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Senior Haqqani commander arrested in Afghanistan

Afghan and NATO forces have captured a senior leader of Afghanistan’s Haqqani network. The Pakistani-based group was founded by former CIA asset Jalaluddin Haqqani and has close ties with both the Taliban and al Qaeda. Watch video, courtesy of Al Jazeera English, below:…

France to pull 1,000 troops from Afghanistan: Sarkozy

President Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday that France would withdraw a quarter of its 4,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year, becoming the latest NATO power to downsize its combat mission in the war-torn country. The French leader announced the withdrawal after jetting in on a surprise visit…

Libyan rebels must talk to Gaddafi’s government: France

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – France’s defense minister has said it is time for Libya’s rebels to negotiate with Muammar Gaddafi’s government, signaling growing impatience with progress in the conflict. Gaddafi’s son, in an interview with an Algerian newspaper on Monday, said the Libyan leader’s government was in talks with the French…

Gaddafi forces counterattack southwest of Tripoli

GUALISH, Libya — Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi launched a counterattack on Sunday against rebel advance positions 50 kilometres (30 miles) southwest of Tripoli, an AFP correspondent reported. Loyalist forces fired half a dozen Grad rockets into the hamlet of Gualish. The rebels replied with anti-tank fire as…

Rebels: If Gaddafi quits, we will let him stay in Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi is welcome to live out his retirement inside Libya as long as he gives up all power, Libya’s rebel chief told Reuters on Sunday in the clearest concession the rebels have so far offered. Gaddafi has fiercely resisted all international calls for him to…

Clinton urges Gaddafi to deliver democracy not threats

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded on Saturday that Moamer Kadhafi deliver democracy instead of threats, after the Libyan leader warned Europe of stinging attacks unless NATO halts its air war. “Instead of issuing threats, Kadhafi should put the well-being and interests of his own people first and he…

Weak Al-Qaeda could splinter: Gates

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday that Al-Qaeda had been seriously degraded and could split into a set of regional terror groups now that Osama bin Laden was gone. “First of all, they have been significantly weakened. There’s just no two ways about it,” Gates told…

Yemen’s Saleh evacuates to Saudi Arabia, VP in power for now

RIYADH — Yemen’s beleaguered President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wounded in shelling of his compound in the capital Sanaa, arrived late Saturday in Riyadh for treatment but has not stood down, a Saudi official said. “President Saleh has arrived in Riyadh for treatment, but he will return to Yemen,” the official…

Former Egyptian Special Forces officer named new Al Qaeda leader

WASHINGTON — Al-Qaeda has chosen a former Egyptian Special Forces officer as interim leader of the violent extremist group in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death earlier this month, CNN reported Tuesday. Saif al-Adel, a top Al-Qaeda strategist and senior military leader, has been tapped as “caretaker” chief of…

Head of IMF facing sex assault charges

NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) – IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested and charged on Sunday with sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid, in a scandal that appeared to wreck his hopes of running for president of France. The charges threatened to create a leadership vacuum at the IMF, overseer of…

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