17 January SWJ Roundup

Afghanistan

Support Expected for Plan to Beef Up Afghan Forces - New York Times

Afghanistan Push to Tax U.S. Contractors Could Renew Tensions - Washington Post

Afghan Protesters Hurl Eggs, Stones at Iranian Consulate - Washington Post

Pakistan

Air Strikes by Drones Effective in Waziristan - Washington Times

Attacks Down Almost 20 Percent in Pakistan - Associated Press

Explosion in Pakistan Kills at Least 15 - Associated Press

Iraq

Bomb Kills 1 at Iraqi Militia Headquarters - Associated Press

Iraqi Provincial Official Escapes Assassination - Associated Press

Tensions Remain, 20 Years After Gulf War - CNN News

Iran

Iran's Nuclear Program and a New Era of Cyber War - Los Angeles Times

U.S., Israeli Computer Program Slows Iran's Nuclear Ambitions - Voice of America

Paper: Iran Still Trying to Buy Nuclear Technology - Associated Press

Envoys Take Visit to Iran Nuclear Facility - Washington Times

IAEA Envoys Visit Iran's Natanz Enrichment Site - Reuters

Politically Confident, Iran Cuts Subsidies - New York Times

Rights Group Decries 'Execution Binge' in Iran - Associated Press

Iran Suspends Sentence to Hang Woman In Stoning Case - Reuters

Korean Peninsula

S. Korea: Nuclear Push Could Bring North's Collapse - Associated Press

Seoul Looks to U.S.-China Summit to Pressure North - Reuters

WikiLeaks

U.S. Denies WikiLeaks Spurred Revolt in Tunisia - Associated Press

U.S. Department of Defense

In New Military, Data Overload Can Be Deadly - New York Times

U.S. Military and Facebook are Now Friends - GlobalPost

United States

House Panel Wants Homeland Security Documents - Associated Press

Australia

Too Little, Then Too Much in Australia - New York Times

Australia Says Cost Of Floods to Top Other Disasters - Reuters

Africa

Sporadic Fighting Continues as Tunisia Tries to Form a New Cabinet - VOA

Authorities Struggle to Restore Order in Tunisia - Washington Post

Military Backs New Leaders in Tunisia - New York Times

Former Tunisia Government Figures Arrested - Los Angeles Times

Tunis Gun Battles Erupt After Ben Ali Aide Arrested - BBC News

Tunisia Forces Fight Presidential Guards Near Palace - Reuters

Gunbattles, Food Shortages Temper Tunisians' Joy - Associated Press

France Seen Wary of Interfering in Tunisia Crisis - New York Times

Report: Algerian Man Dies From Self-Immolation - Associated Press

Arab Leaders to Grapple With New Order Post-Tunisia - Reuters

Vote Counting Begins in Sudan Referendum - Voice of America

In Sudan, Early Results Strongly Lean to Secession - New York Times

S. Sudan Early Returns Show Big Vote for Secession - Associated Press

Observers Approve South Sudan Independence Vote - Reuters

Carter Center: S. Sudan Vote Peaceful and Credible - Associated Press

South Sudan Leader Kiir Urges Forgiveness for Civil War - BBC News

Sudan Opposition Threatens Protests Over Price Hikes - Reuters

Incumbent Ivory Coast Government says Economic Sanctions Will Fail - VOA

Transforming Africa Through Higher Education - New York Times

Congo: An Assassination's Long Shadow - New York Times opinion

Nigeria's Promise, Africa's Hope - New York Times opinion

Americas

Mexico: Gang's Terror Felt Far From War on U.S. Border - Associated Press

Venezuela: Chavez Foes Wary Over Calls for Reconciliation - Associated Press

Venezuela Parties Warily Welcome Chavez Olive Branch - Reuters

Brazil Rains Kill More Than 600 as Epidemic Feared - Reuters

A Former Dictator Reappears in Haiti - New York Times

'Baby Doc' Duvalier Returns to Tense Haiti - Los Angeles Times

'Baby Doc' Duvalier Back in Haiti After Long Exile - Associated Press

Cuba Says Travel Changes Not Enough - Associated Press

Asia Pacific

Chinese President Hu Looks for 'Common Ground' with U.S. - Washington Post

China Leader's Limits Come Into Focus as U.S. Visit Nears - New York Times

Hu Highlights Need for U.S.-China Cooperation - Wall Street Journal

U.S. Lowers Expectations on Visit by China's Hu - Washington Times

Southeast Asia Seeks Common Ground on Sea Disputes With China - Reuters

China Tried 376 Defendants In 2010 For Xinjiang Unrest - Reuters

A Message to China - Washington Post opinion

As Vietnam Booms, Communist Party Struggles to Keep Up - Reuters

S. Korea Dispatches Destroyer to Rescue Tanker - Christian Science Monitor

Europe

Irish Leader Rejects Push to Resign as Party Chief - New York Times

Irish PM Calls Confidence Motion on Leadership - Reuters

Greek Militants Go on Trial - Associated Press

Middle East

Mideast Leaders to Discuss Lebanese Political Crisis - Voice of America

Hezbollah Defends Bringing Down Lebanon's Government - Washington Post

Hezbollah Vows Defense in Inquiry -New York Times

Hezbollah Defends Actions in Lebanon - Associated Press

Hezbollah Won't Back Hariri Government in Lebanon - BBC News

Hezbollah, Allies Will Not Support Hariri For PM - Reuters

Lebanon Postpones Talks on New Government - Associated Press

Islamists In Jordan Call For End to Authoritarian Rule - Reuters

Israel Considering Major Settlement Project in East Jerusalem - VOA

Plan for 1,400 Apartments in Contested Jerusalem - Associated Press

Palestinians to Turn to Security Council This Week - Associated Press

Israel's Defense Minister Quits Party -Associated Press

Arab Leaders to Grapple With New Order Post-Tunisia - Reuters

Egyptian Man Sets Himself Ablaze in Central Cairo - Associated Press

Egypt Sentences Muslim to Death in Killings of Christians - New York Times

Yemen Convicts Al-Qaida Agent in Frenchman's Death - Associated Press

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