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After nearly nine years of war, the last convoy of US troops left Iraq, completing their withdrawal from the country. About 100 armoured vehicles carrying 500 soldiers crossed the southern Iraqi border into Kuwait overnight. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Following weeks of anti-government protests in Bahrain, the king has declared a state of emergency that will last for three months on the island, state TV reported. (more…)

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Continued cross-border clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops caused damages to a disputed 11th Century temple (map, from bbcimg.co.uk), which is a UN World Heritage site. (more…)

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After warning drug traffickers to surrender or face an assault, Brazilian security forces have begun to move into a major Rio de Janeiro slum. (more…)

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Gen David Petraeus, the new commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan, said a 2011 target date to start withdrawing US troops will not bound him. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Lethal fire was exchanged by Israeli and Lebanese army troops on their countries’ border today. (map from bbcimg.co.uk)

At least three Lebanese, an Israeli battalion commander and a journalist were killed in what was the worst clash in the area since the summer of 2006. (more…)

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The flotilla of aid-carrying ships that left Cyprus on Sunday was attacked by Israeli commandos off the coast of the Gaza Strip early on Monday, killing nine people on board.

Dozens of others were injured (photo, from aljazeera.net) when troops raided the convoy of six ships, dubbed the Freedom Flotilla. (more…)

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