Afghan military welcomes expanded US combat
Toronto StarAfghan military welcomes expanded US combat role as Taliban threat intensifiesWashington PostKABUL — The 18 Afghan soldiers were trapped in a mountainous outpost about 50 miles south of the capital, running out of ammunition. Taliban insurgents had surrounded them. There was only one way out: the Americans. So the Afghans made the call, and ...White House extends US combat role in Afghanistan into 2015CNNPresident Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan: officialsNew York Daily NewsObama Quietly Approves Broadened Mission Against Taliban in Afghanistan ...TheBlaze.comeuronews -Wall Street Journal -Vancouver Sunall 304 news articles »
Posted on 22 November 2014 | 3:21 pm
Biden, Erdogan discuss Syrian regime
Fox NewsBiden, Erdogan discuss Syrian regime transitionXinhuaISTANBUL, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said that he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed a Syrian transition of power away from the Bashar al-Assad regime during a four-hour meeting in Istanbul on Saturday.US and Turkey discuss 'strengthening Syrian opposition'BBC NewsBiden, Erdogan seek to find common ground on Syria crisisDaily MailU.S. Pledges $135 Million In Additional Syria AidHuffington PostChron.com -Channel News Asiaall 624 news articles »
Posted on 22 November 2014 | 3:16 pm
Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in
Capital FM KenyaSomalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in KenyaWashington PostNAIROBI — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who could not recite an Islamic creed and were assumed to be non-Muslims, Kenyan authorities said.Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabab 'wants religious war'BBC NewsAl Shabab militants hijack bus, kill dozens on boardToronto StarIslamic Shebab extremists ambush bus in Kenya and execute 28 non-MuslimsDaily MailNew York Times -Bloomberg -Fox News Latinoall 535 news articles »
Posted on 22 November 2014 | 3:15 pm
Iran nuke deal deadline looms as Kerry warns
Wall Street JournalIran nuke deal deadline looms as Kerry warns 'serious gaps' remainFox NewsSecretary of State John Kerry warned Saturday of "serious gaps" in discussions with Iran about a possible nuclear deal, while a senior Western diplomat has said that the rogue nation has offered no significant concessions on the key issues of enrichment and ...Deadlock in Iranian nuclear talks; diplomats prepare to extend talks by few more ...HaaretzExtension to Iran talks eyed in bid to ease tensionAl Jazeera AmericaTime Running Out as U.S. and Iran Rush to Salvage Nuclear DealBloombergTimes of India -Reuters -Washington Postall 602 news articles »
Posted on 22 November 2014 | 2:52 pm
People Are Boycotting Bahrain's First
Business RecorderPeople Are Boycotting Bahrain's First Elections Since the Arab SpringVICE NewsIn the face of a Shia-led boycott, polling stations opened in Bahrain on Saturday for legislative and municipal elections, the first held in the country since the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. The Bahraini government called on all citizens to take part in the elections, ...Bahrain stages controversial elections amid Shia boycottRTall 310 news articles »
Posted on 22 November 2014 | 2:31 pm
Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
Posted on 22 November 2014 | 2:53 pm
'Moment of truth' nears in Iran nuclear
Iran and world powers still appeared a long way off from a nuclear deal late Saturday with US Secretary of State John Kerry and officials on both sides warning of major gaps two days before a deadline. Kerry, who on Friday postponed a trip to Paris to remain in Vienna, met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday afternoon, their fourth meeting in three days. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in the Austrian capital since Saturday midday, called this final weekend of talks, after months of negotiations, a "moment of truth". At stake is a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions.
Posted on 22 November 2014 | 12:14 pm
St. Louis County fortifies police
On Saturday, grand jury watch started to feel more like a hurricane watch here in the heart of St. Louis County. Workers scrambled Saturday morning to barricade police headquarters and other government buildings, residents grabbed supplies at a corner store and some shop owners finished boarding up windows.
Posted on 22 November 2014 | 12:00 pm
Kerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran's
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned of "serious gaps" in talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, but as Monday's deadline approached his German counterpart said Tehran and six world powers have "never been closer" to agreement since they started negotiating more than six years ago.
Posted on 22 November 2014 | 11:47 am
Missouri town on edge awaiting grand jury
By Daniel Wallis FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - Residents of a St. Louis suburb were braced on Saturday for a decision from a grand jury on whether to bring charges against a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teen, a case that has triggered months of demonstrations and a national debate over police violence. With a grand jury verdict expected at any time, protest leaders and police in Ferguson, Missouri, have been taking steps to avert more street violence, especially if officer Darren Wilson is not indicted in the Aug. 9 slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...
Posted on 22 November 2014 | 11:40 am