Global News Alert - December 20, 2010


NY TimesAfghan War Just a Slice of U.S. Coverage by Brian Stelter

BBCGermany's Merkel makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

DvidsAfghan, coalition forces target Haqqani leaders in Khost

Winnipeg FPSenior Taliban planner killed, bomb-makers captured in Afghanistan: ISAF by Steve Rennie


AFPMilitants destroy NATO trucks in Pakistan: officials

TIMEIs Pakistan Losing Patience in the War on Terror? by Robert Baer

NY Times- Biden Says Al Qaeda in Pakistan Is Weaker by Mark Mazzetti

IBTChina, Pakistan strengthen trade ties


BloombergAl-Maliki May Announce Some Members of Iraqi Cabinet by Nayla Razzouk and Kadhim Ajrash

GuardianQur'an etched in Saddam Hussein's blood poses dilemma for Iraq leaders by Martin Chulov

ReutersInfighting delays new Iraq government by Suadad al-Salhy and Waleed Ibrahim

Washington PostIn Green Zone, an icy challenge to U.S. power by Liz Sly

BBC'Normal life' in Iraq amid the violence by Gabriel Gatehouse

NY TimesClerics Anti-U.S. Forces Poised for Gains in Iraq by Jack Healy


AFPMass hanging of 11 Sunni rebels in Iran by Farhad Pouladi

APIran forces on alert as economic 'surgery' begins

CNNIran's supreme leader: Hariri probe result will be 'null and void'

USA TodayAdm. Mullen: U.S. 'very ready' to counter Iran on nukes


ReutersNorth Korea says won't react to South drill by Kim Do-gyum

Jerusalem PostWikiLeaks: US-Israel relations weathered 'rocky start'

NY TimesSenate Repeals Ban Against Openly Gay Military Personnel by Carl Hulse

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