When the AAAS Arctic Division convenes for the first time later this month in Dillingham, Alaska, researchers and others will explore how local issues reflect challenges being confronted across the northern latitudes and beyond.
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.