The US has shown "arrogance" and "stupidity" in Iraq despite its good intentions, a senior US diplomat said in an interview aired by an Arabic news channel on Sunday. "We tried to do our best but I think there is much room f
The US is willing to use its full military might to defend Japan in light of
North Korea's nuclear test, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said as she sought to assure Asian countries there is no need to jump into a nuclear arms race.
The US has quietly started a campaign projected to cost up to $42 million to bolster Hamas's political opponents ahead of possible early Palestinian elections. Includes funding to help restructure Palestinian Authority Abbas's Fatah group and
The U.S. ambassador, in a rare case of a diplomat openly criticizing a host nation's spending plans, has said Italy's shrinking military outlays put at risk its ability to finance NATO missions and wield strategic influence.
On Oct 4, 2002, officials from the US State Department flew to Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, and confronted Kim Jong-il's foreign ministry with evidence that Kim had acquired centrifuges for processing highly enriched uranium
A group of rice farmers in the small village of Daechuri near the city of Pyongtaek attempt to defend themselves against invasion by the US military. The farmers' struggle against expansion of a nearby US military base has become a rallying point
The British government tried to rein in US policy in Iraq from the outset of the March 2003 invasion but found itself powerless to do so, a former cabinet minister was quoted on Saturday as saying. David Blunkett, Home Secretary of the time of the i
North Korea "can have a future or it can have these weapons. It cannot have both," Assistant Secretary of State Christopher R. Hill said in remarks at Johns Hopkins University's U.S.-Korea Institute. It was the toughest response
"We all agree on the need to fight terrorism but we should do so in a way that does not create more terrorism in the future." Rice shot back: "Let's deal with those who are trying to kill us now and leave the future for some other
China, the United States, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand spent more than $1.3 billion in a largely secret program in the 1980s to support Khmer Rouge and non-Communist guerrillas in Cambodia fighting Vietnamese troops and allied Cambodian forces, t
The United States and Syria locked horns, with Washington urging others to join it in imposing sanctions on Damascus and Syria telling America to stop trying to impose its will on Arabs. The world pays the price when the US government thinks it knows
A N. Korean official said his country will soon unload fuel rods from a nuclear reactor to make plutonium for weapons to pressure Washington into direct talks. N. Korea wanted evidence that Washington would not pursue "regime change" to ous
John Bellinger, legal adviser to Secretary of State Rice challenged Europeans to offer constructive suggestions about how to deal with this "really difficult" area, rather than simply making "criticism after criticism after criticism**
The US indicated it could take action against more Iranian banks after last week’s unprecedented exclusion of Bank Saderat from dollar denominated business. Stuart Levey, the US under secretary for counter terrorism and financial intelligence, s
The US ambassador to Nicaragua has issued a vigorous warning to this small Central American country’s voters against supporting Daniel Ortega, the veteran leftwing Sandinista leader and the frontrunner in November’s presidential election.
Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski discusses the errors committed by the Bush administration in its war on terror, the disastrous campaign in Iraq, and the risks of a global uprising against inequality.
US President George Bush is to host White House talks on British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Cohen, 35, creator of Ali G, has infuriated the Kazakhstan government with his portrayal of Borat, a bumbling Kazakh TV presenter.
The Bush administration is objecting to a groundbreaking treaty that set up a nuclear weapon-free zone in Central Asia.
Under the treaty signed Friday, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan committed themselves not to pr
The US acknowledged it was employing a double-standard in its divergent approaches to India and Iran's nuclear programs, but said policies were justified by the behavior of the 2 countries. "Is there a double-standard? Yeah. There should be,
[No Xbox's for you.] The US defended its move to impose new sanctions on North Korea despite being reportedly rebuffed by China, Russia and South Korea on fears the Stalinist state would retaliate by testing firing a nuclear bomb.
Washington has renewed a four-year-old offer to lift its trade embargo on Cuba if Havana embraces democratic reforms.
Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon said the offer was "still on the table" if the Cuban government would
A U.S.-backed plan to defeat Islamist militants in Pakistan's autonomous tribal areas has backfired badly, and the Bush administration is working with Pakistan to come up with a new strategy to defuse the insurrection.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said the United States and the West were losing credibility in the Middle East because they were dragging their feet on a ceasefire in Lebanon between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas.
The Kremlin branded US sanctions against 2 leading Russian arms exporters "an unfriendly act" and warned they could rebound on US-Russia relations. The US announced sanctions on 7 firms from Russia, India, North Korea and Cuba for selling r
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