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The Insignificance of Abu Zubaydah: Worthington
Helping Mullahs, Hurting the Poor: Babak Rahimi
The Un-American Treatment of al-Arian: Reese
Complicity in Acts of Aggression: Gordon Prather
The War on Terror Feeding Frenzy: Ian S. Lustick

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 Gareth Porter

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US Preparing Military Ops Against Iran
  Report: US Found Date-Stamped Iranian Weapons in Iraq
  Iranian Video 'Shows No Threat to US Vessel'
Hawks Resurgent?
  Pentagon Reports on Iraq's Military Are Suspect, Audit Says
Iraq PM Sets Conditions to End Crackdown
  Report: Iraq Forces Need 'Years' of Improvements to Secure Country
  Shi'ite Cleric Tells Followers to End Fighting and Unite Iraqis
  Saturday: 49 Iraqis Killed, 123 Wounded
Israel Spy Nest: Bigger Than We Thought
  Abbas: I Failed in US, No Progress in Peace Talks
US Syria Claims Raise Wider Doubts
  Israeli Officials Slam US for Syria Comments
  US Says It Does Not Trust North Korea
Islamic Militant Guards America's Afghan Lifeline
Skepticism Toward Bush Claims About Syria and North Korea  by Glenn Greenwald
The Un-American Treatment of Sami al-Arian  by Charley Reese
The Insignificance and Insanity of Abu Zubaydah  by Andy Worthington
Pentagon Conduits  by Sheldon Richman
Helping the Mullahs, Hurting the Poor  by Babak Rahimi
Complicity in Acts of Aggression
by Gordon Prather

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Hospital Officials Say Seven Dead, 45 Wounded in Baghdad Clashes
Bomb Wounds Four Persons in Northern Fallujah
Five Gunmen Killed, Three Soldiers Injured in Shootout in Baghdad
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Turk Warplanes Bomb PKK Targets in Northern Iraq
PKK Kills Two Members of Turkish Military
UN Condemns Turkey Border Deaths
The War at Home
Candidates' Comments on US Charges Against North Korea
Report Warns of Risks Created by Presidential Succession
House Republican Plans to Tack Telecom Immunity Onto War Funding Bill
US Bills Would Force Iraqi Govt to Pay for Operations
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Detainees’ Mental Health Is Latest Legal Battle
Md. Man Gets Same Prison Term for Supporting Terror Group
Britain Upgrades Terror Assessment for Travelers
Russia Ready to Use Military Force in Georgia
Georgia Drone Shoot-Down Sparks Worldwide Spat
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Partial Zimbabwe Vote Recount Puts Opposition Ahead
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New Fighting Stops Congo Aid
Hundreds Flee New Violence in Strife-Torn Congo Region
Facebook to Track Darfur Suspects
Rebel Army Resumes Campaign of Abducting Child Fighters in Africa
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US: Nuclear Talks With North Korea 'Productive'
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IAEA to Resume Iran Talks on Atom Arms Allegations
Pakistan, India Agree on Company to Implement Gas Project With Iran
Conservatives Win in Iran's Second Round Voting
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Israel Snubs Hamas Truce Offer
ID Cards Split Palestinian Families
Hamas Supporters Rally at Gaza Border
Militant Kills Two Israeli Guards at West Bank Divide
UN Calls on Israel, Hamas, to Find Solution to Gaza Fuel Crisis
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War Fears Drive Up Gun Prices in Lebanon
Yemeni Troops Clash With Minority Shi'ites
Afghan Leader Criticizes US, Calling Arrests and Casualties Too High
Afghanistan Wary of Pakistan-Taliban Peace Deal
UK Troops to Hand Control of Helmand 'Hot Spots' to Afghan Army
Taliban Hamper Dam Project in Afghanistan
Indian Abducted in Afghanistan Safe, Says Govt
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Blast Rocks Police Station in Pakistan
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Final Tally of Results From Nepal Vote
US Warns About Higher Risk of Attacks in China
Beijing to Meet Dalai Lama Envoy
US Welcomes China Move to Meet Dalai Lama Envoys
Historical Ties Between China and Tibet
Major Points of Contention on Tibet
Sri Lanka Bus Bomb Kills 25, Military Blame Tigers
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Jimmy Carter Gets the Point

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