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Susan Rice Withdraws US Secretary of State Bid

Susan Rice Withdraws US Secretary of State Bid

Friday, December 14, 2012 10:06

Susan Rice Thursday withdrew her name from consideration to be the next secretary of state, after becoming a lightning rod for the White House's handling of the raid on the US consulate in Benghazi. [caption id="attachment_28040" align="alignright" width="281"] ...

Hillary Clinton Downplays Possible run for US President in 2016

Hillary Clinton Downplays Possible run for US President in 2016

Thursday, December 13, 2012 11:14

Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who came tantalizingly close to winning the Democratic presidential nomination four years ago, played down the notion she would run again for the White House in 2016 in comments aired on Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_28032" align="alignright" width="360"]...

Big Powers meet as Syria Rebels Move Closer to Assad

Big Powers meet as Syria Rebels Move Closer to Assad

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:32

Major powers are set to give Syria's opposition full political recognition on Wednesday but not the weapons that rebel fighters need to counter President Bashar al-Assad's superior firepower as they gain ground across the country. [caption id="attachment_28004" align="alignright" width="359"] ...

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Rivals Clash as Mursi Deputy Seeks End (Egypt)

Rivals Clash as Mursi Deputy Seeks End (Egypt)

Thursday, December 6, 2012 10:31

Islamists battled with protesters outside Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's palace on Thursday, after his vice president suggested amendments could be agreed to the draft constitution that has divided the nation. [caption id="attachment_27899" align="alignnone" width="589"] Egypt[/caption] Fires burned in the streets ...

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Manmohan Singh Says Its Not a Right Time to visit Pakistan

Manmohan Singh Says Its Not a Right Time to visit Pakistan

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 10:25

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that he wanted to visit Pakistan but this was not the right time to embark on it. [caption id="attachment_27881" align="alignright" width="328"] Manmohan Singh[/caption] In a letter, which was delivered to President ...

US Fines Chinese Firm for Re Sales to Pakistan Nuclear Plant

US Fines Chinese Firm for Re Sales to Pakistan Nuclear Plant

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 10:58

The US fined a Chinese state-owned company $3 million Monday after it agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges for exporting US-made coatings to a Pakistan nuclear plant against US restrictions. China ...

Palestinians win UN State Recognition

Palestinians win UN State Recognition

Friday, November 30, 2012 8:46

The UN General Assembly on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state, handing a major triumph to president Mahmud Abbas in the face of fierce US and Israeli opposition. [caption id="attachment_27781" align="alignright" width="281"] UN[/caption] Abbas demanded ...

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Syria Rebels use New Arms to Down Chopper

Syria Rebels use New Arms to Down Chopper

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:19

Syrian rebels downed an army helicopter for the first time on Tuesday with a newly-acquired ground-to-air missile, in what a watchdog said could be a turning point in the 20-month-old conflict. [caption id="attachment_27729" align="alignright" width="281"] Chopper[/caption] Meanwhile, Russia, which ...

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US Special Envoy to Pakistan Afghanistan to Leave

US Special Envoy to Pakistan Afghanistan to Leave

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:15

The US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan is stepping down, an official said Tuesday, in yet another shake-up of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team. [caption id="attachment_27725" align="alignright" width="281"] US Officials[/caption] US Secretary of State Hillary ...

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Barack Obama Promotes Tax Agenda Congress in Stand Off

Barack Obama Promotes Tax Agenda Congress in Stand Off

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:55

President Barack Obama on Tuesday launched a public relations push for his bid to raise taxes on wealthy Americans, but U.S. lawmakers remained deadlocked over dramatic, year-end tax increases and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff." [caption id="attachment_27717" align="alignright" width="270"]...

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