Children killed in NATO attack: Afghan officials

Children killed in NATO attack: Afghan officials
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Afghan officials said Monday that a NATO air strike killed three children while it was targeting Taliban insurgents planting mines on a road in southern Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: The Long and Winding Roads
In late 2008, Andrew Wilder set out on a hunt for answers in Afghanistan. For years, Wilder, a former development worker who had recently settled into a post at Tufts University, had watched with dismay as billions of American assistance dollars poured into programs in Afghanistan designed to help win “hearts and minds,” and bring stability to the troubled nation.

Clinton: I’m responsible for diplomats’ security
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday tried to douse a political firestorm over the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, saying she’s responsible for the security of American diplomatic outposts.

White House ponders a strike over Libya attack
The White House, under political pressure to respond forcefully to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, is readying strike forces and drones but first has to find a target.

U.S. to Help Create an Elite Libyan Force to Combat Islamic Extremists
The Pentagon and State Department are speeding up efforts to help the Libyan government create a commando force to combat Islamic extremists like the ones who killed the American ambassador in Libya last month and to help counter the country”s fractious militias, according to internal government documents.

EU foreign ministers slap sanctions on Syria

UN peace envoy draws up plan for 3,000 strong peacekeeping force in Syria
The new peace envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is drawing up plans for a 3,000-strong peacekeeping force that could involve European troops in policing a future truce.

Brahimi calls for cease-fire during Eid
U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi Monday appealed for a cease-fire in Syria, after Iran proposed a “transition period” that would see embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad stay in power to oversee presidential elections.

US exports to Iran soar despite sanctions
Exports to Iran rose to $199.5m in the first eight months of 2012, from $150.8m during the same period last year.

US Citizens Goose-Step to Voting Booth & War with Iran

U.S. says Palestinian status bid jeopardizes peace process
A Palestinian bid to upgrade its U.N. status to a sovereign country would jeopardize the peace process with Israel and make it difficult to get the two sides to return to talks on a two-state solution, the United States said on Monday.

The Bloodied Legacy of Cambodia”s Chameleon King
He was a libertine and a francophile, a filmmaker and a painter, a serial husband and father and philanderer, a cherubic but ruthless god-king who liked to putter about in the garden. He played the sax in his own jazz band. He loved to eat. He once served Champagne to a visiting U.S. secretary of state. At 10 a.m.

Blood, Oil, and “The American Dream”

Syria, Turkey, Israel and the Greater Middle East Energy War

Horrors of war: US, UK munitions ’cause birth defects in Iraq”
US and UK weapons ammunition were linked to heart defects, brain dysfunctions and malformed limbs, according to a recent study. The report revealed a shocking rise in birth defects in Iraqi children conceived after the US invasion.

The REAL Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan (It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives)
Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and Japanese lives.

US assassination drone strike kills 29 in southern Somalia
A US assassination drone strike has claimed the lives of at least 29 people in southern Somalia, Press TV reports.

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