Obama: Window for diplomatic solution to nuclear Iran is closing
U.S. President reiterates position on Iran nuclear issue after talks with Turkish PM Erdogan; remarks come week and a half after Russian daily reported that United States had asked Russia to deliver ultimatum to Iran.
Peretz: It would be better if US struck Iran
Former defense minister Amir Peretz said on Saturday that a military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities would be better if an outside actor such as the US carried it out instead of Israel.
U.S. pays ‘blood money’ to victims of Afghan massacre
U.S. military officials paid relatives $50,000 for each of the villagers allegedly killed by a rogue U.S. soldier this month in Kandahar province, Afghan officials said Sunday.
The Dangerous Mess in Syria Grows Murkier
Syria’s murky, multi-level conflict continues to grow worse. So does public confusion here in the west as the US, British and some European media keep depicting Syria’s civil war as a simple passion play pitting the evil Asad regime in Damascus against mostly unarmed democratic protestors.
Russia says Annan Syria mission is last chance to avoid war
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday gave his full support to efforts by international envoy Kofi Annan to end the violence in Syria, warning that the mission of the former United Nations chief may be the ‘last chance’ to avoid a civil war.
Zardari calls for end to drone strikes
President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the Parliamentary review process of Pak-US relations, that was long overdue, was a manifestation of democracy taking roots in Pakistan and the elected representatives taking ownership of one of Pakistan’s most important bilateral relationships.
U.S. Plans No Charges Over Deadly Strike in Pakistan
The United States military has decided that no service members will face disciplinary charges for their involvement in a NATO airstrike in November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, an accident that plunged relations between the two countries to new depths and has greatly complicated the allied mission in Afghanistan.
Obama: Unclear Who is Running North Korea
U.S. President Barack Obama said March 25 it was unclear who was “calling the shots” in North Korea under its new young leader and stepped up demands for Pyongyang to abort its planned rocket launch.
In South Korea Visit, Obama Visits Border and Warns North
President Obama warned North Korea on Sunday that its threats and provocations would only deepen its international isolation and jeopardize the resumption of American food aid, and he called on the North to scrap its plans to launch a satellite next month.
Mali Coup Has US Interventionism Written All Over It
Aftereffects of Libyan War and extensive training to the coup leader helped foment the toppling of the democratic Mali government
Mali: AU Suspends Mali Over Coup
Following the coup in Mali on Thursday which toppled the government of Amadou Toumani Toure, the African Union (AU) yesterday announced the suspension of Mali from the organization.
Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today,” writes the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik. “Over all, there are now more people under ‘correctional supervision’ in America – more than 6 million – than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height.”
Are Police Building a Massive DNA Database?
A new law permits police to get genetic samples from almost anyone convicted of any crime in New York state.