On his first trip to Afghanistan as Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta offered an upbeat assessment. "We're within reach of strategically defeating Al Qaeda," he said.
Palestinian children play with colored parachutes at an event organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) seeking to achieve a world record for the largest number of people flying parachutes from the ground, at a sports stadium in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. The event was part of the 'Summer Games,' a six-week summer camp organized by UNRWA to provide a recreational outlet for children in the Gaza Strip.
A top Taliban commander says he is quitting the Pakistan Taliban because of a spate of suicide bombings. It's the first sign of fracture in Pakistan's Taliban and could benefit both Pakistan and the US, say experts.
A US and NATO withdrawal raises the stakes in Afghanistan for Pakistan, India, China, Russia, and Iran. It's time for these regional powers to join together in a conference on Afghanistan, based on common concerns and shared interests.
The Pakistani government's request that British trainers working with its Frontier Corps be removed is likely fallout from the deterioration of US-Pakistan relations over the bin Laden raid.
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan is to Pakistan what Sarah Palin is to the US: controversial, and, arguably, a force to be reckoned with.
A cellphone used by Osama bin Laden's courier contained contacts for commanders in a Pakistani militant group that has long been mentored by Pakistan's spy agency.
Recent arrests of military officials suggest that the Pakistani Army is intensifying its hunt for key officers with possible links to outlawed militant outfits such as Hizb ut-Tahrir.
Luke Tinsman, of San Clemente, Calif., eyes a perch while in a fisheye bubble at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor in Dana Point, Calif.