Benghazi car bomb kills 15
A car bomb exploded Monday in the parking lot of a Benghazi hospital, killing at least 15 people and wounding 30, Libya’s deputy interior minister said.
Cornel West: Obama ‘Is a War Criminal’
Despite invoking Dr. King, Obama ‘tied to Wall Street and drones,’ said West.
US must take Pakistan drone concerns seriously: Sharif
Pakistan’s incoming prime minister said Monday he wanted to strengthen his country’s fractious relations with the United States but warned Washington must take seriously their concerns about drone strikes.
US envoy won’t attend arms talks led by Iran
The United States said Monday it will refuse to send its ambassador to any meeting of the U.N. forum where nuclear disarmament is negotiated when it’s chaired by Iran because countries under U.N. sanctions shouldn’t be allowed to hold such positions.
CIA agent trying to recruit Russian intelligence officer detained in Moscow – FSB
Russia’s counterintelligence agency has detained a CIA agent in Moscow trying to recruit an officer of the Russian secret service, the Federal Security Service (FSB) announced. The agent was operating under guise of career diplomat.
Arrival of U.S. aircraft carrier infuriates North Korea
North Korea has criticised the arrival of the US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the South for a joint drill as an “extremely reckless” provocation and a rehearsal for war against the communist state.
Turkish MP: Al-Nusra Behind Car Bombings
Attack Was Near al-Nusra-Held Border Crossing
Syria says it reserves right to invade Golan Heights
Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi accuses Israel of violating ceasefire, Turkey of turning its border zone into terrorist hotbed
Under the black flag of al-Qaeda, the Syrian city ruled by gangs of extremists
The black flag of al-Qaeda flies high over Raqqa’s main square in front of the smart new governor’s palace, its former occupant last seen in their prison. Their fighters, clad also in black, patrol the streets, or set up positions behind sandbags.
Consequences of Western Intransigence in Nuclear Diplomacy With Iran
As long as Washington refuses to recognise Iran’s right to enrich, no substantial agreement will be possible.
Answer to Garment Industry’s Deadliest Disaster: Labor Unions and Wage Hikes, Not Boycotts
US corporations and consumers must advocate for institutional reform, urges Nobel laureate
Scandal politics sweep Capitol Hill
Just days after news broke that the IRS targeted conservative nonprofits, Speaker John Boehner’s House committees will morph into mock courtrooms where the White House will be the defendant in what amounts to a number of high-stakes political trials.
White House stuck on IRS scandal response
The IRS scandal puts President Barack Obama in the worst possible position: all of the blame, none of the power to fix it.
Benghazi, IRS: Son of Watergate?
In his defense of President Obama, Press Secretary Jay Carney is beginning to sound a lot like Ronald Zeigler, Richard Nixon’s spokesman. Carney only has to use the word “inoperative,” as Ziegler did when incriminating evidence surfaced that proved his previous statements untrue.
KMOV anchor: The IRS is targeting me
Larry Connors, a veteran local news anchor at KMOV Channel 4 in St. Louis, says that the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting him since an April 2012 interview he conducted with President Obama — a fact that he dismissed as coincidence until the recent reports about the IRS targeting conservative groups.
‘Abuse of Power’: Obama’s DOJ Blasted for Seizure of AP Phone Records
News agency calls behavior ‘unprecedented intrusion’ and demands all records be destroyed
19 wounded in Mother’s Day second line shooting
New Orleans police say at least 19 people either attending or taking part in a Mother’s Day second-line parade in the 7th Ward were wounded in a shooting.
Will Pakistan finally stand up against illegal US drone attacks?
The Peshawar high court has delivered a damning verdict on the strikes. Pakistan must now move towards protecting the security of its citizens
Buying Time in Syria
The Syrian Army’s Success on the ground. Covert Proxy Strategy has come to an almost Standstill
Turkey: 9 arrested in car bombings that left 46 dead
Nine Turkish citizens believed to have links to the Syrian intelligence agency have been detained in connection with twin car bombings that shattered a Turkish border town, officials said Sunday, as Syria rejected allegations it was behind one of the deadliest attacks in Turkey in years.
Deadly Bombs Spark Protests In Turkish Border City
Several hundred people, mostly leftist and nationalist demonstrators, marched through the center of the city no more than 50 km (30 miles) from the Syrian frontier, carrying banners and shouting anti-government slogans while onlookers cheered.
UK denies Pentagon claim Britain in ‘no rush’ to free Guantánamo inmate
UK Secretary of Defence tells Guardian government is actively pursuing the release of Shaker Aamer, who is on hunger strike
Consequences of western intransigence in nuclear diplomacy with Iran
As long as Washington refuses to recognise Iran’s right to enrich, no substantial agreement will be possible.
Seven killed, 68 injured in Quetta suicide bombing
QUETTA: The police chief of restive southwestern province of Balochistan narrowly escaped a suicide attack Sunday that killed at least seven people and wounded 68 others, officials said.
Afghans Say an American Tortured Civilians
The authorities in Afghanistan are seeking the arrest on murder and torture charges of a man they say is an American and part of a Special Forces unit operating in Wardak Province, three Afghan officials have confirmed.
Dirty Wars, Filthy Hands: 5 Unsavory Ways America Conducts Its Global War on Terror
America’s allies are terrorists, warlords, and corrupt officials, plied with bounty payments and quid-pro-quo assassinations.
