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International News Archive - August 07, 2008

By Claire Soares HAVING FIRED his top military brass over breakfast yesterday, Mauritania's President was probably feeling supremely powerful.

Dubai Al-Sharqiyah Television in Arabic highlighted in its newscasts between 1300 and 2000 gmt on 6 August reports on the end of the Iraqi Council of Representatives' current term and the failure of the Iraqi political forces to reach an agreement on the Provincial Council Election Draft Law.

By Ahmed Mohamed and Todd Pitman Associated Press NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania -- Army commanders ousted Mauritania's first freely elected president in two decades Wednesday after an increasingly bitter political fight over his ties to allies of a reviled former dictator and his overtures to Islamic radicals.

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 7 August [Report by Anucha Charoenpo, AFP: "Bush: America Seeks An End To Tyranny in Burma; reiterates call for release of Suu Kyi] United States President George W.