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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem has strongly criticized an Arab League plan to end the violence against opponents of the government. But, he has agreed to permit Arab League observers to stay in the country one more month, until February twenty-third. Mr. Muallem spoke to reporters on Tuesday. He said other foreign ministers approved a plan they knew Syria would reject as a violation of its independence. The plan requires Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to surrender power to an aide. It also requires him to form a national unity government within two months. The new government would prepare for national elections under Arab and international supervision. The Arab League is asking the United Nations Security Council to support its plan.



The military ruler of Egypt says beginning on Wednesday he will end part of the country's thirty-year-long state of emergency. Human rights groups and many countries have been pressing Egypt to cancel the law. Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi made the announcement Tuesday in a speech on national television. He said he decided to end emergency rule except in case of acts of what he called “thuggery.” But, he did not give any details. Egyptians have lived under the emergency law since Islamists killed President Anwar Sadat in nineteen eighty-one. The law was extended repeatedly during the almost thirty-year rule of Hosni Mubarak. It remained in force under the military council that took over from Mr. Mubarak in the uprising last February. The law permits officials to ban public gatherings and detain people without charges.



France has decided not to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan sooner than planned. French President Nicolas Sarkozy had suspended military operations in Afghanistan after an Afghan soldier shot and killed four French troops last week. Mr. Sarkozy said he was considering removing French troops earlier than planned if security conditions did not improve. But, on Tuesday, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe told Parliament that France will not give in to extreme fear. He said it will not immediately withdraw all French troops from Afghanistan this year. He said calls for a complete withdraw of troops by the end of twenty twelve have been given enough thought. France has about three thousand six hundred soldiers in Afghanistan. All French fighting troops are to leave the country in twenty fourteen.



The United States has expressed concern about reports of Chinese security forces shooting at Tibetan protesters. Two Tibetan exile groups, Free Tibet and the International Campaign for Tibet, provided some details. They said about five people were killed and some thirty others wounded in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan. Tuesday was the second day of clashes. An American diplomat for human rights called on the Chinese government to stop the clashes. Maria Otero also called for China to open talks with Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. She said the talks could help find solutions to resolve the Tibetan protesters' problems.



The United Nations says it is very worried about Monday's attacks on a South Sudan refugee camp. In a statement released Tuesday, the UN Refugee Agency said the attacks happened about ten kilometers from the Sudanese border. A child was wounded in the attack and fourteen other refugees are missing. About five thousand people live there. The agency did not say who was responsible for the attacks. But, it said the refugees who were targeted were in an especially weak position. Most of the people in the camp had recently fled violence in Sudan's Blue Nile state.