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Some Headlines For February 2010

Monday February 1, 2010 to Sunday February 28, 2010

Iraq's ex-US favorite rising again ahead of vote 2/28/2010, 11:46 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Ahmad Chalabi-a one-time Pentagon favorite whose faulty intelligence about weapons of mass destruction helped pave the way for the Iraq war-was a secular politician groomed by his U.S. backers to replace Saddam Hussein.
Iraqi PM calls pre-vote candidate ban legitimate 2/28/2010, 7:23 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister has defended a ban of candidates with alleged ties to Saddam Hussein's former regime, calling it a legitimate decision that would not affect Sunni turnout at the polls.
Iraqi vote shows deep divides still facing country 2/27/2010, 10:48 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq is a week away from a parliamentary election that was supposed to showcase a peaceful democracy poised to stand on its own feet after U.S. forces go home. While there have been successes, the vote also underlines the deep ethnic and sectarian tensions that are putting the country's future in the balance-secular or Islamic, pro-Iran or pro-West.
Iraqi PM defends ban of candidates before vote 2/27/2010, 10:43 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister is defending a decision to ban hundreds of candidates from the upcoming election, saying that it would not hurt Sunni turnout for next Sunday's vote.
Iraqi PM defends ban of candidates before vote 2/27/2010, 10:43 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister on Sunday defended a decision to ban hundreds of candidates from the upcoming election, saying the decision was not intended to target the country's minority Sunni population.
Iraq to reinstate 20,000 Saddam-era army officers 2/26/2010, 3:05 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - The Iraqi military will reinstate 20,000 Saddam Hussein-era army officers who were dismissed from their posts after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion for serving under the former dictator, an Iraqi defense spokesman said Friday.
In reversal, Sunni party to contest Iraq vote 2/25/2010, 2:34 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A prominent Sunni lawmaker announced Thursday that his party would participate in parliamentary elections, less than a week after pulling it from the race.
French gov't in talks with air traffic controllers 2/24/2010, 12:51 a.m. PST
(AP) PARIS - A strike by French air traffic controllers disrupted flights for a second day Wednesday, while the environment minister expressed hope for a quick end to the walkout.
Clashes break out at Greek protests 2/24/2010, 12:45 a.m. PST
(AP) ATHENS, Greece - Police fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators in central Athens on Wednesday as violence broke out after a large protest march against government austerity measures intended to fix the country's debt crisis.
Finally, a glimmer of hope for US in Afghan war 2/22/2010, 11:20 a.m. PST
(AP) KABUL - The arrests of key Taliban leaders in Pakistan and slow but steady progress on the battlefield of Helmand province have offered the first flicker of hope in years that the U.S. and its allies may be able to check the rise of an insurgency that seemed unstoppable only a few months ago.
U.S. Strike Kills 25 in Afghanistan (Qalat) 2/22/2010, 10:52 a.m. PST
(AP) c ()-2010, The Washington Post
Top US general: US has Plan B for slower Iraq exit 2/22/2010, 9:02 a.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - The top U.S. general in Iraq said Monday he could slow the exit of U.S. combat forces this year if Iraq's politics are chaotic following elections this spring.
Netherlands terror suspect fights US extradition 2/22/2010, 8:20 a.m. PST
(AP) ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - A Somali man is fighting extradition to the United States where authorities suspect him of supporting terrorism in his homeland from a base in Minneapolis.
Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinian protesters 2/22/2010, 5:01 a.m. PST
(AP) HEBRON, West Bank - A crowd of Palestinian youths pelted Israeli soldiers with stones and empty bottles on Monday, drawing tear gas and stun grenades in the most serious violence to rock this volatile West Bank city in months.
Shiite family of 8 killed in Iraq, some beheaded 2/21/2010, 10:41 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Eight members of one Shiite family were killed south of Baghdad in the worst incident of a bloody day across Iraq that left at least 23 dead. The spate of attacks-and the fact that some of the family were beheaded-raises fears that insurgents are trying to re-ignite sectarian warfare at a time when the country is preparing for critical March elections
Correction: Iraq story 2/21/2010, 10:41 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - In a Feb. 19 story about the period after Iraq's national elections, The Associated Press erroneously paraphrased a comment by Brig. Gen. Kevin Mangum, who oversees the U.S. role in eastern Baghdad. Mangum spoke of official concern, not fear, that a disputed vote result could re-ignite sectarian fighting. He did not refer to Iraq once being pushed to the brink of civil war. Instead Mangum said the U.S. military would be watching for signs of violence after the March 7 election.
