THE CIA has admitted orchestrating the August 1953 coup that toppled Iran's prime minister after he tried to nationalize his country's oil wealth from Britain, according to a declassified document.
IRAN has about 18,000 centrifuges, including 10,000 active ones, the outgoing head of the country's atomic agency said Saturday, confirming figures from the UN watchdog overseeing its disputed nuclear drive.
US SECRETARY of State John Kerry warned Thursday that Iraq risked destabilization from Sunni and Shiite extremists as civil war flares in neighboring Syria.
BRAZIL said Wednesday that it may go to the United Nations over US spying, which it said was not only used to combat terrorism, but also for industrial espionage.
A US diplomat will head next week to Asia to discuss human rights in North Korea as Washington plans the next step in its troubled ties with Pyongyang, officials said Tuesday.
US INTELLIGENCE director James Clapper introduced a review group Monday that will assess whether the right balance is being struck between national security and personal privacy.