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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Turkish-occupied Cyprus no city upon a hill

    The July 26 letter "Cyprus is not Gaza," by the representative of the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), which attempts to criticize Daniel Pipes' well-written, factual July 19 Opinion column, "Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza," is quite futile. Despite what the letter writer thinks of the comparisons, the facts relating to Turkey's invasion and occupation in Cyprus are indisputable.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Applause for Sept. 11 bill

    The Sept. 11 victims' families referenced in two recent editorials criticizing Sens. Arlen Specter and Lindsey Graham wrongly implied the senators somehow had failed to stand up for them ("Specter's vote for an Obama job?" and "Strange Graham-Kagan dance," Comment & Analysis, July 20 for both).


  • An Iraqi army soldier on top of an armored vehicle stands guard at the scene of an attack on a checkpoint in Baghdad on Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010. Suspected al-Qaida militants killed 5 Iraqi soldiers in the brazen dawn attack and planted the terror group's black banner before fleeing the scene, officials said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraq: 10 killed in car bombing in Shi'ite city


  • Family members mourn the death of a local leader of the Muttahida Quami Movement Raza Haider in Karachi, Pakistan on Tuesday. Gunmen killed dozens of people in Pakistan's largest city after the assassination of a lawmaker, officials said Tuesday. (Associated Press)

    Pakistan death toll rises after lawmaker's killing

    At least 54 people were killed Tuesday and Wednesday in Karachi — Pakistan's commercial capital and largest city — when gunfire and arson erupted in revenge attacks after prominent lawmaker Raza Haider was assassinated.


  • A vehicle burns after being set on fire by protesters following the killing of a local leader of the Muttahida Quami Movement, in Karachi, Pakistan, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. More than 40 people were killed in revenge attacks. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

    45 die in revenge attacks in Pakistan city

    Gunmen killed at least 45 people in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, after the assassination of a prominent lawmaker set off a cycle of revenge attacks, officials said Tuesday. Dozens of vehicles and shops were set ablaze as security forces struggled to regain control of the city.


  • HURST: Ending combat mission in Iraq is big gamble

    President Obama hailed the coming end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, but the gamble is huge — a wager that the country won't fall back into murderous anarchy.


  • Bombers, missiles could end Iran nukes

    A Pentagon strike against Iran would rely heavily on the B-2 bomber and cruise missiles to try to destroy the regime's ability to make nuclear weapons, analysts say, after the top U.S. military officer said a war plan is in place.


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, after a trip to Atlanta.

    Obama: Pullout on time; focus goes to diplomats

    President Obama said Monday the U.S. will stick to its timetable to have combat troops out of Iraq later this month and all U.S. troops out by the end of next year, even as some experts say Iraq's military is not yet strong enough to take control of the security situation and its political progress is too slow.


  • In this photograph made on Thursday, July 29, 2010, upon landing after a helicopter rescue mission, Tech. Sgt. Jeff Hedglin, right, an Air Force Pararescueman, or PJ, drapes an American flag over the remains of the first of two U.S. soldiers killed minutes earlier in an IED attack, assisted by fellow PJs, Senior Airman Robert Dieguez, center, and 1st Lt. Matthew Carlisle, in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. July 2010 was the deadliest month for American forces in the nearly 9-year Afghan War. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Obama: U.S. commitment in Iraq is shifting

    President Obama will set a course Monday for the nation's changing mission in Iraq as the military prepares to end its combat operations there.


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