Top Daily Stories for May 2013

May 31 2013

Iraqis, Lebanese blame unrest on internal issues, not Syria’s war

McClatchy News Service - Fri, 2013-05-31 15:09
Despite the presence of thousands of non-Syrians fighting on both sides of that country’s civil war – and increasing rhetoric about a regional conflagration – the now contiguous conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon each arise from
May 31 2013

Assad forces advance; West, Russia exchange barbs ahead of talks

Reuters - Fri, 2013-05-31 14:01
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad tightened their siege of rebels in a strategic town on Friday, in a counter-offensive that is shifting the balance of the Syrian war ahead of a peace conference next month.
May 31 2013

Allen: Afghans may need U.S 'bridging force' beyond 2014

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-05-31 14:00
The recently retired commander of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan is publicly suggesting that the military may need to keep additional troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014.
May 30 2013

Man accused of killing British soldier appears in court

Fox News - World - Thu, 2013-05-30 05:49

A man accused of killing a British soldier in London appeared in court to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

Michael Adebowale, 22, was handcuffed during the brief appearance Wednesday. He was allowed to sit down while giving information

May 30 2013

China says has no need to steal U.S. military secrets

Reuters - Thu, 2013-05-30 03:04
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defense Ministry dismissed as ridiculous on Thursday a U.S. report that Chinese hackers have gained access to designs of more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, saying the country needed no outside help for its military
May 30 2013

McCain insists US weapons would 'help the right people' in Syria war

MSNBC - Thu, 2013-05-30 03:03

The Syrian opposition, who are currently training for battle using wooden guns, are calling on Europe to quickly supply weapons after the European Union lifted an arms embargo. Russia, meanwhile, is sending missiles to the Assad regime.

May 30 2013

Bombs hit Baghdad districts, at least 10 dead

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2013-05-30 02:31
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb and several roadside blasts exploded in Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim neighborhoods across Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 10 people in the latest in more than a month-long surge in attacks, police and hospital sources
May 29 2013

U.S. soldier accused of killing Afghans in deal to avoid execution -lawyer

Reuters - Wed, 2013-05-29 20:49
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in two rampages from his Army post last year has reached a plea deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday.
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

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.


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