In the News: Aug-28
Taliban growth in northern Afghanistan threatens to expand war - 28 Aug 2009 at 2:50pm - BAGHLAN-I-JADID, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents have taken over parts of two northern provinces from which they were driven in 2001, threatening to disrupt NATO's new supply route from Central Asia and expand a war that's largely been confined to Afghanistan's southern half, U.S. and Afghan officials said.
Iran slows atom fuel drive, more cooperative: IAEA - 28 Aug 2009 at 1:36pm - VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has slightly reduced the scale of its nuclear fuel production work and has fulfilled demands for more effective monitoring of its Natanz uranium enrichment site, the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Friday.
US will pay for lawyer in Italian kidnapping trial - 27 Aug 2009 at 3:51pm - WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department has agreed to pay for a lawyer to help a former State Department official fight Italian charges that she participated in the alleged CIA kidnapping of a suspected terrorist in 2003.
Former Guantanamo detainee to sue U.S. government - 27 Aug 2009 at 3:28pm - The family of a former Guantanamo inmate who claims he was 12 when arrested is suing the U.S. government for compensation for a seven-year imprisonment.
Thought for the day:
It's a dangerous business going out your front door. -J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973), The Fellowship of the Ring