Democrats are still sounding resolute, but are bracing for the worst if a special election in Massachusetts puts a Republican in the Senate and the health insurance bill in peril. Congressional Democrats are meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, but the acrimony is starting to reveal itself as Democrats speak more and more […]
TEHRAN, Iran – A nuclear physics professor who publicly backed Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi in the disputed June presidential election was killed Tuesday when a bomb-rigged motorcycle blew up outside his home. The blast, apparently set off by a remote trigger, left a puzzling mix of clues about why a 50-year-old researcher with […]
LONDON — Britain said Tuesday it was outlawing a radical Islamic group that had incited outrage by planning a protest march through the streets of a town made famous for its somber ceremonies honoring British soldiers killed in Afghanistan. via Britain Moves to Ban Islamic Group – NYTimes.com.
Kabul, Afghanistan CNN — Fourteen suspected terrorists died Tuesday night when the bus they rigged with explosives blew up prematurely, police said.The explosion occurred as the suspects were riding the bus in the province of Kunduz, said police chief Abdul Raziq Yaqobi.Yaqobi said the suspects wanted to attack Afghan police or foreign soldiers. via 14 […]
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States will halt all transfers of Guantanamo prisoners to Yemen for now, but insisted he is not wavering in his commitment to shut down the prison for terror suspects. “Given the unsettled situation, I’ve spoken to the attorney general and we’ve agreed that we will not be […]
The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is pushing Attorney General Eric Holder to explore links between a jihadist rehabilitation program in Saudi Arabia and Yemeni extremists linked to the failed Christmas Day terror plot. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Tuesday rereleased a letter he sent last month to Holder demanding that the Department […]
Yemen has launched an offensive against al Qaeda and the U.S. embassy in Sanaa reopened on Tuesday after security forces staged a raid just outside the capital that dealt with an imminent security threat. Yemen has sent thousands of troops to take part in a campaign against al Qaeda in three provinces over the past […]
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s president on Tuesday dismissed a year-end deadline set by the Obama administration and the West for Tehran to accept a U.N.-drafted deal to swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel. The United States warned Iran to take the deadline seriously. via Ahmadinejad dismisses US deadline for nuclear deal – Yahoo! News.