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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The worst kind of war

    I strongly disagree with large withdrawals of U.S. troops ("Anti-Americanism in Pakistan snarls U.S. war efforts," Web, Tuesday). The most effective way to win a war is with overwhelming force, as quickly as possible and with as little loss of your own as possible.

  • International court tells Libya to hand over Gadhafi's son

    The International Criminal Court told Libyan authorities Wednesday to surrender former dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son - wanted by the permanent tribunal for crimes against humanity.

  • Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi, the director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, says he has no problem dealing with a former militant. (Associated Press)

    Nigerian ex-militant forges security contract

    A former militant leader in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta is linked to a private security company that signed a $103 million deal with the government to patrol the West African nation's waterways to stop piracy, officials have told the Associated Press.

  • Police: Dubai watching the web round the clock

    A senior Dubai cyber-crimes investigator says authorities are now conducting round-the-clock monitoring of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

  • Syrian activists prepare signs for upcoming protests at a house in Damascus, Syria, on April 3, 2012. Syrian activists say there have been explosions and clashes in several parts of the country even as the government claims it has started to withdraw troops from some cities in compliance with an international cease-fire plan. (Associated Press)

    Clashes erupt after Syria claims troop pullout

    Syrian troops clashed with army defectors and shelled rebellious districts in the central city of Homs Wednesday, killing at least 11 civilians a day after the government claimed it had begun a troop withdrawal ahead of the deadline to implement an international truce plan.

  • Israeli security forces surround a house illegally occupied by Jewish settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Israeli security forces began evicting dozens of settlers Wednesday from a building they illegally took over and lived in without the required military approval in Hebron, police said. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israeli forces evict settlers in Hebron

    Israeli security forces swiftly evicted dozens of Jewish settlers from an illegally occupied building in this volatile West Bank city on Wednesday, ending a weeklong standoff that had threatened to spill over into broader violence.

  • "The nuclear power Israel is endangering the already fragile world peace," writes Nobel Prize laureate for literature Guenter Grass, 84, in a poem published Wednesday. (Associated Press)

    Grass sparks firestorm with poem on Israel, nukes

    German Nobel literature laureate Guenter Grass labeled Israel a threat to "already fragile world peace" in a poem published Wednesday that drew sharp rebukes at home and from Israel.

  • DE BORCHGRAVE: Muslim Brotherhood seems poised to take over in Egypt

    The Egyptian revolution has led to economic bankruptcy, says Egypt's Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a former U.N. secretary-general. Factories are closed and Egyptian workers are no longer wanted abroad, he lamented.

  • World Briefs: Three U.S. soldiers killed in suicide attack

    A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed three American soldiers and four Afghan police officers at a park in a relatively peaceful area of northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, part of an increase in violence at the start of the spring fighting season.

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