26 February SWJ Roundup

Middle East / North Africa Unrest

Obama Seeks a New Approach on Mideast - Los Angeles Times

Qaddafi Forces Violently Quell Capital Protest - New York Times

Libyan Ruler Clings to Power as Violence Escalates - Washington Post

Tripoli Braced as Gaddafi Arms Supporters - BBC News

Kadafi Arming Civilian Backers, Libyans Say - Los Angeles Times

West to Isolate Gadhafi - Wall Street Journal

U.S. Hikes Pressure on Gaddafi - Washington Post

U.S. Hits Libya With Sanctions, Shuts Embassy - Reuters

World Powers Struggle to Find Way to Stop Gaddafi - Reuters

Following U.S. Sanctions, U.N. to Meet on Libya - New York Times

NATO Will Not Intervene in Libyan Crisis - Associated Press

U.N. Human Rights Council Condemns Crackdown - Washington Post

American Ferry From Libya Arrives in Malta - New York Times

Libya's Entire Arab League Mission Resigns - Washington Post

Egyptian Military Forces End to New Protest - New York Times

Major Rally in Tunisia Capital - BBC News

Thousands Rally for Reform in Jordan - New York Times

Protesters in Bahrain Demand More Changes - New York Times

Mullen Thanks Bahrain's King for Handling of Unrest - Stars and Stripes

Key Shiite Opposition Leader Returns to Bahrain - Associated Press

Bahrain Shi'ite Opposition Leader Home From Exile - Reuters

Yemeni City Feeds Unrest's Roots - New York Times

Tribal Chiefs Join Opposition to Yemeni President - Associated Press

Oil Prices Head for Biggest Weekly Gain - Washington Post

No Help for Libya from President Obama - Washington Post editorial

Some Backbone at the U.N. - Los Angeles Times editorial

Syria's Silence - Washington Post opinion

Iraq

23 Killed in Iraq's 'Day of Rage' Protests - Washington Post

Demonstrations Turn Violent in Iraq - New York Times

Protesters Across Iraq Clash With Security Forces - Los Angeles Times

Protesters Killed in Iraqi 'Day of Rage' - BBC News

Iraq's Biggest Oil Refinery Shut by Gun and Bomb Attack - BBC News

Attack Shuts Iraq's largest Oil Refinery, Kills 1 - Associated Press

Iran

Iran Reports a Major Setback at a Nuclear Power Plant - New York Times

In Setback, Iran to Unload Fuel from Nuclear Plant - Associated Press

U.N. Concern Over 'Military Angle to Iran Nuclear Plan' - BBC News

U.N.: Iran Increases Uranium Stockpile - Los Angeles Times

Iran Adding Advanced Equipment to Uranium Plant - Washington Post

Afghanistan

U.S. Pulling Forces Out of Pech Valley - Stars and Stripes

Afghan Probe Says Nato Killed Dozens of Kunar Civilians - BBC News

Afghan Officials Say Jailed Christian Convert Is Free - New York Times

Bomber Kills at Least 4 in Northwest Afghanistan - Associated Press

Pakistan

Tensions Rise Between U.S., Pakistan Spy Agencies - Los Angeles Times

Pakistan Demands Data on CIA Contractors - New York Times

U.S. Department of Defense

Gates Describes Vision for Military's Future - Washington Post

Warning Against Wars Like Iraq and Afghanistan - New York Times

Gates Challenges Cadets to Change Army Culture - AFPS

Speech Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates - Transcript

Casey Warns Against 'Hollowing' Army - Army Times

Tanker Deal: Air Force's Shifting Rules Helped Boeing - New York Times

United States

Congress on Course to Avert Shutdown - Washington Post

Saudi Student to Be Arraigned in Bomb Plot - New York Times

Saudi Student Considered Bush Home as Target - Washington Post

Africa

Ivory Coast: Rebels Take Western Town Zouan-Hounien - BBC News

Rapes Are Again Reported in Eastern Congo - New York Times

Uganda Gov't Bans Planned Protests Over Polls - Associated Press

Southern Sudan's Struggle - Los Angeles Times editorial

Americas

Killings Jolt a Family in Mexico - New York Times

Violent Deaths in Activist's Family Know No End - Los Angeles Times

3 Relatives of Slain Mexican Activist Found Dead - Associated Press

3 Dead in Assassination Attempt on Mexican Mayor - Associated Press

Asia Pacific

Chinese Activists Continue Calls for Protests - New York Times

Chinese Authorities Block Web Site, Terms - Washington Post

China's Disabled Exploited as Slaves - Los Angeles Times

China Calls for Renewed Fight Against Dalai Lama - BBC News

U.S., S. Korea to Begin Annual Training Exercise - Stars and Stripes

Vietnam: Rights Take a Beating - Washington Post opinion

Europe

Fine Gael to Top Irish Poll But No Overall Majority - BBC News

Ireland's Ruling Party Headed for Crushing Defeat - New York Times

Angry Irish Voters Expected to Pummel Ruling Party - Los Angeles Times

Russia Launches Satellite for Global Navigation System - BBC News

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