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17th May 2013

US: Turkey, US agree ‘al-Assad should go for a free Syria’

Washington, (Hurriyet Daily News): Turkey and US agreed that a democratic process without Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was needed for a democratic transition of the war-torn country, U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday in a press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep … Continued

14th May 2013

US: Cameron sees “political will” to end Syrian war

British Prime Minister David Cameron has begun a trip to Washington, fresh from a visit to Moscow, by describing Russia as “keen” on a peace conference for war-torn Syria. British premier David Cameron emerged from talks with US President Barack … Continued

13th May 2013

US: Legal victory! Sikh student can wear Turban at National Exams

(New York, NY): The National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) provided Ampreet Singh, a Sikh optometry student, a religious accommodation to use a non-standardized optometry instrument – allowing him to wear his turban – to complete the clinical skills portion of … Continued

13th May 2013

US: Shots at Mother’s Day parade injures 19 in New Orleans

Gunmen opened fire during a Mother’s Day neighborhood parade in New Orleans, injuring at least 19 people. Two children were among the victims. Marchers in a second-line parade, a loose procession of people following a brass band, had their Mother’s … Continued

8th May 2013

US: No Entry for Narendra Modi

By Ram Puniyani Narendra Modi, for whom some countries are warming up to relate to him in Europe and in the East; the latest report from US must be very disheartening. Despite a strong lobby for pressurizing to grant him … Continued

8th May 2013

US: Pentagon report says military sexual assaults on rise

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): US Department of Defense on Tuesday released a report that saw a sharp rise in sexual assault in the military, highlighting a pandemic the Pentagon is scrambling to stamp out. According to the report, an estimated 26,000 people … Continued

3rd May 2013

US: Man kills himself in shooting at Texas airport

HOUSTON, (Xinhua): Local police in Houston, a city in the U.S. state of Texas, confirmed an armed man shot and killed himself at the city’s Bush Intercontinental Airport Thursday afternoon. The police said that at around 1:35 p.m. local time, … Continued

3rd May 2013

US: Obama ponders weapons for Syrian rebels

US President Barack Obama has revealed that Washington is considering “all options” in its Syria policy, particularly in light of evidence of use of chemical weapons. Meanwhile, there were informal talks at the UN. Arriving at the beginning of a … Continued

3rd May 2013

US: Egyptian activist faces pro-Israel backlash after award nomination

Al-Akhbar: The nomination of an Egyptian activist to receive a human rights award has led to uproar by pro-Israeli media over her comments supporting resistance against Israeli occupation. The Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, also known as “the … Continued

2nd May 2013

US: Three suspects charged for obstructing justice in Boston bombing case

Three additional suspects have been taken into custody in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings and have been charged with obstructing justice. The April 15 attack killed three and injured more than 200. According to documents filed in a … Continued

2nd May 2013

US: UN calls Guantanamo force-feeding “torture”

Force-feeding hunger strikers is a breach of international law, the UN’s human rights office said Wednesday, as US authorities tried to stem a protest by inmates at the controversial Guantanamo Bay jail. The statement came a day after US President … Continued

30th Apr 2013

US: Arab countries concede Palestinian land for peace

After meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Arab states appear to have softened conditions for Israeli-Palestinian peace. A land swap could now form part of any deal. Speaking on behalf of an Arab League delegation, Sheikh Hamad bin … Continued

28th Apr 2013

Mexico: 13 killed, dozens injured in Mexico prison riot

MEXICO CITY, (Xinhua):  Thirteen inmates were killed and 65 others injured in a prison riot Saturday in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, local authorities said.   A clash erupted when a group of inmates, fed up with … Continued

28th Apr 2013

US: FBI charges new suspect in ricin letter investigation

A 41-year-old Mississippi man has been charged with sending ricin-poisoned letters to US officials, including President Barack Obama. Investigators are probing whether he had links to an original suspect in the case. The suspect, Everett Dutschke, was arrested early Saturday … Continued

27th Apr 2013

US: Part of 9/11 plane’s landing gear found in NYC

NEW YORK, (Xinhua): A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes that crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, has been discovered wedged between two lower Manhattan buildings, police said Friday. … Continued

25th Apr 2013

US: Number of hunger strikers in Guantanamo at 92

  A US military spokesman said the number of prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay has been raised to 92 based on evaluations by medical personnel at the American base in Cuba.   The new figure is up by … Continued

24th Apr 2013

US: Two killed, one injured in Louisiana shooting

HOUSTON,  (Xinhua): Two men were killed and a children injured Tuesday in a shooting in the U.S. state of Louisiana, officials said.   The shooting happened in New Orleans, Louisiana, according to local TV channel FOX8.   Police received a … Continued

24th Apr 2013

US: Authorities drop charges against ricin suspect

The US federal government has dropped charges against a man suspected of sending ricin-laced letters to several officials, including President Obama. “New information” convinced investigators to follow other leads. The Mississippi resident, Paul Kevin Curtis, was acquitted of charges on … Continued

24th Apr 2013

Canada terror accused appear in court

Two men charged over an al Qaeda plot in Canada to derail a passenger train have appeared in court. One of the suspects has labeled the allegations unfair, saying they were made on appearances. Thirty-five-year-old Raed Jaser, and his suspected … Continued

23rd Apr 2013

US: Boston Marathon bombing suspect charged by federal prosecutors

WASHINGTON,  (Xinhua):  US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Monday the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was charged by federal prosecutors, seven days after the bombings killed three people and injured over 200.   According to the statement by … Continued

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