Gen. Ray Odierno, the top US commander in Iraq, said today that Al Qaeda is a diminished threat and that Iran has moved away from instigating violence. But he also said that Iraqi Shiite militants who trained in Iran are planning a major attack.
An Afghan soldier killed three British troops Tuesday. His motives are not known, but the incident could increase British skepticism about the Afghanistan war.
Forget the Cuba prisoner swap to Spain, Fidel Castro wanted to sound off about Iran last night, and that he did – on TV – in his most prominent public appearance in years.
China’s stake in the Middle East is growing. It buys more oil and sells more goods in the region than any other country, including the US. So why did Beijing vote in favor of Iran sanctions?
Street violence gripping Kashmir is becoming known as the Kashmir intifada, in a nod to the earlier uprisings of Palestinian stone-throwing youths against Israeli forces.
East Africa trade hub Kenya is on high alert after Somalia's Al Shabab Islamist group killed 76 in neighboring Uganda Sunday night. The Uganda bombings marked Al Shabab's first attack outside Somalia.
Congo President Joseph Kabila reportedly gave Belgian Queen Paola diamond-studded jewelry on the occasion of Congo's 50th anniversary celebrations. A bit of a PR catastrophe, says guest blogger Jason Stearns.
Somali terrorist group Al Shabab has claimed responsibility for Sunday's Uganda bombings. Guest blogger G. Pascal Zachary says the attack underscores the need for a new US policy on Somalia.
Less than 48 hours after twin Uganda bombings claimed by Somalia's Al Shabab militants killed 76 people, the Somali community in Uganda is now worried about being attacked. An unexploded suicide vest was found Monday and four foreigners arrested.
Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist who in March was reported to have defected to the US, has now taken refuge in the Pakistani embassy in Washington, seeking immediate repatriation to Iran.
Libya, a one-time global pariah whose leader's son is sponsoring an aid boat to Gaza this week, has seen dramatic economic progress since the lifting of sanctions for funding terrorism, nuclear proliferation. Is this a model for Iran and North Korea?
Six months after the 7.0 Haiti earthquake caused one of the worst humanitarian disasters in modern times, the worse-case scenarios have been avoided. Yet tens of thousands still live in camps.
Despite Hugo Chávez's reforms, plentiful food staples at cheap prices remain a fantasy for many in Venezuela. Hours of shopping might yield only bitter coffee and unbuttered bread.
French and Polish officials praised the decision by Swiss authorities to free Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski. But some ordinary citizens and French elite said a different judicial standard is used for the rich and famous.
The US has rebuilt and resupplied Iraqi schools. But amid continued sectarian violence and attacks on educational institutions and teachers, the system still needs security and hope.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to address allegations that his campaign received $190,000 in illegal campaign contributions from France's richest woman, L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt.
Internationally known dancer Alvaro Restrepo returned to his native land to help slum-dwelling children discover their potential and change their lives.
The Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militant group says it carried out twin Uganda bombings that killed at least 74 people and wounded scores more during the World Cup final Sunday. It's Al Shabab's first attack outside of Somalia.
For the past four years, Fidel Castro has been almost invisible. But now, he's back in public and appearing on a Cuban TV show tonight. Why?
In Sunday's upper house parliamentary elections, Japanese voters turned against the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). Prime Minister Naoto Kan's plan to double the consumption tax to 10 percent is behind the backlash, say analysts.