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WikiLeaks: We don’t know source of leaked data

WikiLeaks: We don’t know who gave us thousands of pages of classified US Afghan intelligence. WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief claims his organization doesn’t know who sent it some 91,000 secret U.S. military documents on the Afghan war, telling journalists the website was set up to hide the source of its data from…

Iran gives Taliban support: leaked papers

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Iran is waging a covert campaign against US-led forces in neighboring Afghanistan by providing money, arms, training and safe haven to Taliban insurgents, according to leaked US military intelligence. Reports from Afghan spies and paid informants, described in papers published on whistleblower website Wikileaks, accuse the Iranian…

Internal BP document claims Gulf oil gusher jetting up to 100,000 barrels per day

US outrage mounted against BP as the oil spill reached its two-month mark and an internal BP document showed as many as 100,000 barrels of oil could be gushing daily into the Gulf of Mexico. The document showed the energy giant’s own worst-case scenario of the amount of leaking oil…

Almost 600 killed last month in Darfur: UN

KHARTOUM — Clashes in west Sudan’s Darfur region cost almost 600 lives in May, the highest monthly death toll since peacekeepers were deployed in 2008, according to a UN-African Union document seen by AFP. The confidential document compiled by the joint peacekeeping force said 440 people died in fighting last…

Leaked Vatican document: Israeli occupation ‘unjust’

A Vatican document leaked on Tuesday calls the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories a “political injustice”, Italy’s ANSA news agency reported. The occupation is a “political injustice imposed on the Palestinians”, the Vatican says, according to extracts quoted by ANSA. “The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories makes daily life…

US backs UN resolution calling for nuclear-free Middle East that singles out Israel

Washington’s unprecedented backing for a UN resolution for a nuclear-free Middle East that singles out Israel has both angered and deeply worried the Jewish state although officials are cagey about openly criticising their biggest ally. The resolution adopted by the United Nations on Friday calls on Israel to join the…

Document reveals BP chose riskier, cheaper option to seal oil well before blast

WASHINGTON – BRITISH energy giant BP chose a casing for its ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico that was the riskier of two options, partly for economic reasons, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Citing a BP document, the Times said the concern with the method BP chose…

New US security policy dumps Bush anti-terror doctrine

President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected George W. Bush’s doctrine that made a “war on terror” the driving force of US power, framing a pragmatic foreign policy for a world bristling with threats. Under a new national security strategy, Obama also steps back from the former president’s concept of pre-emptive…

US expands secret military missions: report

The United States has expanded secret military activities in the Middle East, Central Asia and east Africa to break militant networks, The New York Times said, citing a military document. The move is to “penetrate, disrupt, defeat or destroy” Al-Qaeda and other groups in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Somalia, the…

Exclusive: Oath Keepers founder hopes to rally liberals when Dems fall from power

PART 2 OF 2 Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes is officially non-partisan, though you wouldn’t know it by the group’s strongly right-leaning image, cultivated through advocacy by conservative political pundits and frequent Oath Keepers appearances at tea parties around the country. But if you ask him, he’ll say that it…

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