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Sources: US would hit back against Assad attack

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The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Under militia power, Libya closer to failed state

In this Sept. 14, 2012 file photo, Libyan military guards check one of the U.S. consulate's burned buildings in Benghazi, after a deadly attack on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, that killed four Americans. In September, 2014, as Libya crumbles into a failed state, a unique geography is emerging. The recently elected parliament is relegated to a remote eastern city in a sort of internal exile, along with the forces that support it. In the capital, Islamist-allied militias have set up their own government after capturing not only Tripoli but also Libya’s second-largest city, Benghazi. All around the country, cities, towns and tribes are now choosing sides, raising fears of outright civil war. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

After three years of chaos since Moammar Gadhafi’s fall, Libya is further crumbling into a failed state after Islamist-allied militias took over the capital Tripoli and other cities and set up their own government, driving out a parliament that was elected over the summer.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Siege leader warned Algerian army he’d kill hostages

This image released on January 18, 2013 by the SITE Intelligence Group and credited to the ANI Mauritanian news agency shows Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri, a Nigerian fighter close to al-Mulathameen Brigade leader Moktar Belmoktar. Al-Nigeri is man reprotedly leading the hostage-taking operation at the BP oil facility in In Aménas, Algeria, according to  the press release from SITE.     AFP PHOTO / SITE Intelligence Group / ANI

The apparent leader of a commando group that took hundreds of gas workers hostage in Algeria warned in a recording broadcast Saturday that he would blow them up if the army got too close.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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