March 22, 2013 RSS feed / World

Obama ends Israel visit with symbolic stops

JERUSALEM (AP) — Wrapping up a three-day visit to Israel, President Barack Obama paid respects to its heroes and to victims of the Holocaust, solemnly reaffirming the Jewish state’s right to exist. More...

Assad vows to clean country of extremists

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian president vowed today to rid the country of Muslim extremists whom he blamed for a suicide blast the previous evening that killed dozens of people, including a top Sunni preacher who was a staunch supporter of More...

Scotland sets date to vote on independence

LONDON (AP) — Scottish leader Alex Salmond has set Sept. 18, 2014, as the date for an independence referendum that could radically alter the shape of the United Kingdom, calling it a historic opportunity to create a better country. More...

Vatican’s website runs Batman story

VATICAN CITY (AP) — One of the Vatican’s main Twitter accounts and the website of its communications office were running stories about Batman, raising concerns it might have been hacked. More...

U.S. drone kills 3 suspected militants

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A U.S. drone strike targeting a vehicle in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border killed three suspected militants, two intelligence officials said today. More...

‘Argo’ rankles New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thirteen minutes into the Oscar-winning movie “Argo,” CIA agent Tony Mendez asks supervisor Jack O’Donnell what happened to a group of Americans when the U.S. Embassy was stormed in Tehran. More...

Assad backers hack BBC Twitter accounts

LONDON (AP) — Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad hijacked the Twitter accounts of the BBC’s weather and Arabic services on Thursday and posted messages that were by turns political, anti-Semitic and comical. More...