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Libyan Group Denies Role In U.S. Consulate Attack

Ansar al-Sharia, the ultraconservative armed Islamist group, is accused of taking part in the attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans. The group denies it participated, but its leadership has stopped short of condemning the attack.

U.S., Libyan Versions Of Consulate Attack Diverge

The Libyans say it was a premeditated strike by foreign fighters tied to al-Qaida. The Obama administration has called the attack spontaneous, staged by local extremists. For the first time, however, a U.S. official on Wednesday described the incident as "terrorism."

Father Of Pakistan's Nukes Enters Politics

A.Q. Khan is a hero at home for helping build the bomb, and a villain in the West for selling nuclear secrets to Iran and North Korea. Now he's forming a political movement with an eye on looming parliamentary elections.

Held Dear In U.S., Free Speech Perplexing Abroad

Protesters in the Middle East and North Africa have demanded an apology from the U.S. government over a video that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. While even highly offensive speech is protected by U.S. law, that level of protection is quite unique, even among many Western countries.

Subsidies Help Get Modern Malaria Drugs To Millions In Africa

An experimental program by the Global Fund brought more than 100 million malaria treatments to people in sub-Saharan Africa last year, a panel of public health experts said on Monday. But time may have run out for the program to prove it's worth continuing as the Global Fund's budget declines.