U.S. Raids in Libya and Somalia

U.S. Raids in Libya and Somalia Strike Terror Targets

US military forces conduct 2 major terror raids, seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings

Al Qaeda: Libya Condemns Leader’s ‘Kidnapping’
Libya demands answers from America after a suspect in the 1998 embassy bombings in east Africa is seized by US forces in Tripoli.

US Attack Kills 7 People In Somalia
The US navy SEALs approached the target beachfront house by sea and began the raid using suppressed weapons, before a fierce hour-long firefight broke out that led to the use of helicopter air support.

US Navy SEAL raid in Somalia fails to nab al-Qaida suspect in Kenya mall attack

Al-Shabaab Target May Explain US Secrecy Over Failed Somali Raid
It would be seen as a serious setback if Westgate mall plotter Ahmed Adbi Godane was the intended prize in Barawe

Afghan civilians reportedly killed in NATO airstrike
At least five civilians, including three children, targeted while hunting for birds, local officials say

Khamenei gives qualified support to opening to West
Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday backed President Hassan Rouhani’s overtures to the West but criticised some aspects of a UN visit during which he held talks with US counterpart Barack Obama.

‘Israel doesn’t have veto powers over Iran issue’
Western diplomat involved in nuclear talks makes it clear: Israel’s concerns taken seriously, but Netanyahu is out-of-step with other nations

Just who Has Been Killing Iran’s Nuclear Scientists?
The timing of the latest shot in a covert war invites questions about the role of proxies

Obama says Iran a year or more from nuclear weapon capability

Urging halt to Iran nuke program, Netanyahu signals discord with Obama
Speaking at weekly cabinet meeting, PM insists Tehran must not maintain any enrichment capacity; US would allow peaceful program

Pilgrims, Journalists Among 107 Killed, 179 Wounded in Iraq Attacks

29 killed, incl 12 children in string of suicide bombings in Iraq

Obama Botched an Earlier Syria Peace Deal
One year and 80,000 lives ago, the U.N. envoy had carved a path for a government “transition.” But the White House and Hillary Clinton rejected it.

Qaeda in Syria bids to control Iraq, Turkey borders
Beirut – Al-Qaeda in Syria is fighting to drive rivals out of areas bordering Turkey and Iraq in a bid to control territory stretching from Iraq into northern Syria, various sources say.

Noam Chomsky: The Obama Doctrine
The recent Obama-Putin tiff over American exceptionalism reignited an ongoing debate over the Obama Doctrine: Is the president veering toward isolationism? Or will he proudly carry the banner of exceptionalism?

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