As the Republican National Convention began Monday with a tribute to the victims of Sept. 11, a security helicopter flew overhead Madison Square Garden and thousands of police monitored demonstrators on New York streets.
Rebel Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has asked his followers to stop fighting U.S. and Iraqi forces and is considering entering the political process, a top al-Sadr aide said Monday.
Reacting to recommendations from the panel that investigated the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Bush issued executive orders Friday increasing the CIA director's power and creating a new national counter-terrorism center.
Iraq's top cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, and rebel cleric Muqtada al-Sadr met in Najaf Thursday, forging an agreement aimed at ending fighting that has engulfed the city for the past three weeks.
Just over two months before U.S. voters choose a new president, two new national polls show a close race and an almost evenly divided electorate.
Military prosecutors agreed Tuesday to drop some of the charges against the highest-ranking U.S. soldier accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in exchange for a guilty plea, the soldier's lawyer told the Associated Press.
Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper gave a deposition to special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald in the federal investigation into the alleged leaking of a clandestine CIA agent's name to the media, Time magazine announced Tuesday.
A Sudanese official attending peace talks with opposition rebel leaders in Abuja Monday rejected a proposal by members of the African Union to deploy troops to the Darfur region of Sudan to help protect civilians and disarm rebels.
A new federal law making sweeping changes to who receives overtime benefits went into effect Monday as debate over the new rules continued.
Iraq's interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi issued a "final call" to Shiite militants in Najaf Thursday, telling them to disarm and leave the sacred Imam Ali Shrine or face a massive onslaught by Iraqi forces.
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