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A suicide bomber killed a deputy provincial governor and five others Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan, police said. Later, a tearful President Hamid Karzai decried the violence, fretting that young people will choose to flee their country.
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A "peace council" established Tuesday by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to negotiate with the Taliban includes the man who is thought to have invited Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan and another who served as a mentor to the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Top Taliban leaders have made overtures to reconcile with the Afghan government, the top commander in Afghanistan said Monday.
No sooner did Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suggest from the rostrum of the United Nations General Assembly that most of the world believes the U.S. government was involved in a Sept. 11, 2001, conspiracy than 32 nations followed the U.S. delegation as it walked out. These were members of NATO and/or the European Union (21 countries are members of both), Australia, New Zealand and Costa Rica. More important, 167 nations didn't budge and went on listening to the Iranian's incendiary speech.
A wealthy British businessman who owns the company that makes the two-wheeled Segway has been found dead in a river in northern England after apparently falling off a cliff on one of the vehicles, police said Monday.
Can sanctions stop Iran's nuclear drive? Since the passage of new U.S. and multilateral measures this summer, there have been unmistakable signs that Iran has begun to feel the economic pinch. Prompted by mounting international pressure, a slew of foreign multinationals have exited the Iranian market, while a range of countries - from South Korea to the United Arab Emirates - are in the process of curtailing their financial dealings with the Islamic republic.
Pakistan vehemently protested NATO helicopter strikes that killed more than 70 militants, saying Monday that U.N. rules do not allow the copters to cross into its airspace even in hot pursuit of insurgents.