September 26, 2008 |
CAIRO, Sept. 26 -- Turkish warplanes crossed the border into northern Iraqi airspace to bomb 16 Kurdish rebel sites, a spokesman for Turkey's military said Friday. There were no reports of any deaths in the air attacks, which occurred late Thursday night. The airstrikes targeted Kurdish rebel positions on Qandil mountain, at Iraq's border with Iran , Brig. Gen. Metin Gurak told reporters in Ankara, Turkey's capital. Ahmed Deniz, a spokesman for Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, told wire services the...
May 3, 2012 |
NEW DELHI — The economic relationship between the world's two largest democracies, the United States and India, is supposed to be the bedrock for what President Obama calls "one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century," but cracks are starting to appear. India's delay in delivering promised economic reforms and its reluctance to open up its markets to U.S. companies such as Wal-Mart, together with a much tougher visa regime for Indians seeking to work in the United States, has infuriated...
November 16, 2011 |
KABUL — President Hamid Karzai set the conditions for his country's strategic partnership with the United States on Wednesday, saying that Afghanistan would allow long-term U.S. bases here as long as American troops stop conducting operations at night, searching homes and detaining Afghans. Karzai's comments came at the opening of a large assembly, known as a loya jirga , that drew more than 2,000 delegates from across the country to discuss Afghanistan's future relationship with the...
April 8, 2012 |
KABUL — The United States and Afghanistan signed a deal on night military operations on Sunday, resolving a major source of friction between President Hamid Karzai and Washington. The agreement removes a key obstacle to a long-term strategic partnership between the two countries, including a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan after 2014, when all foreign combat troops are set to leave the country. Karzai, who has led Afghanistan since U.S.-backed Afghan forces overthrew the Taliban in 2001,...
July 14, 2008 |
South Korea's SK Telecom ( NYSE: SKM ) is in talks to buy Sprint Nextel , the third-largest U.S. carrier, according to CNBC, Reuters reports . The report did not name any sources for the story, but said a deal between the companies would be friendly and that it would be the biggest takeover of a U.S. company by a South Korean company. Sprint Nextel's shares rose almost 14 percent after the report was aired. Sprint declined to comment and SK was unavailable for comment. Most recently,...
November 3, 2011 |
B arack Obama was a principled opponent of the Iraq war from its beginning. But when he became president in January 2009, he was handed a war that was won. The surge had succeeded. Al-Qaeda in Iraq had been routed, driven to humiliating defeat by an Anbar Awakening of Sunnis fighting side-by-side with the infidel Americans. Even more remarkably, the Shiite militias had been taken down, with U.S. backing, by the forces of Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. They crushed the Sadr militias from Basra to Sadr City.