The announcement that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghanistan Taliban's military chief, was arrested underscores increasing US-Pakistan intelligence cooperation, targeting Taliban leaders inside Pakistan for arrest and assassination.
NATO forces said Tuesday that three more civilians had been killed in separate incidents, bringing the total number of Afghan civilians killed since the coalition assault on Marjah began four days ago to at least 15.
The No. 2 Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Omar was captured in Karachi, where many Pakistani militants have been reported to be hiding. Police say there are 150 Taliban fighters in the city now.
One of the Winter Olympics' best rivalries – the Swiss vs. the Austrians in alpine skiing – has been one-sided in recent years. But a gold Monday and the promise of another Tuesday shows Switzerland is making a comeback.
At the Vancouver Olympics, figure skating coach Ingo Steuer of Germany sat with teams from three different countries – Switzerland, Ukraine, and Germany – after their performances tonight.
For American Bode Miller, bronze in the men's downhill Monday was a sign of how much his attitude toward the Winter Olympics has changed since Turin.
American Seth Wescott came from behind to beat Canadian Mike Robertson in the snowboardcross final Monday, adding spice to the cross-border battle to top the medal table.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won assurances Monday that Russia will will 'hold off' on supplying Iran with advanced S-300 air defense missiles, but it's still unlikely Russia will back sanctions against Iran, analysts say.
After a disastrous Games in 2006, Bode Miller started the 2010 Winter Olympics with a bronze in the men's downhill, setting a record for the most Olympic alpine medals by an American man.
A report out of Britain funded by Virgin Airlines owner Richard Branson and other British business leaders warns that peak oil is looming in 2015. The controversial idea that growing oil demand will soon outstrip more finds is capturing the attention of governments.
A corruption scandal threatens to tear apart the fragile coalition government, prompting fear of a return to the ethnic violence that killed 1,300 and displaced hundreds of thousands after the disputed elections of December 2007.
Monday's Winter Olympics schedule includes women's ice hockey, men's alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, speed skating, luge, and figure skating.
Two commuter trains collided in a Brussels suburb after one ran a stop light, killing at least 12 and halting all high-speed train traffic between Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
In a dramatic turnaround from this past summer, Afghan forces in the new Marjah offensive outnumber international forces 3 to 2. Efforts to 'Afghanize' the face of the war against the Taliban are seen as key.
Indian officials said Monday that upcoming peace talks with Pakistan are on track despite Saturday's attacks in Pune which some suspect were orchestrated by a Pakistan-based terrorist group.
Canada won its first-ever Olympic gold medal on home soil in the men's moguls Sunday. But among the absences was a skier – and a jump – trying to push moguls back to its freestyle roots.
Both Canada and the US broke long losing streaks Sunday. The US won its first-ever medal in Nordic combined. Canada won its first-ever gold on home soil. But which was a bigger deal?
Johnny Spillane's silver is the first US medal in Nordic combined skiing since the inaugural 1924 Winter Olympics. The US fourth and sixth place, too, makes this the most dominant team performance by any country in a quarter of a century.
Johnny Spillane won silver in Sunday's Nordic combined race – the first-ever medal for the US in Nordic combined. Americans Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong finished 4th and 6th.