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  • Russia's unlikely protest song rocks rally

    The most popular protest song in Moscow today comes from burly men in blue berets, unlikely heroes of a peaceful middle-class movement challenging the strongman rule of Vladimir Putin.

  • ** FILE ** The F-16 is one of the Air Force's tactical aircraft. (Associated Press)

    Fleets fade away with Pentagon budget cuts

    America's aging tactical Air Force — the jets that protect ground troops and strike hard-to-reach targets — is shrinking just as the Pentagon is cutting even more planes to achieve nearly a half-trillion dollars in spending cuts.

  • Iran official suggests pre-emptive Israel strike

    Tensions regarding Iran's nuclear program escalated as Tehran's armed forces staged exercises over the weekend and Iranian leaders vowed to retaliate against Western sanctions and any Israeli strike on the regime's atomic sites.

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    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to visit the United States at the beginning of March and may meet with President Obama to discuss Iran's suspected nuclear-weapons program and unrest in the Middle East.

  • An Egyptian protester looks on during clashes with security forces near the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Egypt's ruling generals face mounting pressure

    Egypt's military rulers faced mounting pressure on two fronts Sunday, with a fourth day of violent street protests spearheading calls to speed up the transfer of power to a civilian administration and the U.S. threatening to cut more than a billion dollars in badly needed aid.

  • Col. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos, a spokesman for the Philippine military, shows a picture of Malaysian Zulkipli bin Hir, also known as Marwan, a top leader of the regional, al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror network, during a press conference on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in Quezon City, Philippines, north of Manila. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

    Filipino villagers helped kill terror leader

    Abu Sayyaf commander Umbra Jumdail had deviated from the brutal image of his al-Qaeda-linked militant group by playing doctor to poor Filipino villagers, whose backing he needed to stay safe from military troops. But those villagers may have been used by the military to finally track him down last week.

  • **FILE** Syrian President Bashar Assad (left) prays next to Syrian Grand Mufti Ahmad Hassoun (second from left) at the Al-Rawda Mosque in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, during a ceremony marking the birth of Islam's Prophet Mohammad. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Chief army defector promises fight to free Syria

    The commander of rebel Syrian soldiers said Sunday there is no choice but to use military force to drive President Bashar Assad's regime from power as fears mounted that government troops will escalate their deadly crackdown on dissent after Russia and China vetoed a U.N. resolution aimed at resolving the crisis.

  • Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Associated Press)

    Palestinian rivals hold unity talks in Qatar

    The Palestinian president and the head of rival Hamas resumed talks Sunday over efforts to move along a reconciliation pact that remains stalled after nearly a year.

  • ** FILE ** Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan visits the police headquarters hit by a suicide bomber in Kano, Nigeria, on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Nigeria oil pipeline on fire; militants claim attack

    An Eni SpA oil pipeline ruptured and caught fire as a militant group claimed responsibility for an attack in the region, their first alleged assault in months as its purported leader awaits trial on terrorism charges in South Africa.

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