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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Marine Lt. Gen. John R. Allen (right), President Obama's choice to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan, prepares to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee at his nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Navy Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, nominated as commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, sits at left. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    General named to head U.S. forces in Afghanistan OKs drawdown

    The Marine general tapped to take over as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan told Congress on Tuesday that he supports President Obama's decision to withdraw U.S. reinforcements by next September.


  • International Criminal Court Presiding Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng of Botswana is seen in the courtroom in The Hague on Monday, June 27, 2011, as the court issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi, his son and his intelligence chief for crimes against humanity in the early days of their struggle to cling to power. (AP Photo/Robert Vos, Pool)

    EDITORIAL: Obama courts disaster

    The Obama administration is backing the International Criminal Court's (ICC) arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. It is a dangerous precedent for the United States to rush to affirm the jurisdiction of this relatively new international body, particularly with a president whose counterterrorism strategy has made his name synonymous with "targeted killing."


  • ** FILE ** State Department legal adviser Harold Koh speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington in December 2005. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

    Senate weighing in on Obama policy on Libya

    Senators on Tuesday will have their say on President Obama's decision to involve U.S. forces in the military operation against Libya.


  • 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.


  • 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)

    NATO-Afghan raid ends hotel assault; 19 dead

    Nineteen people died — including all eight suicide bombers — in a more than five-hour standoff at Kabul's Inter-Continental hotel that ended early Wednesday after NATO attack helicopters fired missiles to kill three suicide bombers on the roof.


  • Marc Grossman, U.S. special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, speaks during a press conference at a meeting of the International Contact Group in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, June 27, 2011. Mr. Grossman said Pakistan must prove it wants an end to the war by preventing militants from hiding out on its soil and enabling those who launch attacks on the Afghan side of the border. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    U.S.: Pakistan must show it wants Afghan peace

    Washington's special envoy to Afghanistan said Monday that Pakistan must prove it wants an end to the Afghan war by preventing militants from hiding out on its soil and enabling those who launch attacks on the Afghan side of the border.


  • International Criminal Court Presiding Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng of Botswana is seen in the courtroom in The Hague on Monday, June 27, 2011, as the court issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi, his son and his intelligence chief for crimes against humanity in the early days of their struggle to cling to power. (AP Photo/Robert Vos, Pool)

    Hague court orders arrest of Gadhafi, son for slayings

    International judges ordered the arrest of Moammar Gadhafi on Monday for allegedly murdering Libyan civilians who rose up against him, as NATO warplanes pounded his Tripoli compound and world leaders stepped up calls for the Libyan leader to resign.


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