US Citizen Arrested in Venezuela in Connection with Destabilization Plans
Venezuelan security forces have arrested a US national in connection with an alleged plot to “violently destabilize the country” following the April elections…
UK Drone Protesters Say Stop the ‘Barbaric, High-Tech Killing’
Hundreds gather in largest anti-drone rally in UK called to protest the opening of new Reaper control center
Israeli army to halt use of white phosphorus
Israel’s army said Thursday that it would soon halt its use of white phosphorus shells after years of international criticism for using the incendiary munitions in crowded Palestinian areas.
Syria nerve gas claims undermined by eyewitness accounts
Description of attack in which six rebels died adds to uncertainty about claims that sarin has been used in the conflict
US ponders Syria options but urges caution over chemical weapons claims
US could join allies in arming rebels but members of Congress say there is little appetite for significant intervention in Syria
Claims that Syria has used sarin gas should be treated with caution
The US has said the use of chemical weapons would trigger a response – so any concrete evidence must be made public
Chuck Hagel’s Amazing Overnight Transformation on Syria’s Use of Chemical Weapons
Was it really just yesterday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said there was no credible evidence that Syria’s rather nasty government was using chemical weapons on its own people? What a difference a day can make.
White House Says It Believes Syria Has Used Chemical Arms
The White House said Thursday that it believes the Syrian government has used chemical weapons in its civil war, an assessment that could test President Obama’s repeated warnings that such an attack could precipitate American intervention in Syria.
US Unveils Iraq WMD “Curveball-Style” Lies Vs. Syria
As NATO terror front collapses in Syria, US attempts to justify intervention by drumming up familiar WMD lies.
Comprehensive Report Finds Evidence of Torture at Guantánamo
The Constitution Project, a non-profit organization that brings together legal and policy experts to foster dialogue about pressing constitutional challenges, has published a comprehensive report examining the treatment of people detained by U.S. forces under the War on Terror.
Iran says it’s ready to resume talks with world powers
Iran is ready to resume talks with world powers on its disputed nuclear program and awaits word from the European Union on timing and details, Iran’s deputy nuclear negotiator said on Thursday.
Canada train plot suspect traveled to Iran: U.S. officials
Investigators believe one of two suspects charged in Canada with plotting to blow up a railroad track carrying passenger trains traveled to Iran within the past two years, U.S. law enforcement and national security officials said on Thursday.
IAF shoots down drone from Lebanon off Haifa
F-16 shoots down vessel over Mediterranean; not clear whether drone was armed; Hezbollah denies having sent UAV to Israel.
UN approves peacekeeping force for Mali
About 11,000 troops, including 6,000 African soldiers already in Mali, to begin mission in July if situation secure.
Bahrain rejects US report on human rights
Manama voices ‘dismay’ over US report on human rights situation, while UN Torture Investigator has trip cancelled.
Obama Administration Secretly Allowing Internet Surveillance
U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance