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The GOP, RIP: Justin Raimondo
War on Terror Creates Turmoil: Praful Bidwai
How HRW Lost Its Way in Lebanon: Jonathan Cook
9/11 in a Movie-Made World: Tom Engelhardt
Waning Faith in Intervention: Jim Lobe

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Updated September 8, 2006 - 9:23 PM EDT

Senate: No Prewar Saddam-al-Qaeda Tie

  August Baghdad Body Count Nearly Triples
  US Continues to Raise Iraq Troops Levels: Now at 145,000
  12 Iraqis, US Soldiers Killed, 14 Tortured Bodies Found in Baghdad
  Senate Approves $63 Billion More for Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
  GIs Face Rising Number of Roadside Bombs in Iraq, Get Fewer Warnings
  Iraq Closes Down al-Arabiya News Bureau in Baghdad

Iraq al-Qaeda Chief Threatens New Attacks

Poll Finds Waning Faith in Intervention

Video Shows bin Laden Meeting 9/11 Hijackers

  9/11: Many Americans Suspect US Govt Involvement or Complicity

Bush Calls for Greater Wiretap Authority

  Euro MPs Demand Locations of CIA Prisons

Military Lawyers Slam Bush Plan to Hide Evidence in Tribunals

Annan Promises UN Troops in Days for Lebanon

  Israel Says Naval Blockade on Lebanon to Be Lifted Today

US Rebukes Israel Over Expansion of Settlement

NATO Gen. Needs More Troops to Fight Taliban

  Suicide Car Bomb Kills 2 US Soldiers, 16 Others in Kabul

Pakistani Leader Denies Interference Inside Afghanistan

9/11 in a Movie-Made World
by Tom Engelhardt
How Human Rights Watch Lost Its Way in Lebanon  by Jonathan Cook
Media Misses Point on
CIA Leak Story
 by Joe Conason
Where's the Terror?  by Brian Doherty
The Torturer's Apprentice  by Ray McGovern
Blair's Legacy: A Reckless Adventure  by Jonathan Freedland

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EU and Iran Find Their Roles Reversed

Senate Panel to Release New Prewar Iraq Intel Reports

44 Killed in Bombings as US Gives Iraq Back Command of Its Military

Armitage Admits He Was the Source in Plame Leak

Bush Denies Torture Claims at CIA-Run Facilities

EU Fights Flight Data Deal With US

France Rejects 'War on Terror'

Red Cross to See Alleged 9/11 Mastermind

Blair Says He Will Quit Within a Year

Civilian Contractors:
Iraq's Lawless Occupiers
Iraq Today

Shi'ite Pilgrims Brave Iraq Insurgent Threat

Military Correspondent Calls Fourth Iraq Trip the Most Violent Ever

Security Developments in Iraq, Sept. 8

Security Developments in Iraq, Sept. 7

Iraqi Politics

Tempers Fray as Iraqi Lawmakers Discuss Federalism

Iraq Ministers, Including Interior, May Be Changed

Iraqi Army Faces Challenge of Cohesion, Competence

Occupying Iraq

Pentagon: IED Detection Improves, but Help From Iraqis Dwindles

Lawyer Says US Soldier Wrongly Charged in Iraq 'Mercy Killing'
CIA Prisons

Use of Secret Jails Draws Mixed Reaction Internationally

Pressure on Europe Over CIA Rendition

Senators Slam Bush Plan for Tribunals

Republicans Divided on Legal Rights of Detainees

US 'War on Terror'

Bush Moves to Shore Up War-on-Terror Credentials

Plan for Tribunals Still in Opposition to High Court Ruling

Tighter Security to Remain at US Airports

Bush's Bid to Unsnarl Law on Terrorism

FBI: Homegrown Terror Is a Minority

Homeland Security Sifts Data in Terror War

Pentagon on Alert After Suspicious Car Found in Parking Lot

Global 'War on Terror'

Terror Suspects Still at Large

9/11 Prisoners Reveal British Terror Targets

Poll: Canadians Say US Spawns Terror

Terror Arrests Spur Resentment in Denmark

Egypt Sentences Three 'Extremists' to Death

Egypt Rounds Up 90 Suspected Islamists

Germany Startled to Find It's a Terror Target

Moroccan Jails Are 'Turning Young Belgians Into Terrorists'

Belgium Police Hold 17 in Right-Wing 'Terror Plot'

