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The Lies Israel Tells Itself: Jonathan Cook
Dangers of Keeping 'Peace' in Lebanon: Chris Deliso
Welcome to My Parlor: William S. Lind
Barbarism From Above: Tom Engelhardt
Remember Iraq?: Alan Bock

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Updated July 29, 2006 - 11:05 PM EDT
Israelis Bomb 2nd UN Base, 2 Wounded
Bush Sees Chance to Change Mideast
  Hezbollah Politicians Back Deal for Int'l Force, Disarmament
  Hezbollah Will Return Soldiers Within '6 Hours' of Cease-Fire Start
  UN Aid Chief Asks for 72-Hour Aid Corridor Truce
  Israel Rejects UN Call for Temporary Cease-Fire
  Just Hot Air? Bush and Blair Refuse to Call for Cease-Fire
Human Cost of Israeli Campaign
  Israeli Attack on Lebanese House Kills Woman, 6 Children
  Lebanese Death Toll Could Be Twice the Official Figure
  Many Israelis Fine With High Lebanese Death Count
  'We’re Going to Bomb Your Home, One Hour to Leave...'
  Israel Pulls Back From Flashpoint Hezbollah Town
  Hezbollah Fires New Longer-Range Missile at Israel
Casualties in Iraq Climb Again
  Pentagon to Boost Iraq Troops to 135,000
  US Hopes of Cutting Iraq Troop Levels Dim
  Four Marines Killed in Iraq, Gunmen Attack Sunni Mosques
  Civil War or No Civil War, Things in Iraq Are Not Good
  Top Shi'ite Politician Wants End to US 'Interference' in Iraqi Security
Muslim in Deadly Shooting Spree at Seattle Jewish Center 'Angry at Israel'
The Lies Israel Tells Itself (and We Tell on Its Behalf)  by Jonathan Cook
The Dangers of Keeping the 'Peace' in Lebanon  by Christopher Deliso
Welcome to My Parlor
by William S. Lind
The Moral Rot of Middle East Intervention  by Jacob G. Hornberger
The 'Hiding Among Civilians' Myth
by Mitch Prothero
  Watching Beirut Die  by Anthony Bourdain
Barbarism From Above
by Tom Engelhardt
An 'Ineffective Bully'  by Gordon Prather

