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Officials: Bombs, clashes kill at least 56 in Iraq

QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press= BAGHDAD (AP) — Insurgents unleashed a new wave of attacks on Tuesday in Iraq, killing at least 49 people, officials said, the latest in a surge in violence across the country that has raised concerns over a return to sectarian bloodshed. Also, seven militants were killed. There was no claim of responsibility for the attacks, mostly ...

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Obama honours 1998 Tanzania bombing dead

US President Barack Obama has laid a wreath for the victims of the 1998 US embassy bombing in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam. Eleven Americans were killed in the al-Qaeda…

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Obama honours 1998 Tanzania bombing dead

US President Barack Obama has laid a wreath for the victims of the 1998 US embassy bombing in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam. Eleven Americans were killed in the al-Qaeda…

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Vatican panel clears Pope John Paul II for sainthood

Facebook Follow @washtimes Should NSA leaker Edward Snowden be granted asylum in Russia? Login to Vote View results VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope John Paul II has cleared the final obstacle before being made a saint, awaiting just the final approval from Pope Francis and a date for the ceremony that could come as soon as Dec. 8, a Vatican ...

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Vatican panel clears Pope John Paul II for sainthood

Facebook Follow @washtimes Should NSA leaker Edward Snowden be granted asylum in Russia? Login to Vote View results VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope John Paul II has cleared the final obstacle before being made a saint, awaiting just the final approval from Pope Francis and a date for the ceremony that could come as soon as Dec. 8, a Vatican ...

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Syria, Snowden top topics for Kerry-Lavrov meeting

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei—The Syrian crisis and National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden were hot-button topics Tuesday at U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of an Asian summit in Brunei. Lavrov declined to sum up his more-than-90-minute meeting with Kerry, telling reporters only that their discussion was…

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11 killed as Taliban attack NATO supply base in Kabul

KABUL, July 2 (Xinhua) — At least 11 people were killed early Tuesday morning when Taliban launched an attack on a NATO supply base in the eastern part of the Afghan capital, the seventh massive attack in Kabul within two months, said police. The killed included two civilian drivers, four Nepalese guards, one Afghan guard and four militants. “A truck ...

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Brazil Tops Spain 3-0: Neymar, Fred Lift Hosts In Confederations Cup Final (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Fred of Brazil celebrates with his team-mates after scoring his team’s third goal to make the score 3-0 during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Final match between Brazil and Spain at Maracana on June 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. RIO DE JANEIRO — Fred scored two goals, Neymar added another and host Brazil defeated world champion Spain ...

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Brazil Tops Spain 3-0: Neymar, Fred Lift Hosts In Confederations Cup Final (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Fred of Brazil celebrates with his team-mates after scoring his team’s third goal to make the score 3-0 during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Final match between Brazil and Spain at Maracana on June 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. RIO DE JANEIRO — Fred scored two goals, Neymar added another and host Brazil defeated world champion Spain ...

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India floods: ‘Thousands still missing’ in Uttarakhand

Nearly 3,000 people are still missing following floods and landslides which hit India’s Uttarakhand state a fortnight ago, the chief minister of the state has said. More than 800 people are reported to have been killed so far but Vijay Bahuguna said the exact number of deaths may…

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