Long US tradition of tax protesters 2/20/2010, 5:46 p.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - Joseph Stack's methods were unthinkable-he is accused of ramming a plane into a building housing the U.S. tax service in Texas-but his views on taxation follow a long line of protesters who believe tax laws don't apply to them.
Beck wants GOP to fess up like Tiger Woods 2/20/2010, 4:57 p.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - Glenn Beck says it's still morning in America: a head-pounding, hangover morning.
Fall of Dutch government bodes ill for Afghanistan 2/20/2010, 4:19 p.m. PST
(AP) AMSTERDAM - A furious dispute over the war in Afghanistan has brought down the Dutch government, bitterly divided on whether its forces should stay or go as NATO deepens its engagement against the Taliban.
Key Sunni group boycott deals setback to Iraq vote 2/20/2010, 5:57 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A top Sunni Arab lawmaker banned from running in Iraq's March 7 election withdrew his entire party from the campaign Saturday and called on other groups to join the boycott, a move that threatened to undermine the credibility of the vote and raise sectarian tensions.
Karzai: NATO still causes too many civilian deaths 2/20/2010, 12:06 a.m. PST
(AP) KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that NATO's efforts to prevent civilian deaths during its operations are not enough because innocent people keep dying, as the military alliance continued its offensive in a key Taliban stronghold.
Intelligence Analysts Getting New Marching Orders in Afghanistan (Kabul, Afghanistan) 2/19/2010, 4:42 p.m. PST
(AP) c ()-2010, The Washington Post
Suspected U.S. Missile Strike Kills Top Militant's Brother in Pakistan (Peshawar) 2/19/2010, 3:06 p.m. PST
(AP) c ()-2010, The Washington Post
US military deaths in Afghan region at 911 2/19/2010, 2:54 p.m. PST
(AP) As of Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at least 911 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
US military deaths in Afghan region at 913 2/19/2010, 2:54 p.m. PST
(AP) As of Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at least 913 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count
DOJ: No misconduct for Bush interrogation lawyers 2/19/2010, 2:21 p.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - Justice Department lawyers showed "poor judgment" but did not commit professional misconduct when they authorized CIA interrogators to use waterboarding and other harsh tactics at the height of the U.S. war on terrorism, an internal review released Friday found.
Dutch government collapses over Afghan mission 2/19/2010, 2:05 p.m. PST
(AP) AMSTERDAM - The Dutch coalition government collapsed Saturday over whether to extend the country's military mission in Afghanistan, leaving the future of its 1,600 soldiers fighting there uncertain. An early election is now expected.
Sunni party drops out of Iraq's national elections 2/19/2010, 7:45 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - The Sunni wing of Iraq's leading nonsectarian political coalition said Saturday it will drop out of next month's election as a result of alleged Iranian influence on a Shiite-led vetting panel that blacklisted hundreds of candidates.
US Marines airdropped into Taliban-held territory 2/18/2010, 11:17 p.m. PST
(AP) MARJAH, Afghanistan - Elite Marine recon teams were dropped behind Taliban lines by helicopter Friday as the U.S.-led force escalated operations to break resistance in the besieged insurgent stronghold of Marjah.
Niger soldiers go on state TV to confirm coup 2/18/2010, 5:09 a.m. PST
(AP) NIAMEY, Niger - Renegade soldiers in armored vehicles stormed Niger's presidential palace with a hail of gunfire in broad daylight Thursday, kidnapping the country's strongman president and then appearing on state television to declare they staged a successful coup.
Official says death toll leaps to 29 in blast in northwest Pakistan's tribal belt 2/18/2010, 3:20 a.m. PST
(AP) PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Official says death toll leaps to 29 in blast in northwest Pakistan's tribal belt.
Racist graffiti on French mosque for 6th time 2/18/2010, 12:57 a.m. PST
(AP) PARIS - France's main Muslim group says a mosque has been defaced with racist graffiti in the sixth such incident this year.
Dubai blames Mossad for Hamas commander's slaying 2/18/2010, 12:39 a.m. PST
(AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai's police chief accused Israel's spy agency in the methodical stalking and killing of a Hamas commander, saying Thursday he was nearly "100 percent" certain the Mossad directed the alleged hit squad.
