Iran to commute sentences TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday that the courts are willing in “the near future” to commute the prison sentences for two Americans convicted of spying. The Americans’ lawyer, m...
Sep 18, 2011 | 0 | 3 |
by ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated PressAssociated Press
Turkey says Syria regime will fall Turkey predicts Assad’s downfall BEIRUT — Turkey’s prime minister said Friday that his once-close allies in Syria’s authoritarian regime will fall in a reckoning for the bloody crackdown on their o...
Gadhafi fighters defeat assault SIRTE, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi’s fighters beat back an attempt by Libya’s new government Friday to crush remnants of the old regime, forcing revolutionary troops into retreat in the mountains and t...
Sep 17, 2011 | 0 | 4 |
BY HADEEL AL-SHALCHI AND RYAN LUCAS Associated PressAssociated Press
As Iraq pullback nears, US stays at war in south COS GARRY OWEN, Iraq — Soldiers at this base sleep with their shoes on so they don’t cut their feet running under rocket fire. Elsewhere in Iraq the tanks are being packed up, but here they still s...
Sep 16, 2011 | 0 | 1 |
BY REBECCA SANTANA Associated PressAssociated Press
Italian climber Bonatti dies at 81 ROME — Walter Bonatti, an Italian climber who won belated recognition for his contribution for the first ascent to the summit of K2, the world’s second-highest peak, has died at age 81. His editor ...
Rogue trader suspected in $2 billion loss at UBS LONDON — Swiss banking giant UBS said Thursday that a rogue trader has caused it an estimated loss of $2 billion, stunning a beleaguered banking industry that has proven vulnerable to unauthorized ...
Sep 16, 2011 | 0 | 3 |
BY FRANK JORDANS AND PAISLEY DODDS Associated PressAssociated Press
US ‘hopeful’ Iran will free hikers TEHRAN, Iran — The proposed bail-for-freedom deal for two Americans jailed as spies looked increasingly Wednesday like a repeat of last year’s release of their companion: Quarrels between Iran’s ju...
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 | 3 |
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI and SAEED EL-NAHDY Associated PressAssociated Press
US: Embassy attack a win for militants KABUL, Afghanistan — American officials Wednesday blamed the bold attack on the U.S. Embassy on a Pakistan-based group allied with the Taliban, acknowledging that the assault brought a propaganda v...
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 | 4 |
By AMIR SHAH and HEIDI VOGT Associated PressAssociated Press
Iran letter shows ‘charm offensive’ VIENNA — A new Iranian offer to meet with the world powers is unusually short on preconditions and suggests Tehran may even be ready to touch on some nuclear issues that were previously taboo, acco...
Sep 14, 2011 | 0 | 4 |
By GEORGE JAHN Associated PressAssociated Press