15 September SWJ Roundup

Afghanistan

U.S., Afghan Forces Launch Assault in S. Afghanistan - Los Angeles Times

U.S. Debates Karzai's Place in Fighting Corruption - New York Times

New Afghan Corruption Inquiries Frozen - New York Times

More Trouble Foreseen for Kabul Bank - New York Times

Next Afghan Vote "Not Perfect" But Better - Reuters

Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill 23 in Helmand Engagements - AFPS

30 Insurgents Killed in Afghanistan Ahead of Vote - Associated Press

Record Level of U.S. Airstrikes Hit Afghan Militants - Associated Press

Thousands Of Afghans Stage Anti-U.S. Protest In Kabul - Reuters

Karzai's Cronies Make Afghan Election a Farce - The Age opinion

Pakistan

Pakistan Missile Strikes Kill 14 - Voice of America

U.S. Strike Kills 12 More Militants In Pakistan - Reuters

Iraq

U.S. Troops Help Iraqi Military Battle al-Qaida - Associated Press

Iran

Cleric to Iran: Take Sanctions Seriously - Washington Post

Ahmadinejad Under Pressure Inside And Outside Iran - Reuters

Iran's Nuclear Power Plant Launch Stirring Unease - Los Angeles Times

Iran Releases Female American Hiker - Voice of America

Iran Releases One American Hiker - Washington Post

Iran Releases One American Hiker - New York Times

American Woman Freed by Iran After Bail Deal - Associated Press

U.S. Hiker Is Released in Iran, Her Lawyer Says - Reuters

Iran Sees "Dangerous" IAEA Mistake on Inspectors - Reuters

Iran Frees a Captive - Washington Post editorial

United Nations

U.N. Warns of Refugee Camp Dangers - BBC News

Former Chilean President to Lead New U.N. Agency - New York Times

Hungry Population Falls but Remains Large - New York Times

U.N. Sees Global Hunger Easing In 2010 - Reuters

E.U. Bid to Upgrade U.N. Status Hits Road-Block - Reuters

U.S. Department of Defense

Gates Details $100 Billion in Defense Cuts - Washington Post

2 Charged with Selling Counterfeit Chips to U.S. Military - Washington Post

Army Band to Get a $4.4 Million Home in Ala. - Washington Post

Lynn Briefs North Atlantic Council on Cybersecurity - AFPS

Carter Outlines Plan to Help Warfighters, Taxpayers - AFPS

Officials to Begin Testing 'Venture Catalyst' Solutions - AFPS

Mullen Tackles Questions in Virtual Town Hall - AFPS

United States

Shariah a Danger to U.S., Security Pros Say - Washington Times

Quicker Federal Hiring System on Track to Start in November - Washington Post

Africa

U.S. Offers Sudan New Incentives For Peace Deals - Voice of America

U.N. Expert Urges Probe of Recent Attacks in Darfur - Associated Press

Elections Put Nigeria on The Brink, But Of What? - Reuters

Death of Ugandan Journalist Prompts Calls for Justice - Voice of America

Doubts Growing About Sunday Election in Guinea - Associated Press

Americas and Caribbean

Letter from Mexico: In No Mood for a Fiesta - Washington Post

Mexico's Immigration Minister Resigns - New York Times

Mexico Ups Security on Bicentennial Attack Concern - Associated Press

The Killings Don't Stop in Ciudad Juarez - Los Angeles Times

Bill: U.S. Out of ''United States of Mexico'' - Associated Press

Ratings Boost For Chavez Ahead Of Venezuelan Vote - Reuters

U.S. Post - Election Vote Seen Best Chance For Cuba Bill - Reuters

Cuba to Move State Employees into Private Sector - Voice of America

Cuba Announces Mass Layoffs In Bid to Spur Private Sector - Reuters

Scandals Dominate Brazil Campaign as Vote Nears - Reuters

Peru's Garcia Picks Party Insider to Lead Cabinet - Reuters

No Plan in Sight for Haiti's Homeless - Los Angeles Times

Haitian PM Defends Speed of Post-Quake Rebuilding - Associated Press

Asia Pacific

U.S. Envoy: No Quick Progress Likely in N. Korea Talks - Associated Press

Dozens Killed in N. Korea Typhoon - BBC News

Japan's Premier Survives Challenge - New York Times

Japanese Prime Minister Reelected Leader of Ruling Party - Washington Post

China Protest Calls Grow In Japan Dispute - Reuters

Burmese Officials Dissolve Main Opposition Party - Voice of America

Europe

Gates to Meet With Russian Defense Minister - New York Times

Moscow's Mayor Refuses to Resign - Voice of America

France Bans Muslim Veil - Voice of America

French Senate Passes Ban on Full Muslim Veils - Associated Press

E.U.: French Roma Deportations a 'Disgrace' - Voice of America

E.U. Calls France's Roma Expulsions a 'Disgrace' - New York Times

Eiffel Tower Reopens After Bomb Threat, Evacuation - Associated Press

Italy Seizes $1.9 Billion in Mafia-Linked Assets - New York Times

Sweden Government Seen Winning Parliament Majority - Reuters

Middle East

U.S. Envoy: Mideast Talks 'Moving in Right Direction' - Voice of America

Mitchell Says Israel And Palestinians Believe In Deal - Reuters

Israelis and Palestinians Begin Second Round of Talks - Washington Post

Israel and Palestinian Leaders Extend Egypt Talks - New York Times

Egyptian Diplomat says Israeli Settlement Freeze Remains Key - VOA

Standoff over Settlement Construction Bogs Down Talks - Los Angeles Times

Netanyahu, Abbas Try Again to Fix Settlement Dispute - Reuters

Clinton to Try to Defuse Settlement Crisis - Associated Press

No Progress Seen on Israeli Settlements in Talks - Associated Press

Israel Accused of Not Probing Palestinian Deaths - Associated Press

Bahrain Continues Crackdown on Shiite Opposition - Washington Times

Amid Shiite Unrest, Explosion Hits Cars in Bahrain - Associated Press

South Asia

Indian Kashmir Under Strict Curfew - Voice of America

Kashmir Is Locked Down, but Bloodshed Continues - New York Times

Indian Security Forces Crack Down on Kashmir Protesters - Washington Post

Tensions High Across Kashmir After Koran Protests - New York Times

Indian Leaders Search for End to Kashmir Violence - Associated Press

India's Protests Are Cherished and Maligned - New York Times

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