US stops bomb plot on anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death

The US has thwarted a plot by al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen to destroy an airliner using a bomb around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden,  the country’s National Security Council has confirmed to Al Jazeera. US media reports on Monday said the plot involved an upgrade of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate More...

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By deskofbrian On Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

John McCain asks for airstrikes against Syria

Photo/phoenixnewtimes.comSenator John McCain on Monday knocked the Obama administration for being too passive in its response to Syrian violence and called for U.S.-led airstrikes on President Bashar al-Assad’s More...

By Judy Aron On Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

VIDEO: Ron Paul highlights from Arizona debate

The GOP Debate 2/22/12 Congressman Paul opposes bringing back the draft… the fact that he mentioned it must mean that Congress has it somewhere in the pipeline. Overall, Paul’s performance was terrific! Plus… More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Syria timeline reveals escalating violence – civil war?

The Guardian is providing some LIVE updates from Syria as Russia submits new draft resolution on Syria to the UN, Syria’s divisions appear to be deepening, Ian Black reports Members of the Free Syrian Army More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Taiwan: Ma Ying-jeou reelected as president

Photo/Jiang via wikimedia commons Garnering nearly 52 percent of the vote Saturday, Taiwan’s President  Ma Ying-jeou won reelection over opponent, Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tsai Ing-wen. The More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, November 28th, 2011

Egyptian election bring out Salafis, ultraconservative Muslim group

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Egypt’s first parliamentary elections since the fall of Hosni Mubarak brought the political debut of a potentially powerful new player on the scene, the ultraconservative Islamist movement More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Iran, Ahmedinejad, will not retreat from nuclear program

Iran will not retreat “an iota” from its nuclear programme and the world is being misled by claims that it is seeking nuclear weapons, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, the country’s president, has said. Ahmedinejad More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Philippine President Benigno Aquino answers questions on YouTube’s World View.

Philippine President Benigno Aquino talked jobs, national defense and curbing corruption during a 45-minute online program Friday where he answered questions submitted by the public. He was the first Asian leader More...

By deskofbrian On Sunday, October 9th, 2011

WATCH: Julian Assange speaks at the ‘Stop the War Coalition’

Despite being on house arrest for the last several months, Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange managed to speak to the crowd at London’s Stop the War Coalition. The event, which was held in London’s Trafalgar More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Russia ‘ok’ with killing foreign heads of state

The Russian secret service authorised the “elimination” of individuals living overseas who were judged to be enemies of the state and ordered the creation of special units to conduct such operations, according More...