NATO investigates Afghan killings

An Afghan police commander said that NATO helicopters killed six community police on Friday as the military announced it was sending a team to investigate the charges.
Dozens of Afghans demonstrated in the eastern city of Khost alleging Western military helicopters killed the officers. Police sought to calm their anger.
A unit of community police, a militia-style force recently launched to fight Taliban insurgents in remote villages, opened fire on a NATO helicopter, Khost

NATO must work to achieve new vision: Rasmussen

NATO must adopt a new vision to combat modern threats and broaden partnerships with emerging powers such China and India, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday.
Rasmussen called for an alliance to face 21st century dangers such as cyber attacks, ballistic missiles and global terrorism as he outlined his views on a new "strategic concept" that NATO leaders will adopt in November.
The time had come for "an alliance which can defend the 900 million citizens of NATO

Palestinians seek Arab backing to abandon peace talks

Clinton reassures Abbas US efforts to coax Israeli PM into renewing a temporary ban on settlement building would continue 'until the very last minute'
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas was on Friday to seek the support of Arab leaders to quit peace talks after Israel adamantly refused to exend a freeze on settlement building in the West Bank.
Abbas, who arrived in the Libyan city of Sirte on Thursday, was to lay out his position on whether to continue US-backed