Pakistani intelligence sources told the Monitor that US intelligence intercepted satellite phone calls made by Osama bin Laden's bodyguard, which helped lead US forces to his hiding place.
Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who is accused of plotting to bomb a Portland, Ore., Christmas tree lighting ceremony, was not entrapped by FBI agents, says US Attorney General Eric Holder.
A man shampoos his Pomeranian, Mu Wan, which means sweet pork in Thai, in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Actress Angelina Jolie (c.) arrives at the Jalozai flood victim relief camp during her visit to flood-affected areas and relief camps supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province on Tuesday. Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency, called on Tuesday for constant and long-term assistance for Pakistan to help it cope with its worst-ever floods that have wreaked havoc on the impoverished country.
On a spacewalk, astronaut Owen K. Garriott, science pilot, retrieves an imagery experiment from the Apollo Telescope Mount attached to the Skylab in Earth orbit in 1973.
Pakistan floods recede but experts warn of a second wave of heavy rains that could spell disaster for those who already remain cut-off from aid now that many bridges have been washed away.
The flood-damaged countryside in Ghazi, Pakistan, is seen on Aug. 5. The United States announced an additional $20 million to help Pakistani flood victims amid growing concern over the political, economic, and security ramifications of the disaster. The new aid brought to $55 million the amount of funds committed by Washington so far to flood relief efforts in Pakistan, along with US military helicopters that have been airlifting survivors trapped by the worst floods in 80 years.
A reporter explores Pakistan’s border region and argues that it holds the key to a peaceful resolution in Afghanistan.
A bomb attack in the northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan killed 12 people Tuesday, including a senior police officer whom the Pakistan Taliban said they had targeted.
Pakistan renamed the North West Frontier Province to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a nod to Pashtuns, but the minority Hazars launched deadly protests. The Taliban has sought to supplant ethnic identity with pan-Islamist philosophy.