Friday, December 29, 2006

Saddam to Be Hanged 'Without Delay,' Iraqi PM Says

Saddam Hussein's execution will be carried out without delay, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was quoted as saying Friday, amid a flurry of speculation about the timing of the hanging. Read

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Somalia Conflict Sparks East Africa Terror Fears

Islamic radicals wanting to bring international pressure to bear on the fighting in Somalia -- where Ethiopian forces are trouncing Islamists -- may target Western facilities in East Africa for suicide bombings, a U.S.-based Somali campaigner warned Wednesday. Read

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Movement Seen on Darfur Peacekeeping Force

In the first small step of a plan that aims eventually to bring thousands of international peacekeepers into Sudan's Darfur region, the United Nations will in the next few days deploy two dozen police officers and 43 military officers into the war zone. Read

Islamic Bloc Wants Ethiopian Forces Out of Somalia

As Ethiopian troops backing Somalia's weak interim government reported significant gains against Islamist forces with suspected links to al-Qaeda, a bloc of Islamic nations demanded that Ethiopia withdraw its forces from Somalia immediate. Read

Friday, December 15, 2006

Take Ahmadinejad Seriously, Bolton Urges

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad must be taken seriously in his statements calling for Israel's destruction and his attempts to acquire the capability to do so, Washington's outgoing ambassador to the United Nations has urged. Read

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Senators Lining Up to Talk to Syrian President

Democratic senators and a moderate Republican are lining up to visit Damascus at a time conservatives are urging President Bush to reject a high-level panel's recommendation that the U.S. engage both Syria and fellow State Department-designated terror-sponsor Iran in efforts to bring stability to Iraq. Read

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Move to Normalize Trade Ties With Vietnam Praised, Condemned

A vote to normalize trade relations with Vietnam -- one of the final acts of the outgoing Congress -- has been hailed by Hanoi's communist government and U.S. business leaders, but Vietnamese pro-democracy activists are dismayed. Read

Monday, December 11, 2006

Annan Slammed for Speech Critical of US

Drawing a cold response from conservatives, outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Monday took a swipe at U.S. military actions abroad and rebuked the Bush administration for abuses during the post-9/11 campaign against Islamist terrorists. Read