Top Daily Stories for May 2013

May 29 2013

Accused Marine major denies having sex with mid, assaulting another

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-05-29 19:57
The Marine officer accused of raping one female mid and having consensual sex with another is 'the victim,' his defense counsel said Wednesday.
May 29 2013

Syrian opposition urges EU to send arms to rebels

AP News - Wed, 2013-05-29 07:15
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main Western-backed opposition bloc urged the European Union to quickly supply rebels fighting President Bashar Assad's forces with sophisticated weapons as activist groups inside the country accused the opposition leadership Wednesday
May 29 2013

NKorea sanctions squeeze cash for aid groups

AP News - Wed, 2013-05-29 07:15
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — New international sanctions aimed at thwarting North Korea's nuclear weapons program are having unintended consequences: halting money transfers by foreign humanitarian groups working to help those most in need and forcing
May 29 2013

U.S. drone strike kills four in Pakistan

McClatchy News Service - Wed, 2013-05-29 07:09
ISLAMABAD - A U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region killed at least four suspected militants early Wednesday, state-run media reported.
May 29 2013

Attack on French soldier had Islamist motivation: prosecutor

Yahoo Top News - Wed, 2013-05-29 06:57
By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - A Muslim convert arrested on suspicion of stabbing a French soldier in a Paris suburb was motivated by religion, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The attack took place on May 25, three days after attackers chanting Islamist
May 28 2013

Israel minister warns Russia against arming Syria

Top Headlines - Tue, 2013-05-28 07:03

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister is signaling that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria.

May 28 2013

EU end to arms embargo in Syria weighs on Russia

Top Headlines - Tue, 2013-05-28 06:56

BRUSSELS (AP) — Fears grew of a foreign-fed arms race in Syria on Tuesday as European Union countries decided they could provide weapons to the rebels and Russia

May 28 2013

She found sweetie's war diary in museum

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2013-05-28 06:48
A Marine killed in battle in World War II finally had his wish fulfilled. WISH has more.
May 28 2013

Three Lebanese soldiers killed near Syria border

Reuters - Tue, 2013-05-28 06:41
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Gunmen killed three Lebanese soldiers at an army checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa Valley on Tuesday before fleeing towards the Syrian border, Lebanese officials said.
May 28 2013

Russian arms 'to stabilise Syria'

BBC News - Tue, 2013-05-28 06:26
Russia says it will deliver S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria to help deter foreign intervention, as the EU decides to lift an arms embargo.


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