Susan Rice won’t pursue Secretary of State post

Thursday, December 13, 2012
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan E. Rice. SOURCE: United Nations / Mark Garten

ANALYSIS: United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice today withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of State, citing the political fallout from her earlier press statements attributing the deadly…

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List of 138 countries that voted in favor of U.N. ‘Non-Member Observer State’ status for Palestine

Saturday, December 1, 2012

List of the 138 countries that voted in favor of the U.N. General Assembly Resolution to accord Palestine “Non-Member Observer State” status on Nov. 29, 2012: 

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Transcript: Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Editor’s note: English translation provided by C-SPAN. Transcript does not include introductory remarks, prayers and acknowledgements in the first 4 minutes of Morsi’s speech.   Transcript of Egyptian President…

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U.S. counter-terrorism official calls Benghazi consulate assault an ‘opportunistic’ terrorist attack

Monday, September 24, 2012
WTF Libya embassy timeline hp 9.14.12

A top U.S. counter-terrorism official told Congress last week that the deadly Benghazi consulate attack was an act of “terrorism” committed by militants who exploited the angry protests…

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Deadly ‘insider’ attacks force NATO to scale back joint operations with Afghans

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Marine General John Allen, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan commander, says a silent prayer during a ramp ceremony aboard a C-17 aircraft at Kandahar Air Field, August 18, 2012. (Photo by CWO Frantisek Stein CZE-A)

The United States and NATO will temporarily cut back on joint operations with Afghan security forces following a spate of deadly ‘insider’ attacks.

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“Well-coordinated attack” kills 2 US Marines, destroys aircrafts at Camp Bastion

Saturday, September 15, 2012
SOURCE: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Timothy Brumley

Two U.S. Marines were killed and 9 others were wounded late Friday when a group of heavily-armed insurgents launched a “well-coordinated attack” at Camp Bastion in Helmand province,…

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State Department releases 2012 report on human trafficking & slavery

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
SOURCE: U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday called on the global community to step up efforts to combat human trafficking and to help eradicate slavery worldwide. 

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Federal judge strikes down controversial National Defense Authorization Act provision

Monday, May 21, 2012
WTF Hedges v. Obama 5.21.12

A federal judge in New York struck down a controversial provision in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 that would allow the U.S. military to indefinitely detain,…

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