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Karzai: No more NATO air strikes
Full ArticleDetroit Free Press
17 Feb 2013
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Angry over civilian deaths, President Hamid Karzaiannounced plans Saturday to ban Afghan security forces from requesting international air strikes on residential areas. If he issues the decree as promised, the move would pose a significant new challenge to government troops who have relied heavily on foreign air power to give...
Could the next pope come from the United States?
Conventional wisdom holds that no one from theUnited States could be elected pope, that the superpower has more than enough worldly influence without an American in the seat of...
Anger growing among Iraq's Sunnis
Stars and Stripes
RAMADI, Iraq - The call to prayer echoes across the quiet highway in western Iraq and a few hundred men gather along the roadside in the frigid night air. Each has a story to tell:...
Is Colombia's Santos already running for re-election?
BOGOTA (Reuters) - With one hand on the wheel of a 1940s jeep, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos edges through the crowd in a coffee-farming town, handing out subsidies