Balance of power in Syria shifting Assad’s way BEIRUT — As hopes for a Syrian peace conference fade and the opposition falls into growing disarray, President Bashar Assad has every reason to project confidence. Government forces have moved s...
Jun 01, 2013 | 0 | 3 |
By BARBARA SURK and ZEINA KARAM Associated PressAssociated Press
Alarm grows as Iraqi forces fail to stem violence BAGHDAD — Officials in Iraq are growing increasingly concerned over an unabated spike in violence that claimed at least another 33 lives on Thursday and is reviving fears of a return to widespread ...
May 31, 2013 | 0 | 2 |
By ADAM SCHRECK Associated PressAssociated Press
Syria’s Assad ‘confident in victory’ for civil war BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview broadcast Thursday that he is “confident in victory” in his country’s civil war, and he warned that Damascus would retaliate for any futu...
May 31, 2013 | 0 | 3 |
By BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM Associated PressAssociated Press
Syria: Assad to remain president BEIRUT — Syria’s foreign minister laid out a hard line Wednesday, saying Bashar Assad will remain president at least until elections in 2014 and might seek another term, conditions that will make i...
May 30, 2013 | 0 | 2 |
By KARIN LAUB and ZEINA KARAM Associated PressAssociated Press
Honduras gangs declare truce SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Honduras’ two biggest and most dangerous street gangs declared a truce Tuesday, offering to give the government peace in exchange for rehabilitation and jobs. A spokes...
Britain: EU ends embargo on arms for Syrian rebels BRUSSELS — The European Union said its member states within days will be able to send weapons to help Syria’s outgunned rebels, seeking to pressure President Bashar Assad’s regime ahead of planned ...
May 28, 2013 | 0 | 2 |
By JAMEY KEATEN and RAF CASERT Associated PressAssociated Press
Video shakes up Toronto’s ranks TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s press advisers are the latest to leave their jobs as questions swirl about a video that purportedly shows the mayor smoking crack cocaine. The mayor of Canada’...
May 28, 2013 | 0 | 2 |
By ROB GILLIES Associated PressAssociated Press
Murder suspect arrested in 2010 NAIROBI, Kenya — A suspect in last week’s savage killing of a British soldier on a London street was arrested in Kenya in 2010 while apparently preparing to train and fight with al-Qaida-linked Som...
Trailblazing Israeli company to close JERUSALEM — It was an audacious idea that came to symbolize Israel’s self-described status as “Start-Up Nation,” a company that believed it could replace most gasoline-powered cars with electric ve...
May 27, 2013 | 0 | 2 |
By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated PressAssociated Press