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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to ask President Obama to end U.S. drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan and mediate a long-standing dispute with India when the two leaders meet at the White House on Wednesday.
Jordan, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, was rocked Wednesday by a second day of protests that uncharacteristically targeted the king after the government raised fuel prices in a desperate act to reduce a massive budget deficit.
U.S. and Afghan officials on Tuesday resumed discussions on an agreement that will commit the United States to the Central Asian nation long after foreign troops leave in 2014.
No red carpet, but there are sure to be gawkable moments and a few screams Wednesday morning when a celebrity with a cause celebre comes to call on the U.S. Senate. That would be George Clooney, who has the lead role in a hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. The script is based around the security and disposition of Sudan and South Sudan.
In a rare visit to a region with which he once fought a civil war, Sudan's president said Tuesday he is ready to welcome and assist Southern Sudan as a new country if it votes for independence as expected in a referendum next week.
Iranian textbooks — 2 p.m. — The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, "Iranian Textbooks: Preparing Iran's Children for a Global Jihad." Participants include Meyrav Wurmser, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Middle East Policy, and Arnon Groiss, director of research at the Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace,. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.
Iraqi insurgents bombed a third bridge in as many days yesterday, disrupting troop movements in what military strategists see as evidence of an increasingly sophisticated enemy command-and-control structure.