NATO launched news airstrikes Wednesday on targets held by Col. Moammar Gadhafi as the rebel movement urged a stronger air campaign that will allow them to advance on Col. Gadhafi's territory.
Thousands of Syrian women and children holding white flags and olive branches blocked a main coastal highway Wednesday, demanding authorities release people detained during a crackdown on opponents of the regime, witnesses said.
A D.C. Superior Court jury has acquitted three of five men charged in connection with a series of drive-by shootings in northeast Washington in 2008.
Western and Arab leaders Wednesday agreed to provide ragtag Libyan rebels with "material support" and funds, possibly from Col. Moammar Gadhafi's frozen foreign bank accounts, as they escalated international pressure on the Libyan dictator to relinquish power.
A roadside bomb killed two Afghan police officers as they were destroying opium poppies in the southern province of Kandahar on Tuesday while NATO said insurgents had killed three children during a coalition operation against a Taliban leader in the north.
Although Libya is receding from the front pages and cable television, our involvement is not going to end soon. Attention will migrate to other issues, but the question of public approval will resurface, and with it the question of whether the White House should have sought congressional authorization and should do so even now.
China's "troubling" military buildup coincides with new efforts by Beijing to block the Navy from international waters near its coasts and field new missiles, submarines and cyberweapons, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific told Congress on Tuesday.
China's first aircraft carrier could begin sea trials as early as this summer, and its deployment would change significantly the perception of the balance of power in the region, the chief of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Tuesday.
Booming cannons, plaintive period music and hushed crowds ushered in the 150th anniversary of America's bloodiest war on Tuesday, a commemoration that continues to underscore a racial divide that had plagued the nation since before the Civil War.