Majority of Americans Against NSA Spying

President al-Assad to Der Spiegel: No dialogue with gunmen, all decisions taken by the West for the past ten years have been in support of al-Qaeda
President Bashar al-Assad said that all the political decisions that have been taken by the west in the last ten years have been in support of al-Qaeda, intentionally or inadvertently.

Saudis fund new rebel force to fight own war on Assad

$2 Billion NSA Spy Center is Going Up in Flames
Technical glitches have sparked fiery explosions within the NSA’s newest and largest data storage facility in Utah, destroying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment, and delaying the facility’s opening by one year.

Polls Continue to Show Majority of Americans Against NSA Spying

At the UN, a Latin American Rebellion
Latin American leaders are reclaiming a right to differentiate their views from Washington’s—and refusing to render it diplomatic tribute.

Brazil accuses Canada of spying after NSA leaks
Canadian ambassador summoned to explain claims spy agency collected Brazilian energy ministry internet and phone data

Canadian spy agency ‘dissected’ Brazilian Energy Ministry

The US needs to take the hint from Dilma Rousseff’s snub
The Brazilian president’s cancelled visit, over NSA spying, ought to jolt the US out of its arrogant disrespect for Latin America

Hamid Karzai blasts US and Nato over attacks as security talks drag on
Afghan president says foreign military coalition is demanding the right to ‘continue to attack our people and our villages’

UN Expert: Torture of ‘Angola 3′ Shows Inhumanity of US Prisons
Special Rapporteur on torture blasts continued isolation of Albert Woodfox, last imprisoned member of ‘Angola 3′

What a 16-year-old Pakistani Girl Knows That Obama Doesn’t: Peace Talks Essential
Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by Taliban, says US must hold talks to end the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan

U.S. Tripoli Raid Deepens Sense of Chaos in Libya
The stealthy American capture of a wanted al-Qaeda operative risks stirring up tensions and animosities in Libya, a vulnerable, fractious nation.

Libya demands US return seized Qaeda operative
Libya’s top political authority, the General National Congress, demanded on Tuesday that the United States hand back an alleged Al-Qaeda operative its forces seized from Tripoli in a weekend raid.

Kerry Insists Libya Raid Was ‘Legal,’ Warns Against Criticism
Insists Critics Would ‘Sympathize’ With Suspect

Obama’s Rendition Operation in Libya: It’s Like President George W. Bush Got a Fourth Term

Libya wants “clarifications” over U.S. raid that captured Anas al-Libi
Libya said Sunday it has asked the United States for “clarifications” regarding the abduction in Tripoli of an al Qaeda leader linked to the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa, adding that Libyan nationals should be tried in their own country.

Jihadists Threaten Revenge for US Libya Snatch Operation

US Troops Interrogate Captured Libyan on Navy Ship

Exclusive: How the SEAL raid on Somalia went bad
The team of less than two dozen Navy SEALs from Seal Team 6 huddled in one fast boat and headed toward the Somali shoreline under the cover of darkness in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Billions at stake for economic winners and losers of Iran thaw
After years of being caught in the geopolitical crossfire over Iran’s disputed nuclear program, Iranian businessmen in Dubai are daring to hope that signs of a diplomatic thaw will allow crippling economic sanctions to be lifted.

Bombers Return To Baghdad; 71 Killed, 164 Wounded
Baghdad once again suffered a series of coordinated bombings. Today’s mostly occurred during a 40-minute window. Violence, meanwhile, continued outside the capital as well. Overall, at least 71 people were killed and 164 more were wounded.

Road 443: More Evidence of a Long Deception
As a journalist covering settlements, I can’t avoid West Bank roads. In fact, no Jerusalemite can really avoid highways cutting through occupied territory; the main route from Tel Aviv to the capital briefly crosses the Green Line.

Is Iran the Next China?
Thomas Friedman had a mostly sensible column in yesterday’s New York Times, in which he endorsed the crazy, dangerous, irrational, doesn’t-make-any-sense-at-all idea of seriously negotiating with Iran. Not only did he correctly note that Iran might see a nuclear capability (if not nuclear weapons) as insurance against regime change (i.e., the same reason that other nuclear-armed states got them), but he also made a useful comparison between Iran today and the People’s Republic of China.

Alzheimer’s treatment breakthrough: British scientists pave way for simple pill to cure disease
Historic ‘turning point’ hailed as UK researchers discover how to halt death of brain cells, opening new pathway for future drug treatments

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