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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Israeli President Shimon Peres, right, stand with a representative of the Palestinian Authority, name not known, as he accepts a certificate of appreciation and award for Palestinian help in fighting the wildfires at the Carmel forest in northern Israel, during a ceremony in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. Another ceremony to honor the Palestinian firefighters was canceled Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, when most of the Palestinians did not get their permits to enter Israel. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

    Palestinian firefighters barred from Israeli fete

    Israel barred a group of Palestinian firefighters who helped battle the country's worst wildfire from attending a ceremony in their honor Tuesday, the latest in a series of embarrassments over Israel's handling of the blaze.


  • An injured demonstrator receives assistance after scuffles in Rome, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi won back-to-back votes of confidence in the Italian parliament Tuesday. Outside parliament protesters hurling firecrackers, eggs and paint scuffled with police. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

    Riots break out in Rome as Berlusconi narrowly wins confidence votes

    Violent protests have erupted in Rome after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi won back-to-back confidence votes in parliament, narrowly surviving one of his toughest political challenges yet.


  • **FILE** Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (AP Photo)

    Joint Chiefs chair in Iraq, meets prime minister

    Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Monday that any agreement to keep U.S. forces in Iraq past a 2011 deadline would be reached only after Iraqi officials form a new government — a laborious process that began after parliamentary elections in March.


  • ** FILE ** Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (The Washington Times)

    Mullen: No big change in U.S. troops in Afghanistan

    The top U.S. military officer said Monday he doesn't foresee big changes to the number of U.S. forces fighting in Afghanistan.


  • Arrests made in Afghan attack that killed 6 U.S. troops

    Several suspects have been arrested in a suicide attack that killed six U.S. troops when an explosives-packed minibus blew up at the entrance of a joint NATO-Afghan base in southern Afghanistan, officials said Monday.


  • Illustration: Russian bear by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    BUGAJSKI: U.S. acquiesces to Russian blackmail

    Since President Obama launched his detente with Moscow, Washington has bent over backward to accommodate Russia and gain its support in pressing security challenges. The Kremlin now views itself as indispensable and is intent on extracting maximum advantage from its hallowed position. Above all, Russia seeks to neutralize NATO and minimize the U.S. global reach.


  • BOOK REVIEW: When suicide is a terror tool

    In "Driven to Death," Ariel Merari brings together insights accumulated over a more-than-40-year career as one of the world's top academic experts on terrorism and its suicide variety.


  • Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car-bomb attack in Ramadi on Sunday. A suicide bomber blew up his car outside government offices in a province west of the Iraqi capital, killing and wounding scores of people, including women and elderly people waiting to collect welfare checks, officials said. (Associated Press)

    Suicide bomber kills 17 in Ramadi attack

    A suicide bomber blew up his car Sunday outside government offices in a province west of the Iraqi capital, killing 17 people, including women and elderly people waiting to collect welfare checks, officials said.


  • World Scene

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Sunday urged her fellow Americans not to forget Haiti as she wrapped up a two-day visit to the crisis-torn Caribbean country.


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