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  • Libyan Transitional National Council chairman Mustafa Abdul-Jalil ponders a question during a press conference for Libyan veterans in Benghazi, Libya, on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Libyan leader orders investigation of Gadhafi's death

    Libya's interim leader said Monday he had ordered an investigation into Col. Moammar Gadhafi's death in response to strong international pressure to determine how the ousted leader was killed by a bullet to the head shortly after he was captured alive.

  • ** FILE ** An Afghan policeman body-checks a man in Khost, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, after security measures were tightened following the capture of Haji Mali Khan, a senior Haqqani leader inside Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Nishanuddin Khan)

    Afghan, NATO forces kill or capture 200 militants

    Tens of thousands of Afghan and NATO troops killed or captured 200 insurgents in eastern Afghanistan during two operations targeting the violent Haqqani network, which is blamed for the majority of attacks in Kabul, the U.S.-led coalition said Monday.

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks to American service members at Yokota Air Base in Fussa, Japan, west of Tokyo, on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Panetta criticizes N. Korea for 'reckless' acts

    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Monday lashed out at North Korea for "reckless and provocative" acts and criticized China for a secretive expansion of its military power.

  • **FILE** Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

    Israeli FM: Abbas is 'obstacle' to peace

    Israel's foreign minister says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is an "obstacle" to peace, and he hopes Abbas will soon resign.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Remove MEK's terrorist designation

    Thank you for publishing the opinion column "Ending hypocrisy of terrorist designation" (Commentary, Oct. 14) by Gen. Hugh Shelton. The column defended Iran's main democratic opposition group, the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), which is designated as a terrorist group in the United States.

  • Illustration: Iraq by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    BLANKLEY: Killing Iraq softly with her song

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's assertion on "Meet the Press" Sunday that as the United States government orders the final, complete retreat from Iraq, the U.S. government remains resolved to support Iraqi democracy. Are Mrs. Clinton's words designed to make lies sound truthful, or does she actually believe things she knows to be untrue?

  • President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, where he declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    EDITORIAL: Obama's pyrrhic Iraq victory

    The White House announced the pullout from Iraq by the end of the year on a note of triumph. Obama adviser James Kvaal claimed that was "an example of what happens when a leader sets a plan and sees it through." West Wing machismo was on full display, trumpeting, "President Obama has ended the war in Iraq." Mr. Obama said the withdrawal was taking place "as promised," but the pullout timeline evolved as did the president's responsibility for the aftermath.

  • World Briefs

    China urged ally North Korea to improve its strained ties with longtime foes the United States and South Korea, state media reported Monday, as U.S. and North Korean diplomats began talks about restarting negotiations on the North's nuclear programs.

  • Relatives and friends of Iraqi traffic policeman Ali Hameed grieve during his funeral procession in Baghdad on Oct. 24, 2011. Police said gunmen in a speeding car attacked a traffic police checkpoint in the center of the Iraqi capital early that morning, killing two policemen and two civilians. (Associated Press)

    Iraqi speaker warns of meddling after U.S. pullout

    The speaker of Iraq's parliament on Monday accused neighboring nations of meddling in Iraqi affairs and signaled it will only get worse if the country is seen as vulnerable after U.S. troops leave at the end of the year.

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