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More Hate Groups Are Popping Up in US, Study Finds

More Hate Groups Are Popping Up in US, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — Hate is up in America.A new study by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which follows the activities of hate groups, finds that over 1,018 of these organizations were in operation last year, representing people…

Afghan President Urged to Sign Long-Term Partnership with US

Afghan President Urged to Sign Long-Term Partnership with US

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A long-term U.S. partnership agreement with Afghanistan could go a long way to reducing tensions brought on by last week’s Koran burning by American troops at Bagram Airfield.NATO Secretary-General And…

US, Japanese Officials Meet to Discuss Future of Marine Base

US, Japanese Officials Meet to Discuss Future of Marine Base

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is greeted by US military staff upon his arrival at the Futenma US air base at Ginowan. STR/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) — Senior American and Japanese officials are in talks once again to decide the future of a contr…

US, South Korea Begin Joint Military Exercises Despite N. Korean Threats

US, South Korea Begin Joint Military Exercises Despite N. Korean Threats

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — South Korea and the United States have begun joint military exercises, despite threats of retaliation from North Korea. More than 200,000 troops took part in the annual large-scale drill, known as “Key Resolve.&rd…

China Recruits Experienced Pilots from America

China Recruits Experienced Pilots from America

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — Over the course of three days, the All-China Job Fair will see more than 800 pilots looking for more lucrative work, from more than half a world away.Ten Asian airlines are scouring the United States looking for experie…

Despite Public Animosity, US and Pakistan Cooperate Behind the Scenes

Despite Public Animosity, US and Pakistan Cooperate Behind the Scenes

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — When Charles Arthur Williams, a 41-year-old from Mississippi, showed up for a flight in Peshawar, Pakistan, with 9mm bullets in his bag, he could have quickly become a poster child for Americans who behave badly in Pak…

White House Defends Apology to Afghanistan; Criticism from Gingrich, Palin

White House Defends Apology to Afghanistan; Criticism from Gingrich, Palin

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House Thursday defended President Obama’s decision to apologize for the recent incident of Koran burning at a U.S. airbase in Afghanistan, saying it was “wholly appropriate” given the &ldqu…

Is White House Ready to Arm Syrian Rebels?

Is White House Ready to Arm Syrian Rebels?

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Over the past 11 months, the Obama administration hasn’t done much more than deliver harsh statements about the situation in Syria where thousands have died as President Bashar al-Assad attempts to hold onto h…

US, Mexico Agree to Share Gulf Oil

US, Mexico Agree to Share Gulf Oil

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS CABOS, Mexico) — The United States and Mexico have agreed to share oil and natural gas deposits located along the maritime border in the Gulf of Mexico.  The decision will mandate joint development of undersea reserv…

Senate Resolution Ups Pressure on Iran’s Nuclear Threat

Senate Resolution Ups Pressure on Iran’s Nuclear Threat

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Responding to the renewed threat of a nuclear Iran, a bipartisan group of senators Thursday introduced a resolution that declares it “unacceptable” for Iran to obtain nuclear capability.“This Cong…

US Carrier Group Makes Way Through Strait of Hormuz

US Carrier Group Makes Way Through Strait of Hormuz

NORBERT SCHILLER/AFP/Getty Images(PERSIAN GULF) — It was just after dawn when three U.S. warships and a carrier strike group began their long, tense transit through the Strait of Hormuz.The strait has become a pressure point as Iran increases the heat…

US and North Korea to Resume Direct Talks in Beijing

US and North Korea to Resume Direct Talks in Beijing

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision(WASHINGTON) — The United States will be holding its first direct talks with North Korea since Kim Jong Un came to power in December, the State Department announced Monday.  The talks will be geared towards re-starting th…

Al Qaeda Leader Calls to End Syrian Regime

Al Qaeda Leader Calls to End Syrian Regime

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The U.S. and al Qaeda are finally on the same side of an issue: They both agree Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should step down.While the Obama administration would hardly say that this development mak…

Pentagon Reviewing Options in Syria

Pentagon Reviewing Options in Syria

LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Aside from talking tough, the Obama administration hasn’t done much in the way of stopping the government crackdown in Syria that has cost over 6,000 lives during the past 11 months.The rest of the internat…

Iran: We Can Hit Back at Any US Interests if Attacked

Iran: We Can Hit Back at Any US Interests if Attacked

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — In one of its most ominous threats made against America, Iran is claiming that it can attack U.S. interests with impunity in response to any strike made against its country.The boast came from Iranian ambassador Seyed …

US to Cut Back on Diplomatic Personnel in Iraq

US to Cut Back on Diplomatic Personnel in Iraq

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — While the American military presence in Iraq is now barely existent, there are still plenty of diplomats and other personnel in the country.  But perhaps, not for long.There are reports that the Stat…

White House Freezes Iranian Government Assets in the US

White House Freezes Iranian Government Assets in the US

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The noose is getting tighter around the neck of the Iranian government as President Obama Monday ordered Tehran’s assets in the U.S. frozen, which includes Iranian Central Bank transactions.Washington is hoping tha…

US Embassy in Syria Closed, Diplomats Evacuated

US Embassy in Syria Closed, Diplomats Evacuated

AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The United States has whisked its remaining diplomats out of Syria and suspended operations at its embassy in Damascus as violence there continues to increase, U.S. officials told ABC News.The skeletal staff, including A…

House Intel Chair: Israel Attack on Iran Would Harm US National Security

House Intel Chair: Israel Attack on Iran Would Harm US National Security

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As United States and Israel grow increasingly concerned over Iran’s nuclear program, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is cautioning that a pre-emptive strike by Israel could spell trouble for …

UN Officials React to Russia and China’s Veto of UN Syria Resolution

UN Officials React to Russia and China’s Veto of UN Syria Resolution

Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images(UNITED NATIONS) — The United States is “disgusted” by Russia and China’s decision to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution on Saturday that called for an immediate end to the violence in Syria, U.S. A…

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