Details of Talks with IAEA Belie Charge Iran Refused Cooperation
The first detailed account of negotiations between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran last month belies earlier statements by unnamed Western officials portraying Iran as refusing to cooperate with the IAEA in allaying concerns about alleged nuclear weaponisation work.
Are Obama’s Efforts to Justify Drone Warfare Aimed at Iran?
When it comes to America’s security, President Barack Obama has turned out to be just as ruthlessly determined as his predecessor — particularly when it comes to using drones to wage the war on terror. But the target of his recent legal repositioning might have much less to do with terrorists than with Iran.
State Department exempts 11 countries from Iran sanctions
The State Department announced on Tuesday that it would exempt 10 European countries and Japan from penalties for doing business with Iran’s central bank, because those countries are making significant progress toward weaning themselves off of Iranian oil.
Netanyahu’s Holocaust rhetoric under fire
When Benjamin Netanyahu warns of the danger posed by the Iranian nuclear programme, he knows that almost all Israelis share his deep concern. Yet the prime minister is now facing mounting criticism at home over a small but deeply significant aspect of his international campaign: his frequent references to the Holocaust.
Afghan villagers told they would pay for bomb days ahead of massacre of 16
RESIDENTS of an Afghan village near where an American soldier is alleged to have killed 16 civilians are convinced that the slayings were in retaliation for a roadside bomb attack on US forces in the same area a few days earlier.
Afghan shooting suspect “doesn’t remember” incident: lawyer
The U.S. soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 villagers in Afghanistan “doesn’t remember” the incident, his lawyer said on Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in a military detention center in Kansas.
Report: Syrian Rebels Commit Serious Human Rights Abuses
Detention of Assad Supporters, Summary Executions Reported
Poll Shows Little U.S. Support for Syria Intervention
Despite strenuous efforts by prominent neo-conservatives and other hawks, a war-weary U.S. public is clearly very leery of any armed intervention in what many experts believe is rapidly becoming a civil war in Syria, according to recent polls.
U.S. warns Lebanon against attempts to evade Syria sanctions
The U.S. Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen warned Lebanon Tuesday against international financial sanctions on Syria.
Pakistan lawmakers demand end to US drone attacks
A parliamentary panel Tuesday demanded an end to US drone attacks inside Pakistan and said Washington should apologize for an attack on a border post last year that killed 24 soldiers.
Obama’s Afghanistan Massacre Deniers
Why do liberals ignore millions of non-American war deaths?
Afghanistan and American imperialism
Afghans have been excluded from the judicial process after the shooting that left 16 dead. No wonder anti-US feeling is growing
Don’t be fooled by Afghanistan massacre: US Marines are saints says new army video
After the massacre of 16 civilians in Afghanistan, the US Army has released a new video to restore the true image of US marines as dedicated servants of humanity opposing tyranny and injustice.
Rape and Murder in Afghanistan
On March 11, up to 20 US forces murdered 16 Afghan men, women, and nine children, aged two to 12. Children were massacred while they slept. Two women were also raped before soldiers killed them.
NATO must pay for errors in Libya – Amnesty
NATO must investigate the killing of dozens of civilians during its air campaign in Libya last year and provide reparations to the people affected, Amnesty International said on Monday.
Libya: “Dawn” turns into chaos
Exactly a year ago, France, Britain and the US kicked off a military operation in Libya. The aim was declared in a UN Security Council resolution on March 17, 2011. The document authorized an embargo on arms supplies to the Gaddafi regime and a no-fly zone over Libya to protect civilians from air strikes.
Mauritania ‘to extradite former Gaddafi spy chief to Libya’
Mauritania has agreed to extradite Muammar Gaddafi’s former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi to Libya, according to Libya’s deputy prime minister.
Leonard Pitts: Where is the outrage over the killing of a U.S. citizen?
Spin it any way you want. Justify it, rationalize it, chalk it up to the exigencies of war. And at the end, the fact remains:
A U.S. citizen is dead and the U.S. government killed him. Without trial. Without due process. Without hesitation. And many of those who loudly deplored George W. Bush for smaller excesses seem content to allow Barack Obama this larger one.
‘Their lives are better’: no apologies from face of Abu Ghraib prison scandal
But despite being condemned for her involvement in one of the defining moments of the Iraq war, she says she feels no compassion for her victims.
Insider trading 9/11 … the facts laid bare
Is there any truth in the allegations that informed circles made substantial profits in the financial markets in connection to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, on the United States?
Peru cancels HMS Montrose visit in support of Argentina’s Falklands claim
In a display of “Latin American support for Argentina’s legitimate rights,” the Peruvian government announced on Monday its decision to render void the protocol visit of a British frigate scheduled to dock in a Peruvian port this week.