The Republican-controlled House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $690 billion defense bill that would limit President Obama's authority on reducing nuclear weapons and deciding the fate of terrorist suspects.
Ratko Mladic, the ruthless Bosnian Serb military leader charged with orchestrating Europe's worst massacre of civilians since World War II, was arrested before dawn at a relative's home in a tiny Serbian village on Thursday after a 16-year hunt for the architect of what a war-crimes judge called "scenes from hell."
The deputy leader of Libya's rebel administration said it could take up to two years to organize elections, backtracking on promises of a six-month transition to democracy and adding to internal dissent already brewing within the movement seeking to topple Moammar Gadhafi.
President Obama on Wednesday hit back against suggestions that the NATO operation in Libya has reached a stalemate, citing progress in the fight against Col. Moammar Gadhafi even as the embattled leader clings to power more than two months after the United States and its allies started enforcing a U.N.-authorized no-fly zone.
Somali politicians are returning from Arab nations with briefcases of cash, and a Somali government watchdog report obtained by the Associated Press found that more than $70 million of it is missing instead of being used to fight terrorism, piracy or hunger.
Libyan rebels clashed Wednesday with Sudanese mercenaries fighting for Moammar Gadhafi near the border with Sudan.
Barack Obama's tenure as commander in chief has not exactly been characterized by success. What comes next, however, may make his record to date look like the good old days.
Weaving together strands of pomp, policy and summitry, President Barack Obama's weeklong European tour is all about tending to old friends in the Western alliance and securing their help with daunting challenges, from the political upheaval in the Mideast and North Africa to the protracted war in Afghanistan.
President Obama sought to usher in a new U.S. relationship with the Middle East, promising economic aid to nations engaged in democratic reforms and calling out by name the region's most belligerent rulers.