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  • Police arrest a protester during an "Occupy Chicago" march and demonstration in Grant Park in Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    130 'Occupy Chicago' protesters arrested

    Anti-Wall Street demonstrators of the "Occupy Chicago" movement stood their ground in a downtown park in noisy but peaceful defiance of police orders to clear out, prompting 130 arrests early Sunday, authorities said.

  • Iraqi men watch U.S. President Barack Obama's speech on television at a coffee shop in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. Iraq's prime minister says disagreements about legal protection for U.S. soldiers scuttled months of negotiations to keep American troops in Iraq beyond this year. Nouri al-Maliki told reporters Saturday that he still wants American help in training Iraqi forces to use military equipment Baghdad is buying from the United States. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    Conflicted Iraqis face future without U.S. troops

    For the first time in decades, Iraqis face a future on their own, with neither Saddam Hussein's iron fist nor the United States' military might to hold them together. This has been both their dream and nightmare: They wanted American troops (the occupiers) to go, but they wanted American troops (the protectors) to stay.

  • 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the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end.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)

    Obama campaign seizes on Iraq

    It took President Obama's re-election campaign a little more than 24 hours to try to capitalize on the president's announcement that he is withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year.

  • ** FILE ** In this Tuesday, July 13, 2010, file photo, U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division board a C-17 aircraft at Baghdad International Airport as they begin their journey to the United States. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

    Iraq prime minister: Immunity issue scuttled U.S. troop deal

    Iraq's prime minister said Saturday that U.S. troops are leaving Iraq after nearly nine years of war because Baghdad rejected American demands that any U.S. military forces to stay would have to be shielded from prosecution or lawsuits.

  • U.S. Embassy: Imminent terror attack in Kenya possible

    The U.S. Embassy is warning that an imminent terrorist attack in Kenya is possible.

  • ** FILE ** In this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, file photo, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdel Aziz arrives at the awards ceremony of the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud International Prize at King Fahd Cultural center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi TV said Saturday morning Oct. 22, 2011, the kingdom's heir to the throne has died abroad after an illness. He was 85 years old. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

    Saudi heir's death brings conservative to fore

    Saudi Arabia's ruling monarchy moved into a critical period of realignment Saturday after the death of the heir to the throne opened the way for a new crown prince: most likely a tough-talking interior minister who has led crackdowns on Islamic militants but also has shown favor to ultraconservative traditions such as keeping the ban on women voting.

  • Libyan children celebrate in Souk El Juma district in Tripoli, Libya, Friday Oct. 20, 2011. The death Thursday of Gadhafi, two months after he was driven from power and into hiding, decisively buries the nearly 42-year regime that had turned the oil-rich country into an international pariah and his own personal fiefdom. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Libya's new leaders to declare liberation Sunday

    Libya's new leaders will declare liberation on Sunday, officials said, a move that will start the clock for elections after months of bloodshed that culminated in the death of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Westmoreland'

    On April 28, 1967, Gen. William C. Westmoreland was accorded a rare honor, that of addressing a joint session of Congress. As he ticked off indicators of progress in the war in Vietnam, the general seemed the embodiment of the military professional: trim and erect, with prominent eyebrows and a jutting chin that did not encourage contradiction.

  • President Obama speaks at the White House on Oct. 21, 2011. He declared an end to the Iraq war and that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end. (Associated Press)

    Obama: Total troop withdrawal from Iraq

    President Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end.

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