Today's Highlights

Casualties of the Bush Admin.: Engelhardt/Turse
Bolton the Peacemaker: Gordon Prather
Let's Not Imitate the British by Charley Reese
Referendum Will Change Little: Ferry Biedermann
Money for Nothing: Philip Giraldi

He whom many fear, has himself many to fear.
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Updated October 15, 2005 - 11:09 PM EDT
Iraqis Conclude Voting – Few Attacks
70 Ballot Stations Not Opened in Anbar
No Polling Places in Many Sunni Cities
Blackout, Attacks Mar Eve of Iraq Vote
Lavish Ad Campaign Can't Gloss Over Cracks
Sunni Strategy Shifts Toward Voter Turnout
GIs and Syrians in Tense Clashes on Iraqi Border
US Cannot Explain Suspicious Zawahiri Letter Passage
22 US Soldiers Die in Iraq in the Last Week
UN: US Practice of Starving Out Iraqi Civilians Is Inhumane
Casualties of the Bush Administration  by Nick Turse & Tom Engelhardt
Witnesses to Torture Pierce the Coverup  by Nat Hentoff
Judy Miller and the Neocons
by Juan Cole
Money for Nothing  by Philip Giraldi
Let's Not Imitate the British
by Charley Reese
Bolton the Peacemaker
by Gordon Prather

