Obama: All U.S. Forces to Leave Iraq by End of 2011

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer
President Obama announced October 21 that by the end of 2011 all U.S. military forces will be withdrawn from Iraq.
Obama made the announcement at the White House shortly after conferring with Iraqi Prime Minister
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Obama: Qadhafi’s Death Was Inevitable End of Dictatorship

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer Former Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi’s death is “a momentous day in the history of Libya,” President Obama said, and marks the end of “a long and painful chapter” for its people as they continue to transition from his 42-year rule. “Today we can definitively say (more...)

Col. Moammar Gaddafi Reported Dead

Officials from Libya reported today that former eccentric leader of the country Col. Moammar Gaddafi, 69, was killed near the city of Sirte. The footage of his dead body was presented as an evidence. It is reported that he had died from gun shots in his head and stomach. Gaddafi has (more...)

Gilad Shalit Is At Home

October 18 is the day of a historic prisoner swap:  soldier Gilad Shalit was exchanged to hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. Gilad Shalit,25, was snatched by militants in a cross-border raid five years ago and today he has a hero's welcome in his hometown. Benjamin Netanyahu and leaders of the Islamist (more...)

U.S. Statement on Geneva Discussions on Georgia

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on the Geneva Discussions on Georgia As delivered by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Gary Robbins to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 13, 2011 The United States continues to support the Geneva Discussions as an important forum for improving security and humanitarian conditions in Georgia. We urge all (more...)

White House on Sentencing of Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister

The United States is deeply disappointed with the conviction and sentencing of former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko through a politically motivated prosecution. The charges against Mrs. Tymoshenko and the conduct of her trial, as well as the prosecution of other opposition leaders and members (more...)

Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit Could Be Released

An Israeli soldier Sgt Gilad Shalit could be release. He held hostage by Palestinian militants for last five years. Sgt Shalit was captured in a cross-border raid in 2006. All negotiations about his release have failed. During these years his family have maintained a high profile campaign for son's release. According to (more...)

USAID, OSCE Fighting Human Trafficking in Azerbaijan

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe are collaborating to combat human trafficking and improve access to the justice system in Azerbaijan. Michael Greene, USAID’s Azerbaijan mission director, and Koray Targay, head of the OSCE office in Baku, signed (more...)

Yulia Tymoshenko May Face 7 Years of Imprisonment

Pechorsky District Court in Kiev passed a sentence on the case of Ukraine ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko today, on October 11th. “Orange Princess” supporters gathered near the court building in amount of roughly 6 thousand people. Same number of her opponents stood nearby. In view of such hype around the court (more...)

Biden’s Meeting with Russian Deputy PM Shuvalov

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with First Deputy Prime Minister Shuvalov of Russia Vice President Biden welcomed First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Igor Shuvalov to the White House today. The two discussed United States-Russian relations and Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization. They agreed on (more...)

New Silk Road Plan Aims to Establish Afghanistan as Trade Hub

By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer Establishing Afghanistan as a regional crossroads in a new network of economic and trade connections will allow the country to take ownership of its economic future, providing a more stable financial outlook for Afghans, their neighbors and international partners. “The basis of the New (more...)

U.S., Ukraine Sign Nuclear Security Cooperation Accord

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer

For the United States and Ukraine, ridding the world of nuclear weapons is a significant priority, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says.
“At last year’s Nuclear Security Summit, both President [Viktor] Yanukovych and President Obama vowed to work together to prevent (more...)

“Alpha Male” Putin Will Run For The Russian Presidency

Vladimir Putin confirmed he will run for the Russian presidency next year. Addressing the annual congress of the governing United Russia party, he and the current President, Dmitry Medvedev, said they would support each other as they seek to switch roles. It was not a secret that Dmitry Medvedev was (more...)

March Against The “Corporate Greed & Corrupt Politics”

The march against the "corporate greed and corrupt politics" in the US. came after a week of protests by the Occupy Wall Street campaign in New York's financial district on Saturday. Several hundred people took part in it, and about 80 people from them have been arrested Protesters, who were mostly young,carried (more...)

Attorney General Says Cooperation Crucial to Counterterrorism

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer International collaboration has been essential in identifying and combating global terrorist threats, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says. Holder addressed a U.N. symposium on international counterterrorism cooperation September 19 in New York and told other justice officials that “our security interests are (more...)

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