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Friday, February 23, 2018

Al-Qaida-Linked Group Drives Back U.S.-Supported Fighters In Syria

Fighters associated with al-Qaida have overrun northern bastions of U.S.-backed Syrian rebels.

November 3, 2014

Renewed Fighting Flares Between Armenia, Azerbaijan

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times As the conflict between Ukraine and Russia flares into a sixth month, two other former Soviet republics are now engaged in renewed fighting over the remote, mountainous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. A six-year war between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops had been dormant since a truce was brokered by Russia […]

August 5, 2014

Foreigners Urged To Leave Libya Amid Rising Violence

By Imed Lamloum Tripoli (AFP) — Egypt and several Western states urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiraling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead and a warning by state-owned National Oil Corp of a major disaster after a fuel tank was hit. Washington evacuated its embassy staff on Saturday, with […]

July 28, 2014

Progress Reported In Ukraine-Russia Talks But Fighting Continues

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry reported progress Monday after a second day of talks with a Moscow envoy aimed at ending the fighting between government forces and pro-Russia separatists in the east. Violence continued, however, in the besieged, militant-occupied town of Slovyansk, demonstrating the virulence of the separatist movement, which appears […]

June 10, 2014

Congress At Work: Politicians Fighting About Abortion, Again

The United States is dealing with a major jobs crisis, the EU is teetering on the verge of collapse, and Americans are so frustrated with the financial sector that they’re willing to protest outside for a month or more, but Congress is busy debating whether or not to limit women’s access to abortion. On Thursday, […]

October 13, 2011

Libya and CIA Collaborated On Terrorism Fight

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The CIA worked closely with Moammar Gadhafi’s intelligence services in the rendition of terror suspects to Libya for interrogation, according to documents seen Saturday by the AP, cooperation that could spark tensions between Washington and Libya’s new rulers. The CIA was among a number of foreign intelligence services that worked with […]

September 3, 2011

Paul Ryan Picks Fight With AARP; Republican Strategists’ Heads Explode

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, media-anointed Serious Fiscal Conservative Republican, defended his Medicare evisceration plan in an interview with conservative outlet Newsmax yesterday, and in so doing set himself up for a fight with one of the most powerful constituencies in America–seniors: “So government-run and government-rationed Medicare is what the Obama plan is,” Ryan says. “We […]

June 16, 2011