Iraqis check election campaign posters on a wall in Baghdad In Iraq, mounting violence against Iraqi security forces a month before the country's first free elections, has prompted the U.S. military to boost troop levels and the Iraqi government to create a new security force.
As the U.S. military gears up for a possible war in Iraq, so too are U.S. and international relief agencies that will deal with humanitarian needs during and after any conflict there.
A South Korean lawmaker has quoted intelligence officials as saying they have no evidence North Korea has recently counterfeited U.S. dollars.
It is an American immigration program that is well-known everywhere in the world except the United States, and it could be eliminated before the end of the year.
American congressmen are accusing U.S. companies of providing the tools and otherwise helping China limit public access to the Internet. The criticisms came Wednesday in a briefing sponsored by the Congressional Human Rights Caucus.
A French newspaper has published Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that have stirred outrage in the Muslim world. France-Soir newspaper says it is simply defending freedom of expression.
President Bush, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday, described Iran as a nation held hostage by a small clerical elite that is isolating and repressing its people. It is, he said, a regime
Lines are snaking out the door of the U.S. Consulate in Paris, as would-be French travelers to America wait to get newly required visas. The problem: the French government has yet to issue special biometric passports. Without such a passport, travelers are now required to have a visa. That's translating into a major loss for the French tourism industry.
Executives from the U.S. Internet giant Google have been called to testify next month before congressional lawmakers in Washington. Google has just launched a China-based version of its search-engine website that censors information the Chinese government deems sensitive.
Representatives from more than 40 countries have failed to agree on the location for a new tsunami and disaster warning center for the Indian Ocean. Thailand's case to host the center faced strong resistance from rivals Indonesia and India.