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  • From doctor's ordeal, a different view of Somalia

    Dr. Hawa Abdi has treated sick and wounded Somalis since 1983, through famine and civil war. But it only took one day for Islamist rebels to wreck her life's work.

  • Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (AP File Photo)

    U.S. defense chief: China moving fast on new weapons

    China is farther along in its development of a new stealth fighter jet than the U.S. had predicted, and that plane and other Chinese military advances are worrisome, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday.

  • Islamist leader Sheik Hasan Dahir Aweys, left, shakes hand with the spokesman of the Al Qaeda inspired Al-Shabab group Sheik Ali Mohamoud Rage during a ceremony at Afgoye district of Mogadishu on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. (AP Photo Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somali Islamists ban men, women from shaking hands

    Somalis say Islamist insurgents have banned unrelated men and women from shaking hands, speaking or walking together.

  • Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks during his first public appearance since returning from nearly four years of self-imposed exile in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. Al-Sadr appears beneath a graphic banner bearing the pictures of his brother, the late Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr, left, and father, the late Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, right. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraqi cleric says followers still resisting U.S. 'enemy' with all means

    Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Saturday his followers in Iraq were still resisting the U.S. "enemy" with all means, including force. But he tempered his fiery words by saying the new Iraqi government should be given a chance to get American troops out of the country in a "suitable" way.

  • Southern Sudanese take part in a pro-separation rally in the southern capital of Juba on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Thousands of pro-independence supporters rallied throughout the town just two days before voting commences in a referendum that will determine if southern Sudan secedes from the north to form the world's newest country. (AP Photo/Pete Muller)

    At least 9 die in S. Sudan attacks ahead of vote

    Two rebel groups clashed with Southern Sudan's military ahead of the region's independence referendum, resulting in at least nine deaths, and a top security chief said Saturday he suspected the groups were trying to depress voter turnout.

Russian soldiers march in the annual Victory Day parade in Moscow in May. The resurgent military's deployment to Georgia gives Russia a credible threat of force.

    EDITORIAL: Un-Bearable NATO

    Some bad national security ideas refuse to go away. One of the worst of them floating around the last 20 years is the notion that Russia should be offered membership in the NATO alliance. This is an idea whose time will never come.

  • Palestinian mourners shout slogans as they carry the body, covered left, of Palestinian Omar Kawasmeh during his funeral in the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Israeli troops mistakenly shot and killed the 65-year-old Palestinian man Friday during a predawn raid to arrest a Hamas militant in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    Palestinians: Israeli troops mistakenly killed man

    Israeli troops mistakenly shot and killed a 65-year-old Palestinian man in his bed during a pre-dawn raid Friday to arrest a Hamas militant in the West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli officials said.

  • Judging Hamas' most horrible act

    In the Jan. 3 Page One article "Emirates asked U.S. to help find killers of Hamas weapons dealer," you reported, "Hamas leaders have claimed credit for some of the bloodiest terrorism against Israeli civilians in the past 20 years, including a 1994 van bombing in Afula that killed nine people and wounded more than 50."

  • Police officers patrol by an entrance to King's Cross underground train station in London, Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. More police officers were being deployed at transport hubs in London amid continuing fears of a terrorist attack, British media reported Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Report: Britain warns aviation industry of threat

    British transport authorities have warned aviation officials that al Qaeda is considering an attack against a U.K. airport or other airline industry target in a threat described as credible, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday.

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