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Former Pakistani Leader Musharraf Begins Political Comeback

Former Pakistani Leader Musharraf Begins Political Comeback

Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage(KARACHI, Pakistan) — After four years in exile, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf arrived in Karachi on Sunday to mount a political comeback despite persistent death threats from the Taliban.Musharraf, onc…

Four Dead After Bombing at Pakistani Court Complex

Four Dead After Bombing at Pakistani Court Complex

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Four people were killed and 27 others were injured after a pair of suicide bombers tried to enter a courtroom in northern Pakistan on Monday, a senior police official said.One of the attackers blew himself up at the…

Arrests Made in Alleged Gang Rape of Swiss Tourist in India

Arrests Made in Alleged Gang Rape of Swiss Tourist in India

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW DELHI) — Police in India claim they have five men in custody who apparently confessed to gang raping a Swiss tourist last Friday.The country is still in an uproar over the fatal gang rape of a local woman three …

Deadly Car Bomb Blast in Southern Iraq

Deadly Car Bomb Blast in Southern Iraq

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq to depose then-dictator Saddam Hussein, violence still plagues the country.A car bomb explosion in the southern port city of Basra Sunday killed at least 10 people and wounded…

Live-Fire Artillery Drills Rock the Korean Peninsula

Live-Fire Artillery Drills Rock the Korean Peninsula

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — With hostilities running higher than at any time in recent memory, North Korea and South Korea are both holding live-five artillery drills to demonstrate their military might.At this stage, the rockets bein…

ISAF Troops Warned of New Threats After Karzai’s Remarks

ISAF Troops Warned of New Threats After Karzai’s Remarks

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Coalition troops in Afghanistan have been put on higher alert, thanks to recent remarks made by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.In a command threat advisory sent on Wednesday and obtained by The New York Times, Ge…

GOP Lawmaker Recommends Huge Post-War Force in Afghanistan

GOP Lawmaker Recommends Huge Post-War Force in Afghanistan

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury/Released(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration is still considering how many American troops will remain in Afghanistan when the coalition pulls out the majority of forces next year.While tha…

Report: Syrian Children Deeply Affected by Conflict

Report: Syrian Children Deeply Affected by Conflict

BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images(AMMAN, Jordan) — “Childhood Under Fire” may unfortunately be a very appropriate title for a report about what is happening to the youngest victims of Syria’s two-year conflict.According to statistics compiled by the chari…

North Korea Dresses Down New South Korean Leader

North Korea Dresses Down New South Korean Leader

LEE JAE-WON/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — With North Korea threatening the U.S. and South Korea for trying to halt its nuclear ambitions, its Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces has personally attacked South Korea President Park Geun-…

Officials: 6,000 Dead Pigs in River Not Affecting Shanghai’s Water

Officials: 6,000 Dead Pigs in River Not Affecting Shanghai’s Water

ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images(BEIJING) — Shanghai authorities are trying to assure people of China’s largest city that their drinking water is safe despite finding nearly 6,000 dead pigs in the river that provides water to the city’s …

US Intelligence Chief Warns of Desperation Moves by Syria

US Intelligence Chief Warns of Desperation Moves by Syria

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. director of national intelligence warned on Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing to use chemical weapons in a last-ditch effort to hold onto power.James Clapper told the Senate …

Parting of the Ways Between Iran and Al Qaeda?

Parting of the Ways Between Iran and Al Qaeda?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Iran’s leaders appear conflicted about their relationship with al Qaeda even as both are sworn enemies of the U.S. and Israel.Washington officials believe that Iran’s decision to expel Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, S…

Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Kills Five Americans

Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Kills Five Americans

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Monday turned out to be the deadliest day of the year for U.S. forces in Afghanistan as officials said that a helicopter crash outside of Kandahar killed five Americans on board.NATO claimed the Black Hawk …

UN Group Says Syria Using Militia to Incite Sectarian Warfare

UN Group Says Syria Using Militia to Incite Sectarian Warfare

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(GENEVA) — A United Nations inquiry team has charged that the Syrian government is staging sectarian warfare by utilizing local militias called Popular Committees.In a statement Monday, commission head Paulo Pinheiro declare…

Two US Troops, Three Afghan Cops Killed in Apparent ‘Insider’ Attack

Two US Troops, Three Afghan Cops Killed in Apparent ‘Insider’ Attack

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury/Released(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two U.S. troops are dead after an apparent “insider” attack in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.According to officials, a gunman wearing an Afghan police uniform op…

Japan Marks Second Anniversary of Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami

Japan Marks Second Anniversary of Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami

Sankei via Getty Images(TOKYO) — Services were held in Japan on Monday to mark the second anniversary of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that took nearly 19,000 lives and triggered the worst nuclear power plant accident since the Chernobyl disast…

Tense Times for Afghanistan and the United States

Tense Times for Afghanistan and the United States

Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — In what appears to be the latest sign of a deteriorating relationship between two allies, a news conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the Afghan capi…

Tense Times for Afghanistan and the United States

Tense Times for Afghanistan and the United States

Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — In what appears to be the latest sign of a deteriorating relationship between two allies, a news conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the Afghan capi…

Fukushima School in Limbo, Two Years After Nuclear Disaster

Fukushima School in Limbo, Two Years After Nuclear Disaster

Akiko Fujita/ABC News(NAMIE, Japan) — Two years since taking over at Ukedo Elementary School in the town of Namie, the 54-year-old school principal Michie Niikawa has yet to welcome her first class of students, greet teachers or visit classrooms. Most…

On Eve of Quake Anniversary, Thousands Demand End to Nuclear Power

On Eve of Quake Anniversary, Thousands Demand End to Nuclear Power

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Thousands rallied against a government plan to restart idle nuclear reactors in Japan on Sunday.The protests come as the country marks the second anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Two years later, 160,000 peo…

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