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Iran revives Gulf threats after EU sanctions

January 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Jan. 18, 2012 photo, a tourist couple watches the mountains in south of the Strait of Hormuz as the trading dhows and ships are docked on the Persian Gulf waters near the town of Khasab, in Oman. Even as sanctions squeeze Iran ever tighter, there’s one clandestine route that remains open for business: [&hellip...

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AP Exclusive: US talks to Afghan insurgent group

January 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Feb. 13, 1996 file photo shows Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Afghan rebel leader and chief of the insurgent group Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin, speaking at a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. Anxious to accelerate peace moves, top-level U.S. officials have...

Arab League extends Syria mission 1 more month

January 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Syrian army defectors gather at the mountain resort town of Zabadani, Syria, near the Lebanese border, on Friday Jan. 20, 2012. President Bashar Assad’s forces attacked Zabadani, some 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of the capital, for six days, sparking...

Ship search finds 12th body, captain’s documents

January 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Relatives of the missing passengers of the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, throw flowers in the sea during a short ceremony, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. The cruise captain who grounded the Costa Concordia off the...

Amnesty was set to recognize late Cuba dissident

January 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

** CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME WILMAN ** A black ribbon hangs on the front door where Berta Soler, of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White, speaks on the phone near a condolence book for late dissident Wilman Villar in Havana, Cuba, Friday Jan. 20, 2012....

Top official dismisses concerns about Kim Jong Un

January 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 photo, North Korean pedestrians make their way along a street blanketed by snow in Pyongyang, North Korea. Daily life to the North Korean capital has begun to return to normal one month after late leader Kim Jong Il’s...

Missing raised to 29 in Italian cruise disaster

January 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Oil removal ships near the cruise ship Costa Concordia leaning on its side Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, after running aground near the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, last Friday night. The rescue operation was called off mid-afternoon Monday after the Costa...

SC rally marks MLK day with voting rights message

January 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Berean Pathfinders Club members walk past the crypts of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife Coretta Scott King, after presenting the colors at the annual commemorative service for the slain civil rights leader in Atlanta on...

Russian space probe crashes into Pacific

January 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, the Zenit-2SB rocket with the Phobos-Ground probe blasts off from its launch pad at the Cosmodrome Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Some of the recent failures of Russian spacecraft may have been caused by hostile...

Nigeria labor says no agreement to end fuel strike

January 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A man push cart with water at a market in Obalende Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Nigeria’s government will meet with labor unions in a last bid to halt a paralyzing national strike that now threatens oil production in Africa’s most...