Russia's top security official said Thursday that several people with information on last month's suicide bombing at the country's biggest airport have been detained and that the bomber was under the influence of mind-altering drugs.
Officials dropped the government-backed candidate from a presidential runoff on Thursday, ending a standoff with the United States and other foreign powers over a first round of voting marred by fraud and disorganization.
A judge ruled Thursday that police can keep holding a U.S. Embassy employee accused of killing two Pakistanis for at least eight more days, officials said — the latest development in a case that has heightened tensions between the United States and Pakistan.
As the wave of grass-roots unrest sweeping across the Middle East en- velops Egypt, all eyes are on the next move of embattled President Hosni Mubarak and his increasingly rickety regime. The telltale signs, however, are already becoming apparent; even as he has offered political concessions to his opposition, Egypt's aging autocrat is steering his country toward military control.
A political leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Thursday called on any government that replaces Hosni Mubarak's regime to withdraw from the 32-year-old peace treaty with Israel.
The reputation of the Afghan police has deteriorated in the south of the country in the past year, according to a U.N. survey released Thursday, despite a campaign by NATO and U.S. troops to strengthen Afghan security forces in a region seen as key to defeating the Taliban insurgency.
An extensive investigation by a Senate committee says the Fort Hood massacre should have been prevented, but a "string of failures" by the FBI and the Army allowed a "ticking time bomb" to open fire at a crowded deployment center in the worst domestic terrorism ambush since the Sept. 11 attacks.
Egyptians are preparing for what is expected to be the largest pro-democracy demonstration the country has ever seen on Friday, but the 10-day-old popular uprising is taking its toll on protesters and civilians reeling from a week of chaos and violence.