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  • **FILE** Ethnic Uzbeks walk on Uzbekistan territory on June 18, 2010, after crossing the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border near the southern city of Osh as Uzbek border guards look on. (Associated Press)

    Human rights report alleges torture, abuse in Uzbekistan

    Human rights officials expressed concern this week over the widespread use of torture in Uzbek prisons and called on Western governments to impose sanctions on and end dealings with the former Soviet republic's autocratic regime.

  • An Iraqi man stands on the head of a statue of Saddam Hussein as U.S. Marines occupy the center of Baghdad on April 10, 2003. But pockets of resistence remained in the northern part of the city and sniper fire could be heard everywhere. The war was far from over. (J.M. Eddins/The Washington Times)

    Defense secretary presides over shutting down U.S. war in Iraq

    After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead and 100,000 Iraqi dead, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq - a conflict that Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said was worth the American sacrifice because it set Iraq on a path to democracy.

  • **FILE**  Taliban militants, who were arrested by Afghan Border Police, stand over their guns July 4, 2011, while they are presented to the media at the Afghan Border Police headquarters in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. All of them were dressed as women and at least one was strapped with an explosive vest. (Associated Press)

    Karzai: Taliban office should be in Afghanistan

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Thursday that if security concerns make it impossible to set up a Taliban political office in Afghanistan, then it should be established in another Islamic country, like Saudi Arabia, or in Turkey.

  • Illustration by Mark Weber for The Washington Times

    CORBETT: Remembering lessons of appeasement

    Dec. 7 was the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. On that morning in 1941, 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet in two waves. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, four sunk. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers. In total, 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded.

  • A US Marine signs an Iraqi flag on his way to Tikrit in Northern Iraq Monday, April 14, 2003. ( J.M. Eddins Jr. / The Washington Times )

    EDITORIAL: Victory in Iraq

    A ceremony Thursday in Baghdad marked the final end of the Iraq war. The conflict lasted almost nine years, cost $800 billion, took about 4,500 American lives and wounded 32,000. In the end, it was a success.

  • ** FILE ** Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (center right) walks across the apron with Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III (center left), commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, after arriving in Baghdad on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. Mr. Panetta was participating in ceremonies marking the end of the U.S. military mission in Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

    Panetta formally shuts down U.S. war in Iraq

    After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq — a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy.

  • In this image from TV made available by a group called Ugarit News on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, amateur footage shows what appears to be a Syrian tank on fire in Homs, Syria, on Wednesday as gunfire rings out and the tank then apparently explodes. (AP Photo)

    Syrian rebels kill 27 troops; Canadians told to leave

    Syrian army defectors killed 27 government forces Thursday in apparently coordinated attacks that were among the deadliest by rebel troops since the uprising began nine months ago. The escalating unrest prompted Canada to advise thousands of its citizens in Syria to leave.

  • World Scene

    Iran's foreign minister demanded Thursday that Afghanistan stop allowing the U.S. to use bases there to launch drone flights over Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported.

  • ON THEIR OWN: Iraqi army soldiers train with an M1 Abrams tank, purchased from the U.S., during an exercise in Baghdad.

    Gear galore left in Iraq as last troops pull out

    If the U.S. military held a yard sale, the rummaging would look a lot like what has been going on in Iraq.

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