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  • Briefly: Middle East

    An Iranian exile group says more than 3,000 of its members based in a camp in Iraq are ready to leave if they get U.S. and U.N. security guarantees.

  • ** FILE ** In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, Iraq's vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)

    Iraq's Sunni VP denies charges he ran hit squad

    Iraq's Sunni vice president denied charges he ran a hit squad that killed government officials during the nation's wave of sectarian bloodletting, accusing the Shiite-led government Tuesday of waging a campaign of persecution.

  • **FILE** In this photo from Sept. 6, 2011, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media in Ankara, Turkey. (Associated Press)

    Turkey's foreign policy in free fall

    Turkey's foreign policy vision is best captured by its foreign minister's motto: "Zero problems with neighbors."

  • ** FILE ** This undated photo reportedly shows the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar. (AP Photo/File)

    EDITORIAL: Biden's Taliban buddies

    Vice President Joe Biden said the Taliban are not our enemy. If so, it makes one wonder what all the killing is about.

  • Paroled U.S. activist Lori Berenson, accompanied by her son, Salvador Apari, waits at the international airport in Lima, Peru, on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, before boarding a plane to the United States. (AP Photo/Frank Bajak)

    Paroled American Berenson arrives in U.S.

    Paroled American Lori Berenson, who stirred international controversy when she was convicted of aiding Peruvian guerrillas, arrived in the United States on Tuesday morning for her first visit home since Peruvian authorities arrested her in 1995.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama not responsible for end of Iraq war

    Last week President Obama praised our military for their Iraq service ("Obama welcomes troops from Iraq," Web, Wednesday). He emphasized their abiding, unwavering commitment to one another, a commitment which leaves behind in Iraq a sovereign, stable, representative government. In his new re-election video, Mr. Obama touts ending the war as a promise kept. In these instances, Mr. Obama hid his unfaithfulness to our military and dissembled.

  • Leon E. Panetta

    No change in U.S. military alert levels in Korea

    The Defense Department on Monday said the alert readiness for U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula was unchanged following the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.

  • Iraq's Shiite-led government issued an arrest warrant on Monday for Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, a Sunni. (Associated Press)

    Arrest warrant issued for Iraqi vice president

    Iraq's Shiite-led government issued an arrest warrant Monday for Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, the country's highest ranking Sunni official and an outspoken critic of the prime minister, on terrorism charges.

  • Egyptians stand on a barrier set up by the military to separate army troops from demonstrators near Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of soldiers in riot gear swept through the square early Monday and opened fire on protesters who demanded an immediate end to military rule. (Associated Press)

    Egypt's ruling military attempts to discredit democracy seekers

    Egypt's ruling military sought to discredit the democracy movement Monday, portraying a detained protester as a woman of questionable morals, accusing a prominent publisher of incitement and alleging the media is trying to sabotage the country.

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