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  • Brennan defends U.S. drone attacks despite risks to civilians

     
    White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan on Sunday defended the administration's campaign of drone missile attacks against militants while acknowledging that the airstrikes have sometimes killed noncombatants....
  • Envisioning a post-Assad Syria as civil war grinds on

     
    Global Focus: With no end in sight for the bloody fratricide ravaging Syria and the world's most powerful nations bitterly divided over what to do next, U.S. and European diplomats have redirected their efforts from trying to halt the civil war to...
  • Egypt president to Syria's Assad: Step down before it's too late

     
    In his first speech to the League of Arab Nations, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told Syrian leader Bashar Assad to learn from recent history and step down immediately before “it’s too late.”...
  • Don't bother yelling 'Taxi!' in Saudi Arabia anymore

     
    Saudi Arabia's Transport Ministry has come up with a novel way to cut traffic in the kingdom's congested cities: Taxis will now be banned from cruising the streets and picking up passengers without an advance booking....
  • Gambia, Iraq executions buck worldwide abolitionist trend

     
    Global Focus: Human rights advocates the world over have been shocked and outraged by Gambia's first executions in 27 years and an escalation in hangings in Iraq that has already sent 91 to their deaths this year. The rash of executions in the two...
  • Egyptian designer runs afoul of Saudi princess, gets 500 lashes

     
    The plight of Nagla Wafa, an Egyptian mother sentenced 500 lashes in Saudi Arabia following a business dispute with a princess, drew the attention this week of human rights advocates who demanded her release....
  • Iraq executes 21, flouting U.N. calls to halt use of death penalty

     
    In a single day, Iraq has executed 21 people for terrorism offenses, officials told reporters, repeating an activity that has outraged the United Nations and human rights groups in the past....
  • 'Innocence of Muslims' filmmakers influenced by controversial cleric

     
    The Southern California men behind the "Innocence of Muslims" movie that has enraged the Arab world were all influenced by a fiery Coptic cleric who owns a home in Huntington Beach and is known around the globe for insults to the prophet Muhammad....
  • More countries push to block YouTube over anti-Islam video

     
    As protests over an online video mocking the Islamic prophet continue to simmer in Pakistan, Indonesia and elsewhere, more countries are trying to keep the film from being seen around the world. Google has stopped the film trailer from being viewed on...
  • New virus akin to SARS reported; man hospitalized in London

     
    A Qatari man hospitalized in London is suffering a severe infection in the same family as the SARS virus that killed hundreds and sickened thousands across the globe roughly a decade ago, the World Health Organization and British authorities have...
  • Israel leader demands 'red line' to stop Iran nuclear program

     
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United Nations that Iran’s progress toward a nuclear bomb will be irreversible by next spring or summer, a more specific time frame than he has publicly argued before, and demanded that world...