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A last-minute U.N. invitation for Iran to join this week's Syria peace talks threw the long-awaited Geneva conference into doubt Monday, forcing U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to rescind his offer under intense U.S. pressure.
Nine Taliban fighters and one member of the NATO-led international force were killed Monday when insurgents attacked an army base in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Their fighters had evaded security by wearing ISAF uniforms, according to an insurgent spokesman.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was "deeply troubled" by photos purporting to show Marines burning and desecrating bodies in Iraq, while Pentagon officials cautioned that burning bodies is not necessarily a military offense.
The family of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured more than four years ago in Afghanistan, says a new video of the soldier believed to have been taken in the last month has bolstered its resolve to bring him home safely.