A January 2007 State Department cable published by WikiLeaks reveals new details about what happened before and during the controversial execution of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Afghan electoral officials Monday declared incumbent President Hamid Karzai the winner of another term in office, after canceling this weekend's second round of voting.
The head of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission vowed Saturday that he would not support a coalition government in Afghanistan.
Talks between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his election opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, have broken down, a Western source close to the Afghan leadership told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Friday.
A funeral procession for a senior Iraqi Shiite leader wound through the streets of Tehran, the Iranian capital, on Thursday.
Iraqis in Diyala province sarcastically call it "the whale."
Christine Levinson went to the United Nations on Monday to ask questions about her husband, Bob, a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran last year.
Bush administration officials are angrily questioning whether a senior U.S. diplomat has interfered in Pakistani politics.
The United States on Sunday accused Russia of trying to overthrow the government of the former Soviet republic of Georgia, where Russian troops have been battling Georgian forces over the breakaway territory of South Ossetia.
Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, lay in smoldering ruins after heavy fighting. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.
As fighting continued Sunday between Russia and Georgia over the separatist province of South Ossetia, U.N. officials expressed concern about violence in another Russian-backed breakaway territory in Georgia.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday called for armed international peacekeepers to secure a new presidential election in Zimbabwe, which has been racked by violence ahead of a Friday runoff.
Robert Mugabe casts his vote in Zimbabwe's one candidate presidential run-off election.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said government supporters threatened Zimbabweans into voting for Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party Friday.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "urgently dispatching" a special envoy to Myanmar, a statement from his office said Wednesday, following reports of violent clashes in that country between security forces and protesters.
CNN's Andrew Stevens discusses the political turmoil across Myanmar with Aung Din, an expert on the region.
The Buddhist monks leading the protests in Myanmar are held in high esteem by the population. CNN's Tim Lister reports.
United Nations diplomats called on the U.N. special envoy to Myanmar to meet with the country's military junta after Ibrahim Gambari briefed them Thursday on the political situation in the secretive Asian nation.
This weekend in Baghdad, Iraq's neighbors and members of the U.N. Security Council will meet to discuss how the international community can help the Iraqi government stop violence, build its economy and create a political process that can reverse its free-fall into civil war.
Attacks on Shiite pilgrims en route to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala continued into a third day as bombings killed 15 people Wednesday in Baghdad, police said.
Iranian and U.S. representatives may meet on the sidelines of next weekend's regional conference on Iraq -- but it is unlikely that Iran's nuclear program will be among the topics.
Iraq's prime minister said Tuesday that he turned down a U.S. request to delay Saddam Hussein's hanging because he wanted to show Iraqis that no deal would let the former dictator escape punishment.
The U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, is the leading candidate to be the next American ambassador to the United Nations, three Bush administration officials told CNN Thursday.
CHICAGO (CNN) -- A federal grand jury Thursday indicted a man who allegedly planned to set off several grenades in garbage cans at a Rockford, Ill., shopping mall during the busy holiday shopping rush, authorities said.
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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Saturday referred to the boundary between himself and the United States, telling U.S. President Bush that he answers first to the Iraqi government and people, according to an Iraqi official.
The top U.S. commander in Iraq has said it will take another 12 to 18 months before Iraqi security forces are ready to take over in the country.
The U.S. ambassador to Iraq warned Wednesday that "Iraq faces an urgent crisis in securing its capital."
Iraqi politicians are considering a formal request for U.N. troops to provide security, a Sunni official said on Tuesday, as attackers killed as many as 37 people across the country.
President Bush said Monday the U.S. troop presence in Iraq will be determined by military commanders, the Iraqi government and "conditions on the ground."
Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, says in a videotape aired Friday that he grieves over the death of al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Shootings and bombings Tuesday killed at least 30 people and wounded 52 in Iraq, and the U.S. ambassador acknowledged that Iraq's new government faces "a big challenge" from sectarian violence and the ongoing insurgency.
Iraq's first permanent government since the fall of Saddam Hussein was approved by parliament and sworn in on Saturday, despite the failure to fill three ministry posts because of political disputes.
Iraq finally has names for its top jobs -- more than four months after its historic general election.
Nearly three months after she was abducted in Baghdad, American journalist Jill Carroll walked into the office of a Sunni Arab political party Thursday and asked if she could call the U.S. Embassy, an official with the Iraqi Islamic Party said.
The rescue of three Western aid workers in Iraq raised hopes among friends and family of kidnapped American journalist Jill Carroll, who has been missing for 11 weeks.
President Bush held a news conference Tuesday at the White House, focusing primarily on the war in Iraq.
