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  • Palestinian children, one holding a cutout of the Dome of the Rock, rally to mark the 63rd anniversary of the "nakba," or catastrophe, the Arabic term used to describe the uprooting of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with the 1948 creation of the state of Israel, in the West Bank city of Nablus, on Sunday, May 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

    Israeli troops clash with protesters on borders

    Israeli troops clashed with Arab protesters along three hostile borders on Sunday, leaving as many as 12 people dead and dozens wounded in an unprecedented wave of violence marking the anniversary of the mass displacement of Palestinians surrounding Israel's establishment in 1948.

  • ** FILE ** Queen Elizabeth II sits on the throne beside Prince Philip in the House of Lords before delivering the Queen's Speech to open Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London on Tuesday, May, 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

    Security, emotions high for queen's Irish visit

    This week's groundbreaking visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland is raising passions and security fears in a nation that traditionally has cast a cold eye on its former master.

  • In this image taken from Associated Press Television News footage, an unidentified man runs away from a shelled checkpoint near the port area of Misrata, Libya, on Sunday, May 15, 2011 after Libyan government forces fired more than two dozen Grad rockets and mortars towards the area.  (AP Photo/APTN, Dalton Bennett)

    Libya: NATO hits oil port of Ras Lanouf

  • Illustration: Shield by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    CARLUCCI: Post-bin Laden smart power

    All Americans should be justifiably proud of the extraordinary U.S. military operation that brought Osama bin Laden to justice. Regardless of political party or whatever else may divide us, this is a moment when all of us can come together. The success of this operation is a victory for freedom, and it demonstrates the importance of the United States using all of its tools of global engagement to keep our nation safe.

  • Soldiers of the Pakistan army stand guard after a bombing in Shabqadar near Peshawar, Pakistan, on Friday, May 13, 2011. A police officer says the death toll in a pair of explosions outside a security force training center in northwest Pakistan has risen to 80. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Pakistan suicide bombs kill 80 to avenge bin Laden

    Two suicide bombers attacked paramilitary police recruits heading home after months of training in this country's northwest, killing 80 people Friday in what the Pakistani Taliban called vengeance for the U.S. slaying of Osama bin Laden.

  • Illustration: Hamas by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    DICHTER: United in hatred of Israel

    News of the Fatah-Hamas unity deal last week shook Israel and the world. Officials are wondering how Palestinian Authority (PA) President MahmoudAbbas, in the midst of arrangements to renew the peace process with Israel, could negotiate a unity government with the terrorist organization Hamas.

  • Posters are displayed during a May 12 protest against Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi outside Downing Street in London. The poster on the left contains a photo of British photojournalist Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Libya. (Associated Press)

    Int'l court to seek Libya arrest warrants

    An international prosecutor said Friday he will seek arrest warrants next week for three top Libyan leaders on charges of murder and persecution during their attempts to crush the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi's regime.

  • In this Friday Nov. 2, 2001 file picture, Taliban fighters, one carrying a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, foreground, and one carrying a heavy machine gun, walk through the ruins of a mud house near Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo, File)

    EDITORIAL: Failed Taliban offensive

    When it comes to the war in Afghanistan, it's easy for the insurgents to make headlines, even when their attacks meet with total failure. On May 8, the Taliban launched a major attack on Afghan government targets in the insurgent's spiritual capital of Kandahar. Press reports called it a "vengeance attack" for the killing of Osama bin Laden a week earlier. Time magazine forebodingly compared it to the 1968 Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War. The general tone of the coverage was thick with knowing dread.

  • In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the Associated Press, Syrian anti-government protesters carry banners in Arabic that read: "Freedom means to stop the killing and arrests," during a rally Frida in the northeastern city of Qamishli, Syria. (Associated Press)

    Syrian troops fire at protesters, killing 6

    Security forces and snipers opened fire on thousands of protesters Friday, killing at least six people as mass arrests and heavy security kept crowds below previous levels seen during the two-month uprising against President Bashar Assad, activists said.

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