The director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said today that the war against terrorism has done serious damage to Al-Qaeda, but the network and its imitators remain the greatest threat to America and its allies.
The United States says time is running out for Ankara to accept a final offer for an aid package that would pave the way for U.S. troops to be deployed to Turkey for a possible war with its southern neighbor Iraq.
Rajaa Marzouk begins crying when she talks about what happened to her son, Ahmed al-Fuhaid, in early 1991 during the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait.
Last week, Uzbekistan announced that the number of people in the country who could access the Internet during 2002 had reached 275,000, double the number who could log on in 2001.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is in the United States today for talks with U.S. President George W. Bush that are expected to focus on the timing of, and planning for, a possible war on Iraq.
Libya is poised to assume the chairmanship of the world's leading body on human rights, the United Nations Human Rights Commission. This has angered the United States and human rights groups. U.S. officials point out that Libya is still under UN sanctions for its role in the airliner bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. Rights groups say Libya has failed to uphold its own citizens' rights and is unlikely to prove a persuasive role model for others.
Court proceedings began today in Moscow over an unprecedented series of compensation lawsuits filed on behalf of victims of last October's hostage crisis. The hearings began with the lawyer representing the plaintiffs accusing the municipal court of falling under the control of the city administration, the very body being sued.
Russia's upper house of parliament today overwhelmingly approved amendments to the country's media law that would put restrictions on news coverage of antiterrorism operations.
The United States hopes to disarm Iraq without use of force. But as United Nations weapons inspectors prepare to return to Baghdad, U.S. leaders are already busy waging a different kind of "war" on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Following the 11 September attacks against the United States, America met with an outpouring of sympathy and solidarity from much of the rest of the world. But a year later, the situation has changed, and anti-Americanism appears again to be on the rise, even in Europe, a continent filled with countries Washington counts as its friends. What happened?
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