Three months after its members were elected, Iraq's parliament met briefly Thursday, but a major stumbling block to the creation of a national unity government remains for the legislative body.
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It was such a relief to me to learn we are making "very, very good progress" in Iraq. As the third anniversary of our invasion approaches, I could not have been more thrilled by the news reported by Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on a Sunday chat show. Vice President Dick Cheney's take was equally reassuring: Things are "improving steadily" in Iraq.
Iraqi officials believe kidnapped American journalist Jill Carroll is alive and they are working toward her release, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Monday.
(Time.com) In spite of the Bush administration's continued calls to end the sectarian violence that has torn through Iraq since the explosion of the Golden Mosque in Samarra, another wave of killings shook the country today, spreading the dread of civil war like brush fire among both Sunnis and Shiites who are already on edge.
Pentagon officials have been saying for some time that Iraqis must take more responsibility for securing their country. But can these local forces protect its critical infrastructure without U.S. help? Top American officials disagree, and that has caused friction between the State and Defense departments and may complicate the planned reduction of U.S. troops.
A December rocket attack against northern Israel was ordered by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, an audio statement attributed to fugitive terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed Monday.
Two suicide bombers disguised as senior police officers killed at least 23 Iraqi police and wounded 21 others outside the main entrance of the Interior Ministry, Baghdad emergency police said.
An international team will review the work of Iraqi election officials, the International Mission for Iraqi Elections said Thursday.
A group that monitored the Iraqi parliamentary elections said preliminary findings show "there has been a significant increase in voter turnout" among Iraqi expatriates casting ballots in 15 countries across the globe.
With the country's parliamentary elections slated for Thursday and early voting already under way, a truck carrying what are believed to be fake ballots was detained in the Iraqi border province of Wasit, the U.S. military said Tuesday.
Inspectors found "a number of problems" at a jail housing Iraqi detainees, the nation's Human Rights Ministry said Monday, while a report surfaced of possible torture of some of the inmates.
With parliamentary elections just days away, Iraq has closed its international borders and imposed a nighttime curfew around those boundaries, Iraq's interior minister said Sunday.
Millions of spectators turned out for the 79th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, as its floats and giant balloons made their way through the streets of New York City.
Iraq's Sunni Arabs, who turned out in larger numbers for a constitutional referendum after boycotting January's parliamentary vote, are now flexing their political muscles for the December 15 assembly election, Sunni Arab officials told CNN.
As election workers in Iraq counted millions of paper ballots cast in the constitutional referendum, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday the measure "had probably passed" but cautioned she didn't know the final outcome.
As Iraqis vote Saturday on a new constitution, much more than a permanent government could be at stake, including peace between Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish factions and the future of the insurgency.
Power and water began returning to parts of Baghdad early Saturday morning hours after an election-eve insurgent attack plunged 70 percent of the city into darkness.
Meeting Tuesday with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, President Bush renewed his pledge to assist Baghdad in building a democracy and to help the fledgling government defeat insurgents.
Iraq's interim prime minister said Tuesday that lawmakers have made great strides in writing the country's new constitution and have been able to bridge gaps on many issues.
An Iraqi constitution draft was submitted to the National Assembly Monday minutes before a midnight deadline, but three more days are needed to resolve "outstanding" sticking points, the assembly speaker said.
After U.S. officials had pushed Iraq's politicians for months to write a draft constitution by Monday, the top U.S. diplomat in Iraq downplayed Tuesday the fact that the transitional government had extended the deadline by one week.
Iraq's National Assembly voted unanimously Monday to extend for a week the deadline for negotiators to agree on a draft of the country's new constitution.
Eight Iraqis were killed Monday in two separate suicide car bomb attacks in the country's capital, police officials told CNN.
A suicide car bomb killed 25 people and wounded 33 others Sunday near al-Rashad police station in Baghdad, the city's emergency police said.
The new U.S. ambassador to Iraq met Saturday with leaders of the Iraq's fledgling government and said that "security challenges" cannot be met with military might alone.
The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan said Thursday that he does not believe Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar are in the central Asian country.
Ukraine has begun pulling troops out of Iraq as part of a phased withdrawal of its complete 1,650-man contingent, the sixth largest in the U.S.-led coalition.
The U.S. military said Friday the latest reports indicate Thursday's suicide bombing in Mosul killed at least 50 Iraqi civilians and wounded nearly 80 others.
An explosion that destroyed a building in downtown Kabul killed 9 people -- at least three of them Americans -- and wounded at least seven others, witnesses said.
The U.S. military has launched an investigation into the suspected mistreatment of an Afghan police officer while in the custody of coalition forces.
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