The U.N.'s top official in Afghanistan says the Taliban are interested in a political solution because they know they cannot win the war against the U.S.-led coalition or the hearts of Afghans.
A senior Iranian official said Thursday that new U.N. sanctions do not ban Russia from delivering sophisticated air-defense missiles to Iran as agreed under a 2007 contract, countering the Russian stance.
The senior and key nuclear inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency, Olli Heinonen, will be leaving his post at the end of August.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague vowed Thursday that Britain will no longer neglect its allies.
Militants set off a car bomb and stormed the entrance to an airport in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday in a failed attempt to enter the air field used by Afghan and international forces, authorities said. Eight insurgents died in the ensuing gunbattle.
The main union at South Africa's monopoly power supplier says it's ready to strike after rejecting the company's wage offer.
A U.N. vehicle was shot up at a busy traffic circle in Afghanistan's capital Tuesday, and at least one person was wounded, witnesses said.
Israel's hard-line foreign minister said Tuesday that there was "no chance" a Palestinian state would be established by 2012 — a message that threatened to cloud the latest visit by President Barack Obama's Mideast envoy.
Israel's hard-line foreign minister said Tuesday there was "no chance" a Palestinian state would be established by 2012 — a message that threatened to cloud the latest visit by President Obama's Mideast envoy.