• U.N. Security Council condemns Syria

    3/1/12 1:47 PM Comment

    In its first statement on Syria in seven months, the U.N. Security Council on Thursday deplored the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation there and called on the government to grant U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos "immediate and unhindered access."


  • Egyptian arrested in terror network case

    2/29/12 12:01 PM Comment

    An Egyptian with the same name as a long-sought senior al-Qaida leader was arrested Wednesday in Cairo, but he denied any link to the terrorist network and said it was a case of mistaken identity. Two U.S. officials agreed.

  • North Korea to suspend nuclear testing

    2/29/12 11:43 AM Comment

    North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests in a breakthrough in negotiations with the United States.

  • James Murdoch stepping down

    2/29/12 10:30 AM Comment

    James Murdoch, the executive at the epicenter of the phone hacking scandal at his father's British newspapers, is stepping down as executive chairman of News Corp.'s U.K. newspaper arm, the company announced Wednesday.


  • Debris from Japan earthquake making its way to U.S.

    2/28/12 9:43 AM Comment

    Three to four million tons of debris, including lumber, boats and refrigerators, from the magnitude-9 earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan last March may be headed toward the Pacific coast, scientists say.

  • Israel says strike against Iran will happen without U.S. warning

    2/28/12 6:47 AM Comment

    Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions.

  • Local volunteers work to rebuild Haiti

    2/26/12 9:56 AM Comment

    Two years after the devastation in Haiti--a nation that was already in desperate times--the Caribbean country is slowly but surely piecing itself back together.


  • U.S. Commander says no 'revenge' for U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan

    2/24/12 8:35 AM Comment

    The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has told his troops that "now is not the time for revenge" for the deaths of two U.S. soldiers killed in riots over the burning of Qurans at an American base.

  • Syrian forces continue shelling

    2/23/12 11:22 AM Comment

    Warnings from Syrian activists of a humanitarian catastrophe in Homs grew more desperate Thursday as government forces resumed shelling an opposition stronghold in the restive central city, where hundreds have died in a weeks-long siege.

  • Obama apologizes to Afghan President for Quran burnings

    2/23/12 8:26 AM Comment

    The Afghan president's office says it has received a letter from President Barack Obama formally apologizing for the burning of Qurans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan.

  • Two journalists killed in Syria

    2/22/12 7:57 AM Comment

    A French photojournalist and an American working for a British newspaper were killed Wednesday by Syrian government shelling of the opposition stronghold of Homs, France's government said.

  • U.N. says no 'way forward' with Iran nuclear talks

    2/22/12 7:37 AM Comment

    A top U.N. nuclear official says his team could "could not find a way forward" in attempts to persuade Iran to talk about suspected secret work on atomic arms.


  • U.N. nuclear inspectors arrive in Iran

    2/20/12 7:28 AM Comment

    U.N. nuclear inspectors arrived in Iran on Monday in the latest push to hold key talks with Iranian officials about how far the country's nuclear program has come.

  • Anthony Shadid, New York Times correspondent, dies in Syria

    2/17/12 8:19 AM Comment

    New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, died Thursday of an apparent asthma attack in Syria while reporting on the uprising against its president.

  • Honduras prison fire kills 358 people

    2/16/12 8:23 AM Comment

    A fire at an overcrowded prison in Honduras killed 358 people, officials confirmed Wednesday, making it the world's deadliest prison fire in a century. The local governor said an inmate called her moments before the blaze and screamed that he was going to set the prison on fire.


  • White House calls Iranian nuclear comments "provocative"

    2/15/12 1:26 PM Comment

    Iran claimed Wednesday that it has achieved two major advances in its program to master production of nuclear fuel, a defiant move in response to increasingly tough Western sanctions over its controversial nuclear program.


  • Israel increases tension with Iran

    2/15/12 8:34 AM Comment

    Israeli officials ramped up accusations Wednesday that Iran was launching covert attack plots, saying "sticky" bombs found in a Thai house rented by Iranians were similar to devices used against Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia.


  • Iran prepared to attack U.S., U.S. intelligence says

    1/31/12 6:27 PM Comment

    U.S. intelligence agencies are saying that they believe Iran is ready to launch terrorist attacks inside the United States, the Washington Post reports.

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