EU Postpones Decision on Liquids on Planes

War at Home

Military Transformation Since 9/11

Poll: Americans Think Wars Are Creating More Terrorists

Eavesdropping Bill Stalls in Committee

War Turns Southern Women Away From GOP

War Puts the Republican Heartland Back Into Play

Designs for 3 WTC Towers Unveiled

Nuclear Courier Accused of Theft, Fraud

Book Says CIA Tried to Provoke Saddam to War

New York's Lingering Fear

9/11 Polls Find Lingering Fears in New York

A Third of New Yorkers Think About 9/11 Every Day

9/11 Continues to Haunt Survivors


Long After 9/11, Afghanistan Struggles to Find Way

Taliban Captures 2 Districts in Southern Afghanistan

Turkey Hesitant to Send Combat Forces to Afghanistan

Bush Says Taliban Will Fail in Afghanistan

Canadian DM Wants Answers Over Friendly-Fire Killing


Pakistan: Hello al-Qaeda, Goodbye America

In Border Zone, Pakistan Backs Off From Taliban


Tens of Thousands of Maoist Supporters Bring Nepal Capital to Standstill

30,000 Soldiers Missing in Nepal

Nepal's Donors Urge Rebels to End Extortion

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Refugees Return Home

UN Fear Over Sri Lanka Displaced


US WWII Bomb Forces German Evacuation

Georgia: Former Minister's Allies Accused of Plotting Coup


At Cathedral, Iran's Khatami Urges Dialogue

Iran in Breach of UN Demands, 6 Powers Say

Europe Warns of Iran Stalling Tactics

Bush and Iran's President Prepare to Duel at UN

Why Iran Sees No Rush for a Nuke Deal

Spain Urges Iran to Show Flexibility on Nuclear Work

Bush Rules Out UN Debate With Iran

A Fragile Cease-Fire

US 'Disappointed' as UN Rights Body Spends Most of Its Time on Israel

Israel Reserves Right to Attack Suspected Arms Convoys

UN Food Program Readies to Wrap Up Efforts in Lebanon

Olmert Calls for Speedy Deployment of UN Naval Forces to Lebanon

German FM Arrives for Talks With Lebanese Leaders


Hezbollah's Recovery Timetable

Lebanon Air Blockade Lifted, Naval Stays

Lebanon's Only Airport Ready for Flights

Jubilant Lebanese Welcome End of Blockade

Lebanese Greet Blockade End With Mixed Feelings

Lebanese Struggle to Repair Far Wider Damage Than Destroyed Houses

Continued Naval Blockade Hurts Lebanese Manufacturers

Agencies and Others Tackle Cluster Bomb Threat


Poll: Most Lebanese Feel Hezbollah 'Won'

Hezbollah's Postwar PR Machine Moves Into High Gear

US Targets Hezbollah-Linked Financial Firms

Detained by Hezbollah

Israel's War at Home

Peretz Touts War 'Accomplishments,' Says Israel Should've Attacked Back in 2000

In the Quiet of a Cease-Fire, Israelis Explore Sites of War

Israeli Teens Bolster Emergency Frontlines

Israeli Arab MPs to Visit Syria, to Show Solidarity for Lebanese


Israeli Troops Kill Three Civilians, One Militant in Palestinian Village

Tony Blair 'Not Welcome' in West Bank

'Gaza Is a Jail – We Are All Starving Now'

West Bank Fragmented by Occupation

Abbas Holds Talks With Visiting Italian FM

Italian FM Urges Israel to End Blockade of Gaza

Egypt Still Trying to Release Captured Israeli Soldier

Israel Plans Egypt Border Fence


US Defends Move to Impose New Sanctions on North Korea

China Remains Opposed to North Korea Sanctions

Swell of North Korean Refugees Could Strain Thailand's Tolerance

Kyrgyz Police: US Air Force Major Not Abducted

Fresh Fighting in Southern Philippines

Next Japanese PM Not Sorry for WWII

Fiji: A Fruitful Recruiting Land for the British Army
China Keeps Tight Rein on Mao Legacy

Abuses Spawn Myanmar 'Heart of Darkness': Report


Burundi, Last Rebels 'Sign Cease-Fire'

Ugandan Rebels Demand Amnesty

Kicked Out of Eritrea, UN Troops to Work in Ethiopia Instead

Eritrea Challenges Annan Over Expelled UN 'Spies'


Darfur Endures Fresh Round of Attacks

Government Attacks Intensify in Darfur


Kosovo Question Creates New Strains in Serbia

Serbian Leader Warns Against Kosovo Independence

US, Serbia Ink Military Cooperation Accord


Military Investigates Alleged Threats by Canadian Troops in Haiti

Chávez Accuses US of Aiding Opposition

Colombia Fails to Curb Threats, Attacks: Amnesty

US to Stay Away From Cuba Non-Aligned Summit


Justin Raimondo

Doug Bandow
The Korean Imbroglio: Disengage and Ignore

Praful Bidwai
War on Terror Leaves
World in Turmoil

Ivan Eland
Bush vs. Ahmadinejad:
A Mock Debate

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

Alan Bock
Invoking the Past

Nebojsa Malic
True Colors

Charles Peña
Backdoor Draft

David R. Henderson
Should the US Nuke Iran and Syria?

Ran HaCohen
The End of Lebanon?

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