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  • U.S., Afghan officials work on partnership deal

    Afghanistan's government wants to control all special operations and night raids currently led by U.S. and NATO forces, but it will not demand that Americans involved in criminal activity be tried in Afghan courts.


  • Soldiers gather in Bamako, Mali, on Thursday at an entrance to the compound containing government ministries after taking power in a coup, Drunken soldiers looted Mali's presidential palace hours after they declared a coup on Thursday, suspending the constitution and dissolving the institutions of one of the few established democracies in this troubled corner of Africa. (Associated Press)

    Mali soldiers grab power in coup; U.S. condemns ouster of president

    Drunken soldiers looted Mali's presidential palace hours after they declared a coup Thursday, suspending the constitution and dissolving the institutions of one of the few established democracies in this troubled corner of Africa.


  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai (center) attends graduation exercises for Afghan military officers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, March 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    Karzai: Afghanistan-U.S. pact will be scrutinized

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Thursday that his government is "taking a magnifying glass" to proposals for the country's strategic partnership deal with the United States and scrutinizing every detail.


  • Bales (Associated Press)

    Bales faces 17 counts of murder in Afghan killings

    The U.S. military intends to tell Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales Friday he faces 17 counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder, along with other charges, in connection with a shooting rampage in two southern Afghanistan villages that shocked Americans back home and further roiled U.S.-Afghan relations.


  • Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, before the House Armed Services Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    U.S. commander in Afghanistan calls for solid force in 2013

    The United States still will need "significant combat power" in Afghanistan in 2013 despite the call for reducing the force, the top U.S. commander there said Thursday.


  • Inside China: Shake-up stirs party fears

    The unceremonious dismissal March 15 of high-ranking communist official Bo Xilai - the powerful party chief of the world's largest metropolis, Chongqing - is causing major concern over the Communist Party's ability to control the ultimate guarantor of the regime, the 2.28 million-strong People's Liberation Army (PLA).


  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, with Frederic Pechenard, director of the French police, left, arrives to meet soldiers and police officers close to the apartment building where a suspect in the shooting at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school is barricaded in Toulouse, Southern France, Wednesday, March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Prosecutor: French shooter was planning new attack

    After a pre-dawn raid erupted into a firefight, French riot police pressed Wednesday for the surrender of a holed-up gunman who is suspected in seven killings and claiming allegiance to al Qaeda. A prosecutor said the gunman was planning to kill another soldier imminently.


  • AP Enterprise: Philippines using US smart bombs

    Concealed by the night sky, the two aging Philippine air force planes unleashed a surprise high-tech weapon: U.S. satellite-guided bombs that whizzed down with deadly precision toward a long-elusive terrorist suspect and two other top radicals dozing with their men in Jolo Island's jungle.


  • Kizza Besigye, a Ugandan opposition leader with the Forum for Democratic Change, gestures the party sign before being arrested Wednesday for holding a rally in the capital city Kampala. (Associated Press)

    Briefly: U.N. accuses Congo forces of violations during elections

    Congo's security forces committed serious human rights violations - including killings, acts of torture and arbitrary arrests - surrounding the country's tense national elections last year, the U.N. said in a report released Tuesday.


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