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  • Sgt. Gilad Schalit was captured by militants from Gaza during a cross-border raid on June 25, 2006. His release will cap five years of negotiations. (Associated Press)

    Hamas makes a deal to return captured Israeli soldier

    JERUSALEM | Israel and Hamas have reached a deal to free an Israeli soldier held in the Gaza Strip in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, officials from both sides said Tuesday.

  • Briefly: Middle East

    Egypt's finance minister and deputy prime minister resigned Tuesday in protest because of the government's handling of deadly weekend protests that left 26 dead, most of them Coptic Christians, an aide to the minister said.

  • Protesters shout slogans against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime after prayers in Tripoli, Lebanon, on Friday, Oct, 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

    Rights group: Dozens killed in clashes in Syria

    Clashes over the weekend between Syrian soldiers and army defectors and a shooting at a funeral have killed at least 17 members of the military and 14 civilians, the latest sign of the militarization of the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime, a human rights group said Monday.

  • Anwar al-Awlaki

    Al Qaeda confirms killing of U.S.-born cleric al-Awlaki

    Al Qaeda's Yemeni offshoot on Monday confirmed the killing of U.S.-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki late last month and vowed to avenge the prominent progagadist's death.

  • Mourners carry the coffin of victims of clashes between protesters and security forces in Cairo on Monday. (Associated Press)

    Coptic church decries repeated attacks

    Egypt's Coptic church chided authorities Monday for allowing repeated attacks on Christians with impunity, as the death toll from a night of rioting rose to 26, most of them Christians who were trying to stage a peaceful protest in Cairo over an attack on a church.

  • Illustration: Afghanistan by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Ten years in Afghanistan

    When the United States sent forces to Afghanistan a decade ago, few would have thought boots would still be on the ground by now. Early fears of a protracted ground war were swept away by a stunning, unconventional campaign that drove the Taliban from power in a few months. By the summer of 2002, an interim government had been set up; in 2003, a new constitution was written; and in 2004, the first election was held. In 2005, an ABC News poll showed that the Afghan approval rating for Americans was around 70 percent, and 80 percent of Afghans thought their country was moving in the right direction. In June 2005, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco Democrat, declared, "The war in Afghanistan is over."

  • People start to move about Freedom Plaza in Washington, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, among protest signs, as part of a protest against the war and corporate America. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    D.C. protesters allowed to stay

    Protesters occupying Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue after their permit expired Monday accepted a deal from U.S. Park Police allowing them to stay an extra four months, averting a potential clash and keeping alive the anti-war and anti-corporate demonstrations taking place across the country.

  • String of blasts in Baghdad kills at least 10

    A string of explosions targeting security officials — and people who rushed to the scene to help the injured — killed at least 10 people in western Baghdad on Monday evening, officials said.

  • Police officers examine a utility shaft near the rail tracks at the northern exit of the railway tunnel to Berlin's central train station on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Police foil arson attack on Berlin train station

    An arson attack on Berlin's busy central train station was thwarted at the last minute Monday after railroad employees discovered a device set to explode, police said.

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