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President Obama's nominee to be the next ambassador to Afghanistan told the Senate on Wednesday that more work is needed to stabilize the war-torn country, despite the death of al Qaeda's top leader.
Seven days after President Obama nominated him as ambassador to China, Commerce Secretary Gary F. Locke publicly reversed an earlier decision that adversely affected some Massachusetts fishermen, constituents of Democratic Sen. John F. Kerry who will chair his confirmation hearing Thursday.
The U.S. and Pakistan agreed Monday to work together in any future actions against "high value targets" in Pakistan, even as U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry defended Washington's decision not to tell Islamabad in advance about the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
U.S. Sen. John Kerry said on Sunday that the U.S. relationship with Pakistan was at a "critical moment" because of the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and that there were growing calls to cut aid to the country.
Make no mistake, Mazin al-Nazeni hates Americans. Soldiers, diplomats, oilmen - the militant leader in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, considers all of them to be Enemy No. 1.
Dismissing concerns over possible links between Libyan rebels and al Qaeda, the Obama administration has notified Congress it is providing $25 million in nonlethal aid to the rebels' effort to drive Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime from power.
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday that the international community needs to act immediately to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, stressing that "time is running out" for Libyan freedom fighters.
The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved a resolution to impose a no-fly zone over Libya and take "all necessary measures" to protect civilians, even as Col. Moammar Gadhafi's warplanes bombed Benghazi, the eastern city at the heart of the rebellion.