The death toll from a car bombing outside a medical clinic in eastern Afghanistan has risen to at least 60, authorities said. The Afghan health ministry said 120 people also were wounded in the blast in the Azra district of Logar province, 25 miles east of Kabul. Din Mohammad Darwesh, […]
ALBANY, N.Y. – Same-sex marriage is legal in New York after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that was narrowly passed by state lawmakers late Friday, handing activists a breakthrough victory in the state where the gay-rights movement was born. New York will be the sixth state where gay couples […]
WASHINGTON – Rejecting President Obama’s policy in Libya, the House in a bipartisan vote Friday rejected a resolution that would have for the first time officially authorized U.S. military action there. But the House then voted down a more aggressive rebuke of Obama: a proposal to strip away part of […]
Economic recovery in the Caribbean from the global financial crisis is lagging, says Central Bank Governor Ewart Williams.
Elevating the fallacy of the false alternative to a foreign policy, John McCain and a few others believe Republicans who oppose U.S. intervention in Libya’s civil war – and who think a decade of warfare in Afghanistan is enough – are isolationists. This is less a thought than a flight […]
JALALABAD, Afghanistan – US Ambassador Karl Eikenberry spent yesterday visiting a province in eastern Afghanistan, hoping to reassure local officials, tribal elders, and shopkeepers that President Obama’s announced troop withdrawal “does not mean the United States is abandoning Afghanistan.” “For nine years, the international community has been in front. Beginning […]
This year’s 19th annual DC Caribbean Carnival parade, scheduled for Saturday on Georgia Avenue NW, almost didn’t happen.
More than 1,500 Syrian refugees streamed across the border to safe havens in Turkey in one day as Syria’s three-month-old pro-democracy movement braced for another day of mass protests today. The refugees crossed into Turkey yesterday as Syrian troops backed by tanks pushed to the border in their sweep against […]
THE US Department of State yesterday announced the creation of the Caribbean IdEA Marketplace (CIM), partnering with Scotiabank, the bank with the largest commercial footprint in…
ISLAMABAD-As the U.S. looks ahead to its phased withdrawal from Afghanistan, even more attention is being directed toward Pakistan, where Obama administration officials say al-Qaida and its allies are still plotting attacks against the West. They argue that threat has been effectively neutralized in Afghanistan, a key justification for President […]