Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrives at Chaklala airbase in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Wednesday. Karzai is in Pakistan on a two-day visit for talks with Pakistani leaders after his government called for the extradition of a senior Taliban commander captured in Pakistan.
Pakistani soldiers leave a cave complex that housed a key militant headquarters in Damadola earlier this month. Pakistan's army said it had captured a key Taliban and al-Qaida complex dug into rocky mountains near the Afghan border after killing 75 local and foreign militants. A recent crackdown on Afghan Taliban leadership has disrupted the group's operations, analysts say.
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Iraqi supporters of former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's Al-Iraqiya secular alliance campaign last week in the multi-ethnic Iraqi city of Kirkuk, about 160 miles north of Baghdad.
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