13 killed in attack on govt building in west Iraq 2/18/2010, 12:29 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday outside the gate of the main government compound in the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, killing at least 13 people, including four police, a health official said.
12 killed in attack on Ramadi government 2/18/2010, 12:29 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday outside the gate the main government compound in the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, killing at least 12 people, including four police, a security official said.
Bomb kills 29 in Pakistan as US envoy visits 2/18/2010, 12:28 a.m. PST
(AP) PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A bomb blast at a mosque in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt killed 29 people including some militants Thursday, underscoring the relentless security threat here even as Pakistani-U.S. cooperation against extremism appears on the upswing.
Analysis: US warm to Syria as Mideast peace player 2/18/2010, 12:07 a.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - For five years, the United States has shunned Syria, denying the Arab country the prestige and access that come with having an American ambassador in Damascus.
Afghans Greet Marja Offensive With Anger, Hope (Kabul) 2/17/2010, 4:37 p.m. PST
(AP) c ()-2010, The Washington Post
Taliban Resistance Slows Coalition Progress in Marja (Marja, Afghanistan) 2/17/2010, 2:49 p.m. PST
(AP) c ()-2010, The Washington Post
AP source: Hand-swabbing a bigger part of security 2/17/2010, 12:40 p.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - Air travelers may have their hands swabbed more often as part of a stepped-up effort to screen passengers for explosives, an Obama administration official said Wednesday
France orders 5 former Gitmo inmates back to court 2/17/2010, 11:58 a.m. PST
(AP) PARIS - France's highest court has overruled a lower court's acquittal of five former inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison and ordered an appeals court to rehear the case centering on terrorism charges.
Slogans on Baghdad checkpoints offer a dream Iraq 2/17/2010, 7:02 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - The slogans express the country's dream of unity: "Iraq is for everyone." But the reality lies in where they are plastered and spraypainted-on the hundreds of checkpoints that carve up the capital.
Top cleric urges Iraqis to turn out for March vote 2/17/2010, 12:38 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq's top Shiite cleric urged voters Wednesday to turn out for parliamentary elections set for March 7 but distanced himself from any particular coalition.
Iraq training for threats surrounding elections 2/16/2010, 10:51 a.m. PST
(AP) TAJI, Iraq - From bridge bombings and sabotaged electricity grids to mass casualties, Iraqi soldiers are training to respond to worst-case election day attacks.
Airliner plotter's wife denies withholding details 2/16/2010, 9:46 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - The wife of a man convicted of plotting to bomb trans-Atlantic flights and kill thousands of people was aware of his murderous plans but failed to alert police, a British prosecutor said Tuesday
UK: Missile which killed Afghans was on target 2/16/2010, 9:39 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - The commander of Britain's forces in southern Afghanistan says a missile that struck a house killing 12 people hit the intended target.
New data: 40 percent in US lack home broadband 2/16/2010, 7:01 a.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - Roughly 40 percent of Americans do not have high-speed Internet access at home, according to new Commerce Department figures that underscore the challenges facing policymakers who are trying to bring affordable broadband connections to all Americans
Police: Bomb in northern Iraq kills 2 2/16/2010, 3:17 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded Tuesday outside a police crime lab in northern Iraq, killing at least two people, Iraqi authorities said.
Iraq targets tailors to curb militant attacks 2/15/2010, 7:32 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq is cracking down on shops and tailors who sell and make police and military uniforms after attackers disguised themselves as security forces to slip through checkpoints and carry out suicide bombings in heavily guarded Baghdad.
Israeli FM: Palestinian government smearing us 2/15/2010, 4:58 a.m. PST
(AP) JERUSALEM - Israel's foreign minister on Monday accused the Western-backed Palestinian government of spearheading an international smear campaign against Israel and predicted that even if negotiations between the two sides resume, they would fail.
Iraqi lawmaker: Sunni boycott won't solve standoff 2/15/2010, 4:31 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A top Sunni Arab leader, banned from running in next month's elections, said Monday that a Sunni boycott won't solve a standoff over who can run in Iraq's next parliament-though he stopped short of urging his supporters to vote.
Somali defense official survives car bomb attack 2/15/2010, 2:03 a.m. PST
(AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia - A top Somali defense official survived an attack Monday by an Islamist suicide bomber driving an explosive-laden vehicle in the capital of Mogadishu, the official said. At least one bystander was killed.
