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  • 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...
  • Israel official: Syria protecting chemical arsenal
    2038342035 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
    86f157d96eb90014160f6a706700baba 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
    Ad8c7fe96cd0f814150f6a706700c016 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
    593687226df5fd14150f6a706700eb83 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
    426dd28e5573eb14150f6a7067006c14 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
    C49bbba6517ed814150f6a706700e0fd 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. Two d...
  • Olympic buzz takes off: London welcomes the flame
    58632255559eeb14150f6a706700e3b5 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!
    Bashar_assad_138151065_480x360 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. Alexandre Or...
  • Syrian troops seize Damascus neighborhood
    Syrian-opposition-310-killed-in-deadliest-day-971t7ce4-x-large 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
    3457c7783b2cd014150f6a7067002c32 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
    07d6004b21dcba14150f6a7067004d7b 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
    C2d89f860876a414150f6a70670070ff 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
    Diaalnews 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
    Diaalnews 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
    6035eb330861a314150f6a70670005c2 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
    2811fc4a07dfa114150f6a70670033d2 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. Cracks o...
  • French Holocaust records exhibited for 1st time
    Diaalnews 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
    Diaalnews 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. It...