Whatever the reasons behind it, Prince Turki's departure leaves a void in US-Saudi relations at a moment when the Middle East faces crises on several fronts, our correspondent says.
The Bush administration warned against threats by terrorist groups against US commercial and military satellites, and discounted the need for a treaty aimed at preventing an arms race in space. [it's getting wierd]
The media, Congress, and the American public all seem to have accepted something that is patently untrue: namely, that foreign policy is the domain of the president and not Congress. This is absolutely not the case and directly contrary to what our
Dubai Ports World, the Arab-owned firm whose purchase of American port facilities caused a U.S. political uproar, will join a program aimed at stopping nuclear weapons being smuggled into the United States. [Trust us.]
[They didn't accomplish much else, but ...] The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation that is a major step toward allowing the sale of American-made nuclear reactors and fuel to India.
Reyes stumbled when I asked him a simple question about al Qaeda at the end of a 40-minute interview in his office last week. Members of the Intelligence Committee, mind you, are paid $165,200/yr to know more than basic facts about our foes.
The recommendations are not complete yet, but sources familiar with the reviews conducted by Joints Cheifs Chairman Peter Pace and National Security Adviser Steven Hadley, tell ABC News that military leaders will advise the president
More than 20 Cuban exile groups asked Washington to ease its decades-old embargo on Cuba to facilitate a political transition, now that Fidel Castro appears to have dropped out of public life.
The US withdrew from the landmark 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty on June 13. Little pageantry or protest marked the US move abrogating the treaty and its prohibition against nationwide missile defenses, despite often fierce debate on the accord w
The State Department rejected an offer of talks with Raul Castro, Cuba's acting president, saying it saw no point in a dialogue with what it called the Caribbean island's "dictator-in-waiting." [Bush's brain trust foreign policy
Cuba's acting president, Raul Castro, departing from his brother's confrontational approach to their arch-enemy the United States, said this weekend he was open for talks with Washington.
The United States has been exaggerating China's nuclear clout in a process that could lock the two into a Cold War-style arms race, two arms-control advocacy groups said.
So far from God, so close to the United States, runs the classic Mexican complaint. These days virtually everyone in Latin America seems to believe that the U.S. is too close. The average Central or South American politician wants an embrace by Washi
A senior American official has spoken of "the myth of the special relationship" between the United States and Britain, arguing that Tony Blair got "nothing, no payback" for supporting President George W Bush in Iraq.
Looming over the skyline, the embassy has the distinction of being the only big US building project in Iraq that is on time and within budget.
A US diplomat warned Georgia against signing a long-term contract for natural gas supplies with Iran, saying that such a deal would be "unacceptable" for the United States.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking to expand cooperation with its Indian counterparts and is concerned that rising attacks in India may turn into a trend, the FBI's deputy director said.
Imperialists believe the American government should protect what is in the national interest, even getting involved in conflicts around the globe. It is the government’s duty to spread our political and economic systems to other countries, by force i
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is losing influence worldwide and his "rhetorical bombs" against President George W. Bush have back-fired, a senior U.S. official said. [when you wish upon a star]
Hurt by election losses back home, President Bush tried to exert his authority on the world stage by warning a nuclear-armed North Korea against peddling its weapons and vowing the US would not retreat into isolationism.
Congressional leaders requested a secret intelligence assessment of India's nuclear program and its government's ties to Iran in January amid concerns about a White House effort to provide nuclear technology to New Delhi.
Today on Meet the Press, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said this was “not a major realignment election” and “both major political parties…[are] in a kind of probation.” (Video)
Since President Hugo Chávez returned to power after a brief coup, the US has channeled millions of dollars to Venezuelan organizations, many of them critical of his government. A key issue in their presidential election amid American interference in
Former NY Times Mideast bureau chief argues that America’s failure in Iraq and Israel’s humiliation in Lebanon have emboldened and empowered those in the Arab world who seek to topple US-backed regimes in the Middle East and cripple the Jewish state.
(With Saddam getting ready to hang, it's interesting that this has happened before, with a different "tyrannt" in Baghdad) 40 years ago, the CIA, under Kennedy conducted its own regime change in Baghdad, carried out in collabration with
Even Bush administration officials admit that Washington has only bad choices in dealing with N. Korea. The U.S. should stop repeating the failed policies of the past. Step one might seem counterintuitive, but is essential: get out of South Korea.
6 years of uncommon obstinacy has been particularly corrosive to the administration's stated goals the Middle East. Bush's vanity has set Iraq on fire, sentenced the Arab-Israeli peace process to death by neglect, indirectly sparked a nascent
Last week the Bush administration announced a new National Space Strategy, which called for unilateral American military hegemony over outer space. Having failed to kill Osama bin Laden, or stabilize Iraq, or resolve issues relating to Iranian and No
The US state department official who said that the US had shown "arrogance" and "stupidity" in Iraq has apologised for his comments. Alberto Fernandez, who made the remarks with Arabic TV station al-Jazeera
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