Kerry Meets With UN, Egypt As Gaza Truce Push Builds

Kerry Meets With UN, Egypt As Gaza Truce Push Builds

Cairo (AFP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry huddled Friday with UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Egypt's foreign minister as pressure built for a ceasefire in Gaza. Kerry, who spent ...

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Kerry Pushes Truce Efforts As Gaza Toll Tops 740

Kerry Pushes Truce Efforts As Gaza Toll Tops 740

Jerusalem (AFP) - Washington's top diplomat John Kerry Thursday pressed efforts to end bloodshed in Gaza, reaching out to allies of Hamas as the Islamist movement's war with Israe ...

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From Front-Row Seat, Israeli Town Cheers Assault on Gaza

From Front-Row Seat, Israeli Town Cheers Assault on Gaza

By Daniella Cheslow, McClatchy Foreign Staff SDEROT, Israel -- Dragging a sofa up a hill, residents of Sderot and other curious Israelis prepared for yet another night of watching ...

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No Breakthroughs As Kerry Joins Talks For Gaza Cease-Fire

No Breakthroughs As Kerry Joins Talks For Gaza Cease-Fire

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO -- Diplomatic efforts to achieve a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip yielded no apparent breakthrough on Tuesday, but Secretary of State John F. ...

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The Choice On Iran: Inspectors On The Ground, Or Boots On The Ground

The Choice On Iran: Inspectors On The Ground, Or Boots On The Ground

By Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, McClatchy-Tribune News Service With nuclear negotiations with Iran being extended, it's hard not to draw parallels to the U.S. experience with Iraq in ...

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Kerry Travels To Cairo Seeking ‘Immediate Ceasefire’

Kerry Travels To Cairo Seeking ‘Immediate Ceasefire’

Washington (AFP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Cairo early Monday for crisis talks on Gaza, following President Barack Obama's call for an "immediate ceasefire ...

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Kerry Makes Mic Gaffe On Gaza

Kerry Makes Mic Gaffe On Gaza

Washington (AFP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to criticize Israel in candid remarks caught on an open microphone between television interviews Sunday. Kerry was ...

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Proud Sunni Neighborhood Writhes Under Iraq’s Shiite Security Forces

Proud Sunni Neighborhood Writhes Under Iraq’s Shiite Security Forces

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD -- He fought alongside U.S. troops battling Al Qaeda militants on the streets of Adhamiya, one of Baghdad's most treacherous dis ...

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At Least 73 Killed In Afghan Violence

At Least 73 Killed In Afghan Violence

By Najeebullah Hazem, dpa KABUL -- At least 60 militants, 12 members of the Afghan security forces, and one civilian were killed in separate attacks across Afghanistan, officials ...

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Israeli Shelling Rocks Gaza; Palestinian Toll Tops 500

Israeli Shelling Rocks Gaza; Palestinian Toll Tops 500

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times Gaza's neighborhoods came under heavy shelling Monday as rockets continued to fly into Israel, and armed encounters between the sides claim ...

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