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  • ** FILE ** Pakistani army soldiers gather at the site of suicide bombing at a paramilitary camp in Bannu, Pakistan, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car filled with explosives into a paramilitary camp in northwestern Pakistan, killing a number of soldiers in the second attack in as many days meant to avenge the killing of senior commander in a U.S. drone strike. (AP Photo/Ijaz Muhammad)

    U.S. fires 1st drone in Pakistan in 6 weeks; 4 dead

    The U.S. carried out its first drone strike into Pakistan since errant November airstrikes by U.S. forces killed two dozen Pakistani troops along the Afghan border. The latest missile attack killed four militants, three of them Arabs, according to Pakistani intelligence officials.

  • Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari

    Pakistan fires defense minister, escalating crisis

    Pakistan's government fired the defense secretary Wednesday and the army warned of "grievous consequences" for the country, escalating a political and legal crisis that some believe could end in the dismissal of government.

  • Obama, Pitt, Jolie confab in Oval Office

    President Barack Obama might be powerful and well-known, but the White House got some real star power Wednesday: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stopped by for a chat with the chief executive.

  • Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a speech at Damascus University in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. (AP File Photo/SANA)

    Israeli official expects Assad to fall swiftly

    Israel is preparing to absorb Syrian refugees when President Bashar Assad is ousted, the Israeli armed forces chief of staff said Tuesday, adding that he expects the Assad regime to fall in coming weeks.

  • Debris litters the scene of explosions in Jalalabad in Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    10 die as Taliban storms Afghan government building

    Taliban insurgents stormed a government building in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, setting off a firefight that killed 10 people, the Interior Ministry said, in the latest sign of insurgent strength after a decade of war.

  • Briefly: Middle East

    The head of Al-Azhar, the pre-eminent institute of Islamic learning in the Sunni Muslim world, put forward a bill of rights on Tuesday upholding freedom of expression and belief ahead of the drafting of Egypt's new constitution.

  • Kim Jong-un, North Korea's new young leader, gets out of a military vehicle at an undisclosed place in North Korea in this image from an undated TV video aired on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/KRT via APTN)

    N. Korea to pardon convicts; generals back young Kim

    North Korea said Tuesday it will issue special pardons for convicts, a rare move that appeared to be aimed at boosting the popularity of young new leader Kim Jong-un as he attempts to fill his late father's shoes.

  • Illustration: Iranian bomb by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Obama's foreign policy bombs

    Is the Islamic regime in Tehran building a nuclear weapon or not? A recent statement from the Secretary of Defense suggests that it definitely is not, yet at the same time probably might be. This is the latest indication of Obama administration Iran policy in disarray.

  • 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.

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