Ascension Island is left over from the British empire. Its 35 square miles is in the middle of the Atlantic between Brazil and west Africa. It is a discreet base for covert British and American operations in Africa. To prevent the indigenous populati
The US Navy has put Somali pirates operating in the Indian Ocean on notice: They will be intercepted, pursued, arrested and handed over to coastal states for trial (or taken to US navy base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba).
"The work has resumed (at the Natanz enrichment facility)," said Javad Vaidi, a member of Iran's Supreme National Security Council.
[Suckers!!!!] The US will cancel all debt owed to it by Afghanistan, which amounts to about $108 million. Such a move would boost Afghanistan's trade, investment and other economic ties with its major creditors.
Mexico City authorities are likely to close a Sheraton hotel in the capital that threw out Cuban officials on orders of Washington, a move that angered Mexicans who say the country's sovereignty was abused. And what they see as U.S. interference
The flags also block the view of an huge electronic sign set up at the U.S. mission in Havana, on the 5th floor, that has angered communist officials by displaying streaming news and human rights messages. [This is funny as hell!]
Mexico issued a complaint against an American-owned hotel that—under pressure from the US government—expelled a group of Cuban businessmen meeting US energy executives, saying the company violated US investment and trade protection laws
US-sponsored democracy-building programs are facing increased scrutiny worldwide, has bolstered Chávez's claims that the US is meddling in Venezuelan affairs. US aid agencies have been under scrutiny in Venezuela since it was revealed that some m
To the displeasure of the Israeli delegation the resolution on Iran states: "... the objective of a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction, including their means of delivery."
In September 2004, Washington accused Sudan of genocide leaving 300,000 people dead and 2.4 million homeless. But Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer now says the situation "is very different than it was. It's not as systematic.
The United States has ordered the expulsion of a senior Venezuelan envoy in a tit-for-tat move that has drawn criticism from Caracas.
The World Bank's internal investigations unit has received an anonymous complaint that the bank's rules and procedures were stretched in the appointment of close advisers to Paul Wolfowitz, the bank's president.
The US said it was astonished by Taiwanese President Shui-bian's planned hardline policies on China. He would "seriously consider" abolishing reunification with China applying to rejoin the UN in the name of Taiwan and draft a new con
India considers the Syrian venture to be of enormous strategic significance for the value of underlying assets and the role it will play in cementing China-India partnership for acquiring oil and gas equities in third world countries.
The Americans have warned India that its nuclear deal signed during their Prime Minister's trip to Washington will die in Congress if it doesn't back the US on Iran. From India's perspective that's bare-knuckle diplomacy at its worst.
Barely eight months after taking office, World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz is fulfilling the fears of some staffers who looked askance at the hawkish former Pentagon number two's appointment.
The U.S. Navy boarded an apparent pirate ship in the Indian Ocean and detained 26 men for questioning, the Navy said Sunday. The 16 Indians and 10 Somali men were aboard a traditional dhow that was chased and seized Saturday by the U.S. guided missil
Iran has secretly extended the uranium enrichment plant at the centre of the international controversy over its resumption of banned nuclear research earlier this month, satellite imagery has revealed.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived in Damascus for a visit to show solidarity as international pressure grows on both states.
Hours earlier, Iran barred CNN journalists from the country for misquoting the president as speaking of "nuclear weapons" when he actually spoke of "nuclear technology" during a recent news conference.
Iran banned Time Warner Inc.'s CNN International from the country after the U.S. network misquoted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a Jan. 14 news conference, the Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry said.
Ambassador to the UN John Bolton, who is known for his tough views concerning Iran's nuclear project.
Spain has said it will go ahead with the sale of 12 military planes to Venezuela despite US objections.
The court now faces the daunting task of replacing Mr Amin, who, despite the criticism levelled at him, is generally considered among the more capable Iraqi legal minds willing to work for the court.
``There are a variety of options, a variety of tools at the disposal of the international community once it has been referred to the Security Council,'' Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said.
France, Britain and Germany quickly responded that they were not demanding sanctions against Tehran just yet.
WASHINGTON -- After breaking the seals on its once-secret nuclear facility at Natanz, Iran set the stage for a long-threatened showdown with Europe and the U.S.
Early in the morning of March 16, 1968, Thompson, door-gunner Lawrence Colburn and crew chief Glenn Andreotta came upon U.S. ground troops killing Vietnamese civilians in and around the village of My Lai.
The United States is walking at the edge of a cliff. If it bombs Iran to stem Iranian development of nuclear weapons, it fatally poisons U.S. relationships with the entire world of Islam. If it uses nuclear weapons in the assault, it further seals th
The US warned Iran against resuming atomic fuel research and development next week in what could become a showdown over the West's suspicions that Tehran wants to build a nuclear bomb.