Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 2214)

NATO a step closer to getting out of Afghan war

KABUL — NATO took a step closer to getting out of the Afghan war on Sunday as the Kabul government announced local forces would take over control of security in a large new slice of the country. In the third phase of a five-tranche military transition process, 122 more districts…

Ugandan army captures top rebel LRA commander

ENTEBBE, Uganda — Uganda’s army has captured a top commander of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a spokesman said Sunday. “We are going to see a captured top commander,” army spokesman Felix Kulayigye told AFP, shortly before reporters were flown on a military aircraft to see the rebel. The…

Social media’s impact on kids ‘merits big debate’

WASHINGTON — Facebook’s big stock offering on Wall Street must be followed by an intensive debate on Main Street about social media’s powerful impact on children, an expert on the topic says. Jim Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media, a San Francisco think tank focusing on media and families, said…

Palestinian president warns of ‘national disaster’ over hunger strikers

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned on Sunday of a “national disaster” if any of the 1,550 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails were to die. Abbas spoke as two of the hunger strikers, Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahla, entered their 75th day without eating,…

Iraq bomb attacks against security kill five

BAGHDAD — A series of bomb attacks mostly targeting security forces, including a suicide car bombing, killed five people across Iraq and wounded several more on Sunday, security and medical officials said. Two people, including an Iraqi army first lieutenant, were killed when a suicide car bomber attacked an Iraqi…

Spanish activists line streets to continue protest of dreadful economy

Masses of chanting “indignant” activists poured into the streets across Spain on Saturday in a vast show of strength one year on from igniting a global protest against economic injustice. Tens of thousands packed Madrid’s central Puerta del Sol square, the emblematic birthplace of their popular movement against inequality, sky-high unemployment and spending cuts…

Cuba’s Raul Castro backs gay rights says daughter

Cuban President Raul Castro backs greater gay rights and endingdiscrimination against homosexuals, his daughter Mariela, a famed sexologist, said Saturday during a colorful gay rights march in Havana. “He has done some advocacy work, speaking of the need to make progress in terms of rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity,” Mariela Castro told…

‘Occupy’ protesters rally against ‘predatory capitalism’ in London

Several hundred Occupy protesters took to the streets of the City of London on Saturday, calling for an end to “predatory capitalism” after their movement declared a global day of action. Demonstrators gathered in London’s financial heart as Spain’s linked movement of “indignados” held marches in 80 towns and cities, and Occupy organisers promised protests in…

Yemen launches offensive to reclaim Qaeda bastion

Yemeni troops launched an all-out offensive on Saturday to retake the southern city of Zinjibar, held for a year by Al-Qaeda gunmen, in fighting that killed 12 people, military and local sources said. And in eastern Yemen, two US drone attacks killed 11 Al-Qaeda militants travelling in an area where the jihadist network remains…

Netanyahu replies to Abbas grievances over peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu replied Saturday to a letter from Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas about the moribund peace process, a Palestinian source said. Netanyahu’s chief negotiator Yitzhak Molcho delivered the letter to Abbas in Ramallah, the West Bank city where the Palestinian Authority is based, shortly after 9:00 pm (1800 GMT), said the source in Abbas’…

Google+