October 23, 2012, 04:51 PM
House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Dave Camp threatened Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and President Barack Obama on Tuesday: Cough up the Delphi documents or get served with subpoenas.
October 12, 2012, 04:57 PM
The Obama campaign is struggling to respond to mounting criticism of Vice President Joe Biden's bizarre behavior during last night's debate with Rep. Paul Ryan. Biden not only interrupted Ryan frequently--82 times, according to Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus--but frequently laughed, smirked, and snorted at serious moments, showing contempt for his opponent and disturbing even friendly observers.
August 09, 2012, 12:27 PM
Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak confirmed on Thursday Haaretz's report that President Barack Obama recently received a new National Intelligence Estimate report on the Iranian nuclear program, which shares Israel's view that Iran has made significant progress toward military nuclear capability, and said that the report has raised the urgency of the issue.
July 23, 2012, 12:54 PM
Europe is on the brink again. The crisis over too much debt in the 17 countries that use the euro flared dangerously on Monday. Fears that Spain was next in line for a full-blown government bailout intensified following a weekend of bad news about the country's economy.
July 18, 2012, 04:53 PM
A lethal bomb attack in Damascus struck at the heart of President Bashar al-Assad’s inner circle Wednesday, killing at least three of his most senior aides, including his minister of defense and brother-in-law, in the most audacious challenge to the government’s grip on power since the Syria uprising began 17 months ago.
July 17, 2012, 04:22 PM
Iran renewed threats on Sunday to close the Strait of Hormuz unless sanctions against it were revoked, though it remains unclear how Tehran could shut down the vital oil shipping channel given the significant American military presence there. The Iranian parliament is considering a bill calling for the strait to be closed. The assembly has little control over national defense and foreign policy decisions and, while the bill would be largely symbolic, it would indicate the legislature's support behind any leadership decision to close the strait.
July 11, 2012, 11:42 AM
Spain's government imposed more austerity measures on the beleaguered country Wednesday as it unveiled sales tax hikes and spending cuts aimed at shaving €65 billion ($79.85 billion) off the state budget over the next two and a half years.
June 25, 2012, 11:10 AM
Islamist Mohamed Morsy was declared Egypt's first freely elected president on Sunday, sparking joy among his Muslim Brotherhood supporters on the streets who vowed to wrest more power from armed forces reluctant to cede ultimate control.
June 19, 2012, 09:27 AM
Iran, Russia, China and Syria are planning to hold the largest war games exercise in the Middle East in less than a month, Iran’s Fars media reported Tuesday. Citing “informed sources,” the report said that 90,000 soldiers from the four countries are to take part.
June 12, 2012, 03:56 PM
A top United Nations official has declared that Syria is now in a full-scale civil war, as the regime ramped up its attacks on opposition rebels. The remarks, the first time a senior UN official has declared Syria's conflict is a civil war, came as the United States accused Russia of sending attack helicopters to Syria.
June 07, 2012, 09:29 AM
In some of the strongest language yet from a U.S. official, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that the U.S. was "reaching the limits of our patience" with Pakistan allowing militant groups to enjoy safe haven inside parts of the country.
May 30, 2012, 04:03 PM
The United States, along with allies Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Canada, announced the expulsion of top Syrian diplomats on Tuesday to protest the May 25 massacre of some 100 people in the town of Houla. United Nations officials said that the dead included entire families and many children.
May 24, 2012, 05:02 PM
Egypt's landmark election for a new leader, in which voting took place for a second day Thursday, has brought out a generation gap in many families around the country, with elders looking to old, known faces and their children yearning for something new.