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  • ** FILE ** Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, whose caricature of the Prophet Muhammad inflamed Islamist terror groups, is pictured at his home near Aarhus, Denmark, in June 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Hove Olsen, POLFOTO)

    Somali ax man gets 9 years for cartoonist attack

    A Somali man convicted of terrorism for breaking into the home of a Danish cartoonist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison.

  • Anti-government protesters throw stones during clashes in Cairo Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    As violence spreads in Cairo, Mubarak says he fears chaos if he quits now

    President Hosni Mubarak said in an interview with ABC News that he wants to leave office now, but cannot for fear the country will sink deeper into chaos even as protesters and regime supporters skirmished in a second day of rock-throwing battles at a central Cairo square while new lawlessness spread around the city.

  • BURNED OUT: The remains of a vehicle in Cairo is a temporary resting place for anti-government protesters on Thursday. Looting, arson and beatings have become the norm in demonstrations that started peacefully last week, but activists still hope for a massive turnout on "Departure Friday." (Associated Press)

    Egyptian protesters push to showdown

    Egyptians are preparing for what is expected to be the largest pro-democracy demonstration the country has ever seen on Friday, but the 10-day-old popular uprising is taking its toll on protesters and civilians reeling from a week of chaos and violence.

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    Officials dropped the government-backed candidate from a presidential runoff on Thursday, ending a standoff with the United States and other foreign powers over a first round of voting marred by fraud and disorganization.

  • Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stayed publicly silent on his intentions to run. (Associated Press)

    BERMAN: Mubarak bets on continuity in Cairo

    As the wave of grass-roots unrest sweeping across the Middle East en- velops Egypt, all eyes are on the next move of embattled President Hosni Mubarak and his increasingly rickety regime. The telltale signs, however, are already becoming apparent; even as he has offered political concessions to his opposition, Egypt's aging autocrat is steering his country toward military control.

  • Supporters of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh hold banners and raise his portraits during a rally in support of the Saleh government in Sanaa,Yemen, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011.Thousands of opponents of Yemen's government and its supporters are demonstrating in the capital and other cities a day after the president pledged not to seek another term in office. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Government opponents, supporters rally in Yemen

    Tens of thousands of opponents and supporters of Yemen's president staged dueling demonstrations on Thursday, underscoring deep divisions in a nation seen by the Obama administration as a key ally in its fight against Islamic militants.

  • An armored car carrying a U.S. consular employee suspected in the shooting of two Pakistanis leaves a court in Lahore, Pakistan, on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. A judge ruled that police can keep holding the American, identified by Pakistanis as Raymond Allen Davis, for at least eight more days, officials said. (AP Photo/Hamza Ahmed)

    Pakistani judge orders American held 8 more days

    A judge ruled Thursday that police can keep holding a U.S. Embassy employee accused of killing two Pakistanis for at least eight more days, officials said — the latest development in a case that has heightened tensions between the United States and Pakistan.

  • REPORT: Sens. Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins say that the Fort Hood massacre should have been prevented. (Associated Press)

    'String of failures' cited in Fort Hood attack

    An extensive investigation by a Senate committee says the Fort Hood massacre should have been prevented, but a "string of failures" by the FBI and the Army allowed a "ticking time bomb" to open fire at a crowded deployment center in the worst domestic terrorism ambush since the Sept. 11 attacks.

  • ** FILE ** Afghan policemen march during their graduation ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. U.S. and NATO troops are trying to speed up the training of Afghan policemen and soldiers so they can take the lead in providing security. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    U.N.: Reputation of Afghan police worsening in south

    The reputation of the Afghan police has deteriorated in the south of the country in the past year, according to a U.N. survey released Thursday, despite a campaign by NATO and U.S. troops to strengthen Afghan security forces in a region seen as key to defeating the Taliban insurgency.

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