| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:57 AM
BAGHDAD — More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the highest monthly death toll in five years, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim figure that shows the rapidly deteriorating security as sectarian tensions soar nearly two years...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:26 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Expectations of Mali’s presidential election were so low that everyone was pleasantly surprised when the vote passed peacefully with perhaps half of eligible voters participating.
With security tight at polling booths...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:32 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Mali's government reached a peace deal Tuesday with Tuareg fighters who rebelled last year and seized most of the country's north.
But the deal does not resolve the West African nation's conflict with separate Islamic...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:10 AM
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- At least 15 people died when an Al Qaeda-linked militia attacked a U.N. compound here Wednesday, government officials said.
The dead included the attackers and four foreigners, including two South African de-miners who worked for...
| Aug 10, 2013
Edward Snowden is now out of his limbo at Moscow's airport, presumably ensconced in some Russian dacha, wondering what the next phase of his young life will bring. Having spent 30 years in the intelligence business, I fervently hope the food is lousy, the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:59 PM
BEIRUT — The shooting death this week of a rebel commander in northern Syria — apparently at the hands of an Al Qaeda-linked militant faction — has exposed tension between the disparate forces fighting to oust President Bashar Assad....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:50 AM
TUNIS, Tunisia — The Al Qaeda-linked Islamist extremist cell behind an earlier political assassination also killed a leftist Tunisian politician using the same weapon, a top security official said Friday.
Mohammed Brahmi was shot 14 times in front...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Stephen Colbert has made a career out of conducting uncomfortable interviews, but on Thursday he brought new meaning to the term "cringe-worthy" when he sat down with former intelligence official Philip Mudd.
Mudd, who has served as the deputy director...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Most of the U.S. embassies and consulates closed this week because of a worldwide terrorism alert will reopen Sunday, though tension remains high and fear of an attack persists, the U.S. State Department said Friday.
Diplomatic posts in Sana, the Yemeni...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Renouncing radical Islam and begging for forgiveness, a Bangladeshi student was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in a fake operation organized by undercover agents.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:21 AM
ISLAMABAD — The State Department has warned Americans not to travel to Pakistan and evacuated nonessential government personnel from the country's second largest city because of a specific threat to the consulate there, a U.S. official said Friday....