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  • US-Afghan security deal covers more than military cooperation

    November 24, 2013 10:21 PM 45

    While the president's reaction is unclear, the Loya Jirga's endorsement of a security pact with the US military will likely pass parliament, experts say. The deal is key for humanitarian work to continue in Afghanistan. After four days of debate, an overwhelming majority of Afghanistan's Loya Jirga voted to endorse allowing US troops to stay in the country

  • Wary silence from Arabs over Iran deal

    November 24, 2013 1:11 PM 98

    Former hostages wary of thawing US-Iran ties RIYADH (Reuters) - Iran's nuclear deal with global powers was met with wary silence from Arab states on Sunday, with Iran's only two Arab friends Iraq and Syria welcoming the accord but others keeping their opinions to themselves. All Arab countries apart from Syria and Iraq are ruled by Sunni Muslims who mainly

  • Shocking ordeal of London slaves revealed: Malaysian woman, 69, 'had stroke but was denied medical help' and captives only saw daylight to hang out washing or help captors with shopping

    November 23, 2013 8:23 PM 95

    The Lambeth slaves allegedly held captive for 30 years may only have had rare glimpses of daylight when they were allowed to hang out the washing or go shopping accompanied by their captors. The three women - including a British 30-year-old never allowed to step into the outside world - were held in 'horrific conditions', the charity who helped free them said today

  • Backstage brawl over a deal

    November 23, 2013 3:48 AM 94

    As the Iran deal has taken shape, a backstage brawl is developing with Israel and Saudi Arabia, two countries crucially affected by the deal. The unrelenting attacks on the agreement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which are the culmination of four years of mistrust between him and President Obama, are rumbling the bedrock of the U.S.-Israeli

  • On The Anniversary Of JFK's Death, These Photos Show The President Doing What He Did Best In Life

    November 22, 2013 1:45 PM 50

    On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death, many are remembering key moments from the former Commander-in-Chief's life. Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy leaps from a car while campaigning, 1960. (Paul Schutzer—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) John F. Kennedy gives a speech while standing on a kitchen chair in West Virginia's

  • Pakistani activist Malala given Sakharov Prize for bravery against Taliban

    November 20, 2013 9:07 PM 50

    (CNN) -- It's easy to guess what Malala Yousafzai would do with roughly $67,000. Spend it to educate children, particularly girls in her native Pakistan, she has said in the past. But it wasn't about the money when the 16-year-old, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt for her activism, picked up the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought from the European

  • Officer J.D. Tippit's widow recalls JFK assassination, legacy

    November 20, 2013 2:01 PM 88

    DALLAS — On Friday, the city will mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination with a ceremony in Dealey Plaza. Among those planning to attend is Marie Tippit, widow of J.D. Tippit, the Dallas police officer shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. Tippit was in his patrol car when he came across Oswald, who was traveling on foot in the city's

  • Malala Yousafzai awarded EU's Sakharov human rights prize

    November 20, 2013 12:24 PM 49

    Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, received the EU's Sakharov human rights prize at a ceremony in Strasbourg on Wednesday. The European Parliament President, Martin Schulz, presented the award to the 16-year-old who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year. Malala dedicated

  • Militant attacks in North Waziristan, Swabi kill two

    November 20, 2013 6:05 AM 57

    Securi­ty checkp­oints were target­ed in the attack­s. MIRANSHAH: Militants launched two separate attacks on security checkpoints in North Waziristan and Swabi Wednesday, killing at least two security personnel. In the first attack, a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-filled car into a security checkpoint as militants armed with guns stormed a nearby