The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has dealt a severe blow to U.S. efforts to restore stability and democracy in a turbulent, nuclear-armed Islamic nation that has been a critical ally in the war on terror.
Pakistan is a nation with a complex history and an uneasy relationship with the world community. Here's some of what you might need to know to understand the circumstances surrounding the attack Thursday on a Benazir Bhutto campaign rally.
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The first few presidential primary elections or caucuses of 2008 could determine who receives the presidential nomination from each party. Here’s a list of when states are holding their primaries.
Important information on the major presidential candidates from both parties.
ROCHESTER, N.H. — A deranged man wearing what appeared to be a bomb strapped to his chest walked into a Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign office Friday, took several hostages and demanded to speak to the candidate, authorities said
A muslim woman leaves the community center in the Brabrand area of Århus, Denmark, at the end of a meeting over the closing of Nordårdskolen in the Gellerupparken housing community.
In a country where one in four is unemployed and half the population lives in poverty, many rural households are being held together by older women who rely on their government pensions to get by.
We asked: How many titles from the American Film Institute’s original 1998 list of the top 100 American movies can you spot in this article?
This will be the first time since 1879 that the high court has heard a challenge to a method of execution.
WASHINGTON — Gen. David Petraeus told Congress on Monday he envisions the withdrawal of roughly 30,000 U.S. troops by next summer, beginning with a Marine contingent later this month.
It's a nice day at Finger Lake State Park, and Erich Petzall is spending it doing something he enjoys. It might not be your idea of a typical day in the park, but according to Petzall, "There is no better way to spend a perfect day like this than firing guns at a place like this, it's a beautiful place."
University of Missouri System curators now plan to interview presidential finalists at least twice before making a job offer — a precaution seemingly designed to avoid being spurned by candidates who get cold feet.
The bridge collapse in Fenghuang, Hunan province on Tuesday aroused quick responses from the Chinese community in Columbia this week. Some in the community have raised funds; others plan to donate money.
A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake shook Peru’s coast near the capital, killing at least 337 people and injuring 827, the Civil Defense said early Thursday.
Wildlife biologists this summer were puzzled when reports started coming in about the bark being stripped off trees high above the ground.
With government institutions, including the courts, hobbled by decades of corruption and neglect, one of the few bodies still reliably administering justice is a parliament run by, and mostly for, children.
A nationwide recall of about 255,000 Chinese-made tires was announced by Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon on Thursday.
There is broad agreement across the social, political and religious spectrum and, most important, the Supreme Court, that the Bible can be taught in public schools and that knowledge of the Bible is vital to students’ understanding of literature and art.
A former chief of staff at the Boone County Fire Protection District has sued his former employer, alleging a retaliatory work environment and financial mismanagement.