WASHINGTON -- The conduct of Belarus' parliamentary elections next month will help determine whether the United States lifts economic sanctions against the former Soviet republic, the State Department has said.
The UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for war crimes and genocide charges after he refused to plead.
Russia has said the independence of two breakaway Georgian regions was irreversible, and Georgia said Russian-backed forces had almost completed the "ethnic cleansing" of Georgians from the areas.
Russia's invasion of Georgia has raised concerns among senior Pentagon officials about long-term U.S.-Russian relations, including future military ties, the top U.S. military official has said.
Western nations will have to resolve the standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions without Russia's help if they refuse to cooperate with Moscow, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.
A former U.S. Marine sergeant accused of killing four unarmed Iraqi detainees has been acquitted of all criminal charges in the case, including voluntary manslaughter.
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in his first visit to Tbilisi next week will assure Georgia that the United States stands firmly with its ally which is reeling from a decisive military defeat at Russian hands.
A suicide bomber tried to force his vehicle into a Pakistani military camp in the northwest but was blown up when soldiers opened fire on him, a day after dozens of people were killed in violence across the region.
Iran has 4,000 working nuclear centrifuges, an official said in remarks published on August 29, in line with a number verified by the UN atomic watchdog but lower than a figure cited by President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.
Serbia is hunting intensively for Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic, the last genocide suspect from the Bosnian war still on the run, and could arrest him soon, the country's top war crimes prosecutor said.
But Paris, Berlin, and Italy have stressed the need to maintain strong ties with Moscow.