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  • ** FILE **  In this Feb. 24, 2012, file photo, Afghans shout anti-American slogans during an anti-U.S. protest in Ghani Khail, east of Kabul, Afghanistan over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

    Conflicting accounts over Afghan Koran burnings

    An investigation into the burning of Muslim holy books at a U.S. military base has found it was a mistake involving at least five Americans who may face a disciplinary review, a Western official said Saturday, but Afghan investigators claimed it was an intentional desecration.

  • ** FILE ** Pakistani security personnel search the police station attacked by suicide attackers in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Friday, Feb 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Suicide bomber hits Pakistan militant base; 23 die

    A suicide bomber attacked the headquarters of a rival insurgent group in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 23 of its supporters in an outbreak of factional fighting, an official said.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Israel deserves praise, not apartheid charges

    Peter Bella is absolutely spot on in his assessment of the Israel Apartheid Week movement ("Israeli Apartheid week contributes to hatred," Web, Feb. 25).

  • Children hold anti government posters during a protest in a town in north Syria, Friday, March 2, 2012. Syria has faced mounting international criticism over its bloody crackdown on the uprising, which started with peaceful protests but has become increasingly militarized. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Red Cross blocked by Syria from ex-rebel enclave

    Syria blocked a Red Cross convoy Friday from delivering badly needed food, medical supplies and blankets to a rebellious neighborhood of Homs cut off by a monthlong siege, and activists accused regime troops who overran the shattered district of execution-style killings and a scorched-earth campaign.

  • **FILE** Black smoke rises from tires which were burnt by protesters as Afghan policemen march during an anti-U.S. demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Feb. 22, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Afghan clerics call on U.S. to turn over prisons

    A council of Afghanistan's top religious leaders on Friday called on the U.S. to end night searches and hand over its prisons, saying that if Afghans had been in charge, Muslim holy books from a detention center library would never have been burned at an American base.

  • U.S. troops tread carefully amid Korea tensions

    Lt. Col. Edward Taylor stands behind a wall of sandbags overlooking the North Korean landscape and a bank of trees along the most fortified border in the world. The trees obstruct the view, he explains. They need to come down. But this is the DMZ.

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    KUHNER: Obama's Islamist agenda

    Radical Islam is on the march. It is being aided and abetted by the Obama administration. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently warned at a conference in Tunisia that the Arab Spring is backsliding. The democratic transformation of the Middle East and North Africa is not working out as Mrs. Clinton and President Obama had hoped.

  • Briefly: 2 U.S. troops killed in shooting

    Two U.S. soldiers were killed Thursday in a shooting by an Afghan soldier and a literacy teacher at a joint base in southern Afghanistan, officials said, the latest in a series of deaths following the burning of Korans by U.S. soldiers.

  • ** FILE ** Afghans demonstrate outside Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, to protest the improper disposal and burning of Korans and other Islamic religious materials at the U.S. base. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    2 American troops killed in Afghan shooting

    Two American soldiers were killed Thursday in a shooting by an Afghan soldier and a literacy teacher at a joint base in southern Afghanistan, officials said, the latest in a series of deaths as anti-Americanism rises following the burning of Korans by U.S. soldiers.

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