Al Jazeera journalists quit channel citing bias

Little US Popular Support for Israeli Attack on Iran
Amid persistent speculation over a possible Israeli military attack against Iranian nuclear facilities in the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, a detailed new public opinion survey released Tuesday suggests that such a move would enjoy little support in the United States.

Americans will back U.S. military action if Iran seeks nuclear arms, poll shows

How Netanyahu tries to bully American presidents
The Israeli prime minister offends Washington — again. Will Bibi’s hubris slow the rush to war with Iran?

The Spymaster: Meir Dagan on Iran’s threat
In a rare interview, ex-chief of Mossad Meir Dagan speaks out against a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities anytime soon. He says the Iranian regime is rational in its own way. Lesley Stahl reports.

Backing Into World War III?
According to the doctrine of pre-emptive war, Iran can be attacked based on its alleged desire to develop nuclear weapons, just as Iraq was attacked in 2003. In fact, Congress is currently debating whether a nuclear capability alone (which Brazil, Japan, and other countries enjoy) could justify the ‘preventive’ attack.

Al Jazeera journalists quit channel citing bias on Syria coverage

Qatar’s aggressive stance towards Assad has led to a string of resignations at the country’s al-Jazeera TV news channel. Those who left describe bias at the station which they say has become a tool to target the Syrian regime. RT’s Paula Slier describes those accusations.

Syria army reportedly takes north rebel stronghold

Assad calls election, 22 govt troops killed in ambushes

Russia says it will keep selling weapons to Syria

Russia says Syrian ceasefire must be simultaneous
Syrian government forces will not stop fighting or withdraw from positions unless rebel forces instantly mirror their move, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday, underscoring continued divisions between Moscow and the West.

Calls for Syria Regime Change Fuel Conflict – Moscow

130 armed men surrender to Syrian authorities in Idlib

Afghan outrage builds from shooting massacre

We will treat killing of Afghans as if they were American, Obama says
Barack Obama issued an emotional condemnation of the alleged massacre of 16 Afghans civilians by a rogue US soldier, saying America would treat the case as if its own citizens had been murdered.

American Morlocks: Another Civilian Massacre and the Savagery of Our Soldiers

Afghan government team attacked, Taliban fume over massacre
KABUL (Reuters) – Suspected insurgents opened fire on Tuesday on senior Afghan investigators of the massacre of 16 civilians by a lone U.S. soldier, Afghan officials said, just hours after the Taliban threatened to behead American troops to avenge the killings.

Four killed on visit to Afghan massacre site

End the Afghan mission now
It was clear before Sunday’s horrific massacre of civilians that it’s past time for the U.S. mission in Afghanistan to end. Now the only question should be how quickly we can get our troops onto transport planes to fly them home.

US defense chief in Kyrgyzstan, eyes on Manas
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday seeking to flag the importance of an air base the Kyrgyz president wants the U.S. military to vacate when its lease expires in mid-2014.

Pakistan: US drones ‘kill 15′ in South Waziristan
US drone strikes have killed 15 suspected militants in the volatile tribal areas of north-west Pakistan, say Pakistani officials.

Violence renews debate over Israel’s targeted killings in Gaza

U.S., Jordan urge Abbas to refrain from threats to dismantle Palestinian Authority
Both the U.S. and Jordan are working tirelessly to prevent Abbas from sending Netanyahu a letter that would put the burden of the occupation back in hands of the Israelis and could lead to a third intifada.

Turkey’s Erdogan: Israel must stop ‘massacre’ of Palestinians in Gaza
Turkish PM’s comments came as Egypt mediates tense ceasefire between Israel, Gaza militants, and as Israel warns its citizens against travel to Turkey over imminent terror threat.

Joseph Kony resolution introduced in House
Two House lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a resolution supporting efforts to counter the Lord’s Resistance Army, hoping to build on the momentum created by a viral YouTube video spotlighting the atrocities of LRA leader Joseph Kony.

In spotlight, Uganda says Congo slows hunt for Kony
Responding to an Internet campaign backed by celebrities who want Uganda to capture fugitive warlord Joseph Kony and save child soldiers, the government complained on Monday it needed more help from its African neighbors.

US Marine team trains Ugandan forces to face al-Shabaab, LRA

Joseph Kony 2012: growing outrage in Uganda over film
There is growing outrage in Uganda over a viral internet film viewed by more than 32 million people in four days that suggests Africa’s longest-running conflict is still raging in the country’s north.

Kony 2012: Invisible Children and Visible Racism
The first issue is the distorted and one-dimensional analysis in the video, where Joseph Kony is the overarching bad guy in Uganda who must be stopped.

US terror drones kill 30 in southern Somalia
At least 30 people have been killed and a dozen injured in an attack by US assassination drones in southern Somalia, Press TV reports.

Why Is President Obama Keeping a Journalist in Prison in Yemen?

Iranian-backed terror groups expanding reach in South America, warns general
Iranian-backed terror groups are strengthening their ties to transnational criminal groups in South America and are working to expand their influence in the region, according to a top U.S. general.

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