17 September SWJ Roundup

Afghanistan

Once Wary, Obama Relies on Petraeus - New York Times

Gates Cautiously Optimistic on Afghan War - Reuters

Afghanistan Election Threatened by More Than the Taliban - Voice of America

Bar Set Low for Afghan Parliamentary Elections - Los Angeles Times

Afghan Election to Test Government Reforms - Associated Press

A Rundown on the Afghan Parliamentary Election - Associated Press

Gates: Afghans Have Capable Plan for Election Security - Voice of America

Security Ramps Up Ahead of Afghan Vote - Associated Press

Rep. Duncan Hunter Lauds Tactic to Snuff IEDs - Washington Times

New Light Shed on U.S. Night Raids - Asia Times

An Aid Worker Writes From Afghanistan - New York Times

Armed Man Shot After Threatening Forces at Protest - AFPS

French Minister Says Veil Ban Won't Endanger Troops - Reuters

A Chance to Engage Iran on Afghanistan - Washington Post opinion

Pakistan

U.S. Envoy Vows to Help Pakistan Rebuild After Flooding - New York Times

Australian FM Warns of 'Horrendous' Humanitarian Disaster in Pakistan - VOA

Kearsarge Group, Marine Unit Arrive for Pakistan Relief - AFPS

Exiled Pakistan Politician Killed - BBC News

Karachi Shuts Down After Politician Killed In London - Reuters

Iraq

GAO: Iraq has Budget Surplus, Can Pay More for Defense - Los Angeles Times

Iran

Iran Sanctions Working: U.S. And French Defense Chiefs - Reuters

Iran's President Brings Political Baggage to NY - Associated Press

Iran Raids Office of Opposition Leader, Moussavi - New York Times

United Nations

Poverty, Conflicts, Center Stage at U.N. Annual Meeting - Voice of America

Star Power at the U.N. - Los Angeles Times editorial

U.S. Department of Defense

Air Force Races Ahead as Scientific Field Levels Out - AFPS

Don't Enforce 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' - New York Times editorial

New Gay Army - Washington Times editorial

United States

U.S. Cybersecurity Plans Lagging, Critics Say - Washington Post

McCain Rips Defense Bill Amendments - Washington Times

Senate Panel Approves Arms Treaty With Russia - New York Times

New Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia Passes Senate Panel - Washington Post

New Intel Leads Senators to Oppose START Ratification - Washington Times

Cartoonist in Hiding After Death Threats - New York Times

FBI Urges U.S. Mohammed Cartoonist to Go Into Hiding - Reuters

At Harvard, Protest Over Honoree's Remarks About Muslims - New York Times

World

Educating Women Saves Children, Study Finds - Associated Press

Africa

U.N. Calls for Calm as Guinea Election Postponed - Voice of America

Guinea Confirms Delay to Run-off - BBC News

Guinea Vote Delays May Stoke Ethnic Divisions - Associated Press

15 Die in Somalia as Parliament Demands Gov't Vote - Associated Press

French Citizens Among 7 Seized in Niger - New York Times

Five French Said Kidnapped in Niger - Reuters

Americas and Caribbean

22 Gunmen Killed in Battle With Mexican Soldiers - Associated Press

Dozens Killed In Mexican Drug Shootouts - Reuters

News Photographer Killed in Mexican Border City - Associated Press

Colombia Drug Trade Knows No Borders - Washington Times

Honduran Police Tear Gas Zeyala Supporters; 1 Dead - Associated Press

Chavez Meets With Venezuela's Jewish Leaders - Associated Press

Wall Street Hopes Next Brazil Leader Politically Adept - Reuters

Clash Over Water Kills One And Injures 18 In Peru - Reuters

Guatemala Massacre Sentence in U.S. - BBC News

Asia Pacific

U.S., Allies Working on New N. Korea Strategy - Washington Post

North Korea Proposes Discussing Border Issues - New York Times

U.S. Presence Necessary for Korean Security, Officials Say - AFPS

2 Koreas Discuss Reuniting Families Divided by War - Associated Press

China 'Moves Drilling Equipment' into Disputed Waters - BBC News

Cabinet Shuffle Gives Japan New Foreign Minister - Associated Press

Charges in Manila Hostage Crisis - New York Times

U.S. Looks Beyond Burma Vote For Political Change - Reuters

Central Asia

Russia May Face Higher Rent for Kyrgyzstan Military Sites - New York Times

Freedom in Central Asia - Washington Post opinion

Europe

France: Gates, Morin Confirm Shared Goals for Afghanistan, Iran - AFPS

Roma, on Move, Test Europe's 'Open Borders' - New York Times

Sarkozy Defies E.U. Criticism on Gypsy Expulsions - Washington Post

Sarkozy Blasts E.U. as Flap Over Gypsies Grows - Wall Street Journal

Franco-German Row over Roma Camps - BBC News

Chechen Separatist Leader Zakayev 'Arrested' in Poland - BBC News

10 Killed in Southeast Turkey Blast - Voice of America

A More Democratic Turkey - New York Times editorial

Turkey's Democratic Push - Los Angeles Times opinion

Middle East

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks End on Positive Note - Voice of America

Clinton Wraps Up Israeli, Palestinian Talks - Washington Post

Mideast Talks Still Under Threat After Clinton Visit - Reuters

Abbas Says Israel Talks Will Continue - New York Times

Israel's Settlements Key to Peace Talk Progress - Associated Press

Israeli Forces Kill West Bank Hamas Commander - BBC News

Israeli Troops Kill Hamas Man In West Bank - Reuters

U.S. Says Still Aiming For Syria-Israel Peace Deal - Reuters

South Asia

Appeal to Call Off Protest at Kashmir Military Camps - BBC News

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