U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated a former weapons purchaser at the Pentagon, Ashton Carter, to become the next U.S. Secretary of Defense.
U.S. administration officials say President Barack Obama has chosen Ashton Carter as his next defense secretary.
U.S. President Barack Obama has confirmed that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was stepping down after less than two years in office.
A new report says nearly 18,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks in 2013, some 60 percent more than the year before.
U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated his deputy national security adviser, Tony Blinken, to be the deputy secretary of state.
China has pledged $40 billion to set up a Silk Road Fund to help connect countries across Asia.
An alleged Russian Taliban fighter has pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in the United States and was ordered held until his trial set for April 2015.
An alleged Russian Taliban fighter appeared in a U.S. federal court on November 4 , marking the first time a non-American military detainee has been brought to the United States from Afghanistan for trial.
At least 24 migrants, most or all of them reportedly Afghans, have died after the boat they were traveling in capsized off Istanbul on November 3.
The Supreme Court in Bangladesh has upheld the death penalty handed down for an Islamist leader for atrocities during the war of independence from Pakistan more than four decades ago.
A media tycoon and key figure in Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party has been sentenced to death for war crimes committed during Bangladesh’s 1971 war for independence from Pakistan.
Iran’s official IRNA news agency reports that 130 people have been hospitalized in the southeastern city of Zahedan after inhaling toxic gas.