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  • Pakistan detains army officer for extremist ties

    Authorities detained a senior officer serving at Pakistani army headquarters for suspected links with a banned Islamist group, the army spokesman said Tuesday.

  • Israel OKs building in Gaza Strip

    Israel has authorized construction of 1,200 new houses for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, what would be one of the largest housing projects in the troubled seaside territory in years, military authorities said Tuesday.

  • **FILE** President Obama (Associated Press)

    Obama likely to cut 10K troops from Afghanistan

    President Obama is expected to withdraw roughly 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan this year, with about 5,000 forces leaving this summer and an additional 5,000 Americans coming home by the end of the year, a senior U.S. defense official said Tuesday.

  • Firefighter OK after fall in Bowie house blaze

    A Prince George's County firefighter was treated and released from an area hospital after he fell through a partially collapsed floor while fighting a house fire in Bowie, fire officials said.

  • Danny Montoya of Warrenton, Va., holds a sign up in Lafayette Park outside the White House on May 2, 2011, the morning after the country learned that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. Navy Seals. Montoya says that our first initiative following the Sept. 11 attacks was to get Osama Bin Laden, and he feels that now that he's dead, some of the U.S. troops who have been assigned to more remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan should be able to come home. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Obama to lay out pace of troop pullout

    President Obama will explain Wednesday night his plan for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, with indications of a more rapid recall of soldiers than military advisers recommended but not enough to satisfy his liberal allies.

  • A local resident walks near a house (center) on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was caught and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in early May. (AP Photo/Aqeel Ahmed)

    Pakistan army officer held on suspicion of extremism

    A senior officer serving at Pakistan's army headquarters has been detained on suspicion of ties to a banned Islamist group that has called for the military to overthrow the country's U.S.-allied government, the army spokesman said Tuesday.

  • Briefly: Middle East

    Twin explosions early Tuesday near a government compound killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens in a rare attack in the Shiite heartland, Iraqi officials said.

  • ** FILE ** Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a suicide car bomb attack in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo)

    22 killed in suicide car bombings in south Iraq

    Suicide bombers detonated two explosives-laden vehicles early Tuesday near a government compound by a southern Iraqi governor's home, killing at least 22 people and wounding dozens, Iraqi officials said.

  • Taiwan holds computer simulation of Chinese attack

    Taiwan has begun its annual computer simulation of a Chinese attack, reflecting the island's anxiety over the continuing military threat China poses to it despite warming ties between the two sides.

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