The United States has carried out more drone strikes this year in Afghanistan than it has during its eight-year-long air war in Pakistan, launching 447 strikes and killing thousands while also reducing its air surveillance.
The CIA was so disturbed by the release of Zero Dark Thirty that it published a statement calling it inaccurate. The film depicts the assassination of Osama bin Laden, which the agency claims is “a dramatization, not a realistic portrayal of facts.”
Trying to bring a snow globe on the plane? You’re in luck. While TSA confiscates items such as water bottles, cranberry sauce and facial cleansers, the agency is allowing a surprising number of unusual items to pass through its security belt.
In a bid to protect one of Italy’s greatest historical sites that featured frescos by Michelangelo, Raphael and Botticelli the authorities of the Vatican are installing a hi-end vacuum cleaning system in the Sistine Chapel to clean visitors.
Authorities have shut down roads and railway stations in the Indian capital in a bid to halt weeklong protests over the brutal gang-rape of a young woman. The country’s Prime Minister has called for calm amid the public outrage gripping India.
A female Afghan police officer has shot dead a US military adviser in a high security police headquarters, a senior police official said. This is the first green on blue attack since September and the first ever in Afghanistan involving a woman.
The battle over American gun violence has intensified with the National Rifle Association's vow to fight legislative steps to increase gun control. It challenges President Obama’s call for proposals on curbing the country's mass shooting problem.
Highly paid fat cat bureaucrats jump in number as Ministry of Defense bungling costs rank-and-file British soldiers their jobs. Critics to the defense cuts argue that they will harm British interests in the long term.