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US divided over how to respond to Mideast violence Published August 23, 2013 7:50am
Persistent violence in Syria and Egypt has sharply divided senior advisers in the Obama administration over a moral dilemma: How far should the U.S. go to stop the killing when its actions could lead to war with Syria or damage relations with Egypt?
Obama: Syria attack a 'big event of grave concern'Published August 23, 2013 7:49am
President Barack Obama says a possible chemical weapons attack in Syria this week is a "big event of grave concern" that has hastened the timeframe for determining a U.S. response.
US warns of rising threat from al-Qaida in IraqPublished August 16, 2013 7:08am
Top U.S. and Iraqi diplomats warned Thursday of a rising threat in Iraq from al-Qaida, which is carrying out suicide and car bombings with greater frequency nearly two years after U.S. troops withdrew from the country.
Death toll from Egypt violence rises to 525Published August 15, 2013 7:49am
Egyptian authorities on Thursday significantly raised the death toll from clashes the previous day between police and supporters of the ousted Islamist president, saying more than 500 people died...
Yemen official: US drones kill 12 in 3 airstrikesPublished August 09, 2013 7:22am
The U.S. has sharply escalated its drone war in Yemen, with military officials in the Arab country reporting 34 suspected al-Qaida militants killed in less than two weeks, including three strikes on Thursday alone in which a dozen died.
Nagasaki marks 68th anniversary of atomic bombingPublished August 09, 2013 7:21am
Nagasaki's mayor criticized Japan's government on Friday for failing to back an international nuclear disarmament effort as the country marked the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of his city.
Al-Qaida chief's message led to embassy closuresPublished August 06, 2013 7:35am
An intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack was the trigger that set off the current shutdown of many U.S. embassies, two officials told The Associated Press on Monday
US military evacuates embassy personnel from YemenPublished August 06, 2013 7:32am
The U.S. military evacuated non-essential U.S. government personnel from Yemen on Tuesday due to the high threat of attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.
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