Yemeni rebels release Saudi soldier 2/15/2010, 12:25 a.m. PST
(AP) SAN'A, Yemen - Northern rebels in Yemen handed over a captured Saudi soldier captured to Yemeni government mediators, the latest sign that a six-year-old conflict is calming down.
Muslim firebrands challenge Hamas rule in Gaza 2/15/2010, 12:00 a.m. PST
(AP) RAFAH, Gaza Strip - They preach global jihad, or holy war, adhere to an ultraconservative form of Islam and are becoming a headache even for Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza.
Snipers harass US, Afghan troops moving in Marjah 2/14/2010, 11:24 p.m. PST
(AP) MARJAH, Afghanistan - Sniper teams attacked U.S. Marines and Afghan troops across the Taliban haven of Marjah, as several gun battles erupted Monday on the third day of a major offensive to seize the extremists' southern heartland.
Only 1 in 5 blacklisted Iraqi candidates to run 2/14/2010, 5:13 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Only one in five candidates accused of being loyalists to Saddam Hussein's regime successfully fought an order banning them from running in Iraq's national elections next month, officials said Sunday
As war ebbs, Iraq turns to helping its amputees 2/14/2010, 12:00 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Until age 8, the boy was a top scorer in soccer games in the alleys of his Baghdad neighborhood. Then a mortar blew his lower leg off. More than four years later, he is still waiting for an artificial limb.
Ban forces rivals of Iraqi PM to halt campaign 2/13/2010, 4:16 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A political coalition led by one of the Iraqi prime minister's fiercest critics temporarily halted its campaign Saturday for next month's parliamentary elections after a number of its candidates were barred from running.
Ban forces rivals of Iraqi PM to halt campaign 2/13/2010, 4:16 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A political coalition led by one of the Iraqi prime minister's fiercest critics temporarily halted its campaign Saturday for next month's parliamentary elections after a number of its candidates were barred from running.
UN chief calls for inclusive Iraqi elections 2/12/2010, 1:15 p.m. PST
(AP) UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. chief is calling for inclusive elections in Iraq to promote national reconciliation and give leaders new impetus to work together and rebuild the country after years of conflict.
Iraqi official: Blasts kill 6 Shiite pilgrims, wound 40 south of Baghdad 2/12/2010, 8:40 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A hospital official says three bomb blasts targeting Shiite pilgrims south of Baghdad have killed at least six people.
Iraqi politics in disarray as US pullback nears 2/12/2010, 6:05 a.m. PST
(AP) UR, Iraq - With elections looming and the U.S. withdrawal of combat troops less than seven months away, political disarray is threatening Iraq's future as well its past.
NATO says insurgents killed; family says civilians 2/12/2010, 12:59 a.m. PST
(AP) KABUL - A joint Afghan-NATO force killed several insurgents during a raid on a compound where troops discovered the bodies of two men and two bound and gagged women, NATO said Friday. Family members accused U.S. soldiers of killing innocent civilians.
Obama strategy widens assault on terrorists 2/12/2010, 12:17 a.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - In the early months of his presidency, President Barack Obama's national security team singled out one man from its list of most-wanted terrorists, Baitullah Mehsud, the ruthless leader of the Pakistani Taliban. He was to be eliminated.
Iran supreme leader lauds state rally, warns West 2/11/2010, 11:42 p.m. PST
(AP) TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's supreme leader praised the mass turnout at the government-backed rally marking the 1979 Islamic Revolution and warned the West to stop putting obstacles in his country's path, state Press TV reported Friday.
Blackwater Accused of Cheating Government (Washn) 2/11/2010, 5:10 p.m. PST
(AP) Begin ital ()-This report is a collaboration between the Center for Public Integrity and The Washington Post.(End ital)
Election campaign kicks off in Iraq 2/11/2010, 6:09 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq officially kicked off the campaign season Friday, just hours after an appeals panel banned a number of candidates from running in March nationwide elections.
Oil pipeline bombed in Iraq 2/10/2010, 6:38 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq's oil ministry says the bombing of a pipeline north of Baghdad has cut production at an oil refinery in the capital by half.
Iraq orders former Blackwater guards out 2/10/2010, 6:38 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq has ordered hundreds of private security guards linked to Blackwater Worldwide to leave the country within seven days or face possible arrest on visa violations, the interior minister said Wednesday.
