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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hold Bosnian war criminals accountable

    While it is encouraging that Ratko Mladic will have to answer for his alleged crimes, there will never be true peace in the Balkans until all crimes committed against innocent civilians (regardless of ethnicity) are exposed and prosecuted ("Mladic found after 16 years on the lam," World, Friday).

  • Pakistani jets kill 18 in attacks on militants

    A Pakistani government official says fighter jets have attacked militant positions in a tribal region close to the Afghan border, killing at least 18 suspected insurgents.

  • North, south Sudan agree to establish DMZ

    North and south Sudan have agreed to establish a jointly patrolled demilitarized border zone between the two sides as the south prepares to declare independence in July, the African Union said Tuesday.

A promotion for the new Libya Alhurra, or "Free Libya," satellite TV station appears on a large screen in Benghazi, the rebel stronghold. The station provides a means for the rebels trying to wrest control from the country from Col. Moammar Gadhafi (shown) to get their message out to the public.

    Libyan rebels launch own media offensive

    Libya's rebels have launched their first homegrown satellite TV station, trying to counter the regime's powerful media machine, which churns out Moammar Gadhafi's message, depicts the opposition as terrorists and drums up patriotic fervor by beaming images of burning buildings hit by NATO strikes.

  • Briefly: Mideast

    Activists and bloggers are pressing Egypt's military rulers to investigate accusations of serious abuses against protesters, including claims that soldiers subjected female detainees to so-called "virginity tests."

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  • 2 Iraqis in Ky. charged in terror plot

    An Iraqi national suspected of carrying out numerous bombing attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq and another Iraqi citizen tied to the Iraqi insurgency have been arrested and indicted in Kentucky on federal terrorism charges.

  • President Obama (left) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates (center) walk on May 30, 2011, to the Rose Garden at the White House with Army Gen. Martin Dempsey (front to back right), President Obama's nominee for the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Adm. James Winnefeld, nominee for vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs; and Gen. Ray Odierno, the nominee for Army Chief of Staff. (Associated Press)

    GAFFNEY: Gates turns out the lights

    I have been in Washington now for nearly 40 years and in all that time, I can't recall seeing anything quite like Robert M. Gates' ongoing farewell to arms.

  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai gestures during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Angered by civilian casualties, Mr. Karzai said he no longer will allow NATO airstrikes on houses. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    Karzai: No NATO airstrikes on houses

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday ordered NATO to stop bombing homes, citing the risk of civilian casualties and putting him on a collision course with his Western protectors who insist the attacks are an essential weapon and will continue.

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