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  • Spain arrests American al Qaeda suspect

    Spanish police have arrested a U.S. citizen of Algerian origin who is suspected of financing al Qaeda's North African affiliate, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.


  • An Afghan election worker checks ballot boxes at the Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. Election observers said they had serious concerns about the legitimacy of Saturday's parliamentary balloting as officials began Sunday to tally the results, a process that could take months. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

    'Serious concern' over fraud in Afghan elections

    The main Afghan election observer group said Sunday it had serious concerns about the legitimacy of this weekend's parliamentary vote because of reported fraud, even as President Hamid Karzai commended the balloting as a solid success.


  • A suicide car bomber attacked a Russian base in the city of Buinaksk in the violence-plagued republic of Dagestan on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010. A spokesman for the republic's Interior Ministry said the driver of the explosives-laden small Zhiguli automobile smashed through a gate of the base and headed for an area where soldiers are quartered in tents, but soldiers opened fire on him before he reached the center of the base. The spokesman said the driver rammed the car into a military truck, at which time it exploded. (AP Photo/Abdula Magomedov, News Team)

    3 killed in suicide attack on Russian base

    A suicide car bomber killed three soldiers and wounded 32 others in an attack on a military base in Russia's violence-plagued republic of Dagestan on Sunday, officials said.


  • Women clean a flooded house in Aguilar de la Frontera, southern Spain, on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. Three people were killed and two injured in flash floods in towns close to the southern Spanish city of Cordoba, authorities said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    3 die, 2 injured in floods in Spain

    Three people were killed and two injured in flash floods in towns close to the southern Spanish city of Cordoba, authorities said Tuesday.


  • Former Taliban militants in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, lay their arms on the ground during a joining ceremony with the Afghan government on Sunday, June 13, 2010. About 30 former Taliban militants from Herat province handed over their weapons as part of a peace-reconciliation program. (AP Photo/Reza Shirmohammadi)

    5 NATO troops, Afghan official killed in attacks

    Five international coalition troops died Tuesday and an Afghan district official, his son and a body guard were assassinated in southern Afghanistan where the Taliban are targeting people loyal to the government and its foreign partners.


  • Afghan security men in civvies inspect the remains of an auto-rickshaw used in an explosion near Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. A bombing targeting a police convoy left two civilians dead and two others injured, the Interior Ministry said. No police were injured in the incident. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    McChrystal apologizes directly to Afghans

    The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan took his apology for a weekend airstrike that killed civilians directly to the Afghan people Tuesday, with a nationally televised video.


  • Ministry expels journalist from U.S.

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has expelled an American journalist who wrote in the New York Times Magazine about the rise of pro-Taliban militants in this key U.S. ally, a press rights group said yesterday.


  • Bombings cast pall over soccer fete

    BAGHDAD — The dream run of Iraq's national soccer team captivated an otherwise despairing nation. But even in its moment of joy — the Iraqis are in the Asian Cup finals for the first time ever — violence struck yesterday.


  • Taliban strikes kill police at record rate

    KABUL, Afghanistan — National police are dying at a record rate so far this year and need urgent financial and technical support if a robust Taliban insurgency is to be defeated in distant provinces, the Interior Ministry says.


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