A Major Push into Taliban Bulwark (In Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan) 2/9/2010, 4:51 p.m. PST
(AP) c ()-2010, The Washington Post
In Afghanistan, U.S. Military Strategy Emphasizes People and Commerce (Zari, Afghanistan) 2/9/2010, 10:51 a.m. PST
(AP) c ()-2010, The Washington Pos
UK: Conviction of Scottish terror suspect overturned; miscarriage of justice cited 2/9/2010, 3:31 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - A court in Scotland has overturned the conviction of a man accused of terrorism offenses.
US Army tightens noose in southern Afghanistan 2/9/2010, 1:12 a.m. PST
(AP) NEAR LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - U.S. Army soldiers have launched a major operation in support of a planned U.S.-Afghan attack on the largest Taliban-controlled town in southern Afghanistan.
US Army closes in on targeted southern Afghan town 2/9/2010, 1:12 a.m. PST
(AP) NEAR LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - U.S. Army soldiers launched a preliminary operation Tuesday in support of a planned U.S.-Afghan attack on the largest Taliban-controlled town in southern Afghanistan.
Yemen's al-Qaida deputy chief urges new attacks 2/8/2010, 8:25 a.m. PST
(AP) SAN'A, Yemen - The deputy chief of al-Qaida's offshoot in Yemen called for attacks on Saudi Arabia and U.S. interests in the region in a new audio message posted Monday on the Internet.
UK's Iraq inquiry turns focus to Bush officials 2/8/2010, 8:49 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - Britain's inquiry into the Iraq war will seek meetings with former members of the Bush administration after taking evidence from Tony Blair and other key British officials, the panel's chairman said Monday.
Muslim man wins handshake case in Sweden 2/8/2010, 6:52 a.m. PST
(AP) STOCKHOLM - Sweden's unemployment agency has been found guilty of discrimination for expelling a Muslim man from a job training program because he refused to shake hands with a woman.
Battle to electrify Kandahar shows Afghan dilemma 2/7/2010, 10:26 a.m. PST
(AP) KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - About 90 factories sit vacant in the economic capital of southern Afghanistan. They could fight militants in a way no army could, employing thousands of people and giving them a reason to shun the Taliban
Pakistanis doubt Taliban chiefs in Baluchistan 2/7/2010, 9:02 a.m. PST
(AP) QUETTA, Pakistan - If Afghan Taliban fighters and their top leaders are roaming around this remote part of Pakistan as the U.S. alleges, the police chief here says he hasn't seen them.
Iran detains 7 tied to US-funded radio for spying 2/7/2010, 6:38 a.m. PST
(AP) TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has arrested seven people linked to a U.S.-funded Farsi-language radio station for allegedly fomenting unrest, and accused some of the suspects of working for American spy agencies, Iranian state media reported Sunday.
Brennan: Stop criticizing anti-terror efforts 2/7/2010, 6:31 a.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser says he's tired of lawmakers and others criticizing the administration's actions concerning the Christmas airliner plot.
Protests held in Iraq ahead of parliament session 2/7/2010, 3:59 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Hundreds of protesters have gathered in Baghdad and the southern city of Basra to denounce Iraqis still loyal to Saddam Hussein's Baath Party.
Karzai: Afghanistan may institute conscription 2/7/2010, 3:26 a.m. PST
(AP) MUNICH - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday he is looking at instituting conscription to meet the goals of building an army of sufficient size to provide security without international help.
Iraqi court pushed to rule on banned candidates 2/6/2010, 7:31 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraqi leaders on Saturday pushed the country's highest court to issue a quick ruling on hundreds of candidates who have been banned from running in March elections, warning that parliament will settle the controversy if the judges don't.
Shiite militants kidnap American in Iraq 2/6/2010, 4:51 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A missing Iraqi-American contractor was kidnapped by Shiite militiamen who lured him into central Baghdad by promising to help him find distant relatives, an Iraqi defense official said Saturday.
US offensive aims to turn page in Afghan war 2/5/2010, 11:39 a.m. PST
(AP) KABUL - A new and possibly decisive chapter of the Afghan war is unfolding. The U.S. is preparing a major attack on the Taliban, the militants are being squeezed in their Pakistani sanctuaries, and the Afghan government is trying to draw them into peace talks.
