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  • Kandahar officials say NATO is still needed

    Lawmakers from Kandahar said Tuesday that Afghan forces are far from ready to assume full security responsibility in the province that was the birthplace of the Taliban, stressing it should be among the last regions where NATO forces hand over control to Afghan counterparts.


  • Iranian exiles in Iraq fear attack from Iraqi soldiers

    Unarmed Iranian exiles in an Iraqi refugee compound fear another "bloodbath" by Iraqi soldiers after military vehicles rolled into the area late Monday, an Iranian source inside the compound told The Washington Times on Tuesday.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Prisoner swap underscores value differences

    Thank you for running the article "Israel envoy: Outlook for peace talks not 'particularly bright,' " (Web, Oct. 25), which notes Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren's criticism of the Palestinian Authority's celebration of terrorists and refusal to rejoin peace talks.


  • **FILE** Salva Kiir Mayardit, president of Southern Sudan (Associated Press)

    Ex-pats return to build a new African nation — South Sudan

    Sitting in fading daylight in the front yard of a small hotel in Africa's newest nation, Jimmy Makuach recounts a life torn apart by civil war.


  • Security firm: Hackers hit chemical companies

    Cyber attacks traced to China targeted at least 48 chemical and military-related companies in an effort to steal technical secrets, a U.S. computer security company said Tuesday, adding to complaints about pervasive Internet crime linked to this country.


  • A U.S. soldier checks the damage at offices of the U.N.'s refugee agency, the UNHCR, caused by a suicide bomber in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Oct. 31, 2011. The attack killed four people and severely damaged the U.N. agency's building, Afghan officials said. (Associated Press)

    Afghan MPs from Kandahar against speedy transition

    Lawmakers from Kandahar said Tuesday that Afghan forces are far from ready to assume full security responsibility in the province that was the birthplace of the Taliban, stressing it should be among the last regions where NATO forces hand over control to Afghan counterparts.


  • American Scene

    An Arizona jury Monday found a former construction worker guilty of killing nine people in the "Baseline Killer" case that terrorized the Phoenix area during summer 2006.


  • NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    NATO chief in Libya as 7-month mission ends

    NATO's top official on Monday marked the end of the alliance's seven-month air campaign over Libya, which played a key role in ousting Moammar Gadhafi, with what he billed as a historic visit to the country.


  • ** FILE ** Kenyan troops heading to Somalia are pictured near Liboi, Kenya, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. The troops will stay in southern Somalia until Kenyans feel safe again, the chief of Kenya's armed forces said Saturday. (AP Photo, File)

    3 killed, dozens hurt in Somalia after airstrike

    An airstrike hit a refugee camp in southern Somalia, killing at least three people and wounding dozens of women and children, an international aid agency said Monday.


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