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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…

Israel Warns US Jews: Iran Could Strike Here

Israel Warns US Jews: Iran Could Strike Here

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Israeli facilities in North America — and around the world — are on high alert, according to an internal security document obtained by ABC News that predicted the threat from Iran against Jewish targets will increase.”W…

US Aims to Switch Away from Combat in Afghanistan Next Year

US Aims to Switch Away from Combat in Afghanistan Next Year

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(BRUSSELS, Belgium) — American troops will still leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014, but Defense Secretary Leon Panetta laid out a plan Wednesday that by late next year U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan could switch from …

America’s Top-10 Trashiest Spring Break Destinations

America’s Top-10 Trashiest Spring Break Destinations

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If trashy is what your heart desires in a vacation, Coedmagazine.com has got you covered.The site, a lifestyle and entertainment destination for college guys, has just released its America’s “Top 10 Trash…

US Negotiating Release of American Writer in Somalia

US Negotiating Release of American Writer in Somalia

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Days after the rescue of a U.S. aid worker held hostage in Somalia, officials are now working on the release of an American writer taken captive by pirates and now under the threat of death.The writer was only suppo…

US Preparing to Close Its Embassy in Syria

US Preparing to Close Its Embassy in Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration is preparing to close its embassy in Syria as the security situation there continues to deteriorate, a State Department official tells ABC News.The official said that if the Syrian governme…

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