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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.