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  • Amy Goodman: Deceptively launched war rages on

    War is no joke. In the wake of the Chilcot Report, there should be a serious effort to hold those, like Bush and Blair, accountable for the ongoing death and …


  • Syrians bracing for possible US strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging toward a punitive strike against Syria, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing “limited and narrow” action as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad’s government …


  • Rebels attack sprawling air base in northern Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels attacked a sprawling military air base in the country’s northwest on Saturday, while in the south opposition forces assaulted a string of army checkpoints and …


  • Obama in Israel for first trip as president

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — President Barack Obama plunged into the turbulent Middle East Wednesday, assuring Israel of the U.S. commitment to its security while cautioning that the region’s “winds …


  • Obama’s ‘red line’ may be giving Assad an opening

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s chemical weapons position on Syria may have given Bashar Assad an unintended opening: The embattled Syrian leader appears willing to use other deadly tactics, …


  • US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is drawing no “red line” for North Korea after a successful long-range rocket test, tempering the public condemnation to avoid raising tensions or possibly …


  • US set to boost ties with Syrian opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is getting ready to tighten its ties to Syria’s main opposition group, a step in the intensifying diplomacy that officials hope will craft an …


  • Panetta says Syria chemical threat has slowed

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The Syrian government seems to have slowed preparations for the possible use of chemical weapons against rebel targets, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday. Last …


  • Obama hails Nunn, Lugar efforts to secure nukes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailing two decades of efforts to help the former Soviet Union secure nuclear weapons stockpiles, President Barack Obama said Monday that the world must continue to stand …


  • US weighing military options if Syria uses WMD

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and its allies are weighing military options to secure Syria’s chemical and biological weapons, after U.S. intelligence reports show the Syrian regime may be …


  • Obama warns Syria against using chemical weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama warned Syria on Monday that the use of chemical weapons would be “totally unacceptable” and that the country’s leaders would be held accountable. Obama …


  • WH: Syrian use chem weapons would cross ‘red line’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it is increasingly concerned that the beleaguered regime in Syria might be considering use of chemical weapons against its own people and warned …


  • Syria says won’t use chemical weapons on Syrians

    WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — Syria says it would never use chemical weapons against its own people. Monday’s statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Damascus is in …


  • Official: Syria moving chemical weapons components

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and allied intelligence have detected Syrian movement of chemical weapons components in recent days, a senior U.S. defense official said Monday, as the Obama administration strongly …


  • Clinton warns Syria on chemical weapons use anew

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Obama administration stressed anew Monday that it wouldn’t accept any use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, but didn’t say if it had any new …


  • Family defends brothers charged in Fla. plot

    OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida brothers charged with plotting to support terrorists are caring family men who enjoyed living in the U.S. and would never hurt anyone, their …


  • Family sues US over scientist’s mysterious death

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sons of a Cold War scientist who plunged to his death in 1953 several days after unwittingly taking LSD in a CIA mind-control experiment sued the …


  • AP sources: US weighs broader nuke deal with Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a new approach in negotiations to curb Iran’s nuclear program that would ease economic sanctions faster than previously offered if Tehran makes …


  • White House prepared to meet one-on-one with Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it is prepared to talk one-on-one with Iran to find a diplomatic settlement to the impasse over Tehran’s reported pursuit of nuclear weapons, …


  • World powers open to more nuke talks with Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — World powers decided Thursday to lay the groundwork for another round of negotiations with Iran over its disputed nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said, but they …


  • Egypt’s Morsi assumes major role in Mideast

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt’s new President Mohammed Morsi assigned himself the heavyweight’s role in the Middle East on Wednesday, declaring in his first speech to the United Nations that …


  • Senate approves resolution on Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a resolution that reaffirms U.S. efforts to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and says containment of a nuclear-capable Iran is …


  • Israeli PM makes case on Iran to US voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case on Iran directly to U.S. voters Sunday, telling the American public in televised interviews that the White House must …


  • Israeli PM makes takes case on Iran to US voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a direct appeal to American voters on Sunday to elect a president willing to draw a “red line” with Iran, comparing …


  • Rice: ‘No daylight’ between US, Israel on Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s ambassador to the United Nations says there’s “no daylight” between the United States and Israel when it comes to stopping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. …


  • MLK bomb suspect indicted on new charges

    A grand jury indicted Martin Luther King, Jr. march bomb suspect Kevin William Harpham on a federal hate crime charge today.


  • Postings reveal bomb suspect’s views

    He grew up in rural Eastern Washington, played football in high school and worked at a fast-food restaurant as a teen. Childhood friends remember him as quiet and normal – …

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