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Reports: CIA Building Secret Mideast Air Base to Target Yemeni Terrorists

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. media report the Central Intelligence Agency is building a secret air base in the Middle East to use for armed drone attacks on terrorists in Yemen. The Associate Press, which first reported the construction plans, quotes unnamed U.S. officials who say the base, at an undisclosed location, could be operational by the end of […]

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Clinton Travels to Middle East, Africa

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has set off on a four-nation trip where she will take part in talks on Libya as well as an African economic conference. On Thursday, Clinton will be in the United Arab Emirates for a meeting of the 22-nation Libya Contact Group. Participants are expected to discuss how to […]

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Clinton Reserved About French Mideast Peace Talks

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given a cool welcome to a French plan to host a Middle East peace conference, as disagreements surface between Washington and Paris over how to get Israel and the Palestinians back to stalled negotiations. Clinton said Monday the U.S. strongly supports the resumption of talks, but does not […]

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Obama Counterterrorism Adviser on Trip to Sudan and Middle East

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, met with officials in Sudan Wednesday, discussing cooperation against al-Qaida as well as the crisis in the oil-rich Abyei region. A White House statement said John Brennan underscored President Obama’s “deep concern” over the continued presence of North Sudanese forces in Abyei and urged a “rapid […]

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