U.N. official: World owes 'great deal' to Snowden

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Hill) The top U.N. human rights official thinks that government leaker Edward Snowden ought to be celebrated for exposing violations of international law, not chased across the more…

Hamas agrees to temporary truce

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) The Times of Israel is liveblogging events as they unfold through Thursday, the tenth day of Operation Protective Edge. Ceasefire efforts seem to be gathering more…

Russia 'agrees to reopen Cuba spy base'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Agence France-Presse) Russia has provisionally agreed to reopen a major Cold War listening post on Cuba that was used to spy on the United States, a Russian daily more…

Top Marine to Obama: Get in the fight

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fiscal Times) It's highly unusual for a high-ranking soldier, let alone a high-ranking Marine, to publicly question White House and Pentagon policy. Yet that's exactly what four-star Gen. more…

Israel: We'll do 'whatever it takes'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON – Israel is seeking to stop Hamas rocket strikes from Gaza and to obtain a cease-fire and will do "whatever it takes" to achieve these objectives, said more…

Jailed Marine's mom: 'My heart is breaking'

by Gina Loudon -- [caption id="attachment_897371" align="aligncenter" width="600"] U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi[/caption] SAN DIEGO – For weeks, the mother of a U.S. Marine who made a wrong turn at the Mexican more…

Artists bomb Israel (with graffiti)

by Marisa Martin -- Rockets are coughing up death over Israel's cities like swarms of incendiary summer wasps – 1,000 rocket strikes in six days at last count (July 8-14). Elsewhere, editors more…

Congress goes AWOL on border crisis

by Greg Corombos -- Congressional Republicans are slow to denounce President Obama's "lawless" actions and doing even less in response, according to Center for Immigration Studies legal analyst John Feere. As the more…

Lawsuit dropped against Christian convert

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — A lawsuit brought by a Sudanese Muslim father against a Christian woman to formally establish her as his Muslim daughter was dropped on Wednesday, the lawyer more…