Defeating the Taliban will become impossible without more soldiers, Gen. Stanley McChrystal said in a report made public Sunday, hours after President Obama repeated doubts about whether to send them.
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Sunday that Palestinians would reject anything rival Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas agrees to during this week's talks with President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
President Obama and defense secretary Robert Gates fired back at conservatives and security hawks who have decried the decision as a dangerous capitulation to Russia.
Antigovernment activists plan to defy a tough security law to rally Saturday on the third anniversary of a military coup.
Iraq's accusation that Syria was behind the massive Baghdad bombing a month ago Saturday has pushed relations to a new low.
Launched this week, it has been overloaded with calls targeting undelivered pensions, lack of running water, and spotty electricity.
Experts say Noordin's death Thursday gives Indonesia a window to recalibrate its battle to confront other militants.
A Chinese delegation visited Kim Jong-il this week to press for reengagement on the North's nuclear program. The US, which has said it's open to talks, must deal with a deeply suspicious S. Korean leadership.
Reformists failed to gain the new momentum and international visibility they sought by coopting Quds Day marches, an annual event to show solidarity with Palestinians.
More than 800,000 people have lost their livelihoods in a four-year dry spell exacerbated by climate change and rising food prices. Almost half of them live in urban makeshift camps.
Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comments coincide with report that IAEA withheld evidence about Iran's nuclear weapon capabilities
Tweets on incident that killed two, injured 14 on Thursday were taken down, and newspapers and blogs were censored.
Italy's prime minister said Italy will try to withdraw its 3,100 soldiers soon but with NATO input. Debate over the war has grown recently in Germany and Britain, too.