1. Australian Defence Minister warns NATO: "We are winning the battles and not the war."
2. Canada to reconsider future Afghanistan troop deployments.
3. Pakistan Court Rules: Former PM Nawaz Sharif cannot be on election ballot.
4. As Russia delivers nuclear fuel to Iran for Bushehr plant, report says China supplied technology for Iran's first solid-fuel missile.
5. Ahmadinejad says US NIE a 'declaration of surrender' to Iran on nuclear crisis.
6. Violence continues to fall in Iraq, now at lows for the entire conflict.
7. Ailing Fidel Castro hints at stepping down in Cuba.
Australian defense chief warns allies over Afghanistan war - CNN
Canada reconsiders role in Afghanistan - International Herald Tribune
Afghan Mission Is Reviewed as Concerns Rise - New York Times
Musa Qala: A victory, but little to cheer - Economist
Taliban tactics now more sophisticated - ChronicleHerald
Canada urged to take 'diplomatic, development offensive' in Afghanistan in 2008 - The Canadian Press
China denies selling fighter planes to Iran - IRNA
EU calls on China to allow currency appreciate to help U.S. dollar vs euro - IHT
New Report Cuts China Economy Down a Size...by 40% - Business Week
Iran working on N-bomb says Israel - The Australian
Israeli disagreement on Iran based on Interpretation, not data - Jerusalem Post
China supplied the technology for Iran's first solid-fuel missile - World Tribune
Russia Begins Delivering Fuel to Iranian Nuclear Power Plant - VOA
Iran sees Bushehr plant at full capacity in one year - AFP
Iran says U.S. report a 'declaration of surrender' - Reuters
Violence in Iraq Still Falling, but Pace of Decline Slows - Washington Post
Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq - Los Angeles Times
Ansar al-Sunnah Reverts Back to Using Ansar al-Islam Name - Counterterrorism Blog
U.S. Helps Turkey Hit Rebel Kurds In Iraq - Washington Post
Thirty-nine killed in Diyala clash between al-Qaeda and locals - Herald Sun
Sharif out of Pakistani vote after losing appeal - Los Angeles Times
Two children killed in Pakistan gunbattle - AFP
Extremist group operates openly in Pakistan - Los Angeles Times
Two officers charged in terrorist's escape: Pakistan police - AFP