Afghan and NATO officials are seeing a rise in numbers of foreign fighters in Afghanistan at the same time US officials say attacks by Al Qaeda in Iraq have sharply dropped.
Failed talks and the killing of yet another aid worker highlight the growing humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Seizing on the conflict in Georgia, East European countries are pushing for strong measures against an aggressive Moscow they say they know all too well.
Russia's message – 'We're back and we're strong' – creates a new geopolitical dynamic in Eurasia for the Western alliance.
Some 190,000 private personnel were working in the Iraq theater as of early this year, a new report says.
Daring satire pushes buttons as it parodies the moviemaking business.
The US bid to promote a fourth round of sanctions may get lost amid sharp dispute over Russian military action in Georgia.