Hezbollah takes lead in pounding Syrian rebels – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIRUT, Lebanon — Forces of the terrorist group Hezbollah say they are winning battles to defeat a three-year rebellion against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad by pouring fighters into remote … Read More

​No spying on friends: NSA bugs Merkel aides instead of chancellor – RT

RTIn the wake of President Obama’s promise to stop spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the US intelligence has switched its attention to her top government officials, a German newspaper … Read More

At least 21 Afghan soldiers killed, seven kidnapped by Taliban – ABC Online

ABC OnlineAt least 21 soldiers have been killed and seven kidnapped by Taliban in a raid on a border outpost, prompting Afghan President Hamid Karzai to blame Pakistan for failing … Read More

Libyan Vote on Charter Assembly Is Marred by Violence and Low Turnout – New York Times

New York TimesTRIPOLI, Libya — Libya’s long-delayed efforts to draft a new Constitution hit another obstacle on Thursday when elections for a 60-member constitutional drafting committee fell well short of … Read More

Panel OKs funding help for Glendale Super Bowl costs – Arizona Daily Star

Panel OKs funding help for Glendale Super Bowl costsArizona Daily StarPHOENIX — A House panel agreed Wednesday to help Glendale with some of its 2015 Super Bowl costs, but with … Read More

Made In Britain? Alfonso Cuarón Defends Gravity’s British Accolades – Entertainmentwise

EntertainmentwiseGravity stars an American actress, Sandra Bullock, and actor, George Clooney, who are directed by Mexican auteur, Alfonso Cuarón. So why does Alfonso believe his film deserves the British Academy … Read More

Countdown to Daytona: Today’s Number is 7 – HNN Huntingtonnews.net

HNN Huntingtonnews.net7: The record number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships won by Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt. This year, Jimmie Johnson will attempt to join that exclusive … Read More

Kerry: Russia Enabling Syria’s Pursuit of Military Path – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Syrian government is trying to win a military victory over the opposition, and that Russia is enabling President Bashar al-Assad … Read More

Snake-handling preacher dies after refusing treatment for bite – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesIn some readings of the Bible, faith is stronger than venom. “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power … Read More

Egyptian ex-leader Morsy to return to court, this time on conspiracy charges – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy and 35 Muslim Brotherhood members are scheduled to stand trial Sunday on conspiracy charges. They stand accused of spying for foreign organizations outside … Read More

Afghan presidential election campaign begins – BBC News

BBC NewsThe campaign for Afghanistan’s presidential election has been formally launched, with rallies for key candidates in the capital, Kabul. The election is scheduled to take place on 5 April, … Read More

Kerry warns Syria of consequences on chemical weapons – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBERLIN: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he could face consequences for failing to live up to international agreements on removing … Read More

Ukraine Warring Sides Sharpen Rhetoric as President Out Sick (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekAnti-government protesters stand at a road block in Kiev on Jan. 30, 2014. Photographer: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images. Ukraine’s opposition accused President Viktor Yanukovych of foul play as he took sick … Read More

Syrian government ‘demolished thousands of homes’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Syrian government has been “deliberately and unlawfully” demolishing thousands of homes, a new report by Human Rights Watch says. Satellite images appear to show large-scale demolitions with explosives … Read More

Egypt ex-President Morsi ‘arrives for jail escape trial’ – BBC News

BBC NewsEgypt’s former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has arrived at a court in Cairo to go on trial over his escape from prison in 2011, state media say. He was … Read More

Opportunity Still Roving on Mars After a Decade – ABC News

ABC NewsA decade after landing on Mars, the rover Opportunity is still chugging along. Sure, it has some wear and tear. One of its six wheels and two instruments stopped … Read More

High stakes, low expectations for Syria peace talks – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — A new peace conference aimed at ending Syria’s civil war convenes Wednesday in Switzerland, where the international community hopes to apply a tourniquet to the Middle East’s … Read More

Turkey’s Erdogan, on Brussels visit, criticized over crackdown – Reuters

ReutersBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, making his first visit to Brussels in five years, faced sharp criticism from European Union leaders on Tuesday over a crackdown on … Read More

Bomb Hits Hezbollah Neighborhood – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalHezbollah supporters gather at the site of a bomb blast in the Haret Hreik neighborhood in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday. European Pressphoto Agency. BEIRUT—A car bomb exploded in … Read More

Livni, Molcho head for Washington to confer with Kerry on peace talks – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostAfter six months of negotiations, there are still believed to be enormous gaps between Israelis, Palestinians. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post. Israeli’s top two … Read More

Analysis: Egypt vote muddies political outlook – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleCAIRO (AP) — For all the self-congratulatory headlines in Egypt’s pro-military media, the results of last week’s constitutional referendum may have fallen short of the emphatic popular mandate the … Read More


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