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  • Egyptian protesters escort an injured demonstrator who suffered severe burns during clashes with security forces at Tahrir Square in Cairo on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Police, protesters clash for 2nd day in Cairo

    Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of youths for a second day Wednesday in Cairo over demands that the country's military rulers speed up the prosecution of police officers accused of brutality during mass protests that forced President Hosni Mubarak to step down. Some 180 people have been injured, officials said.

  • Smoke rises from the Inter-Continental hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, after it was attacked by militants. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    Karzai: Attack on hotel won't derail security transfer

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai vowed Wednesday that his army and police would be ready to take over from foreign forces as planned despite a brazen assault on one of Kabul's premier hotels that left 19 people dead — including all eight attackers.

  • Sen. Carl Levin (left), Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, welcomes Navy Vice Adm. William H. McRaven (center), the nominee to become commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, and Marine Lt. Gen. John Allen, nominee to become commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, at the start of confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Commander: Special operations forces under stress

    The military commander who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is warning that the escalating demands on U.S. special operations forces are hampering their training and could slowly eat away at their combat readiness.

  • This video image shows Afghan police vehicles near the Inter-Continental hotel in Kabul on June 28, 2011, following a blast at the hotel. At least one suicide bomber blew himself up late Tuesday night inside the Western-style hotel, police said. (Associated Press/APTN)

    Suicide bomber hits Kabul hotel; gunbattles erupt

    At least one suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Western-style hotel in Kabul late Tuesday night and Afghan police who rushed to the scene fought other assailants with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

  • Brig. Gen. Dean Milner (center), commander of Canadian forces in Afghanistan, and Afghan army Brig. Gen. Ahmad Habibi (right) give the lay of the land to U.S. Army Col. Todd Wood (left) at an observation post on Forward Operating Base Sperwan Ghar in the Panjwaii district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. The Canadians will end combat operations in July as troops withdraw from the southern region and transition to a noncombat training role. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Afghan, NATO forces nab militant dressed as woman

    A senior leader of an al-Qaeda-linked terror group has been captured in northern Afghanistan dressed up like a woman — the latest in a recent series of cases involving male militants disguised as females, the U.S.-led military coalition said Tuesday.

  • Greek police tried to avoid firebombs hurled at them amid the chaos as protesters swarmed the streets. (Associated Press)

    Athens erupts over austerity

    Youths hurled rocks and firebombs at riot police in central Athens on Tuesday as a general strike against new austerity measures brought the country to a standstill.

  • **FILE** Republican presidential hopeful and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at the AFP RightOnline Conference in Minneapolis on June 18, 2011. (Associated Press/The Star Tribune)

    Pawlenty warns against 'isolationist' GOP

    In a thinly veiled swipe at his rivals in the 2012 Republican presidential field, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty criticized the growing isolationist sentiments being expressed by some in the GOP ranks.

  • Harold Koh, a State Department lawyer, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Libya and the War Powers Resolution on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    Senate panel OKs use of force in Libya

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Tuesday to back President Obama's deployment of U.S. forces to Libya in a strong bipartisan vote that delivered a critical boost to a White House that has found itself under assault from Capitol Hill.

  • A protester faces a riot police officer during a demonstration in Athens on June 28, 2011. Youths hurled rocks and fire bombs at riot police as a general strike against new austerity measures brought the country to a standstill. (Associated Press)

    Protesters clash with riot police during Athens strike

    A general strike disrupted services across Greece and riots erupted once more outside Parliament Tuesday as demonstrators protested more taxes and spending cuts essential for the country to receive critical bailout funds that will prevent a potentially disastrous default.

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