China said on Tuesday it was concerned about reports that a U.S. aircraft carrier may join a military exercise with South Korea amid a tense standoff with North Korea over the sinking of a warship from the South.
Afghanistan is gearing up to award contracts to mine one the world's largest iron ore deposits buried in a peaceful province of the war-torn nation that has at least $3 trillion in untapped minerals, the country's top mining official said Thursday.
Wikileaks' founder says he has obtained video of a US "massacre" that took place in Afghanistan in 2009."The clip will show previously classified footage from US warplanes that had been tapped to bomb Taliban positions in Farah province,
An American armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword was detained in northern Pakistan and told investigators he was on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden. He wanted to cross over into nearby Afghan province of Nuristan because he "heard bin Laden
Pakistan's main spy agency continues to arm and train the Taliban and is even represented on the group's leadership council despite U.S. pressure to sever ties and billions in aid to combat the militants. Pakistani cooperation is seen as key to defea
Satellite photos of a suspicious site in Syria are providing new support for the reporting of a Syrian journalist who briefly rocked the world with his reporting that Iraq’s WMD had been sent to three sites in Syria just before the invasion commenced
The ruling represents the latest defeat for U.S. officials in their efforts to keep Guantanamo detainees behind bars. "(U.S.) officials kept a young man from Yemen in detention in Cuba from age eighteen to age twenty-six," Kennedy wrote. "They have p
"I don't think there's a crime bigger than that that even the most inhuman forces on earth can commit," Karzai said. "A 7-year-old boy cannot be a spy. A 7-year-old boy cannot be anything but a 7-year-old boy, and therefore hanging or shooting to kil
Obama's agenda is permanent war.
That Israel found a loose thread in the stuffed animal of NATO and started pulling it is not surprising. What is interesting is to watch the signatories watch them do it. In the land of stuffed animals, some animals are more equal than others.
Al-Qaida announced its No. 3 official, Mustafa al-Yazid, had been killed along with members of his family - perhaps one of the most severe blows to the terror movement since the U.S. campaign against al-Qaida began. Believed to have died in a U.S. mi
Sunday’s New York Times, gearing up for Memorial Day, carries a leading front-page story direct from the Afghan front, complete with photos. Does it tell of the 1,000 Americans who have perished there in America’s longest war, or the unknown number o
Every way you cut it, women are behind the men. Woman do go to war, have gone to war and have distinguished themselves as Patriot Warriors. They are growing in numbers by the day.
German President Horst Köhler announced his surprise resignation on Monday after appearing to suggest the country's unpopular Afghanistan mission was partly motivated by commercial interests.
The rising cost of the Afghan and Iraq wars is always a serious concern, though it really only gets discussed when a major new spending bill is passed or a new milestone is hit.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, in a military broadcast, placed his million plus armed forces on “combat readiness,” causing concern worldwide about North Korean intentions as well as a drop in major stock markets.
An air strike in Yemen targeting al Qaeda missed its mark and killed a mediator by mistake, prompting members of his tribe to blow up a crude oil pipeline in clashes that followed. Separately, a Yemeni government official said a U.S. couple, taken ho
A senior U.S. military commander issued a secret order last year that laid the ground for an escalation of covert operations across the Middle East and the Horn Africa. Issued by General David Petraeus, authorized boosting military and intelligence a
An Afghan family says innocent people were killed, but the U.S. military expresses certainty that those who died in the early hours of May 14 were insurgents, including a Taliban commander.
Senior British officials, including new Foreign Secretary William Hague, arrived in Afghanistan Saturday with a warning that Britain wants to withdraw its troops as soon as possible. Hague, Defense Secretary Liam Fox and International Development Sec
PYONGYANG, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) vowed on Monday that if South Korea deployed propaganda loudspeakers along the border line, the DPRK military would fire at and destroy them, the official news agency KCN
I mean, I hate Democrats,...but I could get behind this.
The military's workhorse rifle - used in battle for the last 40 years - is proving less effective in Afghanistan against the Taliban's more primitive but longer range weapons. They are considering weapons that fire a larger round largely discarded.
Insurgents have launched a brazen pre-dawn assault against the giant US-run Bagram Air Field one day after a suicide bomber struck a US convoy in the capital of Kabul, killing 18 people. The Kabul dead included 5 American troops and a Canadian and wa
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki took a major step toward staying in power when a top Shiite cleric said he would not stop him from keeping his job, but an arch-rival warned of civil war. Moqtada al-Sadr, a radical, anti-US cleric who is currentl
An Iraq War veteran who served with the company shown in the "Collateral Murder" video released by whistleblower web site Wikileaks says the military trained him to dehumanize Iraqis. In a videotaped interview Josh Stieber told The Real News Network
The journalist who helped break the story that detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were being tortured by their US jailers told an audience at a journalism conference last month that American soldiers are now executing prisoners in Afghanistan
Dozens of Iraqis have died in a campaign of killings by gunmen using silenced guns and sticky bombs, raising fears that insurgents are moving beyond a reliance on largescale bombings to wreak havoc in the political vacuum left by an inconclusive elec
Iraqi forces beefed up checkpoints, conducted house-to-house searches and rifled through cars Tuesday looking for suspects behind a devastating string of attacks across the country that killed 119 people a day earlier.
Tonight's radio guest*, Religious Studies professor Ira Chernus, just published an article entitled Blood or Treasure: Obama's Crucial Choice in the Middle East. The article begins: "Writing about U.S. Middle East policy used to be a boring job.