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News
Updated August 2, 2004 – 10:00 pm EDT
US Warns of 'Near-Term' al-Qaeda Attack
Plan to Attack London Found in al-Qaeda Raid
NYC al-Qaeda Plot Discovered in Pakistan Raid
US Arrests Journalist for Criticizing Iraqi Govt
Attack Latin America for 9/11?
MI6 Head Asked UN Inspectors to Lie About WMD
Situation in Iraq Is Worse Than Is Being Reported
Powell Testifies at Grand Jury CIA Leak Probe
US Troops Surround Sadr's House in Najaf
Video Shows Hostage Killed, Turkish Truckers Halt Deliveries
Retired General: Bush Foreign Policy a 'National Disaster'
Viewpoints
An Open Letter to the 9/11 Panel
by Sibel Edmonds
Anti-Terror Abuses Still Coming to Light  by James Bovard
Realists vs. Neocons
by Christopher Preble & Justin Logan
How to Help the Ayatollahs
by Roger Howard
Allah Is the Greatest  by Gordon Prather
Why Sudan?  by Karen Kwiatkowski

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Frontline
Rumsfeld Set to Take Heat Over Prison Abuse
Pentagon Stalling on Abuse Inquiry
Italian Connection to Niger Uranium Documents
Hostages Not Freed, Negotiations Resume Today
Few Injured, Ill Troops Get Requested Disability Pay
How to Pack for the Apocalypse
Bush, Kerry Identical on Israel
Sudan: UN Deadline 'Means War'
Blasts at 5 Iraqi Christian Churches Kill 15
 
US Terror Threat Focuses on Five Buildings
Violence Continues
Holy Rite in Baghdad Ends in Horror
US Soldier Killed, Two Wounded in Samarra Blast
Car Bomb Kills 5, Wounds 34 at Mosul Police Station
One Killed, Three Wounded in Baghdad Roadside Bombing
Interpreter's Death Rattles Troops
Hostage Crisis
Iraqi Mediator Says Kidnappers Asked Him to Quit
Al-Qaeda-Linked Group Gives Italy 15 Days to Leave Iraq
Turkish Firms May Suspend Iraqi Operations
Tales of Torture & Murder
Iraqi POW: Seized, Beaten, Forgotten, Buried
Military Files First-Ever Murder Charges Against US Soldier in Iraq
Iraq's Child Prisoners
128 Iraqis Released From Abu Ghraib Camp
Iraq Occupation
Life on the Imperial Frontier
US Promises to Avenge Death of Contractors in Fallujah Are Still Unfulfilled
GIs, Hit by Raids, Fault Their Iraqi Allies
Top Sadr Aide Arrested by Coalition Forces
Chalabi: US Iraq Security Plan a Disaster
US Special Ops Struggles with Complex New Role
Iraqi Govt Security
Corruption in Iraqi Police Force Continues Under New Command
Allawi Warns Iraq Unrest Could Threaten Region
Iraqi Security Has Come Far, With Far to Go
Iraqi Military Opens Base in Mosul
The New Iraq
Survey: Iraqis Frustrated but Optimistic
Spurned by US, Chalabi Turns to Sadr for Support
Christians Represent 3% of Iraq
Electricity Riots in Najaf
War Ruins Iraqi Date Industry
Baghdad's Cult of Arnold
Global Iraq Fallout
Allawi Snubs Iran
Saudi Royal Family Slams Michael Moore for Twisting the Truth
Kuwait Bans Fahrenheit 9/11
US, Kuwait Hold Security Talks
Powell Assures Poland of US Loyalty
Afghanistan
UN: Afghan Voter Registration a Success
US: Britain's Afghan War on Drugs Not Brutal Enough
Pakistan
Pakistan Cracks Down After al-Qaeda Claim
Several Arrests Made in Pakistan Attack
Pakistan Announces Cash Rewards for Terrorist Arrests
Six Killed in Pakistan Ambush
Asia
Chinese Army Will Parade in Hong Kong Show of Force
Thai PM Admits Excessive Force in Mosque Massacre
EU Concerned About Human Rights Abuses in Kashmir
Russia & Her Neighbors
Out of Control in South Ossetia?
In Chechen Elections, Moscow's Heavy Hand Is Everywhere
Africa
Sudan: UN Deadline 'Means War'
Egyptian Islamists Call for Sudan Summit
Rwanda to Probe France's Role in 1994 Genocide
Peace Deal Reached in Ivory Coast
 
