Britain and the Netherlands agree to longer tours, delaying a bigger US role in the mission.
Mogadishu's recent outbreak of violence appeared linked to a May airstrike that killed Hashi Aden Ayro, a Somali Islamist leader who the US says has links to Al Qaeda.
Readers write about environmental-action lawsuits, Israel's human rights record, and schools in Iraq.
In wake of widespread illegal looting, Iraq and Western countries are attempting to better guard ancient cities from smugglers and prevent them from selling the artifacts.
A force full of fight yet ill-suited to war.
Tehrik-e-Taliban carried out Sunday's bombing, the deadliest since the new Pakistani government took power in March. The suicide attack came two days after the militants freed the Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan, Tariq Azizuddin.
Readers write about the pro-Israel lobby and military humanitarian efforts.
Both parties are concerned about underinvestment in the war effort there, says Ambassador Jawad.