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Members of the Afghan Loya Jirga attend a meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has told a gathering of elders that he supports signing a security deal with the United States if safety and security conditions are met. Karzai spoke as the 2,500-member national consultative council of Afghan elders known as the Loya Jirga started in Kabul on Thursday. The four-day meeting will discuss the bilateral security pact that defines the role of thousands of U.S. troops who will remain after the NATO combat mission ends in 2014.

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Members of the Afghan Loya Jirga attend a meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan. President Hamid Karzai has told a gathering of elders that he supports signing a security deal with the US if safety and security conditions are met.

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Armed Palestinian Hamas security forces patrol the streets of Gaza City on September 25, 2013. Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy has warned Hamas of a "harsh response" if the Palestinian Islamist movement that rules the neighbouring Gaza Strip threatened Egypt's national security.

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Armed Palestinian Hamas security forces patrol the streets of Gaza City. Egypt’s foreign minister Nabil Fahmy warned Hamas of a “harsh response” if the Palestinian Islamist movement that rules the neighbouring Gaza Strip were to threaten Egypt’s national security.

Afghan Local Police (ALP) cadets look ou...Afghan Local Police (ALP) cadets look out from windows during their graduation ceremony at a police training centre in Mazar-i-Sharif on August 22, 2013. Afghan police have been killed and injured since March 21 in what would be an astonishing rate of around 22 a day. Afghanistan's 350,000-strong security forces have suffered a steep rise in attacks as the NATO combat mission winds down.

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Local Afghan police cadets take a window seat at their graduation ceremony at a police training centre in Mazar-i-Sharif, the fourth-largest city of Afghanistan, on Thursday. Afghan police have been killed and injured since March 21 this year in what would be an astonishing rate of about 22 a day. Afghanistan’s 350,000-strong security forces have experienced a steep rise in attacks as the Nato combat mission winds down Read more

Iraqi citizens are searched before casting their votes during the country's provincial elections in Fallujah, Iraq, Thursday, June 20, 2013. Iraqis in two Sunni-dominated provinces voted Thursday in provincial elections marked by tight security measures that left streets in former insurgent strongholds largely deserted. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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Iraqi citizens are searched before casting their votes during the country’s provincial elections in Fallujah, Iraq, on Thursday. Iraqis in two Sunni-dominated provinces voted Thursday in provincial elections marked by tight security measures that left streets in former insurgent strongholds largely deserted Read more

Afghan security forces stand guard at the site of a suicide attack near Kabul military airport in Kabul on June 10, 2013. All seven militants who launched an attack on June 10 on Kabul airport died in the assault, Afghan police said, adding that no civilian and security force casualties had yet been reported. "There were seven assailants -- two (suicide bombers) died detonating themselves and five others were killed in fighting," Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, chief of Kabul police, told reporters.

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Afghan security forces stand guard at the site of a suicide attack near the Kabul military airport on Monday. All seven militants who launched the attack died in the assault, Afghan police said, adding that no civilian and security force casualties had been reported. ‘There were seven assailants – two [suicide bombers] died detonating themselves and five others were killed in fighting,’ Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, chief of Kabul police, told reporters.

Opposition supporters cheer as they viol...Opposition supporters cheer as they violently clash with security forces in Lome, on May 23, 2013.  Authorities have banned planned opposition protests in the capital city Lome this week after a crowd of protesting students smashed windows and torched cars on May 21, 2013.   AFP PHOTO/Daniel HaydukDaniel Hayduk/AFP/Getty Images

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Opposition supporters cheer as they clash with security forces in Lomé on Thursday. Authorities have banned planned opposition protests in Togo’s capital city this week after a crowd of students smashed windows and torched cars on May 21. Read more

India's Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sub inspectors and executives of the 38th batch at National Industrial Security Academy (NISA)  march during their passing out parade of on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, Friday, May 17, 2013. The CISF is a paramilitary security force which provides security cover to nuclear installations, space establishments, airports, seaports, power plants, sensitive Government buildings and heritage monuments in India.

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India’s Central Industrial Security Force sub inspectors and executives of the 38th batch at National Industrial Security Academy march during their passing out parade on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India. The CISF is a paramilitary security force that provides security cover for nuclear installations, space establishments, airports, seaports, power plants, sensitive government buildings and heritage monuments in India.

A Pakistani army soldier, guards election material provided to polling agents for tomorrow's elections, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, May 10, 2013. An especially violent spate of killings, kidnappings and bombings marred the run-up to Pakistan's nationwide election, capped Thursday by the abduction of the son of a former prime minister as he was rallying supporters on the last day of campaigning before the historic vote.

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A Pakistani army soldier guards election material provided to polling agents for Saturdays elections, in Islamabad, Pakistan. An especially violent spate of killings, kidnappings and bombings marred the run-up to Pakistan’s nationwide election, capped on Thursday by the abduction of the son of a former prime minister as he was rallying supporters on the last day of campaigning before the historic vote.

Somali policemen keeping an eye out for suspicious activity at a checkpoint in the country's capital Mogadishu on May 3, 2013. Security in Mogadishu has been tightened following an attack on the country's Supreme Court by al Shabaab on April 14 and multiple checkpoints have been set up  around the city by the Somali Police Force as a result.

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Somali policemen keep an eye out for suspicious activity at a checkpoint in the country’s capital Mogadishu. Security in Mogadishu has been tightened following an attack on the country’s Supreme Court by al Shabaab on April 14 and multiple checkpoints have been set up around the city by the Somali Police Force as a result.