Some 800,000 people to need food aid in Niger: UN
Some 800,000 people will require food aid in Niger in the coming months despite a good harvest last year due to problems supplying cereals to markets, which have pushed up prices, and an influx of Malian refugees, the United Nations said.
Growing Anger Over American Drones in Yemen
“Mrs. Michele Obama: Tell us can your husband sleep after so many innocent people were killed by his drones?” read a banner held by a Yemeni activist at a recent rally to protest increasing American drone strikes in Yemen.
Rule Britannia for global crimes
The London government has at long last been forced into recognizing compensation payments for as many as 50,000 Kenyan nationals who were victims of torture and other crimes against humanity during that country’s independence struggle in the 1950s.
Ronald Reagan: Accessory to Genocide
Exclusive: More than any recent U.S. president, Ronald Reagan has been lavished with honors, including his name attached to Washington’s National Airport. But the conviction of Reagan’s old ally, ex-Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt, for genocide means “Ronnie” must face history’s judgment as an accessory to the crime, reports Robert Parry.
New coronavirus can spread between humans, says WHO official
World Health Organisation expert plays down fears of pandemic, saying prolonged contact is needed to transmit disease
Did David Plouffe Justify IRS Targeting Conservatives?
Obama adviser says he was addressing impact of ‘dumb’ actions, but tweet is likely to fan flames.
Wider Problems Found at IRS
Probe Says Tax Agency Used Sweeping Criteria to Scrutinize Conservative Groups
Soledad O’Brien: ‘OK, white person, this is a conversation you clearly are uncomfortable with’
Soledad O’Brien, recently yanked from her morning show “Starting Point” on CNN, plans to continue her focus on racial issues and is charging that whites are afraid of dealing with the nation’s black-white division.
Hold the front page! We need free media not an Order of Mates
In Australia, hard-won rights are being buried beneath corporate might.
Alive after 17 days: Survivor emerges against all odds from Dhaka factory rubble
Rescuers free a woman as the latest death toll reaches above 1,000
State Department orders firm to remove 3D-printed guns web blueprints
Defense Distributed tweeted on Thursday that ‘Liberator’ project had ‘gone dark’ at the request of government officials
Attack by ethnic militia kills at least 20 Nigeria police officers in central region
An ethnic militia killed at least 20 police officers who launched a raid to try and arrest them in central Nigeria, a police commissioner said Wednesday.
S.Sudan rebels seize army base, many killed
The rebels, led by David Yau Yau and known as the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA), say they want to end corruption and the one-party system led by the Sudan Liberation People’s Movement.
The west and its allies cynically bleed Syria to weaken Iran
If western politicians were really interested in saving lives, they would use their leverage to negotiate a settlement
What the US Media Won’t Tell You About the “Good” Syrian Rebels
US media and prominent politicians are talking about arming the opposition, but dynamics on the ground betray rampant over-simplifications
Russians, U.S. agree to Syria talks
…but anti-Assad opposition may refuse to participate
Former SNC chief says Islamic hardliners should be included
For Western states mulling over arming Syrian rebel forces, the possibility of advanced weapons ending up in Al Qaeda’s hands, and later being used against Western or civilian targets, has been a major sticking point.
Robert Fisk: The Syrian Government Is Winning
Fisk discusses his reaction to what he calls President Obama’s “pitiful” backing of the recent Israeli missile strikes.
The wrong ‘red line’
There have been sketchy reports that Syria did make some use of chemical weapons, as well as allegations that the reported use was “a false flag” operation, designed to call Obama’s bluff. As the New York Times notes in a front page story on May 7, Obama “finds himself in a geopolitical box, his credibility at stake with frustratingly few good option”.
Indefinite Enemies and the Inhumanity of Our ‘War on Terror’
You’re strapped to a metal table, unable to move. They stick a two-foot plastic tube up your nose, then down the back of your throat into your stomach. They squirt in the liquid protein. You gag, bleed, vomit. It’s unbearably painful.
The practice of involuntary force-feeding is condemned by most medical organizations, including the AMA. It’s banned by most governments. It’s torture.
Outcry over Guantanamo grows, as does hunger strike
Free them or put them on trial. Thus urges a petition to President Barack Obama over the prisoners held at Guantanamo, jailed and in limbo for more than a decade.
Gitmo is not an anomaly
Prisoners in the US are force-fed every day
Putin: Russia needs stronger defense against Afghan threats
President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia must beef up its defenses in the south and work with Central Asian allies to protect itself and neighbors against the threat of extremist violence emerging from Afghanistan.
Everything You’ve Been Told About Radicalization Is Wrong
Despite the rhetoric, scary YouTube videos don’t turn people into terrorists
Obama Drone War ‘Kill Chain’ Imposes Heavy Burden At Home
In the secretive U.S. war of armed drones, the kill chain runs through a highly classified, windowless brick building here.
Jordan’s Parliament agrees to expel Israel’s ambassador
Parliament unanimously voted that the Jordanian government demand that Israel’s ambassador in Amman leave the Kingdom in retaliation for Israeli measures against Al-Aqsa Mosque, Petra said.
Pit bulls kill jogger — police
Woman, 63, was running in rural Los Angeles when dogs attacked and mauled her to death, witness and police say
Officials search for 4 pit bulls believed to have killed woman
The 63-year-old woman is mauled while on her morning walk in the Antelope Valley community of Littlerock. A $25,000 reward is offered for information leading to the dogs’ capture.