Phone hack charges may add to fallout for Brit PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Israel official: Syria protecting chemical arsenal
2012-07-22 08:37:19 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli defense official says Syria remains in control of its chemical weapons arsenals, even as the Israeli military considers a possible attack meant to prevent those arms and advanced Syrian missiles from falling into ...
Syrian rebels say fight for Aleppo has begun
2012-07-22 19:39:23 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — A new rebel alliance said Sunday it had launched an offensive to "liberate" Syria's largest city, Aleppo, while government troops backed by helicopter gunships wrested back control of rebel-held neighborhoods in the capital Damascus....
Sun comes out as Olympic torch tours London
2012-07-21 20:44:41 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The Olympic torch has begun its tour of London — and to everyone's relief, the weather is cooperating.
After weeks of unseasonably chilly temperatures and miserable rain, the sun came out Saturday as thousands of people turned out...
Syria revolt reaches Aleppo; rebels target cities
2012-07-21 20:36:22 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Riding a wave of momentum, Syrian rebels made a run on Aleppo Saturday in some of the fiercest fighting seen in the country's largest city, which has been a key bastion of support for President Bashar Assad over the course of the 17-...
Thousands flee as Syrian rebels wage guerrilla war
2012-07-21 07:05:38 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels pressed their guerrilla fight to topple Syria's regime deeper into the capital on Friday, ambushing troops and attacking police stations as thousands of terrified civilians fled to Lebanon and Iraq to escape some of the worst ...
Israelis bury 5 victims of Bulgaria attack
2012-07-21 05:05:36 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — Devastated mourners grasped at dirt atop fresh graves and screamed in agony Friday as they buried the five Israeli victims of a bombing in Bulgaria — an attack that Israel has blamed on Iran and its proxy group Hezbollah.
Olympic buzz takes off: London welcomes the flame
2012-07-20 23:00:25 UTC
LONDON (AP) — With the flame comes the games.
After years of preparation and months of buildup, London's Olympic moment finally arrived Friday night.
Royal Marine Martyn Williams carried the Olympic torch as he rappelled down from a Royal Na...
Assad accepted to leave in a civilized way!
2012-07-20 11:33:45 UTC
PARIS (AP) — Russian envoy to France: Assad ready to step down.
Russia's ambassador to France says Moscow believes Syria's president is ready to step down "in a civilized way." But the Syrian government immediately denied it.
Syrian troops seize Damascus neighborhood
2012-07-20 12:08:07 UTC
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops regained control of a rebellious neighborhood in Damascus Friday as more than 300 people were reported killed the day before in a sharp escalation of the country's civil war.
Fighting has intensified over th...
Syria's Assad appears on TV after bombing
2012-07-19 20:50:48 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad made his first appearance Thursday since a bomb killed some of his top lieutenants, looking calm and composed on state TV even as his forces turned parts of Damascus into combat zones and rebels seized t...
Attack on Israeli tourist bus in Bulgaria kills 7
2012-07-19 06:21:21 UTC
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Israel vowed to strike back at Iran for a brazen daylight bombing Wednesday that killed at least seven people on a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria.
The bombing was the latest in a series of attacks attributed to ...
Divided South Africa honors Mandela's birthday
2012-07-19 03:43:01 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A nation divided between black and white, rich and poor, came together Wednesday to honor Nelson Mandela, the deeply loved statesman who helped bring freedom to South Africa. The good deeds done on Mandela's 94th birthday range...
Semenya to carry South Africa's flag at Olympics
2012-07-18 23:56:56 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Caster Semenya will carry South Africa's flag at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
Semenya was given the honor Wednesday ahead of double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius.
"It's such a privilege for me to do such ...
Rebel bombing strikes at heart of Syrian regime
2012-07-18 23:34:55 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels penetrated the heart of Syria's power elite Wednesday, detonating a bomb inside a high-level crisis meeting in Damascus that killed three leaders of the regime, including President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law and the defense...
Israel's Netanyahu loses key coalition partner
2012-07-17 22:37:30 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel plunged toward a political crisis Tuesday after the largest party in the government quit, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in charge of a hard-line coalition opposed to most Mideast peace moves.
The moderate Kad...
Clashes spread to new areas in Syrian capital
2012-07-17 20:55:46 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces attacked rebels with helicopter gunships in the heart of Damascus on Tuesday, escalating a campaign to crush their opponents as clashes spread to new areas, illustrating the rebels' growing reach.
French Holocaust records exhibited for 1st time
2012-07-17 18:46:37 UTC
PARIS (AP) — They are among France's darkest days: Police dragged over 13,000 Jews from their homes, confined them in a Paris cycling stadium with little food or water, and then deported them to their deaths in the concentration camp at Auschwitz....
Date night with Daddy: Suri Cruise looks shattered after reuniting with Tom and spending the entire day with him
2012-07-18 16:42:59 UTC
It was no doubt an emotional reunion, so it's no wonder Suri Cruise was feeling shattered last night.
The six-year-old has spent the entire day with her father Tom and appeared to be falling asleep in his arms as their day came to an end.