They make up 57 percent of Pentagon's personnel in Afghanistan, report shows.
Despite raucous moments, we're witnessing a grand spectacle of democracy in action in America.
Former British ambassador to Iran suggests ways to negotiate over nuclear policy.
He's set a September deadline after which sanctions might be toughened. But China and Russia might not join in if Tehran is showing progress.
The funeral procession of the influential religious and political figure is to make its way south on Saturday to the holy city of Karbala, and then to Najaf, where Hakim will be buried.
A lead Palestinian peace negotiator says the demand for a full settlement freeze – not a partial one – is a precondition to resuming peace talks. But a meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Abbas is still possible in September.
The impoverished country's battles against Shiite rebels and a growing Al Qaeda threat have heightened tensions between Sunni and Shiite neighbors in the region.
Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran's most powerful man, says he's not convinced by show trials that June election protesters are tools of foreign powers.