • DRC Opposition Chips Away at Kabila's Influence VOA 27 Jan 2012 -- Partial results from November's parliamentary elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo show President Joseph Kabila's party is losing seats in the legislature.



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