An Iranian nuclear scientist who returned home last week from the U.S. provided valuable information about the CIA, a semiofficial news agency reported Wednesday, adding that his spy's tale would be made into a TV movie.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his national security team endorsed a U.S.-backed plan Wednesday to set up local police forces across the country, allowing villagers to protect themselves in areas where international and Afghan forces can't be spared.
A Jerusalem planning body on Monday approved a plan to raze 22 Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem to make room for an Israeli tourist center, a decision that could raise tensions in the divided city and deepen the conflict with the Obama administration.
Jerusalem's mayor pressed ahead Monday with a plan to raze 22 Palestinian houses in east Jerusalem to make room for an Israeli tourist center, a decision that could stir new tensions in the divided city and put Israel in conflict with the Obama administration.
Five international coalition troops died Tuesday and an Afghan district official, his son and a body guard were assassinated in southern Afghanistan where the Taliban are targeting people loyal to the government and its foreign partners.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has expelled an American journalist who wrote in the New York Times Magazine about the rise of pro-Taliban militants in this key U.S. ally, a press rights group said yesterday.
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi prime minister and president today announced a new alliance of moderate Shi'ites and Kurds in a push to save the crumbing government. They said a key Sunni bloc refused to join but the door remained open to them.
GHAZNI, Afghanistan (AP) — Two top Taliban leaders and four South Korean officials met face to face for the first time today to negotiate the fate of 21 members of a church group held hostage for three weeks, an Afghan official said.