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Syrian refugee: ‘Obama lied to us’

Inside the Zaatari camp the mood is bleak among those who have fled the war and now feel the US has deserted them Across the camp, five miles inside Jordan, Syrian refugees gathered in small groups to listen to Barack Obama. Some watched on al-Jazeera TV, others tuned in to…

Nelson Mandela home but not out of the woods, say friends and family

Although the former South African president has been sent home from hospital, he is still in a critical and unstable condition The world’s most crowded and speculated-upon bedside vigil took a fresh turn on Sunday when Nelson Mandela was sent home from hospital, though still in a critical and sometimes…

Winston Churchill’s shocking use of chemical weapons

The use of chemical weapons in Syria has outraged the world. But it is easy to forget that Britain has used them – and that Winston Churchill was a powerful advocate for them Secrecy was paramount. Britain’s imperial general staff knew there would be outrage if it became known that…

Racist vandalism at financial aid office sparks hate crimes investigation at UC Davis

Police at the University of California, Davis are investigating a string of recent vandalism incidents as a possible hate crime. Late last Sunday night or early the following morning, an unknown person smashed car windshields, shattered campus windows, and wrote a racial epithet on a chalkboard. “Broken windows, broken buildings…

Egypt expels three Al-Jazeera journalists for biased reporting

Egypt on Sunday expelled three foreign journalists working as freelancers for Al-Jazeera television’s English channel, the state news agency MENA reported. Airport security officials, quoted by MENA, said the three men left on a flight to London. Correspondent Wayne Haye, a New Zealander, South African cameraman Adil Bradlow and Irish…

Abandoned art from Khmer temple complex in Cambodia resuced from obscurity, put on display

Forgotten and abandoned for over 70 years, casts of the art treasures at the Khmer temple complex at Angkor in Cambodia are coming out of storage to be rediscovered in a Europe that first shunned them. The statues, reliefs and temple decorations in the style of the original ninth to…

Ousted Egyptian President Morsi faces trial for ‘incitement to murder’

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is to stand trial for “incitement to murder,” state television reported on Sunday without giving a date for the trial. It said he will stand trial in a criminal court along with 14 other suspects in his Muslim Brotherhood movement on charges of “incitement to…

Iran claims U.S. Congress not ‘authorized’ to authorize Syria strikes

The US Congress is not authorised to green-light American military strikes against Syria as any such action would be in violation of international law, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday. Iran’s reaction came a day after US President Barack Obama said he was seeking congressional approval for punitive…

U.S. transport ship with hundreds of Marines on board deployed to the Mediterranean

The US Navy has deployed an amphibious transport ship to the Mediterranean, where five destroyers are already in place for possible missile strikes on Syria, a defense official said on Sunday. The USS San Antonio, with several helicopters and hundreds of Marines on board, is “on station in the Eastern…

George H.W. Bush spokesman apologizes for mistakenly announcing death of Nelson Mandela

A spokesman for former US president George H.W. Bush apologized on Sunday after erroneously issuing a statement of condolence stating that South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela had died. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath later explained that he circulated a prepared statement expressing Bush’s sorrow at the “death” of the former…

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