Turkey's Parliament went into an emergency closed door session to discuss a bill that would authorize its military to launch cross border operations in Syria. The session followed Turkey firing on Syrian targets for a second day, even though Turkey says it has no intention of declaring war.
In the first presidential debate last night Mitt Romney and Barack Obama clashed over the economy, tax and healthcare.
President Obama picked up an endorsement today most Americans would probably say he can do without: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The socialist strongman has used strong anti-U.S. language in the past, especially when George W. Bush was president. But now on state-owned television he said if he was an American, he'd vote for Obama.
Both American presidential candidates are revving up for the critical first of three presidential debates. With the election barely a month away, that leaves little time to sway voters.
We've all heard about Iranian President Ahmedinejad's threats to wipe Israel off the face of the map. CNN's Fareed Zakaria sat down to an interview with the Iranian leader and questioned him about this desire, where he made a mockery of Zakaria's question.
A soaring number of refugees are fleeing the Syrian civil war. This week Wednesday was described as perhaps the worst day for the death toll since the uprising began a year and a half ago. Gunfire and heavy shelling in Hama, Lattakia and Aleppo saw 340 people killed.
Rebels, armed with explosives and guns, attacked a Syrian building --much like the Pentagon—yesterday. This video shows the blast as it happened against the military facility in Damascus. Four guards were reported killed and 14 people injured. The Free Syrian Army claimed responsibility for the attack.
World leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly in New York . They addressed topics like poverty, global warming, renewed conflicts in sub Saharan Africa; and most critically: violence in the Middle East , including the 18-month civil war raging in Syria
Police guard a French Magazine over Muhammad cartoons; violence over anti-Islam film spreads to Pakistan; a Colorado high school is under fire for seizing student's Rosary beads; Danish Journalist releases evidence of discovery of Noah's ark in Ararat mountain of Turkey; Toronto Blue Jays player suspended for anti-gay slur.
Mitt Romney is defending controversial comments he made that was captured by a hidden camera at a private fundraiser back in May. The clips were posted on some websites and The Huffington Post. Romney says the remarks were "off the cuff" and "not elegantly stated," but he sticks by the main message. Andrew Spencer has the story.
With the unleashing of violence in the middle east, said to be over a film insulting to Islam, the world has changed for Christians. That is the warning of Founder and president of the Christian Emergency network. Mary Marr asked the question: if the US cannot or will not defend its embassies then what will be defended. As for the future security of Christians, Churches and missionaries globally, the current events weigh heavily.
Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan brought a scathing attack on President Obama's foreign policy…. in a speech at a Summit in Washington. He pointed to the turmoil in the Middle East, including the civil war in Syria, and anti-U-S protests in Libya, Egypt and Yemen.
A team of about 50 Marines has been dispatched to the Libyan city of Benghazi to secure the U.S. Consulate after attacks Tuesday left four Americans dead including the U.S. ambassador. The move follows President Obamas order for "all necessary resources" to be provided to Libya to support the security of U.S. personnel in the country.
US ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans have been killed in Libya after angry protestors attacked the US consulate and burned it down. It was over the production of a Dutch film thought to be an insult to Mohammed.
Today marks the somber day of remembrance: the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. From Ground Zero, to the Pentagon, to a tranquil field in Pennsylvania, thousands will gather to remember those they lost. Nearly three-thousand people died in the attacks.
In the final night of the Democratic Convention last night, President Obama delivered a message of hope, as he officially accepted the party nomination.
Former president Bill Clinton fiercely defended Obama at the Democratic National Convention last night. Night two included some party controversy and a line up of speakers that left the delegates and voters with a lot to think about. It all came together in the end with a speech from Former President Bill Clinton . He drew resounding cheers. Here's a wrap of the evening.
At The Democratic National Convention's Black Caucus meeting yesterday, hundreds of delegates and volunteers geared up for the type of on-the-ground campaigning it will take within the black community to keep Obama in the White House.
Mitt Romney officially accepted the Republican nomination last night with a rousing speech that touched on jobs, his Mormon faith and family. A surprise speaker at the Republican National Convention was Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood. But beyond the hoopla and many heartfelt speeches on Romneys behalf, the evening marked one of a very few opportunities any presidential challenger is granted to appeal to millions of voters in a single night.
The Republican National convention is now in full swing and Texas Congressman Ron Paul immediately grabbed the headlines last night. The media long determined that Ron Paul finally saw the light, threw in the towel and ended his campaign.
Marco Rubio gave a brief address at a Republican pre-convention dinner party hosted by the Hispanic Leadership Network yesterday. He is viewed as the Hispanic star that could boost much needed support from that demographic where Barack Obama leads Romney 62 to 24 percent among Latino voters.
Hundreds of evangelicals gathered in Tampa, Florida at the Faith and Freedom Coalition rally ahead of the Republican National Convention. They highlighted the importance of the election as –what they called--Obama's "war on religion." Speakers included Mike Huckabee, Ralph Reed and Newt Gingrich.
The 9 pedestrians that suffered bullet or fragment wounds on Friday near the Empire state Building, were all injured by a hail of police gunfire….. in reponse to a disgruntled former apparel designer…. wielding a 45 caliber pistol. 58 year old Jeffrey Johnson had just reportedly killed a former co-worker.
An elected county judge in Texas has issued an alarming warning. It's raising eyebrows: that the nation could descend into civil war if President Barack Obama is re-elected. County judge Tom Head is now calling for a trained, well-equipped force to battle UN troops he says Obama would bring in. The judge was referring to unexplained "executive orders" and other documents that Obama has filed. Head believes that Obama will attempt to give the sovereignty of the United States away to the United Nations…resulting in civil war.