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Nobel Winner Says Yemen Could Face Civil War

Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman of Yemen says her country could be pushed into a civil war unless the West stops supporting the current transition and takes strong legal and financial action against President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Karman met with Britain’s foreign secretary and other senior officials on Thursday. Karman says she told Foreign […]

Panetta in Afghanistan, Calls 2011 a ‘Turning Point’

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is on a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he says 2011 will mark a turning point in the 10-year-old war.   U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Kabul for a visit with troops and a first-hand assessment from the man who commands them, General John Allen. Speaking on his […]

Syria’s Assad Disclaims Responsibility for Protest Deaths

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied responsibility for the killing of thousands of anti-government protesters, telling a U.S. journalist he does not control the forces implementing his country’s brutal crackdown. In a rare interview to air Wednesday, President Assad tells ABC News that although he is president he does not “own the country, so they’re […]

US condemns Egypt’s military rulers amid exasperation among protesters

The US has sharply stepped up criticism of Egypt‘s military rulers as Washington grapples once again with how to deal with an authoritarian ally in Cairo responsible for a bloody crackdown against people demanding democratic rights. After days of refusing to directly blame the Egyptian security forces for the deaths of at least 36 people […]