February 2008 Headlines
Following the news leak of Prince Harry's posting to Afghanistan, Britain's top military official on Friday immediately ordered the prince home.
Iraq's presidential council has given the approval to execute Saddam Hussein's cousin, known as "Chemical Ali," for his role in the 1980s scorched-earth campaign against Kurds, officials said Friday. But the council, made up of Iraq's president and two vice presidents, spared the lives of two other officials amid Sunni protests that they were only following orders.
CBNNews.com - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he told the Turkish Defense Minister on Thursday that Turkey should end its offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - During Tuesday's briefing to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, OC (commanding officer) Military Intelligence Major General Amos Yadlin said al-Qaeda operatives were among the dozens of terrorists who infiltrated Gaza through the breached border with Egypt.
Just back from a tour of Africa, President Bush said American generosity was saving lives in the region.
WASHINGTON - This week Shiite pilgrims wrap up their 40-day period of mourning to honor imam Hussein - the grandson of the prophet Muhammad.
The peace talks in Kenya have hit a snag. The main opposition leader has suddenly left the country during the most critical day of the negotiations.
Turkish troops crossed the border into Iraq Friday in pursuit of separatist Kurdish rebels, the Turkish military announced. It is a move that escalates Turkey's on-going conflict with rebel forces.
Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has ordered his Shiite militia to extend a cease fire in Iraq for six more months.
The nation of Jordan has admitted deporting Christian missionaries for what it calls illegal "preaching activities."
Iraq's influential anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is threatening to end his cease-fire as soon as Saturday.
The world's longest reigning ruler is calling it quits. Fidel Castro resigned this morning as Cuba's president after nearly half a century in power.
Pakistan's ruling party and the close allies of President Pervez Musharraf conceded defeat Tuesday in the nation's parliamentary elections.
Israel has the most experienced anti-terrorism police forces in the world.
WASHINGTON - President Bush is on a mission in Africa to showcase the success of an historic foreign policy: his emergency plan for AIDS relief, known as PEPFAR.
Tom Hart is Director of Government Relations with the ONE Campaign to combat global poverty and disease, founded by Irish rock star Bono.
Mark Dybul, the President's US Global AIDS Coordinator, tells CBN News about radical changes taking place in Africa because of US partnerships with local governments, community, and faith-based groups to provide treatment, support, and prevention in 15 of the nation's poorest countries.
President Bush and the first lady are headed to Africa tonight.
No one has claimed responsibility for the car bomb that killed Hezbollah terrorist mastermind Imad Mugniyeh in Damascus yesterday. A well-connected source tells me that all signs point to it being an Israeli operation, a scenario which my colleague in Jerusalem, Chris Mitchell, also seems to be hearing. But don't expect the Israelis to claim credit--that isn't their style. Needless to say, Mugniyeh's assassination is a huge blow to the Hezbollah/Iran/Syria axis. Mugniyeh wore many hats within that axis, as our friend Walid Phares describes here. I've discussed Mugniyeh several times on CBN News programs, and blogged about his deadly exploits--which include his planning of the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut, which killed 243 U.S. Marines--here and here. He'd become an almost mythical figure due to his ability to elude capture and direct major terrorist attacks while living underground. He was one of the most--if not the most--influential terrorists of the past 30 years. The only bigger jihadi fish that could be nabbed would be Osama Bin Laden or Ayman al-Zawahiri, but only because they have greater symbolic value. But those two are basically figureheads, whereas Mugniyeh was an operational guy, and, therefore, much more dangerous. When it came down to the nuts and bolts of actually carrying out an operation, no one was more dangerous than Mugniyeh. America is a safer with him gone.
Hezbollah is vowing to take revenge after one of its top terrorist leaders was killed.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. troop surge in Iraq.
Iran's radical islamic president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is planning a landmark trip to Iraq next month. The Iraqi government says Ahmadinejad will be the first Iranian leader to ever visit Iraq.
President Bush pledged on Thursday to make a long-term U.S. commitment toward Africa. He is sending Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Kenya to demand a halt to the violence that has left more than 1,000 people dead.
IRAQ - Most experts agree that the troop surge and related moves in Iraq has resulted in remarkable change.CBN News went to the front-lines for a first hand look at the progress.
WASHINGTON - Today's terror quiz:What do you get when you combine a nuclear Muslim state, an al-Qaeda stronghold and a key U.S. ally? The scary answer is Pakistan and this country's future is shakier than ever.
The Archbishop of Canterbury said Great Britain should allow Islamic "Sharia" law.
Another terrorist attack occurred against innocents in Algeria. This one, like most in recent years, was the work of the North African wing of al Qaeda.
In 2004 the world watched in amazement as a democratic uprising swept the former Soviet republic of Ukraine. This week it took another big step when it joined the World Trade Organization.
Al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq are using children to carry out some of their attacks.
Meir Dagan, the head of Mossad - Israel's top spy agency - says Iran will have a nuclear weapon within three years.
A Dutch crime reporter may have solved the Natalee Holloway case.
China's entering its third straight week of crippling snow storms. It is the worst winter weather to hit China in 50 years.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Defense Minister and Labor party chairman Ehud Barak surprised no one with his announcement Sunday morning that he will remain in the Olmert government.
CBNNews.com - Arab satellite television al-Jazeera carried an unverified announcement Saturday by an al-Qaeda affiliate claiming responsibility for Friday's shooting attack near the Israeli embassy in Mauritania.
CBNNews.com - Remote controlled bombs strapped to two mentally handicapped women were detonated Friday in separate attacks on Baghdad pet bazaars. Police said the attacks killed at least 91 people and wounded dozens more. The attacks were the deadliest in the Iraqi capital since the U.S. military began the surge of American troops last spring.