175 Syrian Rebels Killed in Ambush, Says Army – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSyria says it has killed 175 rebels in a dawn ambush of an opposition stronghold near the capital, Damascus. State television quoted a field commander Wednesday as saying … Read More

Venezuelan police hunt opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez – BBC News

BBC NewsMr Lopez, who has organised recent anti-government protests, has not been seen in public since Wednesday, when three men were shot dead at the end of opposition marches in … 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

Zarif Says Iran Ready for New Nuclear Deal After Kerry Meeting – Bloomberg

BloombergIran said it wants to strike a new, long-term nuclear deal with world powers when it returns to negotiations later this month. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian … Read More

Brooklyn Nets set NBA record-low with 17 rebounds in game – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comThe Brooklyn Nets grabbed 17 rebounds in a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. 17! That set a new NBA record for fewest rebounds in a game, breaking … Read More

Revenue surge for Facebook over hike in ad sales – Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphMobile advertising accounted for more than half of Facebook’s total advertising revenue in the final quarter of 2013, a sign that the social network, born a decade ago in … Read More

Justin Bieber GPS Records Show NO DRAG RACING – TMZ.com

TMZ.comTMZ has obtained GPS records from the rented Lambo Justin Bieber was driving when he was arrested for DUI … and there is NO evidence of drag racing. TMZ broke … Read More

Ukraine protesters defy terms of new amnesty law – BBC News

BBC NewsProtesters in Ukraine have rejected the terms of a new amnesty law aimed at ending the country’s recent unrest. Parliament backed the amnesty for arrested protesters on condition they … Read More

Free and fair election in doubt after protesters block voters in Bangkok – The Age

The AgeProtest leader Suthep Thaugsuban gestures as he leads anti-government protesters marching through Bangkok’s shopping district. Photo: Reuters. Bangkok: Anti-government protesters on Sunday blocked many people wanting to vote early … Read More

Samsung Profits Decline As Growth Slows – InformationWeek

InformationWeekSales of Samsung’s smartphones fell slightly during the fourth quarter as the world’s leading smartphone maker offers weak outlook moving into 2014. alt= 10 Wearables To Watch At CES 2014. … Read More

Japanese PM arrives in Oman tomorrow – Times of Oman

Times of OmanMuscat: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be in Oman tomorrow on an official visit, the first prime ministerial visit to Oman in 24 years. Abe will meet … Read More

Kerry vows support for Iraq government in Fallujah, but won’t send US troops – Fox News

Fox NewsIn his first remarks since Islamic militants with Al Qaeda ties overran the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promised support for Iraq’s … Read More

Direct talks on South Sudan ceasefire delayed – BBC News

BBC NewsHopes of a quick agreement to end weeks of violence in South Sudan have been dashed, after talks in Ethiopia between the warring parties were delayed. Teams representing President … Read More

Iranian official reports progress in nuclear talks with powers – Reuters

ReutersDUBAI (Reuters) – Six world powers and Iran have made good progress in expert talks in Geneva on how to roll out last month’s landmark nuclear deal which obliges Tehran … Read More

Kerry Heads to Mideast for More Israeli-Palestinian Talks – Bloomberg

BloombergThe upcoming visit will be U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s 10th visit to the… Read More. The upcoming visit will be U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s 10th visit … Read More

Greenpeace Russian oil protest arrests ‘worth it’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe arrest and detention of Greenpeace demonstrators over an Arctic oil drilling protest in Russia was “worth it”, according to a freed activist. Speaking on his return to the … Read More

Microsoft to Expand Use of Encryption to Protect Against Spying – Bloomberg

BloombergMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT) will expand the use of encryption to protect customer information, following reports that governments are intercepting data traveling between users and servers or between company data centers. … Read More