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SITUATION IN THE ARAB WORLD
BEIRUT – Libyan insurgents continue street fighting in Zliten, 160 kilometres away from Tripoli. The insurgency of Muammar Gaddafi’s supporters has been stemmed in Benghazi.
BRUSSELS – Fighter jets of the Royal Norwegian Air Force end their participation in the NATO operation in Libya and return to their base in Northern Norway. NATO will continue the operation to the bitter end, a source from the NATO headquarters told Tass.
BEIRUT – Law enforcement officers pursue armed groups of gunmen in the city of Hama, the Syrian Interior Ministry reports.
MOSCOW – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits the all-Russian youth educational forum Seliger-2011.
MOSCOW – Unscheduled reevaluation of Russian Interior Ministry staffers finishes, ending the first stage of reforming the ministry.
OSLO – A mourning session of the Norwegian parliament is held in connection with the terrorist acts of July 22. King Harald V and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg attend.
ULAN-UDE – The first Russian-US childhood protection forum opens in Buryatia on Monday. Russian experts from the working group for civil society under the Medvedev-Obama Presidential Commission initiated a large-scale bilateral discussion on the topical domestic and international problems of childhood protection.
KHABAROVSK – Specialists plan to end repair work after a destructive hurricane hitting Blagoveshchensk on Sunday.
KIEV – The Pechora district court of Kiev continues hearings on the “gas case” against ex-prime minister Yulia Timoshenko.
CAIRO – The holy month of Ramadan begins in most countries of the Middle East and North Africa.
MOSCOW – The tenth International Chekhov International Theatre Festival that has continued for more than two months, ends triumphantly.