12 November SWJ Roundup

Afghanistan

2014 Is the New Date to Watch in Afghanistan - Associated Press

Coalition, Afghans Now Resourced to Succeed, Mullen Says - AFPS

Three Afghan Provinces 'Prime for Transition,' Colonel Says - AFPS

Should Canine Paratroopers be Helping Battle the Taliban? - Paw Nation

Pakistan

Ex-Pakistani Leader Defends Role in Afghanistan - Voice of America

Musharraf Backs Gradual Shutdown of Militants - Washington Times

Pakistan Bomb Blast Kills 15 in Karachi - Voice of America

Attack on Karachi Police Building Kills 18 - Washington Post

Karachi Counterterrorism Office Is Bombed - New York Times

Pakistan Suicide Bombing Kills 20 - Los Angeles Times

Car Bomb Hits Pakistani Police Bureau - Associated Press

Suicide Car Bomb Kills At Least 15 In Karachi - Reuters

Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaida, Affiliates Show Greater Coordination - NPR

Saudi Arabia on Alert for al Qaeda Attack on Hajj - Associated Press

American on Trial in Yemen Probed About al Qaeda - Associated Press

Iraq

Iraq's Leaders Back Fragile Power-Sharing Deal - Voice of America

Maliki Reappointed as Iraq's PM - BBC News

Allawi Supporters Walk Out of Iraqi Parliament - New York Times

Day After Political Breakthrough, Bloc Bolts Parliament - Los Angeles Times

Walkout Underscores Iraqi Political Divisions - Washington Post

Iraq's Sunnis Contemplate Move After Walkout - Associated Press

Iraq Breaks Impasse as Maliki to Form Government - Reuters

Iraqis on Political Deal: Meet the New Boss... - New York Times

Return of Iraq's Al-Maliki Points to PM's Tenacity - Associated Press

Obama: Iraqi Govt. Marks Milestone - Associated Press

Finally a Deal ... Maybe - New York Times editorial

The Good and Bad of Iraq's Political Deal - Washington Post opinion

Bush: Mubarak Informed U.S. that Iraq Had Biological Weapons - VOA

Iran

Panel Expected to Push Obama on Iran Sanctions - Washington Times

E.U. Responds to Iran About Talks on Nuclear Program - New York Times

Iran and Nigeria Discuss Seized Weapons - New York Times

Iranian Minister in Nigeria After Weapons Seizure - Associated Press

Nigeria Says Iran Pledges Cooperation In Arms Probe - Reuters

A More Humane Iran - Washington Post opinion

Dealing with Tehran - Washington Times opinion

U.S. Department of Defense

Future Soldiers May Be Wearing 'Iron Man' Suits - CNN News

Ranger School Throws Doors Open to Airmen - Air Force Times

Mullen Looks to Congress to Repeal 'Don't Ask', Ratify Arms Treaty - AFPS

United States

Skelton Fears 'Chasm' Between Military, Citizens - Associated Press

Gates, Clinton Discuss Partnership, Afghanistan - AFPS

On CIA Tapes, Case Isn't Closed - Washington Post editorial

T&A at the TSA - Washington Times editorial

United Kingdom

Facing Austerity, Britain Unveils Welfare Cuts - New York Times

Britain Discloses Plan to Overhaul Welfare System - Washington Post

United Nations

Obama Spotlights Failure of U.N. Reform - Associated Press

G-20

G-20 Heads for Conclusion - Voice of America

G20 Agrees to Address Currencies - BBC News

Obama's Trade Strategy Runs Into Stiff Resistance - New York Times

G-20 Leaders Agree to Broad Guidelines - Washington Post

G-20 Leaders Not Inclined to Compromise - Los Angeles Times

Africa

Somalia's Wars Swell a Refugee Camp in Kenya - New York Times

Ugandan Offer for Somalia Aid Unmet - Washington Times

Somalis Deny U.S. Piracy Charges - BBC News

Iran and Nigeria Discuss Seized Weapons - New York Times

Iranian Minister in Nigeria After Weapons Seizure - Associated Press

Nigeria Says Iran Pledges Cooperation In Arms Probe - Reuters

Nigeria: Militant Group Releases Hostage List - Associated Press

Morocco Accused Over Sahara Raid - BBC News

Americas and Caribbean

Foreign Media 'Focus Too Much on Mexico Drug Violence' - BBC News

Venezuela: Chavez Promotes General U.S. Calls Drug Kingpin - Reuters

Search for Disappeared Dissidents Begins in Brazil - Associated Press

Cuban Political Prisoners Likely to Be Freed Soon - Reuters

Some U.S. Rebuilding Money Finally Headed to Haiti - Associated Press

Sharp Rise in Haiti Cholera Toll - BBC News

Haiti Cholera Toll At 800, U.S. Risk Seen Low - Reuters

Asia Pacific

APEC Ministers Vow to Fight New Trade Barriers, Protectionism - VOA

Stalled South Korea Trade Deal Is Setback for Obama - New York Times

Obama Speech Marks Shift on North Korea - New York Times

Obama Takes Asia by Sea - New York Times opinion

Japan Stands in Contrast to Other Nations on Obama's Tour - Washington Post

Russia, Japan Leaders to Meet Amid Islands Spat - Reuters

Assertive Chinese Held in Mental Wards - New York Times

Burma's Supreme Court Rejects Democracy Leader's Appeal - VOA

Burma 'Sanctions' Suu Kyi Release - BBC News

Supporters Prepare for Suu Kyi Release in Burma - Associated Press

Indonesia Raises Death Toll From Volcano to 206 - Associated Press

Why Adm. Mike Mullen Visited Tonga - Christian Science Monitor

Europe

French Minister Details Terror Cell - New York Times

Defector Aided in Thwarting Russian Spies, Article Says - New York Times

Legislator: Russian Officer Turned in Spies to U.S. - Associated Press

Top Russian Spy Defects After Betraying Ring In U.S. - Reuters

Inquiry Revived in Beating of Russian Editor - New York Times

Immigration Flash Point in Greece - Washington Post

Rivals Fail to Break Italy's Political Deadlock - Reuters

Middle East

Clinton Offers Netanyahu Security Pledge - Voice of America

U.S. and Israel Agree to Seek Talks - BBC News

Clinton Offers Netanyahu Security Pledge on Peace Talks - Reuters

Clinton, Netanyahu Meeting Fails to Revive Peace Talks - Washington Post

Meetings Hint at Progress in Israeli Peace Talks - New York Times

Gaza Aid Shipment Off Course After Row With Captain - Reuters

Lebanon: Hezbollah Vows to Block Arrests Over Hariri Killing - Reuters

Bomb Explodes Next to Yemen Ruling Party Building - Reuters

Israel Tells Its Citizens to Leave Egyptian Sinai - Associated Press

Clinton's Silence on Egyptian Democracy - Washington Post editorial

Course Correction on Mideast Peace - Washington Times opinion

South Asia

India Marxists Get Life Sentences for Murder of Farmers - BBC News

Obama's Right About India - Washington Post opinion

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