| 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....
| Jul 17, 2011
How do you deal with a genocidal dictator who says he wants to reform?
For more than a decade, Sudan has been the quintessential pariah state. Its armed forces carried out a campaign of genocide in Darfur, killing more than 300,000; its president, Omar...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 4:36 PM
The Democrat loses control of the message in his own news conference....
| Sep 24, 2010
| 4:32 PM
President Obama gave a much-anticipated interview to the BBC Persianâs Bahman Kalbasi on Friday in which he tackled Iranâs nuclear program, sanctions, Afghanistan, the Arab-Israeli peace process and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejadâs...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 4:32 AM
President Obama's call Thursday in an address before the U.N. General Assembly for Israel to extend its West Bank construction moratorium got little reaction from the Israeli delegation. That's because they weren't there. As Obama spoke about the...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Images of Israeli settlers cheering as the first cement for a new foundation was poured dominated much of the Arabic news cycle on Monday, the day after a 10-month partial moratorium on settlement building in the West Bank expired. The......