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Reports: Afghan, Iraqi Insurgents Collaborating in Fight Against US
America Offers 'Gadhafi Deal' to Bring Syria in From the Cold
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For Basra the Poll Heralds the Start of Shi'ite Ascendancy
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Colonel's Toughest Duty: Apologizing to Relatives of Iraqis Murdered by Passing US Convoys
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Iraq Shuts Down Ahead of Vote
Iraq Seals Borders Ahead of Vote
Juan Cole Doubts Zawahiri Letter
Knight Ridder Reporter Files Harrowing Account After Stint With Iraqi Military
Iraqi Constitution
Deep Divisions Remain Over Iraq's Constitition as the Country Prepares to Vote
Q&A: Constitution Vote in Iraq
Iraq's Constitutional Referendum
Sunni Cabinet Member Expects 'No' on Iraq Constitution
A Look at Procedures for Iraq Vote
Three Provinces Seen as Key in Iraq Vote
Iraq's Kurds Embrace New Charter
Charter Is Paper Tiger to Iraqi Women
Iraqis' Varied Opinions Underlie Vote
Iraq's Proposed Constitution Leaves Key Issues Unresolved
Iraq Tribes Play Key Role in Treaty Vote
Bomb-Scarred People of Hilla Wary Before Iraq Vote
Trying Saddam
Saddam's Trial a Double-Edged Sword for the United States
Lawyer: Saddam to Claim Immunity
Saddam Lawyers Plan to Challenge Tribunal
Likely Charges Against Saddam Outlined
More Than Hussein Is on Trial
Attacks Continue
Iraq Insurgents Attack Office of Sunni Party Supporting Charter
Security Incidents in Iraq, Oct. 15
Security Incidents in Iraq, Oct. 14
The New Iraq
Wary Eyes Cast on Iraqi Kurds
Rundown Terminal Shows Poor State of Iraqi Oil Industry
Bridges Still Standing Tall, but Time, War Have Taken Toll
Pentagon Report: Iraqi Army Making Progress
Global Iraq Fallout
Iraqis Must Approve Charter En Masse: Senior Iranian Cleric
Arab Countries Look to Play a Role in Iraq
Military Families Peace Camp Outside Downing Street
Blast at US Kandahar Base Destroys Eight Tankers
Taliban Appoint New Spokesmen
Mosque Bomb Kills Afghan Cleric
Afghan President Hopes for Meeting With Sharon
'Bali Nine' Woman to Give Evidence Against Others
Jakarta Ponders Ban on Militant Islamic Groups
Second Step in Aceh Disarmament
Indonesia Rules Out Diplomatic Ties With Israel
China & Her Neighbors
Taiwan's Opposition Leader Visits China
China Urges Japan to Destroy Abandoned Chemical Weapons
China Sees Festive Way to Assert Its Claim to Taiwan
Rumsfeld to Make Official Visit to Beijing
NM Gov. Richardson on Peace Mission to North Korea
Kashmir Leader: India, Pakistan Playing Politics With Relief
Police Kill Three Soldiers in Western Nepal Town by Mistake
Elderly Buddhist Beheaded by Thai Insurgents
Uzbek Soldiers 'Shot Civilians'
Pressure on UN to Act on Burma
Russia Crushes Rebel City Attack
Militant Attacks on Russian City Leave 108 Dead
Troops Crush Chechen 'Bandits' as Putin Promises No Mercy
Putin Says Russia Will Be 'Harsh' With Terrorists; Promises Aid
Heavy-Handed Kremlin Faces Full-Scale Guerilla War
Moscow Angry at Chechen Rebel Statement
Old Russian ICBMs Still Work
Dutch Police Arrest Seven in Bid to Foil 'Terror Plot'
Dutch Court Won't Extradite Terror Suspect
Ukraine President Fires Prosecutor
New German FM Is Poltical Unknown
Estonians Break Ground, Vote Online
EU Agrees on Plan to Open Up Arms Industry
Challenges Ahead for EU Defense Forces
US Envoy Urges Venezuela to Reconsider Decision to Expel American Missionaries
Missionary Group Denies CIA Link
Venezuela Defends Expulsion of US Missionary for 'CIA Links'
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Welcome to the Occupation
Plame CIA Case
Rove Spends Hours at CIA Leak Grand Jury
Jitters at the White House Over the Leak Inquiry
A Look at What Is Known and Unknown in CIA Leak Investigation
US & the World
White House Declines Comment in Reported Bush Comments Linking Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to WMDs
Bush Included Saudi Arabia, Pakistan in Weapons Concern
White House Declines to Challenge British Book
Repair US Image, Ad Chief Says
Bolton: UN Council Expansion Will Fail
US Military
Plea Is Likely in Bribery at SoCom
Senators Call for More Review on SoCom Slush Fund
Coast Guard Tightens Tattoo Rules
Airman Sentenced to Death for Murder
US War on Terror
Suspicious Package Shuts Down Parts of Los Angeles
Was Subway Terror Report Leaked?
Little Authority for New Intelligence Post
Covert Action Operations to Remain in CIA's Control
US: No Outside Contact for Suspects
Global War on Terror
African Islamic Charities Under Scrutiny
MI6: Out of the Shadows
UK: Highest Court to Rule on Torture Evidence
Police Chief Faces Inquiry Over Menezes Shooting
Australia's New Terrorist Laws Strongly Criticized for Rights Violations
Aussie Terror Laws Carry Jail Term for 'Ill Will'
Iran in 18-Year Weapons Plan: US
Rice Fails to Win Russian Support on Iran
Rice, French Official Warn Iran on Nukes
US to Deal 'Seriously' With Syria Link to Killing
Syrian Rights Activist Says Minister's Death Could Herald Change
Syria Probe Backs Suicide Theory
Israel Says Syria Regime Change in World's Interest
Most Labour Members Want Sharon to Remain Israeli PM
Israeli Navy's Unmanned Boat Takes to Seas
Two-Thirds of Israelis Against More Pullouts
Anti-Barrier Protesters, Troops Face Off in West Bank Village
Every Inch Counts for West Bank Barrier
Worshippers at Western Wall Attack Israeli General
Peres and Erekat Fail to Resolve Gaza-Egypt Border Issue
Gazans Barred From Al-Aqsa Mosque
Palestinian Judge Quits Over New Law
Palestinian Leader to Embark on Five-Nation Tour
Palestinian Leaders Attempt to Solve Rafah Impasse
Egypt Ruling Party Seeks New MPs
Egypt's Ambassador to Israel Marks 'New Phase' in Relations
Middle East
New Saudi King Vows to Crush al-Qaeda
Jordan Booms as Iraqis Flee Hardships
Yemen Seeks Extradition of Opposition Leader
Seven Turkish Soldiers Killed in Two Ambushes in Hakkari
Rising Darfur Violence Prompts UN Staff Pullout
Prosecutor: Sudan Cooperates in Rebel Case
Darfur Talks in Abuja Stymied by Events in Sudan
Sudan, Eritrea Hail Bilateral Ties
UN Council Extends Research Into Arms Flow to Somali 'Govt'
War Crimes Tribunal Issues Warrant for Ugandan Rebels
Deaths in Congo as Ex-PM Returns
UN Security Council Endorses AU's Ivory Coast Plan, but No Commitment for UN Troops
Eritrea Limits UN Night Patrols
Asylum Seeker From Zimbabwe Wins Case Against UK Deportation
Colombia Army Cover-Up Claim
Colombia Told to Pay Damages in Massacre
Colombia on Alert for Rebel Election Offensive
US-Central America Security Deal Fails
Bolivia Election Campaigns Launched
Exiled Ecuadorian President Wants to Return Home, Regain Power
Haiti Seeks to Bar Dual Nationals From Presidential Race

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Danny Ayalon, Spy?

Alan Bock
Just a Chance

Charles Peņa
A New York State of Mind

Nebojsa Malic
Empire's Endgame

Ivan Eland
Cheney's Counterproductive Policy Toward Terrorists

Praful Bidwai
India Ditches Iran and Nonalignment

Ran HaCohen
Stop Your Sobbing

Sascha Matuszak
Free the Diplomats

Joseph Stromberg
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