Libya’s interior minister resigns after attacks TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya’s interim interior minister resigned on Sunday after members of the newly-elected parliament accused his forces of neglect when attackers bulldozed a Sufi shrine and mosque w...
Aug 27, 2012 | 0 | 2 |
by ESSAM MOHAMMED Associated PressAssociated Press
German minister rejects more time for Greece BERLIN — Germany’s economy minister has rejected calls for Greece to get more time to implement economic reforms, saying in an interview Sunday that Athens needs to respect the bailout deal reached...
Aug 27, 2012 | 0 | 3 |
BY FRANK JORDANS Associated PressAssociated Press
Expanding control, rebels run prisons Al-BAB, Syria — An elementary school hallway in this north Syrian city is now a prison. Behind a padlocked gate sit 10 men, accused by the rebels who have taken over the city of theft, thuggery ...
Aug 26, 2012 | 0 | 3 |
By BEN HUBBARD Associated PressAssociated Press
Isaac sets sights on Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened as it swirled toward an expected landfall on Haiti’s southern peninsula Friday night, threatening the poor nation with punishing rains but ...
Aug 25, 2012 | 0 | 2 |
By TRENTON DANIEL Associated PressAssociated Press
US: Japan missile defense has North Korea in mind WASHINGTON — The United States is in discussions with close ally Japan about expanding a missile defense system in Asia, the top U.S. general said Thursday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the ...
Paris backs Syria no-fly zone as fighting grows BEIRUT — France signaled Thursday that it was prepared to take part in enforcing a partial no-fly zone over Syria, piling pressure on President Bashar Assad’s embattled regime as it widens a major ...
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 | 4 |
By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressAssociated Press
Meles was key US ally in war on terror ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's long-time ruler and a major U.S. counter-terrorism ally who is credited with economic gains but blamed for human rights abuses, died of an undisclos...
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 | 5 |
by JASON STRAZIUSO and KIRUBEL TADESSE Associated PressAssociated Press
Assad’s regime steps up use of air power BEIRUT — Its forces stretched thin on multiple fronts, President Bashar Assad’s regime has significantly increased its use of air power against Syrian rebels in recent weeks, causing a spike in civ...
Americans tune out Afghan war as fighting rages KABUL, Afghanistan — It was once President Barack Obama’s “war of necessity.” Now, it’s America’s forgotten war. The Afghan conflict generates barely a whisper on the U.S. presidential campaign ...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 | 4 |
By DEB RIECHMANN Associated PressAssociated Press