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U.S. Signs Defense Agreement with Qatar

December 12, 2013

Qatar signed a ten-year Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) with the U.S. Tuesday that allows Washington to continue keeping American troops in Qatar and launch military operations from there. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Qatari Defense Minister Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah to sign the deal. Marking just one stop in Hagel’s visit to the […]

Renewed Clashes in Northern Lebanon

December 5, 2013

Armed Lebanese groups on opposing sides of Syria’s civil war resumed fighting in the streets of Tripoli, Lebanon restarted Saturday leaving 12 people dead and more than one hundred wounded. Opposing Sunni and Shiite militias fought again Tuesday, prompting the army to arrest 21 militiamen. Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati held talks with security officials […]

U.S.-Afghan Agreement in Jeopardy

December 3, 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his national security council accused the U.S. and coalition forces Sunday of deliberately withholding fuel supplies from the Afghan army. Karzai contends Washington is trying to apply undue pressure on Afghan leaders to sign a new security agreement. U.S. officials and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) denied that […]

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