North Koreans on Thursday tested several short-range missiles, but their track record on longer-range missile technology has been poor.
Protests against taxes and red ink are set for this weekend. Their potential to form a formidable national movement is unclear.
Afghanistan hopes to gain control of more of its territory before August elections. The Taliban could disrupt voter turnout in areas it holds.
Everything up to this point has been 'concessional, interim, or bridging,' Iraq's foreign minister told the Monitor, calling the vote the most important in Iraq's history.
In Interview, Iraqi foreign minister tells US not to disengage with Iraq politically – like it did in Afghanistan.
About 4,000 soldiers are flooding into the southern Taliban stronghold of Helmand Province in the first test of new US strategy.
Thursday’s tests were expected; what’s at issue now is whether Pyongyang will send a long-range missile toward Hawaii on July 4.
In Helmand Province, poppy cultivation funds insurgent activities. As the operation began, the US military announced a US soldier had been captured in another province.
The governor is a hot ticket in the Lower 48, but her in-state approval is sagging.
Team Obama has picked favorites for races in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and New York. Local party figures say that undermines democracy – and is not the national party's job.