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US Planning $4.6 Billion in Mideast Arms Sales
Who's Arming Israel?
Bush 'Apologizes' Over UK Bomb Flights
UN to Pull Forces Out of Lebanon
Olmert's Daughter Protests Gaza Killings
Israel Plans New Demolitions in Gaza
Police Spies Chosen to Lead Antiwar Protest
UN Panel: US Should Close Secret Prisons
UN to Give Iran Until Aug. 31 to Suspend Enrichment
In Israel's Sights, Lebanon Truckers Face Death
Today in Iraq
US Says No Plans to Boost Troops Further in Iraq
Baghdad’s Turf Wars Show Little Sign of Ending
Iraq's Valley of Peace Helps Overflowing Morgues
Soldier in Iraq Tried to Ease Dad's Concern Just Before He Died
Iraqi Parties Meet in Turkey to Discuss Future
Iraq Insurgent Snipers Sent After Troops
Aussie Veto Stopped US War Crimes in Iraq
Attacks Continue
Salvadoran Soldier Killed Protecting Halliburton Convoy
Three Marines Killed in Iraq's Anbar Province
US Marine Killed in Western Iraq
Shi'ite Shrine Destroyed as 13 Killed Across Iraq
Attacks on US Troops Up in Shi'ite Area: Commander
Bomb Near Baghdad Mosque Kills Four People
Three Kenyans Kidnapped in Iraq
Developments in Iraq on July 29
Developments in Iraq on July 28
The New Iraq
Iraqis House-Swapping to Escape Violence
Iraq Hospital Touted by Laura Bush Delayed
Iraqi Investors Pray Foreign Firms Will Revive Flagging Bourse
North Korea
North Korea Rejects Calls for Talks
Asia, US Hold Talks Without North Korea
Rice: US Ready for North Korea Negotiations
North Korea Wants US Sanctions Dropped
Japan Tightens Controls on Exports to North Korea
British Defense Ministry Claims 700 Taliban Killed by Paratroopers
Italian Forces to Remain in Afghanistan – For Now
General: Taliban Can't Retake Afghanistan
16 Taliban Militants Arrested in S. Afghanistan
Frustrated Post-Taliban Generation Laments Afghan Situation
General Seeks United Front Against Taliban
Atlanta Mother, Two Daughters Killed in Afghanistan Chopper Crash
Army to Investigate Soldier's Death in Afghanistan
Kabul Faces Power Shortage as US Aid Scaled Back
Suspects in Mumbai Bombings Confess Ties to Pakistani Militants
Official: Islamic Rebels Planning Strike on India's Nuclear Facilities
Indian Muslim Student Body in Eye of Terror Storm
Pakistani Army Officer Killed in Kashmir
Bombing Outside Pakistani Bank Wounds 21
Sri Lanka
Tamil Tigers, Sri Lanka Trade Artillery Fire
Sri Lanka Truce Hangs by Thread
Finland, Denmark to Pull Out Sri Lanka Observers
Nepal Rebels Extend Cease-Fire by Three Months
Nepal Maoists Talks With UN 'Positive'
Nepal Army Chief to Be Questioned Over Role in Dispersing Protests
Top US General Meets With Karzai and Musharraf
US Plans to Extend Singapore
F-16 Pilot Training
Japan: Missile-Defense Plans Have Their Skeptics
Bali Bombing Convicts to File Appeals
Russia Outlaws 17 Terror Groups; Hamas, Hezbollah Not Included
Russia Faulted in Captive’s Death in Chechnya
Georgia Rebels Threaten to Take Up Arms
New Macedonian Government Excludes Ex-Rebel Warlord
Spain OKs Reparations to Civil War Victims
Top Somali Minister Assassinated
Riots in Somalia After Minister Is Shot Dead
Somali Official: Islamists' War on Ethiopia Part of Eritrean Agenda
Somalia Militia Gets Equipment Delivery
Sudan President: Darfur Would Be a 'UN Graveyard'
Darfur Holdout Rebel Group Accuses Sudan of Dispatching Janjaweed
DR Congo
Congo Expects Slow Polling as Democracy Finally Arrives
Uganda: Rebels Still in Congo
Nigeria Militants Give Conditions for Release of Hostages
Ivorian Militias Begin to Disband
'War on Terror'
FBI Paid Miami Terror Informants $56,000
CIA: Need to Get Warrants Hurting War on Terror
Air Marshals Say Innocent People Added to Terror Watchlists to Fill Quotas
Bush Submits New Terror Detainee Bill
Report Faults Pace of Intelligence Overhaul
Cleric in Britain Wins Right to Appeal
Menezes Killers Return to Duty
UK Investigates Money Transfer System
US Military
Democrats Seek Funding to Boost Troop Readiness
Military Families Face Tough Choices
CDC Backs Army's Plan to Truck Neutralized Nerve Agent
Venezuela's Chavez Misses Birthday Party in Iran, Will Arrive Saturday
UN Vote Becomes Referendum on US Policy in Latin America
Colombia to Offer Compensation in Massacres
War or Peace for Lebanon
Lack of Pressure on Israel Indicates a Long Haul Toward Peace
World Condemns Israel as Diplomacy Fails Again
Report: First Contacts Made Between Israel, Hezbollah
Rice Delays Departure for Mideast
Bush: Ending Israel-Lebanon Fighting Up to Rice
Rice on the Defensive After Rome Summit
