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Academics join CUNY protests against David Petraeus as NYPD arrests six students

Scores of academics at the City University of New York have signed a petition calling for charges against six students, arrested during a protest against David Petraeus, to be dropped. The academics have also called for the former four-star general to resign from his teaching role at CUNY. The six…

CUNY students say they will continue protesting ‘war criminal’ David Petraeus

Students at the City University of New York have said they will continue protesting against David Petraeus and pledged to “make his time in New York a living hell” after a video emerged showing the former general being hounded as he left the university on Monday. The footage, which went…

Panetta: The Pentagon and Clinton supported arming Syrian rebels

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday admitted for the first time that the Pentagon had backed proposals to arm the Syrian opposition battling to oust President Bashar al-Assad. The idea was first floated by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who met privately with David Petraeus, then CIA chief, in…

U.S. demands swift Pakistan action on militants

The United States called on Pakistan on Friday to take action within “days and weeks” on dismantling Afghan militant havens and encouraging the Taliban into peace talks in order to end 10 years of war. Crucially Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared to extract recognition from Pakistan that it could…

CIA opens probe into work with New York police

WASHINGTON — The CIA has opened an internal investigation into whether the agency broke a ban against domestic spying in its work with New York City police, top officials said Tuesday. Newly appointed CIA director David Petraeus, who took over the spy agency this month, said the probe by the…

Obama ‘finalizing’ Afghan troop decision

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama was finalizing his decision on the size of planned troop cuts in Afghanistan as expectations mounted Monday of a possible announcement within days. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama still had not definitively made up his mind on the size of a…

To appease US, Yemen arrested dozens sans evidence, cable reveals

Diplomatic cables released by secrets outlet WikiLeaks reveal that the Republic of Yemen detained 28 alleged Al Qaeda members on behalf of the United States, despite an investigation that found no evidence they were involved in terrorist acts. The 28 detained Yemeni citizens were arrested after returning to Yemen from…

British aid worker ‘may have been killed by US rescuers’

A British aid worker who died in a failed US operation in Afghanistan may have been killed by a grenade detonated by her rescuers and not by her kidnappers, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday. Cameron said a full investigation would now be launched into the death on Friday…

Report: Taliban, Afghan govt in talks to end war

Washington Post reports that officials of Taliban and Afghan govt in talks aimed at ending war Secret talks aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan have begun between representatives of the Taliban and the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, The Washington Post reported on its website Tuesday night (link).…

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