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Hands Off Pakistan: Sheldon Richman
The Bhutto Mistake: Charley Reese
Israeli 'Cowardly Blending' Comes to Light: J. Cook
Special Forces on Standby: Gordon Prather
More Signs of Iran Détente: Jim Lobe

 Glenn Greenwald

Justice Investigates White House Obstruction

 Eric Margolis

Playing With Fire in Pakistan

 Patrick Cockburn

Iraq at the End of '07

 Pat Buchanan

A Republic, Not an Empire

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Updated January 6, 2008 - 10:28 PM EST
US Mulls New Covert Push in Pakistan
  US: Relying on Two in People's Party to Help Stabilize Pakistan
  Pakistan: Democracy Gets Small Portion of US Aid
  Next-Gen Taliban
Whistleblower: US Officials Sold Nuke Secrets
  State Department's Strike Force for Nation-Building
Israel to Brief Bush on Iran Strike Options
  Bush: Middle East Visit to Promote Peace, Corral Iran
  Iranian Reformists Vow to End Crisis With West in Nuclear Dispute
  Candidates Sign Up for Iran's Parliament Election
Iraqi Police Find 'Remarkable' Rise in Corpses
  Iraqi Soldier Shot Dead Two US Servicemen
  Bomb Hits Iraq Army Day Celebrations, 9 Killed
  Unrest in Iraq's Diyala Province
  Sunday: 1 GI, 27 Iraqis Killed; 44 Iraqis Wounded; 13 Iraqis Kidnapped
Brzezinski and Charlie Wilson's War  by Stanley Heller
Evidence of Israeli 'Cowardly Blending' Comes to Light  by Jonathan Cook
More Signs of Iran Détente…
From Petraeus
 by Jim Lobe
Special Forces on Standby  by Gordon Prather
The Bhutto Mistake  by Charley Reese
'Turbo'-Charged Idiocy About Torture  by William Norman Grigg

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Bhutto Assassination
Musharraf: Bhutto Bears Responsibility for Death
British Detectives Inspect Bhutto Murder Scene
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Pakistani Politics
Pakistan: Thousands of PPP Workers Face Arrest
The House of Bhutto: A Family at War in a Divided Country
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Pakistani Governor Steps Down
Media Lapped Up Bhutto Website Hoax
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Today in Pakistan
For Now, Musharraf Has Muzzled Legal Critics in Pakistan
Seven of a Family Killed in Swat Security Operation
At the Heart of Pakistan, Life Keeps a Normal Beat
Local Official Shot Dead in Swabi
Afghan Clerics Warn Karzai Against Missionaries
Expelled British Envoys Tried to Turn Taliban Chief
Coalition Arrests Insurgents at a Compound in Afghanistan
US Law Firms Could Help Shape Afghanistan
Afghan Council Seeks Crackdown on 'Immoral' TV Channels
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Says Clashes Kill 26 Rebels
Sri Lankan President Vows to Crush Tamil Insurgency by Year-End
North Korea
US Rejects North Korea's Claims on List

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Israel Ends 4-Day Raid in West Bank Town
Olmert Admits Construction Undercuts Peace
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Cyprus: Violence Erupts at UK Military Base Demo
Poland Bides Time on Decision to Host Shield
Kenya Defends Ban on Live News Reports
Opposition Seeks New Vote as Violence Ebbs in Kenya
Kenyan Riot Police Turn Back Rallying Protesters
Tribal Strife Leaves Kenya on the Brink of Humanitarian Disaster
Eyewitness Reports: Kenya's Killing Fields
Kenyan Families Flee or Stay and Risk Death
Thousands Face Starvation in Kenya
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250,000 Kenyans Driven Out of Homes
Top Runners Are Caught in Kenya’s Rising Violence
African Union Boss to Mediate in Kenya
Chad Threatens to Strike Rebels Inside Sudan
US Agents Investigate Sudan Attack Claim
Somali Gunmen Briefly Kidnap Libyan Diplomats
UN Faults Congo Army for Violence
Americans Keep Dying
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