As Occupy Oakland moves forward with its call for a general strike Wednesday, the city is still unprepared to respond in a swift, coordinated manner if altercations between protesters and police result in injuries, an Alameda County official in charge of medical preparedness said.
The attorney general of the Syrian province Hama resigned in a video posted online by activists Thursday in protest of President Bashar al-Assad's violent response to peaceful protesters.
Rahm Emanuel has made it official. Six weeks after bailing out as White House chief of staff and returning to Chicago, he has formally announced that he is running to be the next mayor of the Windy City.
The Iraqi government has ordered employees of the North Carolina-based security firm Blackwater USA to leave the country and is opening a criminal investigation following Sunday's deadly shootout in Baghdad, during which a group of Blackwater contractors escorting a convoy of U.S. officials opened fire on nearby civilians.
A senior State Department official recently had a frank chat with Al Jazeera, saying: "I think there is great room for strong criticism, because without doubt, there was arrogance and stupidity by the United States in Iraq." Though Alberto Fernandez denies using those particular words, the BBC has verified the statement.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales claims that Bush has never supported making English the national language, but White House Press Secretary Tony Snow just said the opposite. (And the Senate just voted to make it so.)