U.S. says will abide by Mine Ban Treaty except on Korean Peninsula
By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States edged closer on Tuesday to compliance with the international treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, saying it would abide by key requirements of the 1999 accord everywhere except on the Korean Peninsula. Advocates of the landmine ban welcomed the administration's efforts to adhere to provisions of the treaty, but said there was no justification for its continued insistence on the right to use them on the Korean Peninsula. "It's good that the Obama administration continues to inch toward joining the Mine Ban Treaty. ...
Life sentence in NYC for Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A seemingly unrepentant Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges. A Manhattan federal jury in March found the Kuwaiti-born 48-year-old guilty of conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support for terrorists and providing such support, after a trial that offered a rare glimpse of bin Laden in the hours following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. U.S. ...
3 dead in shooting at UPS facility in Ala., say police
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, leaving two people dead, police said. The shooter also was killed in the gunfire.
Three killed, including shooter, at UPS facility in Alabama
(Reuters) - Three people were killed, including the gunman, in a shooting on Tuesday at a United Parcel Service Inc facility in Alabama, police said. The shooting occurred at a company facility in the Inglenook neighborhood of Birmingham, said Birmingham Police Captain Jerry Wiley. (Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky, Colleen Jenkins and Letitia Stein)
US warns Ebola could infect 1.4 million by 2015
Washington (AFP) - The number of Ebola infections in Liberia and Sierra Leone could skyrocket to 1.4 million by January 2015, according to a worst-case scenario released by US health authorities Tuesday.
Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes
NEW YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced.
U.S., partners begin airstrikes in Syria
The U.S. and five Arab countries launch strikes on Islamic State targets in eastern Syria.
Airstrikes target al-Qaida veterans
U.S. forces simultaneously hit IS and the shadowy Khorosan Group in Syria.
Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.
Obama: War on Islamic State will ‘take time’
President says fight is not just the U.S.'s alone; Arab coalition played key role.