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  • ** FILE ** U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (left) meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, March 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammad Ismail, Pool)

    Afghan President Karzai tells NATO to pull back

    The U.S. campaign in Afghanistan suffered a double blow Thursday when the Taliban broke off peace talks and President Hamid Karzai demanded NATO troops immediately pull out of rural areas because of anger over the killing of 16 civilians allegedly by a U.S. soldier.

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (center) shakes hands with his Afghan counterpart, Abdul Rahim Wardak, on Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Ismail, Pool)

    Afghans angry over removal of accused U.S. soldier

    Afghan lawmakers expressed anger Thursday that the United States flew an American soldier accused of killing 16 civilians to Kuwait, saying Kabul shouldn't sign a strategic partnership agreement with Washington unless the suspect faces justice in Afghanistan.

  • A Kuwaiti woman makes a point at an election rally for candidate Mohammed Al Sagr in Sulaibikhat. Almost 300 are running in Thursday's parliament elections. (Associated Press)

    Kuwait opposition seeks gains in new parliament

    Kuwait is heading into elections in much the same combative style that gripped the last parliament.

  • The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln transits the Indian Ocean on Jan. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

    U.S. military in Persian Gulf still necessary, welcome force

    The U.S. is maintaining a sizable ground, air and sea force in the Persian Gulf, underscoring the need to protect oil-producing states after deposing Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein and exiting a democratic Iraq in December.

  • Embassy Row

    The Kuwaiti sheik whose skillful diplomacy as ambassador in Washington coaxed the United States into liberating his country from Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein died over the weekend.

  • The last convoy of solders from the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, crosses the border from Iraq into Kuwait on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    Elated, the last U.S. troops leave Iraq, ending war

    The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging one another in a burst of joy and relief. Their convoy's exit marked the end of a bitterly divisive war that raged for nearly nine years and left Iraq shattered and struggling to recover.

  • Briefly: Middle East

    A surge in violence in the restive city of Homs has killed up to 50 people in the past 24 hours, leaving dozens of bodies in the streets, activists said Tuesday.

  • Kuwait: No plans to host more U.S. troops

    A top Kuwaiti official has thrown doubt on American proposals to station at least 4,000 additional soldiers in the Gulf nation following the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq at the end of the year.

  • Briefly: Middle East

    Egypt's finance minister and deputy prime minister resigned Tuesday in protest because of the government's handling of deadly weekend protests that left 26 dead, most of them Coptic Christians, an aide to the minister said.

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