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Report: Sudan Supplying Arms to Syrian Rebels

Report: Sudan Supplying Arms to Syrian Rebels

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In a complicated arrangement, Syrian rebels have been getting arms supplies from the Republic of Sudan, the New York Times reports.According to the paper, the Syrian opposition has been using weapons such as anti-aircr…

Interpol Issues Global Security Alert After Prison Breaks

Interpol Issues Global Security Alert After Prison Breaks

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LYON, France) — Interpol issued a global security alert and announced on Saturday an investigation into whether a number of prison escapes believed to involve al-Qaida are connected.According to an Interpol release, a series of …

Dozens of Protesters Killed in Egypt After Security Forces Open Fire

Dozens of Protesters Killed in Egypt After Security Forces Open Fire

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Dozens of protesters are dead and hundreds more wounded in Egypt after security forces opened fire on a Muslim Brotherhood rally early Saturday.
The protesters were camped outside of a mosque in Cairo demanding the retu…

Egypt’s New Leader Warns Morsi Supporters to Avoid Violence

Egypt’s New Leader Warns Morsi Supporters to Avoid Violence

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour strongly suggested in his first televised speech to the nation that security is first and foremost in his mind two weeks after his predecessor was removed from power.
Former Preside…

Ahmadinejad Says Goodbye to Iraq as Iranian President

Ahmadinejad Says Goodbye to Iraq as Iranian President

(BAGHDAD) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may have turned into something of a pariah in his homeland but he’s still welcomed in Iraq.
With Ahmadinejad preparing to turn over the civilian reins of power to President-elect Hassan Rowhani, he mad…

Sunday Spotlight: Malala Yousafzai

Sunday Spotlight: Malala Yousafzai

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — This week marked the 16th birthday celebration of Malala Yousafzai, an education activist who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban last October. Yousafzai delivered a speech at the United Nations on …

Syrian Airstrike Hits 12th Century Castle

Syrian Airstrike Hits 12th Century Castle

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HOMS, Syria) — Video has emerged of a Syrian airstrike hitting one of Syria’s most famous landmarks, Crac des Chevaliers. Opposition activists released footage showing a direct hit on one of the castle’s towers, foll…

Pentagon Press Secretary: US Not Invading Egypt

Pentagon Press Secretary: US Not Invading Egypt

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon was forced to issue an astounding denial after reports in the Egyptian media said that a U.S. task force in the Red Sea was about to “invade Egypt”.Earlier this week three U.S. ships led by the US…

Foreign Minister Says Iraq Can’t Stop Iran Arms Shipments to Syria

Foreign Minister Says Iraq Can’t Stop Iran Arms Shipments to Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Iraq does “not have the ability to stop” the transport of weapons from Iran to Syria through its airspace without help, Iraq’s foreign minister said on Saturday.“We reject and condemn the trans…

Can Egypt Learn from Latin America’s Revolutions?

Can Egypt Learn from Latin America’s Revolutions?

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images(CAIRO) — On Wednesday, the Egyptian army overthrew Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, in response to nearly a week of violent protests and social unrest. Egyptian defense mini…

Egypt’s Future Uncertain, Fear of Civil War Growing

Egypt’s Future Uncertain, Fear of Civil War Growing

STR/AFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) — The supreme justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in as interim president early Thursday after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power by the military.Egypt’s chief justice, Adly Mansour, assumed…

Major Political Protests in Egypt on Anniversary of Morsi’s Election

Major Political Protests in Egypt on Anniversary of Morsi’s Election

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Tens of Thousands of protesters in Egypt are already packed into Tahrir Square, in Cairo, calling for the removal of President Mohamed Morsi from office on the anniversary of his election.
Protesters spent the night in th…

US Student Andrew Pochter Killed During Violent Clashes in Egypt

US Student Andrew Pochter Killed During Violent Clashes in Egypt

Handout/Kenyon College(ALEXANDRIA, Egypt) — An American college student was killed in Alexandria, Egypt, during violent clashes between government supporters and opponents, family members and U.S. officials confirmed Saturday.
Andrew Driscoll Pochter,…

David Cameron and Vladimir Putin Discuss Syria on Eve of G8 Summit

David Cameron and Vladimir Putin Discuss Syria on Eve of G8 Summit

FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — On the eve of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in London Sunday to discuss the Syrian crisis.
Though Cameron and Putin both…

Syria Crisis to Top G-8 Summit Agenda

Syria Crisis to Top G-8 Summit Agenda

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(COUNTY FERMANAGH, Northern Ireland) — The civil war in Syria is expected to dominate much of the discussion as President Obama sits down Monday with the Group of Eight leaders in Northern Ireland, just days after the White House c…

Massive Suicide Car Bomb Explodes Near Afghan Supreme Court

Massive Suicide Car Bomb Explodes Near Afghan Supreme Court

File photo. MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — More than a dozen people have been killed in a massive blast from a suicide car bomb in Kabul Tuesday.
The target appears to have been the Afghan Supreme Court, which is down the road fro…

UN Reports May Was Deadliest Month in Iraq in Five Years

UN Reports May Was Deadliest Month in Iraq in Five Years

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As many had feared, May not only turned out to be the deadliest month in Iraq since American forces left the country a year-and-a-half ago but also the month with the most fatalities since June 2008.According to stat…

McCain Says Al-Assad Has ‘Upper Hand’ in Syria

McCain Says Al-Assad Has ‘Upper Hand’ in Syria

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Senator John McCain’s visit to Syria last week was a secret, but he’s not holding back on what he thinks is the status of the two-year-long conflict and it isn’t good.Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation Mond…

Missile Strikes in Beirut Could Heat Up Syrian Conflict

Missile Strikes in Beirut Could Heat Up Syrian Conflict

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(BEIRUT) — A rocket attack in Beirut is stirring fears that Syria’s two-year conflict could drag Lebanon into a no-win situation.On Sunday, two missiles struck a neighborhood where the militant group Hezbollah makes its headquarter…

Sen. McCain Secretly Visits Syria, Meets with Rebels

Sen. McCain Secretly Visits Syria, Meets with Rebels

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Sen. John McCain crossed the Syrian border to meet with rebel forces Monday, ABC News has confirmed.
McCain, one of the strongest critics of President Obama’s handling of the bloody two-year old co…

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