NYC Terror Warning
New York Closes Holland Tunnel to All Commercial Traffic
Wall Street Open, but Security Tight
Traffic Stops Planned Near IMF, World Bank
The War at Home
A Soldier's New Life
Penned Protests: Wave of the Future?
Kerry Wants More Foreign, Not US, Troops in Iraq
Fahrenheit 9/11 Remains in Top Ten at US Box Office, Passes 100-Million-Dollar Mark
Connecticut at Center of Huge Underground Arms Trade
Pentagon Looks to Directed-Energy Weapons
Tommy Franks Remembers
Gen. Franks: Jordan, Egypt Said Iraq Had WMD
Gen. Franks Says US Agent Fooled Saddam, Won War
Gen. Franks Warned of Iraq 'Catastrophic Success'
Battle of Britain
US Election Will Reverberate in UK
British Troops May Leave Iraq in 2005
UK Home Office Faces Post-Election Shakeup
'Homeland Security'
Justice Dept Clears Sandy Berger of Document Theft
Senator: FAA, NORAD Hid 9/11 Failures
Bush Intel Reform Orders Could Come Monday
ACLU Quits Federal Donation Program Rather Than Comply With PATRIOT Act
Closer Tabs on Student Visas
'War on Terror'
'Terror Premium' May Leave Oil Prices Sky High
Intel Finds 10 More Aussies Who Trained at Terror Camps
French Muslim Family Takes Path to Militancy
Mother of Embassy Bombing Suspect Says He's Innocent
Palestinians Divided
Rival Threatens Revolt on Streets of Gaza Unless Arafat Loosens Grip on Power
Pro-Arafat Militants Fire at Fatah Conference
PA Shakes in Its Boots as Palestinians Burn Police Station, Ransack Offices
Palestinian Militants Face Off as Rifts Between Factions Grow
Israel/Palestine
Israel's Merchants of Influence in DC
Sharon Reneges on Pledge to US to End Settlement Construction; 600 Units Approved
Tightening Noose on Palestine
Israeli Forces Attack Gaza Refugee Camp, Kill Elderly Woman
Israel Can't Stop Palestinian Missile Strikes
For Palestinians, the Path to an Education Has Been Fenced Off
Palestinian Parents' Nightmare in Nablus
Stranded on the Egypt-Gaza Border
Israel Tries to Stop US Selling Missiles to Jordan
Iran
Iran: Europe to Blame for Restart of Nuke Building
European Terrorism Suspects Traced to Iran
Bailed Iranian Dissident Vows to Clear Name
As Repression Lifts, More Iranians Change Their Sex
Americas
1991 US Report Calls Colombian President Ally of Drug Lords
Venezuelan Army Officers Who Protested Chavez Arrested
US Travel Curbs Force Cuba Exodus
Europe
Powell Warns Bosnia: Hand Over War Criminals
Poles Mark 1944 Warsaw Uprising
 
Contributors


8/02/2004
Antiwar.com – 'A Low Budget Rabblerouser'?


7/31/2004
Sino-Pak Policy: Carrot and the Stick


7/30/2004
Out-Toughing the Republicans


7/29/2004
The Choice: Bush's Empire or Kerry's

Praful Bidwai
7/28/2004
India-Pakistan Hope Gives Way to Uncertainty

Ivan Eland
7/27/2004
Report Omits Key Player Foreign Policy

Ran HaCohen
6/30/2004
Don't Call it a Wall

Matthew Barganier
6/23/2004
The Honest Case for War

Joseph Stromberg
5/12/2004
Inventing Iraq Yet Again?

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