NEW YORK-The use of amphetamine-type stimulants such as ecstasy and meth is surging around the world, a new United Nations report finds, warning that the growing trade in these illegal drugs and the high profits they bring to criminals are posing an increasing threat to health and security.
KABUL,AFGHANISTAN-Early afternoon in the Afghan capitol, explosions rang out and weapons fire filled the air as four Taliban gunmen stormed a high-rise building under construction and used it as a firing platform in an attack on the American Embassy and NATO headquarters in the Green Zone. This was only one part of a four pronged […]
BAGDAD-In anticipation of the scheduled withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, the anti-American cleric, Muqtada Sadr has ordered his followers to discontinue attacks on American forces in that country. U.S. troops are scheduled to leave at the end of this year under a 2008 agreement between Iraq and former president Bush.
AFGHANISTAN-A truck driven by a Taliban suicide bomber struck an advance combat outpost in the central east Wardak province at 5:15 pm on Saturday. Reports indicate that 89 people were injured in the attack, including 77 American soldiers.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND-The head of the Security Council committee set up to monitor and enforce sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear programme saidit had received new complaints about the countryâ€™s launch of ballistic missiles and clarified concerns or issues over several other matters.
JERUSALEM-A further downturn in diplomatic ties between Turkey and Israel came today as Turkey announced it would be formally expelling Israel ambassador and also be suspending military agreements.
FRANKFURT, GERMANY-Arid Uka, the Kosovo Albanian accused of killing two U.S. Airmen and wounding two others before his gun jammed, confessed in a German Court today. He told the court that "what I did was wrong, but I cannot undo what I did." He also told the court that he had become increasingly radicalized by […]
GENEVA-The United Nations voiced â€œextreme alarmâ€ today at reports of â€œatrocious human rights violationsâ€ in Libya, including mass summary executions apparently carried out by Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafiâ€™s forces in the last few days before they lost Tripoli, the capital.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today urged heightened preparedness and surveillance amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly bird flu virus is spreading in Asia and beyond.