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LA Sheriff: Feds interview Calififornia filmmaker

September 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff’s station but was not arrested or detained, authorities said early Saturday. Continue Reading

Is the oil era nearing its finish?

August 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After nearly a decade of warnings that the world’s oil supply was running out, Americans now are hearing about technology breakthroughs that can unlock vast U.S. deposits of natural gas, help reverse a 40-year slide in domestic oil production and perhaps transform America into the next Middle East. Continue Reading

United Nations Security Council backs Annan’s Syria peace plan

March 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.N. Security Council sent a strong and united message to the Syrian government and opposition today to immediately implement proposals by international envoy Kofi Annan to end the yearlong bloodshed. Continue Reading

25 police killed in carefully planned western Iraq shooting spree

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A gang of gunmen disguised in military-style uniforms and carrying forged arrest warrants killed 25 police today, then hoisted the battle flag of al-Qaida in a carefully planned early morning shooting spree in western Iraq, officials said. Continue Reading

Syrian rebels retreating from besieged Homs district

March 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Syrian rebels said they were making a “tactical retreat” today from a besieged district in opposition stronghold of Homs following a punishing, monthlong military assault. They said they were running out of weapons and humanitarian conditions were catastrophic.
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Veteran American journalist working for British newspaper 1 of 2 killed in Syria shelling

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A French photojournalist and an American working for a British newspaper, veteran war reporter Marie Colvin, were killed today by Syrian government shelling of the opposition stronghold of Homs, France’s government said. Continue Reading

Red Cross calls for daily 2-hour halt in Syria clashes

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Red Cross called today for a daily two-hour cease-fire in Syria so that it can deliver emergency aid and reach people who are wounded or sick, an appeal that came as government troops heavily shelled rebellious districts in the resistance stronghold of Homs, killing at least 16 people. Continue Reading

Red Cross tries to broker cease-fire in Syria

February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Syria’s military sent tanks and other reinforcements toward the resistance stronghold of Homs today for a possible offensive to break the opposition’s grip even as Red Cross negotiators tried to broker a cease-fire for emergency aid to areas wracked by fighting. Continue Reading

Two-time Pulitzer winner for New York Times dies in Syria

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, whose dispatches captured untold stories from Baghdad under “shock and awe” bombing to Libya wracked by civil war, died Thursday of an apparent asthma attack in Syria while reporting on the uprising against its president. Continue Reading

25 dead, 175 wounded as blasts hit security HQs in Syrian city of Aleppo

February 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Aleppo is a major city, Syria’s economic center, that has largely stood by Syrian President Bashar Assad in the nearly 11-month-old uprising against his rule. Continue Reading