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  • ** FILE ** Col. Moammar Gadhafi (left) and President Obama are pictured during the G-8/G-5 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, in July 2009. (AP Photo/Michael Gottschalk/Pool, File)

    EDITORIAL: Obama's nonwar in Libya

    The White House has finally forged a bipartisan consensus in Congress. Unfortunately for President Obama, lawmakers are uniting in opposition to his approach to the ongoing U.S. involvement in the Libyan civil war. Some see the operation as an ill-advised and useless military venture; others argue that Mr. Obama is breaking the law.

  • Relatives and friends of tribesmen loyal to Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, the head of the powerful Hashid tribe, who were killed in clashes with Yemeni security forces carry their bodies during their funeral procession in Sanaa, Yemen, on June 3, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Yemen president wounded as tribesmen strike palace

    Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded when opposition tribesmen determined to topple him hammered his palace with rockets Friday in a major escalation of nearly two weeks of fighting with government forces. At least four guards were killed and seven top officials were also wounded, an official said.

  • Syrian protesters carry national flags during a rally near the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, as they demand that Syrian President Bashar Assad step down. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud)

    Syrian government troops renew attack on town

    Syrian government troops pounded a central town with artillery and gunfire Thursday, renewing attacks in a restive area that has been largely cut off from outside contact for six days.

  • Pakistani army troops patrol in Jhanda, in Pakistan's Mohmand tribal region along the Afghan border, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. A top Pakistani army commander said that the military has no imminent plans to launch an offensive in the North Waziristan tribal region, home to numerous militants who focus on attacking U.S. and NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Pakistan: 63 die in border clash with militants

    Fighting between militants who crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan and attacked a Pakistani checkpoint killed 25 troops, three civilians and 35 insurgents, police said Thursday, in some of the deadliest clashes in recent months.

  • ** FILE ** Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown in a video released by the Department of Defense on Saturday, May 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

    NATO: Former bin Laden associate captured

    NATO said Thursday it had captured a senior al Qaeda operative and former Osama bin Laden associate in northern Afghanistan.

  • ** FILE ** Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (The Washington Times)

    Mullen: Pace of Afghanistan withdrawal undecided

    The top U.S. military officer says Gen. David H. Petraeus has not yet made his recommendation on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, but it will come in the next few weeks and move rapidly after that.

  • Gen. David H. Petraeus

    Petraeus vows to keep Afghan civilian deaths to a minimum

    The top NATO commander in Afghanistan pledged Thursday to reduce the loss of innocent lives in NATO attacks to an "absolute minimum."

  • ** FILE ** Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister and Afghanistan presidential candidate, has said the Taliban now 'deny themselves the reason for their existence.' (Associated Press)

    Taliban, al Qaeda pursue peace deals

    A large number of Taliban and al Qaeda fighters "have lost all hope" and are seeking peace deals with the Afghan government since U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden last month, a senior Afghan official told The Washington Times this week.

  • Briefly: Asia

    NATO said Thursday it captured a senior al Qaeda operative and former Osama bin Laden associate in northern Afghanistan.

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