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WASHINGTON - The only american soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday. Sgt.

...have slightly thawed in recent months due to increased Iranian cooperation in talks on its nuclear program. But a senior U.S. official, who was not authorized to go on the record and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Washington remains opposed...

...Iran's fanatical leadership might be desirable.According to the Boston Globe, Hagel and a number of former senior U.S. officials and one current adviser, sent a letter to Barack Obama days before he took office asking him to "talk with leaders...

SANAA, Yemen - An airstrike killed al-Qaida's No. 2 leader in Yemen along with six others traveling with him in one car on Monday, U.S. and Yemeni officials said, a major breakthrough for U.S.

MEXICO CITY - A senior U.S. official says there is strong circumstantial evidence that Mexican federal police who fired on a U.S. Embassy vehicle, wounding two...

BEIRUT - Turkish artillery fired on Syrian targets Wednesday after shelling from Syria struck a border village in Turkey, killing five civilians, sharply escalating tensions between the two neighbors and prompting NATO to convene an emergency meeting.
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...Bush may send Powell to meet with them to see what can be done to help support the new Palestinian leadership, a senior U.S. official said Friday. Sharon is sending his foreign minister, Silvan Shalom, to Washington to meet with Powell on Monday...


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