Iran tries to calm Syria crisis as violence rages BEIRUT — As Syrian forces struggled to drive rebels from the country’s largest city, the regime’s key ally Iran tried Thursday to start an alternative political process to address the crisis. Ir...
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 | 3 |
By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated PressAssociated Press
Syria attacks in Aleppo TEL RIFAT, Syria — Syria launched a ground assault Wednesday on rebel-held areas of the besieged city of Aleppo, the center of battles between government forces and opposition fighters for more tha...
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 | 2 |
By BEN HUBBARD Associated PressAssociated Press
Aide: PM’s break months in planning BEIRUT — Syria’s prime minister began planning his break from the regime two months ago when Bashar Assad offered him the post and an ultimatum: Take the job or die. The full scope of Riad Hijab...
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 | 2 |
By BRIAN MURPHY and JAMAL HALABY Associated PressAssociated Press
Plant chief: ‘This is serious’ TOKYO — The command center at Japan’s stricken nuclear plant shook violently when hydrogen exploded at one reactor, and the plant chief shouted, “This is serious! This is serious!” videos taken dur...
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 | 1 |
By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressAssociated Press
Tibetan man sets fire to himself in China BEIJING — A Tibetan man set himself on fire in southwestern China on Monday and was taken away by local authorities, in the latest of dozens of self-immolations in Tibetan areas of the country sinc...
11 slain remembered at memorial LONDON — The widow of an Israeli athlete slain during the 1972 Munich Olympics denounced the IOC during a memorial Monday to honor the dead, shouting “Shame on you!” for failing to offer a moment o...
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 | 4 |
by DANICA KIRKA Associated PressAssociated Press
Syrian forces vow ‘decisive’ showdown BEIRUT — Syrian forces threatened Sunday to mount a “decisive battle” for Aleppo even as rebels clawed toward the city’s ancient center under intense bombardment and strafing from warplanes. In the...
Aug 06, 2012 | 0 | 2 |
By BRIAN MURPHY Associated PressAssociated Press
Clinton encouraged by Somalia’s progress NAIROBI, Kenya — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday she was encouraged by progress that Somali leaders have made in trying to re-establish a viable central government in t...
Gunmen kidnap 47 Iranians just outside Damascus BEIRUT — Gunmen snatched 47 Iranian pilgrims just outside Damascus on Saturday in a brazen attack that revealed the growing instability at the center of President Bashar Assad’s power. The abduc...
Aug 05, 2012 | 0 | 4 |
By PAUL SCHEMM Associated PressAssociated Press
Afghan parliament votes to oust ministers KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan parliament voted Saturday to dismiss the country’s defense and interior ministers, a move that threatens to throw the country’s security apparatus into confusion as ...
Aug 05, 2012 | 0 | 3 |
BY RAHIM FAIEZ Associated PressAssociated Press