Iraq's Shiite-led government has cracked down harshly on dissent, turning the country into a "budding police state", an international rights group said Sunday.
tags: government and politics, iraq, us
A U.S.-educated engineering professor with little political experience is Libya's new prime minister, a choice that could reassure Western nations that helped topple Moammar Gadhafi and Libyans who consider many prominent figures tainted by links to the
tags: government and politics, us
The young wife of Mexico's most wanted drug lord has given birth to twin girls at a hospital in California, according to a newspaper report.
tags: government and politics, r, us
Shiite militias backed by Iran have ramped up attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq, making June the deadliest month in two years for American forces. The militiamen's goal is to prevent the U.S. military from extending its presence in the country past the end
tags: ap, government and politics, r, us
Residents of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi on Sunday fired AK-47s in jubilation and danced on burnt-out tanks that appeared to have been destroyed by allied airstrikes.
tags: article, benghazi, government and politics, muammar al-gaddafi, muammar gaddafi, municipal governments, r, us, world news
Attorneys representing potentially thousands of Guatemalans who were affected by U.S. syphilis experiments decades ago said Tuesday they will sue top federal health officials unless a system is created out of court to settle claims by the victims or their
tags: government and politics, guatemala, r, us
The Mexican government said Wednesday it has allowed U.S. drones to fly over its territory to gather intelligence on drug traffickers, but insisted the operations were under its control.
tags: ap, article, central america, crime, felipe calderon, general news, government and politics, local governments, mexico, municipal governments [+]
An Indian newspaper has linked up with WikiLeaks to sift through thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables covering Washington's relationship with New Delhi.
tags: ap, diplomacy, government and politics, india, international agreements, international relations, julian assange, pakistan, us, wikileaks [+]
The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv said Monday it was "deeply concerned" by Israel's plans to build hundreds of new homes in the West Bank following a deadly attack on a settler family, calling Israeli settlements "illegitimate" and an obstacle to peacemak
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