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Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

June 11, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The blasts — which occurred in central Marjeh Square near the Interior Ministry — were the first such attacks to target President Bashar Assad’s seat of power since the regime chased rebels from the strategic town of Qusair nearly a week ago. Two suicide bombers targeted a police station […]

June 11, 2013 | By More
US, Germany to Russia- Don’t send Assad missiles

US, Germany to Russia- Don’t send Assad missiles

May WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said the transfer of S-300 missile from Russia to Syria would prolong the country’s civil war, imperil attempts to form a transitional government through negotiation and hurt Israel’s strategic interests. The United States and Germany on Friday warned Russia not […]

June 1, 2013 | By More
Suspicious letter addressed to White House

Suspicious letter addressed to White House

May 31, AP – “The White House mail screening facility intercepted a letter addressed to the White House that were similar to letters previously addressed to Mayor (Michael) Bloomberg in New York,” reported Xinhua citing Secret Service spokesperson Edwin Donovan. A suspicious letter addressed to the White House that is similar to the ones earlier […]

May 31, 2013 | By More
Major highway Bridge collapses in Washington State

Major highway Bridge collapses in Washington State

May 24, Ap – A four-lane bridge spanning the Skagit River along Interstate 5 between the towns of Burlington and Mt. Vernon collapsed at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening (local time), tossing cars and passengers into the water. The major highway bridge connecting Seattle with Canada, and the rest of the US Pacific Northwest region, has […]

May 24, 2013 | By More
Members of SNC, Arab League draft new peace proposals ahead of Geneva 2

Members of SNC, Arab League draft new peace proposals ahead of Geneva 2

May 24, AP – Two separate committees of Middle Eastern leaders convened on Thursday, seeking to outline their official positions and proposals ahead of the Geneva 2 conference.   Members of the Arab League and the Syrian National Coalition have drafted new proposals aimed at ending the Syrian civil war. Their plans come in anticipation […]

May 24, 2013 | By More
Washington: Anti-war protester shouts at Obama during speech

Washington: Anti-war protester shouts at Obama during speech

May 24, WASHINGTON (AP) — The woman was identified as Medea Benjamin from the anti-war group Code Pink. Benjamin yelled from behind a bank of cameras before security removed her from the hall at National Defense University in Washington. President Barack Obama was interrupted three times by a woman who shouted about drones and detainees […]

May 24, 2013 | By More
North Korea sends high-profile Military official to China

North Korea sends high-profile Military official to China

May 22, PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Choe Ryong Hae, a top Workers’ Party official and a vice marshal tasked with supervising the North Korean military, departed on a chartered Air Koryo flight with a political and military delegation. Chinese Ambassador Liu Hongcai was among the dignitaries on the tarmac for his departure.   North […]

May 22, 2013 | By More
Turkey, US agree Assad needs to go for a free Syria

Turkey, US agree Assad needs to go for a free Syria

May 17, AP – In a rainy press conference in the White House’s Rose Garden Thursday, Obama reaffirmed to his NATO ally that the United States is committed to mutual security. He also expressed his condolences for last weekend’s deadly bombings in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli. On Syria, Obama said: “We’re going to keep increasing the pressure […]

May 17, 2013 | By More
UN General Assembly approves Arab-backed Syria resolution

UN General Assembly approves Arab-backed Syria resolution

May 16, AP – UNITED NATIONS The United States co-sponsored the resolution, saying it would promote a political solution. But key Syrian ally Russia urged a “no” vote, saying it was “counterproductive and irresponsible” to promote a one-sided resolution when Moscow and Washington are trying to get the Syrian government and opposition to agree to […]

May 16, 2013 | By More
A look at how Russia, US still spy on each other

A look at how Russia, US still spy on each other

May 15, AP – Here are some other cases of apparent spying between the old rivals: THE ANNA CHAPMAN RING These Russian spies lived in suburban U.S. homes and worked at jobs like real estate brokers or travel agents, quietly inserting themselves into American life and trying to penetrate U.S. policy circles. Court papers said […]

May 15, 2013 | By More