No Positive Response From Hezbollah on Israeli Prisoners: Red Cross
Turkey Won't Dispatch Soldiers if Clashes With Hezbollah Continue
US Earmarks 10 Million Dollars for Lebanese Army
Little Aid for Lebanon
Aid Workers: No Access Given to Southern Lebanon
Doctors Without Borders: Israel's 'Aid Corridors' an Illusion
Lebanese Wounded Turn Cold Shoulder on Jordan Aid in Protest for Cease-Fire
Aid Finally Trickles Into Southern Lebanon, but Local Leaders Would Rather Have Peace
Red Cross Asks for $81 Million for Lebanon
Details of Aid to Lebanon
Assault on Lebanon
At Least 12 Civilians Killed in Israeli Attacks in Lebanon
Israel Hits 130 Hezbollah Targets in Southern Lebanon
Two Wounded as Israelis Strike Fleeing Convoy
Israel Says 26 Hezbollah Fighters Killed
At Least 200 Hezbollah Operatives Killed: Israeli Army
IAF Knocks Out Hezbollah Missile Command in Tyre
Israeli Drone Crashes in Lebanon
Israel Under Attack
Israel Fears Long-Range Rockets Put Tel Aviv in Line of Fire
Hezbollah Rocket Hits Israeli Hospital
In North Israel, an Arab-Jewish Town Stands as One
Hezbollah’s Rockets Fall, Adding Pain to Heartache Felt by Muslims in Israel
Israeli Army Assesses Tactical Failures in Lebanon Campaign
Bitter Harvest for Israeli Winery as Conflict With Lebanon Eats Up Profits
After Killing 29 More Palestinians, Israeli Troops Pull Out of N. Gaza
Palestinian Teenager, Militant Killed at Tail End of Gaza Incursion
Israel's Secret War: Humanitarian Disaster Unfolding in Palestine
Palestinians Brace for Next Round as Israel Ends Incursion
Mysterious Wounds From Israel Shells
Hamas Seeks Separate Prisoner Exchange Deal From Hezbollah
Support for Hezbollah Growing in Mideast
Hezbollah Can't Be Defeated, Says UN Force Chief
Arab Governments Now Warming to Hezbollah
IAF Bombing Bolsters Support for Hezbollah
To Arabs, He's the New Nasser, but to the West He Has Become the New bin Laden
Report: Hezbollah Leader Hiding in Iranian Embassy
Nasrallah's Stature Grows as Hezbollah Presses War With Israel
Support for Hezbollah Increasing Among South Lebanon Residents
Speaker of Lebanon's Parliament Backs Hezbollah
Hezbollah Chief's Town Proud of Native Son
Iran's the War Culprit, Says Bush
Iran Again Insists No Arms, Money for Hezbollah
Cleric Says UN Cannot Stop Iran's Nuclear Work
OPEC's President Arrives in Iran for Talks
Iran Seen Tightening Control of Internet
Iran and Japan Agree on Finalizing Oil Project
Bush Urges Syria to Become Active in Peace for Region
Israel DM: We're Not Trying to Start a War With Syria
For Syria's Envoy, No Calls From the White House
Syrian Reporter: In Syria There Is Atmosphere of Eve of War
Surviving in Lebanon
Bitterness Grows in Lebanese Resort City: Hezbollah Support, Anger at US Rises With Israeli Attacks
Traumatized Lebanese Children Suffer
One in Five Lebanese Now Homeless
A Frantic Rush Overwhelms a Lebanese Border Town
Lebanon Water Shortage Will Threaten Lives: UN
Casualties of War: Lebanon’s Trees, Air and Sea
Lebanese Set Aside Differences to Help
Cell Phone Videos of War Let Internet Viewers Hear the Rockets, Feel the Terror
Oil From Bombed Plant Covers Lebanon Shore
Female Arab Reporters Brave Dangers on Front Lines of Lebanon War
Foreigners Fleeing or Not
Israeli PM Promises to Protect Australians in Southern Lebanon
UN Troops: Unarmed in the Crossfire
500 Americans Leave Beirut on Last Ship
Canada Winding Down Lebanon Evacuation
Red Tape Traps Relatives of US Citizens in Cyprus
Evacuation of Foreigners From Lebanon
Global Lebanon Fallout
Blair Takes Heat for Letting US Send Bombs to Israel Via Britain
Blair Faces Conflict at Home as Cease-Fire Is Delayed
London Residents Demand Closure of Roads Near US Embassy
Howard: Australians Who Go to Fight With Hezbollah Might Be Breaking the Law
Five Muslim Nations Call for End to Fighting
Mubarak Faults Israel, US on Lebanon Conflict
100 Aussies May Be in Israel Army
1,000 Malaysian Antiwar Protesters Demand Meeting With Rice

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Finnish Foreign Minister: US Less Worried About Lebanese Civilians

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Alan Bock
Remember Iraq?

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Indo-US Nuclear Deal Sows Resentment, Rivalry

Doug Bandow
Endless Entanglements

Ivan Eland
Israel Is Winning the Battle, but Not the War

Charles Peña
What a Fine Mess

Nebojsa Malic

David R. Henderson
The 1960s Antiwar Movement Revisited

Ran HaCohen
The Army Wants Action

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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