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  • Pakistan's top envoy to the U.S. summoned back to Islamabad

     
    Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S. this week was summoned back to Islamabad. The envoy, Husain Haqqani, faces questioning about his role in a purported attempt to get Washington's help in reining in Pakistan's powerful military....
  • EGYPT: Defense Secretary Robert Gates speaks with counterparts in Egypt, Israel about unrest

     
    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spoke with Egyptian and Israeli counterparts this weekend about Egyptian unrest, Pentagon officials said Sunday. Gates spoke by telephone to Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the Egyptian minister of defense, about...
  • EGYPT: White House, U.S. politicians sharpen messages to President Hosni Mubarak

     
    Top U.S. officials stepped up overt and behind-the-scenes pressure on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday, saying he needs to begin handing over power to a new generation now and demanding his government curb the violence unleashed against...
  • Taliban: Blast at NATO Base Was Retaliation for Quran Burning

    Taliban: Blast at NATO Base Was Retaliation for Quran Burning
    Kabul, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned a suicide bombing Monday at a military airfield, the latest incident in a spike in violence following the burning of Qurans by NATO troops last week. At least nine people were killed and 12...
  • Frankfort firefighters to assist search and rescue efforts in Southern Indiana

    Frankfort firefighters to assist search and rescue efforts in Southern Indiana
    Deploying with fellow District 4 Task Force members Friday night, four Frankfort firefighters will take Engine #4 to assist with search and rescue and firefighting needs in tornado-ravaged southern Indiana. Battalion Chief Tony Snyder and Firefighters...
  • JBLM soldier goes on shooting spree in Afghanistan, kills 16

    JBLM soldier goes on shooting spree in Afghanistan, kills 16
    An Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier went on a house-to-house shooting spree in two villages in southern Afghanistanearly Sunday, Afghan officials said, killing 16 people in whatAfghanistan'spresident called an "unforgivable" crime. NATO's International...
  • Investigators probing whether alcohol a factor in Afghanistan shootings

    Investigators probing whether alcohol a factor in Afghanistan shootings
    The military is investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the weekend shootings in Afghanistan,two senior military officials told CNN Tuesday. One of the officials said alcohol was found on the base in the area where the suspect, a staff sergeant from...
  • Karzai Condemns Photos of U.S. Troops with Insurgents' Bodies

    Karzai Condemns Photos of U.S. Troops with Insurgents' Bodies
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzaion Thursday condemned photos of U.S. soldiers posing with bodies of suspected insurgents as he called for "an accelerated and full transition of security responsibilities to Afghan forces." Karzai, who...
  • 3 Secret Service Agents Refuse Polygraph in Prostitution Scandal

    3 Secret Service Agents Refuse Polygraph in Prostitution Scandal
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Three of the 12 Secret Service agents involved in the Colombia prostitution scandal refused to cooperate with authorities and submit to a polygraph test, according to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-New York....
  • Iran TV shows image of 'downed' U.S. drone

    Iran TV shows image of 'downed' U.S. drone
    Iranian television aired footage Thursday of what it said is an American radar-evading drone that the country's armed forces recovered during the weekend. The bat-winged aircraft appeared to be in good condition, based on the footage. It was displayed on...
  • Remains Of NJ Soldier Among Those Sent To Landfill, Air Force Acknowledges

    Remains Of NJ Soldier Among Those Sent To Landfill, Air Force Acknowledges
    The Air Force admitted Thursday that it sent more sets of military personnel remains to a Virginia landfill than it originally acknowledged. Backtracking on initial information about how it handled the remains of American service members killed in Iraq...
  • Navy SEAL Team 6 Rescues Kidnapped Aid Workers in Somalia

    Navy SEAL Team 6 Rescues Kidnapped Aid Workers in Somalia
    Washington -- Freed hostages Jessica Buchanan and Poul Thisted arrived at a U.S. base in Sicily Thursday, a day after being rescued in a U.S. military raid in Somalia, a spokesman for the base said. The pair are now at Naval Air Station Sigonella, said...