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Rebels Say Airstrike on Syrian Hospital Kills 40

Posted: 11/21/2012 - Rebels accused government forces of bombing a hospital in the besieged city of Aleppo. An opposition group said 108 people were killed across Syria on Wednesday.

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Morsy's Egypt Is "Pivotal" To Gaza Ceasefire Talks

Posted: 11/20/2012 - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy's efforts to broker an end to the Israel-Gaza conflict highlight the delicate balancing act he faces as his nation's first freely elected leader

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Mumbai Attacker is Executed

Posted: 11/20/2012 - A Mumbai judge ruled in May 2010 that Kasab, a Pakistani, would be hanged. He was convicted of murder, conspiracy, and waging war on India.

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In Gaza Crisis, Morsy Is No Mubarak

Posted: 11/20/2012 - Egyptian president's influence seen in Israel-Hamas talks.. 00"Hamas listens to Mohamed Morsy," an analyst says. Israel's Shimon Peres calls the Egyptian leader's role "a pleasant surprise."

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Israel: Preparations For Ground War "Complete If Necessary"

Posted: 11/19/2012 - Continued violence and rhetoric has intensified international efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the Israel-Hamas crisis. Israel has finished preparations for a ground invasion, an Israeli ambassador says. Palestinians don't want ground war, "but we are not afraid of it," Hamas' leader says Monday.

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Intelligence Community Made Changes to Benghazi Talking Points

Posted: 11/19/2012 - The intelligence community - not the White House, State Department or Justice Department - was responsible for the substantive changes made to the talking points distributed for government officials who spoke publicly about the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi,

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FBI Releases Its Files On Stalin's Daughter

Posted: 11/19/2012 - Newly-declassified documents show the FBI kept close tabs on Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's only daughter after her high-profile defection to the United States in 1967, gathering details from informants about how her arrival was affecting international relations.

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Obama Visits Asia Amid Lingering Issues at Home

Posted: 11/18/2012 - With a second term locked down, President Obama is on his first post-reelection foreign trip to Southeast Asia, where he's expected to recognize emerging nations for their steps toward democracy and to try to strengthen ally support in the face of the United States' looming fellow superpower China.

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French Gourmands Welcome The American Burger

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Remember that old advertising slogan "Where's The Beef?" In French, that translates to "Ou est le Boeuf?" . . . a question we've posed to David Turecamo, Our Man In Paris:

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Reporters Without Borders Condemns Gaza Strikes

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Reporters Without Borders has condemned Israeli missile attacks on two media centers in Gaza that wounded six Palestinian journalists Sunday and damaged the equipment of foreign media outlets.

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Israeli Envoy In Egypt For Cease-Fire Talks

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Egyptian security officials say a senior Israeli official has arrived in Cairo for talks on reaching a cease-fire to end an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip.

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Obama: Israel Has "Right To Defend Itself"

Posted: 11/18/2012 - As Israeli airstrikes into Hamas-controlled Gaza expand from government targets into civilian areas, President Obama reiterated his support of Israel's "right to defend itself."

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Israel Launches Scores Of Airstrikes Into Gaza

Posted: 11/17/2012 - Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.

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Israel Mobilizing Troops For "Possible Invasion of Gaza"

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Israel on Friday approved the activation of 75,000 reservists as rockets landed near Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Israeli strikes have killed 30 in Gaza, a Gaza government website says. Israel's Cabinet OKs activating up to 75,000 reservists, a spokesman says.

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Benghazi: Lawmakers Shown Video of Envoy Being Dragged Out

Posted: 11/15/2012 - A source said one GOP House member "got into it" with intelligence officials at a session where lawmakers were briefed on the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. Petraeus will testify to clear up "misrepresentations" he told Congress, possibly when he testifies on Friday.

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China Reveals Its New Leaders

Posted: 11/14/2012 - China unveiled the elite group that will set its agenda for the next 10 years, led by new Communist Party General Secretary and next president Xi Jinping. The event follows months of secretive deal-making and rumors.

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Hamas Military Chief Killed in Blistering Israeli Airstrikes

Posted: 11/14/2012 - Palestinian groups say there were 70 strikes on Wednesday. An Israeli spokesman calls the operation defensive after rocket attacks from Gaza. Ahmed al-Ja'abari, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed in the first strike.

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Syrian Opposition Leader Expects More From U.S.

Posted: 11/14/2012 - The newly elected leader of the Syrian opposition, cleric Sheikh Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, said President Barack Obama's comments Wednesday about the war-torn country represent a much-appreciated "good step initially."

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