March 09, 2013

Afghan Bombers Strike During Hagel Visit

Militants staged two deadly suicide attacks Saturday to mark the first full day of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit to Afghanistan, a fresh reminder that insurgents continue to fight and challenges remain as the U.S.-led NATO force hands over the country's security to the Afghans.


John Kerry
(Nicholas Kamm /AFP/Getty Images)
March 05, 2013

Kerry: We’re Trying To Offer Syrian President A Rational Choice

Secretary of State John Kerry is wrapping up his first official overseas trip to Europe and the Middle East. He's shifted U.S. policy on Syria, offering direct assistance to the opposition coalition and non-lethal aid to fighters. He's also offered Egypt's Islamist government $190 million to avert a budget crisis and he's warning Iran that talks can't go on indefinitely.


February 28, 2013

US Extends Aid to Syrian Rebels

The US is to step up its support for the Syrian opposition as it fights to topple President Bashar al-Assad, Secretary of State John Kerry says.


Fidel Castro and Raul Castro
(Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate/AP)
February 24, 2013

Cuban President Raul Castro to Retire in 2018

Cuban President Raul Castro has said he will stand down at the end of his second term in 2018, following his re-election by the National Assembly.


Child getting treatment for cholera in Haiti.
(Rodrigo Abd/AP)
February 21, 2013

UN Rejects Haiti Cholera Compensation Claims

The United Nations has formally rejected compensation claims by victims of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed almost 8,000 people.


Chinese soldier
(Carlos Barria/Reuters/Landov)
February 20, 2013

How Could The U.S. Respond To Chinese Hacking?

If the Chinese military is regularly hacking into the computers of U.S. organizations, as an American security firm says, it raises all sorts of questions about how the U.S. should respond.


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