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  • Afghan policemen carry away a wounded colleague during a gunbattle in Kunduz, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. Teams of Taliban militants assaulted the Afghan army in the north of the country and in the capital, killing at least 13 members of the security forces, officials said. (AP Photo/Fulad Hamdard)

    Taliban kills 13 Afghan soldiers, police

    Taliban fighters struck at Afghan security forces Sunday, storming an army recruiting center in the north that sparked a daylong gunbattle, and ambushing a bus carrying army officers in the capital — the first major attack in Kabul in months.

  • World Briefs

    Iran deployed squads of riot police around the major intersections of the capital Sunday, bracing for any kind of violent backlash in the tightly controlled Islamic Republic on the day deep cuts in food and energy subsidies went into effect.

  • Areikat

    Palestinians signal flexibility on security

    Palestinian leaders told the Obama administration they are ready to accept nearly any security arrangements for a Palestinian state demanded by Israel, according to a senior official of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

  • SANDERS: Afghanistan and worldwide jihadism

    The talking heads have already picked over the bones of the Obama administration's review last week of Afghanistan policy, but missed out on an overall estimate of progress in "the war on terrorism."

  • ** FILE ** Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (right) meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the presidential palace in Cairo on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. The talks came within the framework of efforts to revive the Middle East peace process. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Mubarak blames Israel for Mideast peace crisis

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Sunday blamed Israel for the stalemate in peace negotiations with the Palestinians in a speech before a joint session of the Egyptian parliament's two chambers.

  • Briefly: Europe

    Thousands of opposition supporters in Belarus tried to storm the main government building to protest what the opposition claims was large-scale vote-rigging in Sunday's presidential election.

  • **FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

    Biden: 2011 Afghan troop cuts more than 'token'

    Despite uneven progress in Afghanistan, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Sunday that next summer's planned withdrawal of U.S. troops will be more than a token reduction.

  • Saudi King Abdullah took the throne in 2005.

    Saudi king may move ground zero mosque

    Saudi King Abdullah, in an effort to quiet Muslim criticism in the United States, is quietly looking into moving the ground zero mosque to a less controversial Manhattan location, according to news reports surfacing Sunday.

  • Robert G. Marshall

    Virginian: Bar gays from National Guard

    Responding to the federal repeal of the military policy banning open gays from serving in the armed forces, a state lawmaker in Virginia plans to fight back with legislation that bars "active homosexuals" from serving in the Virginia National Guard.

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