RFE/RL Washington correspondent Heather Maher asked former U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Rudy DeLeon what the Obama administration's new military shift means and why it's happening now.
The U.S. State Department has officially designated an Al-Qaeda-linked Kurdish group as a terrorist organization, freezing the group's U.S. assets and prohibiting U.S. citizens from engaging in business with them.
Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators will hold their second round of face-to-face talks within a week on January 9 in Amman, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.
Turkey has delivered a Western offer to Tehran to renew negotiations over its nuclear program, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, expressing hope that talks stalled a year ago could soon be revived.
Former Soviet basketball star Aleksandr Sizonenko, who was also Russia's tallest man at 2.45 meters, has died at the age of 52.
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian inspected military facilities in the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh and met with Karabakh Armenian army commanders during a visit that ended today.
Several Kazakh activists gathered at a prison in southern Kazakhstan today to demand the release of journalist Ramazan Esergepov.
The eldest son of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon was named today as the head of Tajikistan's Football Federation.
The Obama administration has unveiled a new strategy that will see the U.S. military scale back its ability to wage prolonged counterinsurgency efforts while increasing focus on China.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights says it will not send observers to Turkmenistan's presidential election in February.
U.S. Senators John McCain, Joseph Lieberman, and Mark Kirk have released a statement in response to reports of the ongoing harassment and mistreatment of Pakistan's former ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani.
The prosecution in the case against Hosni Mubarak has demanded the death sentence for the former Egyptian president and other defendants, including his two sons and the former interior minister.