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  • In this Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 photo, a worker rests on the Israeli side of the Kerem Shalom crossing, between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Each day, dozens of trucks move food, consumer products and industrial materials into the Gaza Strip at this heavily fortified crossing, in an odd arrangement that has turned Israel into a key supplier to a territory governed by its bitter enemy Hamas. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Gaza unlikely trade partner with Israel

    KEREM SHALOM CROSSING, ISRAEL | Each day, dozens of trucks move food, consumer products and industrial materials into the Gaza Strip at this heavily fortified crossing, in an odd arrangement that has turned Israel into a key supplier to a territory governed by its bitter enemy Hamas.


  • President Obama speaks during a news briefing at the Pentagon on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, to discuss defense strategic guidance. From left are Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Army chief of staff; Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta; Gen. James F. Amos, Marine Corps commandant; Navy Secretary Ray Mabus; Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Navy readies for Chinese power grab on shipping

    The Navy's top officer detailed Tuesday the strategy for making sure the South China Sea and Western Pacific remain open to international shipping, saying an emerging China might try to "limit access in the region."


  • Marine testifies in Iraq deaths trial

    A former squad member under a Marine implicated in the deaths of 19 Iraqis testified Tuesday that after a roadside bombing, the group raced to nearby homes, firing rounds and tossing grenades for 45 minutes, even though he said the Marines did not take gunfire, come across a single insurgent or find a weapon.


  • Senator and lawyer Babar Awan (center) discusses the Pakistani Supreme Court's warning Tuesday that it could dismiss the prime minister if he doesn't obey the court's 2009 demand that criminal cases against the president be reopened. (Associated Press)

    Court-government clash builds with threat to toss Pakistani prime minister

    Pakistan's top court said Tuesday it could dismiss the prime minister unless he begins corruption proceedings against the president, opening another front against a government already under pressure from the army.


  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    GAFFNEY: Obama's defeatist 'strategy'

    Listening to President Obama laying out what he calls his new defense strategy, my first reaction was, "Here we go again." Having basically written off the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mr. Obama is falling prey to a temptation that several of his predecessors found irresistible in peacetime: Cut defense expenditures. Shrink the military. Hope the rest of the world will neither notice nor take advantage of our weakness.


  • ** FILE ** Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum speaks at a campaign stop in Nashua, N.H. (Associated Press)

    Santorum, Paul detail Israel, Iran policies

    In one of the sharper, more substantive debates of the GOP primary so far, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum brought their foreign policy fight to New Hampshire, outlining dueling visions for the role the United States military should play worldwide — particularly in regards to the nation's relationship with Israel and how best to handle Iran's nuclear programs.


  • ** FILE ** Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich (left) arrives at court at Camp Pendleton, Calif., with lead defense lawyer Neal Puckett on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

    Opening statements set in Iraq war crime trial

    A jury of battle-hardened Marines will judge the biggest criminal case against U.S. troops in the Iraq war.


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  • Nationwide strike begins in Nigeria over gas costs

    A national strike paralyzed much of Nigeria on Monday, with more than 10,000 demonstrators swarming its commercial capital to protest soaring fuel prices and decades of government corruption in the oil-rich country.


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