Afghanistan's president called on Pakistan to close extremist madrasah schools and arrest the people who run them. Hamid Karzai, who has strong US support, has engaged in some sniping with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on countering ter
The fugitive Taliban commander Mullah Omar has emerged as the key player behind the movement's controversial peace deal with Pakistan. The Taliban's one-eyed spiritual leader, who has a $10 million price on his head for refusing to hand over
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, under international pressure over wartorn Darfur, said his government would impose a travel ban on U.S. officials that would confine them to the capital Khartoum. Bashir, in his first news conference since
Russia intends to send troops to Lebanon, but not as part of the UN peacekeeping force there and only if all parties in the region agree, President Vladimir Putin confirmed. Moscow is prepared to send "a smal deployment of engineers to Lebanon,
Officials claim the Mumbai train blasts were funded by terrorist outfit al-Qaeda and that some of the accused in the 7/11 case had trained with the prime accused of the World Trade Centre attacks.
British and Dutch customs officials have cracked a multi-billion pound value-added tax fraud network. First Curacao International Bank in the Caribbean was shut down after investigators discovered that every single person charged with so-called caro
Thousands of Sudanese marched on the US embassy in Khartoum to protest against Western pressure on Sudan to accept 20,000 UN peacekeepers in war-torn Darfur. The protesters see proposed UN peacekeepers as an invasion force
Lawyers for the Metropolitan Police Service pleaded not guilty to a charge under the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act. The family of de Menezes has described the decision to prosecute police under health and safety laws as "ridiculous".
Others say losing the program would be another "unsettling sign" of erosion in US-Russia nuclear security cooperation. "If we eliminate this program we will be losing a major nonproliferation agreement," says Kenneth Luongo, ex
The Thai military has declared launch of a coup, Thai military TV Five reported Tuesday night. Over a dozen tanks blocked roads around Thailand's government headquarters in Bangkok, witnesses said.
If the document is approved, Russia will be able to interfere in border conflicts, turn a blind eye on the proleferation of nuclear weapons and fight with potential enemies (the USA and NATO) and international terrorism. (Geez, where did they get th
Mounted police charged bottle-hurling protesters outside Socialist party headquarters, another night of violence touched off by the prime minister's leaked admission that his government had repeatedly lied to the public about the economy.
Thailand's army chief vowed to clean up the country's political landscape and return "power to the people" as soon as possible after a bloodless coup against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
North Korea warned the South against joining international moves to apply sanctions against Pyongyang and said ties would suffer and a war could break out if Seoul cooperated with the United States against it.
China denounced accusations by top US officials that it was selling weapons to Iran and North Korea amid nuclear tensions with the 2 regimes. Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang called the criticism "groundless and irresponsible," the offic
A young man in a black trench coat and a mohawk haircut opened fire at a Montreal college, slaying a woman and wounding at least 19 other people before police shot and killed him. "The guy was shooting at people randomly. He didn't care. The
Earlier this year, as the rhetoric soared between Tehran and Washington over Iran's nuclear program, the country's two biggest carmakers, Iran Khodro and Saipa, commissioned a study of how to run their businesses in a war zone. That may have
Russian diplomats believe it is now "highly probable" that North Korea will officially join the nuclear club by carrying out its first underground test of an atomic device. Kim Jong Il, the North Korean leader, is said to have made clear hi
Archaeologists in Ukraine have unearthed the remains of an ancient pyramidal structure that pre-date those in Egypt by at least 300 years. The stone foundations of the structure, which probably resembled Aztec and Mayan ziggurats.
The beat-up video camera was delivered to Afghanistan in a box, and picked up by two clean-shaven Arabs posing as journalists. They met with Osama bin Laden before leaving on their mission to kill mujahedeen hero Ahmad Shah Massood.
Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has condemned the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States and said those who carried them out will never go to heaven.
Chile's Supreme Court cleared the way for former dictator Augusto Pinochet to face charges of murder, torture and other rights abuses by his secret police. "He's been stripped of immunity,"
A majority of Canadians believe US foreign policy was one of the root causes that led to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and Quebecers are quicker to criticize the US adminstration for its international actions that other Canadians, a recent poll suggest
Ms. Gorolova cannot have any more children. 16 years ago, she says, doctors at a hospital here sterilized her while she gave birth to her 2nd son by c-section. In the throes of labor they had her sign a form authorizing the sterilization, but did not
JAPAN should study the possibility of acquiring nuclear weapons, says former prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, because its US security blanket cannot be guaranteed to last forever.
Tony Blair will leave office next July 26, Britian's Sun newspaper reported today, as the increasingly unpopular prime minister faced growing pressure to quite from within his own Labour party. The report comes a day after a top political ally
FLASH: Islamic Republic News Agency reports that [Iranian President] Ahmadinejad intends to travel to NYC, hopes to speak at UN on Sept. 19 at 7 PM; same day as Bush [whose speech is set for 11:30 AM] and day before Hugo Chavez
Poland will ask the US to back efforts to reduce its dependence on Russian energy supplies in exchange for agreeing to allow a US anti-missile defense system on its terroritory, a Polish newspaper reported Monday. Rzeczpospolita cited diplomatic sou
akafumi Horie, the former CEO of Internet firm Livedoor Co. who came to symbolize a freewheeling capitalism that clashed with Japan's cozy corporate norms, pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of breaking securities law.
German spies hid secret messages in drawings of models wearing the latest fashions in an attempt to outwit Allied censors during World War Two, according to British security service files released.