U.S. Armed Forces
Feb 26, 2013 13:35 EST
President Barack Obama's embattled pick to head the Pentagon cleared a key hurdle Tuesday when many Republicans ended their obstruction and the Senate agreed to bring Chuck Hagel's nomination to a vote.
Feb 26, 2013 01:43 EST
Two US sailors Tuesday admitted raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa last October, news reports said, in a case that generated huge anti-American anger on the strategically vital island.
Feb 25, 2013 16:40 EST
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's demand that US special forces leave a flashpoint province came as a surprise to American commanders, who had no advance warning of the order, officials said Monday.
Feb 25, 2013 03:47 EST
Hamid Karzai has ordered US special forces to leave a strategic province, highlighting his desire to control Afghan militia and underscoring tensions over accountability as NATO prepares to leave the country.
Feb 25, 2013 02:12 EST
The Pentagon's director of the F-35 programme said Monday the next-generation US fighter jet could be back in the air within a fortnight after an engine crack forced the grounding of test flights.
Feb 24, 2013 23:08 EST
Afghanistan's president has ordered US special forces out of a strategic province over allegations of torture and murder by Afghans working with them, in another sign of deteriorating ties between Kabul and Washington.
Feb 24, 2013 15:39 EST
Looming austerity cuts will reduce aid to the poor, cause widespread flight delays and close parts of national parks, further hurting the US economy, government officials and analysts say.
Feb 23, 2013 05:40 EST
The ruling party in the strategic Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti said Saturday it had won a parliamentary election the opposition alleged was marred by widespread fraud.
Feb 22, 2013 17:22 EST
The US military suspended all test flights Friday for the new F-35 fighter jet over potential engine problems, officials said, the latest setback for a program dogged by cost overruns and technical glitches.
Feb 22, 2013 14:28 EST
The tiny Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti held parliamentary elections on Friday but an opposition spokesman denounced what he described as massive fraud.
Feb 22, 2013 10:41 EST
The tiny Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti held parliamentary elections Friday with opposition groups joining forces to challenge the ruling party and with the polls reported to have been calm.
Feb 22, 2013 04:51 EST
Gunmen executed seven Iraqi anti-Qaeda militiamen and wounded one at a checkpoint they were manning northeast of Baghdad on Friday, officials said.
Feb 21, 2013 14:36 EST
India called Thursday for a "new positive narrative" with the United States, pointing to energy and education as areas to help boost a relationship that is friendly but sometimes seen as losing steam.
Feb 21, 2013 08:10 EST
Chinese state media stepped up the war of words Thursday over allegations of sophisticated cyberattacks on US firms, branding the accusations a "commercial stunt" and accusing Washington of ulterior motives.
Feb 20, 2013 19:28 EST
A US senator has said an estimated 4,700 people, including some civilians, have been killed in the contentious bombing raids of America's secretive drone war, local media reported Wednesday.
Feb 20, 2013 16:19 EST
A US senator has said an estimated 4,700 people, including some civilians, have been killed in bombing raids conducted under America's secretive drone war, local media reported Wednesday.
Feb 20, 2013 04:47 EST
A US Marine helicopter on Wednesday made a "hard landing" during military exercises in northern Thailand, seriously injuring some of the passengers, the US Embassy in Bangkok said.
Feb 18, 2013 17:29 EST
The United States is likely to play a more active military role in Mali, where French-led forces are battling Islamist rebels, after the country holds elections, the chair of a key Senate sub-committee said Monday.
Feb 17, 2013 16:16 EST
A team of US Congressmen met with the Iranian dissident group MEK in Paris on Sunday and threatened to declare Iraq's prime minister a sponsor of terrorism after a deadly attack on an Iranian exile camp there.
Feb 17, 2013 07:46 EST
Ecuadorans began voting Sunday in national elections in which President Rafael Correa is the overwhelming favorite to return to office and possibly gain greater backing for his brand of socialism.