Bomb kills 27 at height of Iraqi Shiite pilgrimage 2/5/2010, 2:11 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb Friday alongside a crowd of Shiite pilgrims packing a highway as they walked to a holy city south of Baghdad for a major religious ceremony, killing at least 27 people and wounding more than 70, Iraqi police officials said.
Twin blasts kill 40 Shiite pilgrims in Iraq 2/5/2010, 2:11 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A car bomb ripped through a crowd of Shiite pilgrims outside the holy city of Karbala Friday, sending many fleeing into the path of a suicide attacker who detonated a second bomb in coordinated blasts that killed at least 40 people and wounded 150.
NATO chief: No plan to 'bribe' Taliban 2/4/2010, 3:24 a.m. PST
(AP) ISTANBUL - NATO does not intend to bribe Taliban guerrillas to defect to the Afghan government side as a way to end the war, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday, dismissing concerns over the latest plan to end the country's growing insurgency.
Israel warns Syria it would lose future war 2/4/2010, 3:21 a.m. PST
(AP) JERUSALEM - Israel's foreign minister harshly warned Syria Thursday against drawing the Jewish state into another war, saying its troops would be trounced and its regime would collapse in a future conflict.
Pakistani official says death of Taliban leader could trigger militants' power struggle 2/4/2010, 2:40 a.m. PST
(AP) ISLAMABAD - A senior minister in Pakistan's northwest region says the suspected death of local Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud could trigger a power struggle among potential successors.
Iraq court lifts ban on hundreds of candidates 2/3/2010, 10:30 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - An Iraqi appeals court Wednesday set aside a ban on hundreds of candidates for suspected ties to Saddam Hussein's regime, allowing them to run in next month's parliamentary election and offering a chance to ease political showdowns that had deeply worried the White House.
Blast in Pakistan Kills 3 U.S. Troops (Islamabad) 2/3/2010, 4:29 p.m. PST
(AP) c ()-2010, The Washington Post
US military: 3 die in helicopter crash in Germany 2/3/2010, 11:15 a.m. PST
(AP) BERLIN - A U.S. military helicopter crashed in western Germany on Wednesday, killing all three people aboard, according to a spokesman for U.S. Army Europe.
Explosion Kills At Least 20 in Southern Iraq (Baghdad) 2/3/2010, 8:50 a.m. PST
(AP) c ()-2010, The Washington Post
Iraq court lifts ban on hundreds of candidates 2/3/2010, 5:16 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - An Iraqi appeals court Wednesday struck down a ban imposed on hundreds of candidates for suspected ties to Saddam Hussein's regime, allowing them to run in next month's election, an official said
Iraq court lifts ban on hundreds of candidates 2/3/2010, 12:22 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - An Iraqi appeals court Wednesday set aside a ban on hundreds of candidates for suspected ties to Saddam Hussein's regime, allowing them to run in next month's parliamentary election and offering a chance to ease political showdowns that had deeply worried the White House.
Government official: Terrorism suspect cooperating 2/2/2010, 2:50 p.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - The Christmas Day terrorist suspect who tried to use a bomb hidden in his underwear has been cooperating with investigators since last week, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday
US taking another look at Scotland's haggis 2/2/2010, 12:30 p.m. PST
(AP) EDINBURGH, Scotland - Just how risky is the Scottish national dish?
Intel chief: Al-Qaida appetite for US attack high 2/2/2010, 11:53 a.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair says Al-Qaida will continue to try to attack the United States until Osama bin Laden and his No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri are dead.
Ex-UK minister: US unprepared for aftermath of war 2/1/2010, 9:51 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - Britain's former international development chief said Tuesday that she warned then-Prime Minister Tony Blair that the U.S. and its allies were unprepared to deal with the aftermath of invading Iraq.
US envoy say Iraqi vote must be accepted as fair 2/1/2010, 7:21 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - The U.S. ambassador warned Monday that voters must agree the March 7 elections are fair or it could delay the incoming government from taking office and potentially disrupt security in the fragile democracy
Iraqi police: Female suicide bomber kills 46 2/1/2010, 1:47 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber walking among Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad detonated an explosives belt on Monday, killing at least 46 people and wounding more than 122, officials said.
Female suicide bomber hits Iraq pilgrims, kills 46 2/1/2010, 1:47 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber walking among Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad detonated an explosives belt on Monday, killing at least 46 people and wounding more than 122, officials said.

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