1. US Embassy in Belgium evacuated after bomb threat.
2. Bombing in Syrian capital kills 17 Saturday, blamed on "Muslim extremists" by Syrians. Today, a bomb in Tripoli, Lebanon targeted Lebanese Army troops and killed 5. Lebanese nervous that Syria, massing troops on border, may intervene militarily.
3. Gunfight in Sudanese desert reportedly results in the release of 19 hostages taken by al-Qaeda.
4. A sign of Russian control and corruption, election in Belarus discredited and questioned as no seats at all were won by opposition party candidates. Opposition urges West to not recognize elections.
FOREIGN POLICY FUTURE
Revisionists Rehabilitate Appeasement As Alternative - The Corner
Belarus opposition makes zero gains in poll - Financial Times
Belarus elections labeled corrupt as Lukashenko backers win all seats - The Guardian
Opposition: EU, US mustn't recognize Belarus vote - AP
U.S. says Iran is meddling in Iraq security talks - Washington Times
Holiday bombings kill 27 in Baghdad - International Herald Tribune
Iraqi Christians Protest End To Quotas, Say End Of Minority Representation In Parliament Will Force Them From Country - CBS
Taliban Conscripting Sons In Pakistan, Sign of Difficulty - ThreatsWatch
Taliban show no let up despite 8,000 soldiers in FATA - Daily Times
Pakistani tribes fight back against Taliban - The Guardian
Tribesmen extending full support to Pakistani Army: COAS - GEO.tv
Zardari Says Pakistan welcomes US 'blessing' - BBC
Zardari denies firing incidents at border - DAWN
Pakistan's New Leader Says 'Axis of Evil Is Growing' - Washington Post
The Long Road to Chaos in Pakistan - NY Times