| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Sudanese aircraft bombed a South Sudanese town, killing at least one person, as Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir ruled out a resumption of peace talks....
| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:41 PM
The Muslim Brotherhood suggested Thursday that Cairo might reconsider its commitment to a peace treaty with Israel if the U.S. cuts $1.3 billion in military aid in retaliation for a deepening diplomatic crisis over American-funded pro-democracy groups...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:38 PM
African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki flew to Khartoum on Thursday after Sudan and South Sudan missed a U.N. Security Council deadline to resume peace talks....
| May 28, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Syria amid a flurry of diplomatic activity following the massacre of more than 100 people -- most of them women and children -- in the town of Houla....
| May 30, 2012
| 4:38 AM
The White House has expressed its "absolute disgust" over the latest massacre in Syria. Nine Western nations have expelled Syrian diplomats from their territories to underscore their revulsion. Senior United Nations officials have warned both sides in the...
| Jul 1, 2012
JERUSALEM — Yitzhak Shamir, the onetime underground Jewish fighter and long-serving Israeli prime minister whose unyielding belief in the right of Jews to all of the biblical Land of Israel often exasperated U.S. policymakers, has died. He was 96....
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:16 AM
U.S. assures Afghans of full probe of Marines video; outrage has not stopped peace talk efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pentagon officials worry that outrage over a video purporting to depict Marines urinating on Taliban corpses will tarnish the reputation of...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:51 AM
WASHINGTON, DC -- President Barack Obama has signed a covert directive authorizing U.S. support for Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces, U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday.
The secret order, referred to as an intelligence...
| May 30, 2012
| 9:55 AM
As world anger mounted toward the Syrian regime after the Houla massacre last week, Russia and Chinastaunchly renewed their opposition to military intervention in the volatile nation.
"China opposes military intervention and does not support forced...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:00 AM
QUSAIR, Syria — Sitting on a tennis court at a summer villa in the Syrian countryside, 22 would-be rebel fighters watched as a young man took apart and reassembled a machine gun he had picked from a small spread of arms on a plastic lawn table....
| Jun 17, 2012
| 6:55 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syrian opposition activists slammed the United Nations on Sunday for suspending its observer mission in the nation, saying it is "unjustifiable and unacceptable" for the international community to fail to protect civilians from attacks....