International press

Interviewing Assad: What is the point? - 09/30/2016

In a recent interview with AP, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was asked about accusations of violations of human rights and the use of barrel bombs. He replied: “When they talk about barrel bombs,...

Like Father, Like Son - 02/15/2012

Watching the Syrian Army pummel the Syrian town of Homs to put down the rebellion there against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad is the remake of a really bad movie that starred Bashar’s...

Reef could provide clues to evolution: Australian scientists - 02/24/2010

Sydney - Australian scientists said Monday they had discovered in an outback mountain range a reef that was under water 650 million years ago and could provide fresh insight into early life on earth....

Greenland's ice cap melting faster than expected: experts - 02/24/2010

Copenhagen - Greenland's ice cap, which covers more than 80 percent of the island, is melting faster than expected because of global warming, a Danish researcher said on Monday. The...

Canadian polka king decries Grammy snub - 02/24/2010

OTTAWA - Canada's best-selling polka singer Walter Ostanek is aghast that his category has been dropped by the US Recording Academy in a reshuffling of the Grammy Awards, he told local media Friday....

The emotional housekeeping of the world - 02/24/2010

Alice Munro's stories bring her readers up against unmediated life, says Christopher Tayler. Christopher Tayler- In "Fiction", one of the 10 new stories collected in Too Much Happiness, a...

British police accused of 'waterboarding': reports - 06/18/2009

LONDON- Six British police officers have been accused of subjecting suspects to waterboarding, a simulated drowning tactic condemned by US President Barack Obama as torture, newspapers here reported...

Hariri coalition claims victory in Lebanon vote - 06/18/2009

BEIRUT, Jocelyne Zablit - Lebanon's pro-Western coalition claimed victory on Monday over an alliance headed by the fundamentalist Shiite militant group Hezbollah after a fiercely-contested...

Ahmadinejad has strong lead in Iran count: poll chief - 06/13/2009

TEHRAN- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has taken a strong lead in his bid to be re-elected as Iran's president, chalking up 65.96 percent of Friday's vote with more than two-thirds of ballot boxes counted, the...