Pakistan plane crash investigation begins
Air crash investigators are combing the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed near the Pakistani capital Islamabad, killing all 127 on board.
Tens of Thousands in Bahrain: Grand Prix Is Racing on Our Blood
Protester death latest casualty in Bahraini crackdown on dissent
A Conspiracy of Whores
It’s a challenge to make adult sense of the absurdities coming out of Colombia right now.
In Syria, both sides report attacks amid Friday protests
Thousands of people took part in anti-government demonstrations across Syria on Friday, as a tenuous cease-fire unraveled further amid reports from both sides of violent attacks.
Why the Right Hated the Iran Talks
The weekend talks on Iran’s nuclear program were hailed by many as progress. But the American right doesn’t see things that way.
Russia, China seek info on US drone held by Iran
Iran’s semiofficial Fars news agency says Russia and China have asked Tehran to provide them with information on a U.S. drone captured by the Islamic Republic in December.
Meridor: Iran never called to wipe out Israel
Speaking to Al Jazeera, deputy PM admits Ahmadinejad was misquoted, never said Israel must be wiped off the map
Iran says is building copy of captured US drone
Iran claimed Sunday that it had reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by its armed forces last year and has begun building a copy.
The Grand Prix, Western Hypocrisy and the Gulf States
Let us be perfectly clear. Qatar has emerged as the main western puppet State in the Gulf, while Bahrain receives favoured treatment despite a despotic crackdown on activists and Saudi Arabia, despite having a deplorable human rights record, is treated as “one of the boys”. Could it be because these three Gulf States do what the west tells them to do?
Iraq calls Turkey ‘hostile state’ as relations dim
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Friday branded Turkey a “hostile state” with a sectarian agenda, the latest in a series of bitter exchanges between the neighbors.
Petraeus and the signature of U.S. terror
The CIA pressures Obama to step up indiscriminate attacks in Yemen
U.S. Patriot Act Kept Somalia Starving
When war-torn Somalia was also ravaged by a drought-induced famine last year, which killed tens of thousands and displaced over a million people, international media was quick to blame the Islamist Al-Shabaab for blocking humanitarian assistance from reaching its zone of control in southern Somalia.
Afghan military recruits found dealing drugs to US soldiers, Army documents show
Afghan forces are being trained by the U.S. military to take over the mission by 2014, but new documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a request under the Freedom of Information Act show that some of the Afghan recruits stand accused of dealing drugs to U.S. soldiers.
Taliban claim responsibility for downing helicopter in Afghanistan
“Yesterday (Thursday) evening Taliban fighters shot down a helicopter and killed all its passengers in Khanashen Dewalak area near Garmsir, southern Helmand province,” a Taliban spokesman wrote to CNN.
Libyan government takes control of Tripoli airport from militia fighters
The Libyan government assumed control Friday of the country’s main international airport, taking over from militia fighters who had been providing security for months in the absence of an official force to do the job.
US Border Patrol Beat and Taser Man to Death
A new video shows Anastacio Hernadez-Rojas lying on the ground in the fetal position, circled by at least a dozen federal agents as one repeatedly shocks him with an electric stun gun.
The TSA’s mission creep is making the US a police state
The out-of-control Transportation Security Administration is past patdowns at airports – now it’s checkpoints and roadblocks
Uganda Warns Sudan Over Threats To Attack South Sudan
Uganda will intervene if the fighting between South Sudan and Sudan escalates into a full-scale war, and would not just sit and witness its northern neighbour is being attacked, said the Chief of Defence Forces of Uganda Aronda Nyakairima on Friday.