The Nuclear Suppliers Group agreed Saturday to lift a 34-year ban on selling nuclear technology to India, even though it hasn't signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Fatalities from improvised explosive devices, the biggest killer of US troops in Iraq, declined 78 percent over the past year.
French President Sarkozy, in Damascus this week, was also thought to be seeking Syria's help in dealing with Iran's nuclear program.
An Orthodox Jewish family hosts curious strangers at weekly meals.
Anbar Province is where 1 of every 3 US fatalities in Iraq occurred.
Signals from both Tehran and Washington are often misinterpreted and the subject of attack on the domestic stages in both countries.
Officials say only five civilians died in last week's attack, but UN, Afghanistan say 60 children died in the strike.