The U.S. military says about 1,000 U.S. troops have launched a major operation in the western Iraqi town of Haditha -- the second such offensive in the region this month.
Egyptians are voting today on a constitutional amendment that would allow political parties and independents to compete in a presidential election for the first time.
Amnesty International says the war on terror has eroded human rights standards and allowed governments to openly defy international law in the name of national security.
Amnesty International says human rights throughout Asia remain under threat.
Japan says it will seek to smooth relations with China after this week's increase in tension.Indonesia's president has arrived in the United States for economic and military talks.
China's military is up in arms over an ad campaign for toy weapons. Listen to World News for details and other news.