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  • Syria lashes out at Saudi, Qatar, Turkey
    4f2723003b16b915160f6a7067006088 2012-07-29 17:51:05 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian regime accused regional powerhouses Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey of trying to destroy the country and vowed Sunday that it would defeat rebels who have captured large swathes of the commercial hub Aleppo. Military for...
  • Officials: Ebola breaks out in Uganda
    Ebola_doctor 2012-07-29 00:33:42 UTC
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, Ugandan health officials said on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about the cause of a strange disease that had many people fleeing their homes. ...
  • Costas recalls Israel athletes killed at '72 Games
    Diaalnews 2012-07-28 07:46:15 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's Bob Costas noted a controversy over honoring Israeli athletes killed at the Olympics 40 years ago during his coverage of the opening ceremony but stopped short of offering his own protest. The International Olympic Committ...
  • Opening ceremony gives Olympics a rocking start
    Cf28f2b81f8b9815160f6a706700a6c7 2012-07-28 07:10:00 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Shaken and stirred. James Bond and the queen teamed to give London a wild Olympic opening like no other. And creative genius Danny Boyle turned Olympic Stadium into a jukebox, cranking up world-beating rock from the Beatles, th...
  • Fears grow over fate of Syrian city of Aleppo
    Diaalnews 2012-07-28 06:31:22 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — International concern was mounting Friday over a potential massacre as Syrian troops bombarded the besieged city of Aleppo with artillery, strafed it with aircraft and reportedly pulled in major reinforcements ready to crush the outg...
  • NATO: Afghan militant attacks up 11 percent
    Diaalnews 2012-07-27 07:42:23 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition says insurgent attacks in Afghanistan during the past three months were up 11 percent, compared to the same period last year. The latest statistics also say that the number of attacks in June was...
  • Sudanese struggle to ignite their own uprising
    8b0ba1f0ef7f7914160f6a7067002ba9 2012-07-27 08:57:12 UTC
    CAIRO (AP) — "I think my country Sudan has really hit rock bottom." Those were the last public words uttered by Usamah Mohamad, a 32-year-old Sudanese web developer-turned-citizen journalist, in a video announcing he would join protests against Pr...
  • Report: Syrian legislator flees to Turkey
    Ayw_3mrccaefs3y.jpg-large 2012-07-27 07:36:15 UTC
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run agency says a Syrian legislator from the northern city of Aleppo has fled to Turkey and warned that Syria was preparing for a massive offensive on cities where rebels are fighting government forces. The ...
  • Palestinians in Syria get pulled into civil war
    36fa8122ef777814160f6a706700e1e9 2012-07-27 07:28:23 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — Like other communities sucked into Syria's widening civil war, the Yarmouk neighborhood in Damascus has seen death and destruction. Soldiers and snipers have gunned down demonstrators. Some protesters have taken up arms to fight back...
  • Syrian defector wants to help unify opposition
    0e7fa00ad4f65d14160f6a7067008023 2012-07-26 19:26:54 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's most prominent defector offered himself up Thursday as a figure to unite the fractious opposition, saying he failed to persuade his former friend, President Bashar Assad, to end a bloody crackdown that has killed thousands of...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Around the 2012 Olympics
    F0542472efc87a14160f6a706700d684 2012-07-26 19:23:13 UTC
    LONDON (AP) - Double Duty: The teamwork continues even after the German gymnasts leave the floor. Several English-speaking reporters wanted to talk to Oksana Chusovitina, who is competing in her sixth Olympics at 37, unheard of for a femal...
  • Iran offers Syria "experience and capabilities"
    Diaalnews 2012-07-26 08:17:33 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A high-ranking Iranian official says his country is ready to share "experience and capabilities" with the Tehran-backed regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. In a report published late on Wednesday by official news a...
  • Munich widows call for Olympic ceremony protest
    66c2d64ed4fd5d14160f6a7067006bf1 2012-07-26 07:06:06 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The widows of two Israeli Olympians killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics are urging spectators to stage a silent protest during Friday's opening ceremony for the London Games. Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano are...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Goals, celebrity, diplomacy
    Diaalnews 2012-07-25 17:29:52 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ WOMEN'S SOCCER The women's soccer has started and the goals are flying in. France...
  • Ghana VP sworn in hours after president's death
    Diaalnews 2012-07-25 07:30:28 UTC
    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — President John Atta Mills' election victory secured Ghana's reputation as one of the most mature democracies in West Africa, a position further solidified Tuesday when the vice president took over only hours after the 68-year-o...
  • Official: Israel to act if Syria arsenal breached
    Diaalnews 2012-07-25 07:24:35 UTC
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister says Israel will act immediately if it discovers Lebanese Hezbollah militants are raiding Syria's chemical or biological weapons stocks. Avigdor Lieberman told Israel Radio on Wednesday: "For us, that'...
  • Russia warns Syria against using chemical weapons
    Diaalnews 2012-07-25 04:53:45 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia chided its longtime ally Syria on Tuesday over its threat to use chemical weapons in case of a foreign attack, but Moscow gave no sign it was abandoning President Bashar Assad's regime, despite growing international condemnati...
  • Man believed cured of AIDS says he's still cured
    Diaalnews 2012-07-24 17:35:32 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first person believed to have been cured of AIDS says reports he still has the HIV virus are false. Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the "Berlin patient," says doctors have told him he's "cured of AIDS and will remain cure...
  • Phone hack charges may add to fallout for Brit PM
    Diaalnews 2012-07-25 05:28:28 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Britain's phone hacking scandal entered a new and expanded criminal phase Tuesday, with charges brought against two former members of Prime Minister David Cameron's inner circle over a campaign of illegal espionage that has rocked th...
  • Iran general: Reprisals await 'Arabs' over Syria
    Untitled 2012-07-24 17:37:00 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards has warned "hated Arab" rivals they could face repercussions for their efforts to topple the Tehran-backed regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria, a report said Tuesday. ...
  • Syria unleashes helicopters on rebels in Aleppo
    E6bcce85bb834614160f6a7067001896 2012-07-24 17:26:47 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — With warplanes circling overhead, Syrian attack helicopters pounded rebel-held neighborhoods in Aleppo on Tuesday in an escalation of the battle for the country's commercial capital and largest city, residents and activists said. ...
  • Fight over ex-Gitmo detainee's book profits ends
    Diaalnews 2012-07-24 06:18:17 UTC
    SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian government on Tuesday dropped its court battle to seize profits from a book written by a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, saying his admissions of terrorist activity before a U.S. military commission could not be relied...
  • Bread queues, destruction as war comes to Damascus
    Bread_queues__destruction_as_war_comes_to_damascus 2012-07-23 17:37:31 UTC
    MASNAA, Lebanon (AP) — After a bloody, weeklong siege in the Syrian capital, residents who stayed behind are facing hours-long lines for gasoline and bread, stinking piles of garbage in the streets and scenes of destruction unimaginable in a city ...
  • Israel shoring up coalition with Kadima defectors
    Netanyahumofaz_08052012 2012-07-23 10:22:52 UTC
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Six of the Kadima Party's 28 lawmakers have agreed to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hawkish coalition, just days after the troubled centrist bloc bolted the government, a party spokesman said Monday. The defection of...
  • Iran returns sanction fight to Gulf shipping lanes
    La-fg-iran-navy-20120712-001 2012-07-23 17:51:10 UTC
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Pentagon officials announced plans to send U.S. Navy minesweepers and warships into the Gulf for exercises, they carefully tried to avoid framing it as a direct show of force against Iran. Tehran took care o...