The bombing in Damascus that killed two top Syrian defense officials is evidence that violence there is "rapidly spinning out of control," Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Wednesday.
The State Department on Wednesday raised concerns that the security apparatus surrounding Syrian President Bashar Assad is beginning to falter after top Syrians were killed in a bombing at the National Security headquarters.
Britain put an extra 3,500 military personnel on standby Wednesday to protect venues at the London Olympics after a private contractor said it may not be able to provide enough security guards on time.
Britain's defense secretary is ditching proposals to buy a particular type of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter — reverting to an original plan previously criticized by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Afghan security forces killed three foreign troops, including two British soldiers, on Monday — the latest in a growing number of attacks in which Afghan forces have turned their guns on their international partners.
The United States and its European allies agree that Iran might be seeking the capacity to make atomic arms as it forges ahead with its nuclear program. They differ on whether Iran is actively working to build a bomb.
Britain could send extra military assets to the Strait of Hormuz to deter any attempt by Iran to block Persian Gulf oil tanker traffic, the country's defense secretary said Tuesday, as Tehran insisted that a European Union ban on the purchase of its oil would have little sting.
Britain could send extra military assets to the Strait of Hormuz to deter any attempt by Iran to block Persian Gulf oil tanker traffic, the country's defense secretary said Tuesday, as Tehran accused the European Union of trying to create tension with a ban on the purchase of its oil.
Former members of Hosni Mubarak's political party won legal backing Monday to run in Egypt's first parliamentary elections since the ouster of the longtime leader.