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Updated August 17, 2010 - 11:24 PM EDT
Baghdad Bomb Hits Army Recruits, Kills 61
  Iraqi Parties Break Off Coalition Talks

US Plans Diplomatic Offices in Four More Iraqi Cities

Pentagon Spat on Delaying Afghan Drawdown
  Karzai Sets Four Month Deadline for Private Security to Disband

Petraeus: No Success Without Taliban Talks


Taliban Call for Joint Inquiry Into Civilian Afghan Deaths Considered

John Bolton: 'Israel Has 8 Days to Strike Iran'
  Israel Demands US Invite to Peace Talks
  US Denies Giving Turkey Ultimatum Over Israel

IPS Journalist Critical of Turkish Govt to Be Deported

Clegg Slams Britain's Nukes Plan
Judge Orders Yemeni Gitmo Detainee Released

Assange: Possibility of Casualties an Acceptable Risk

Report: Kyrgyz Police Continue Intimidation, Abuse of Uzbeks
The Iraq Withdrawal: An Orwellian Success  by Hannah Gurman
The Death Toll Does Not Lie: Afghanistan Is Obama's War  by Robert Naiman
The Most Terrifying of All Battles: When the Enemy Lies Within Ourselves  by Arthur Silber
In for a Penny  by Jeff Huber
None Dare Call It Tyranny  by Sheldon Richman
Gen. Petraeus Goes to Media War  by Norman Solomon

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Low al-Qaeda Count Stirs New Debate on War

McChrystal to Teach Leadership at Yale

WikiLeaks Founder to Write Columns for Swedish Paper

Petraeus: Capturing bin Laden Still a Primary Goal

Work Permits and Ramadan in the West Bank

Blair to Give Book Proceeds to Wounded Soldiers

A Shift in Arab Views of Iran


Iraq Looks to Shi'ite Leader for a Way Out of Political Crisis

Iraqi Police Move to Block Protests Over Power Shortages

Iraq Militants Target Iranian Pilgrims, Foreign Ships

US Military: US Soldier Killed North of Baghdad

Monday: 1 US Soldier, 3 Iraqis, 4 Iranians Killed; 16 Wounded

The War at Home

US Defense Chief Confirms Plans to Leave Office in 2011

Protesters Call for Berkeley Law Professor John Yoo's Removal

US Bases Race to Prep for Post-Deployment Influx

Border Patrol Sees Spike in Suicides

Chain Mail Meets Killer Drone in Military Patch Mayhem

Afghanistan 'Medal of Honor' Video Game Puts Players in Role of Taliban, Sparking War of Words
Cordoba Center

Top Dem Against NY Islamic Center

GOP Seizes on Mosque Issue Ahead of Elections


Iran Outlines Plans for New Uranium Plants

UAE 'Will Enforce UN Sanctions on Iran'

Iran: Sanctions Not Affecting Gasoline Supply

Iran-Embargo Defendant Gets 2 1/2 Years in Prison


China Report to Be Released by Pentagon

Economic Powerhouse China Focuses on Its Military Might


North Korea Takes to Twitter and YouTube

US and South Korea Begin War Drills


Old Rebellion, Harsh Foe Swell Myanmar Exile Camps

Uzbek Militant Leader Killed: Monitoring Group

In Other News

US Said to Plan Easing Rules for Travel to Cuba

Threats of Int'l Blackberry Bans Echo US Debate


Petraeus Cites Yet Another 'Timeline' for Progress in Afghanistan

NATO Says Al-Qaeda Operative Killed in Afghanistan

US Hopes to Begin Afghan Security Transfer by Spring

Afghan Officials Seize Truck With 37,000 Lbs of Explosives

Bomb Kills Five Civilians in Southern Afghanistan

Taliban Stone Couple for Adultery in Afghanistan

Pentagon Misusing Emergency Fund for Afghan Power, Rep. Skelton Says

Pakistan: Nine Taliban Commanders Surrender in Bajaur

Petraeus: Osama Probably Hiding in Mountainous Regions of Pakistan

Floods Could Have Lasting Impact for Pakistan

Race to Provide Aid Emerges Between West and Extremists

Militants Overtake India as Top Threat to Pakistan, Says Intel

Officer Lauded in Indian Kashmir for Hurling Shoe


Israel Ruled Responsible for 2007 Death of Palestinian Girl

Former Israeli Soldier Slammed for Facebook Photos

Netanyahu Looks Beyond Turkey in Rare Visit to Greece

Israel Plans New Road to West Bank Settlement

Middle East

Qatari, Yemeni Leaders Discuss Shi'ite Rebellion

Online Support for 'President' ElBaradei Grows


South Africa May Deploy Troops to Somalia

Al-Qaeda Advises al-Shabaab to Attack US Interests

LRA Abducts 200 Children


START Expiration Ends US Inspection of Russian Nuclear Bases

Russia Expels Romanian Diplomat Accused of Spying

Mindful of Discontent, Russia Removes Governor


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