Politics

Al Qaeda decline hard to reverse after Bin Laden killing: U.S

Al Qaeda decline hard to reverse after Bin Laden killing: U.S

Tue Jul 31, 2012

(Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's death sent al Qaeda into a decline that will be hard to reverse, the United States said on Tuesday in a report that found terrorist attacks last year fell to their lowest level since 2005.

Describing 2011 as a "landmark year," the United States said other top al Qaeda members killed last year included Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, reportedly the militant organization's No. 2 figure after bin Laden's death, and Anwar al-Awlaki, who led its lethal affiliate in Yemen.

Key U.S. lawmakers agree on new Iran sanctions

Key U.S. lawmakers agree on new Iran sanctions

By Reuters and The Associated Press

Jul.31, 2012

U.S. lawmakers are a step closer to finalizing new sanctions aimed at further restricting Iran's oil revenues after negotiators from the Senate and House of Representatives agreed upon a compromise bill on Monday.

As Syrian government gains ground in Aleppo, it loses its people

As Syrian government gains ground in Aleppo, it loses its people

By Ariel Zirulnick

July 30, 2012

Reports out of Aleppo indicate that Syrian government troops launching an assault on the city have so far been unable to retake rebel-held neighborhoods there, despite the use of heavy weapons such as tanks and helicopter gunships.

Yesterday Syrian state media reported government victories in two Aleppo neighborhoods, but activists denied the reports, telling the Associated Press that there has been only "fierce shelling" and some fighting on the ground.

Expert: Officials ignorant on sharia

Expert: Officials ignorant on sharia

Becky Yeh - OneNewsNow California correspondent -

An expert on Islam is concerned that some California politicians and city officials are ignoring the facts about sharia law.

A town hall meeting at the Islamic Society of Orange County earlier this year declared there is no conflict between sharia law, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Several lawmakers and officials in The Golden State -- including Democratic U.S. Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Loretta Sanchez; Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Michael Downing; and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca -- urged support for sharia law. In several recently released videos from the event, officials said that sharia is not a threat to the United States.

Syndicate content