Today's Highlights

Obama's Bananastan: Jeff Huber
Who Is Binyam Mohamed?: Andy Worthington
Report Calls for New Cuba Policy: Jim Lobe
Peace or Peril: Chris Hedges
Don't Fear the Iran Headlines: Robert Dreyfuss

 Robert Higgs

Depression and War, Then and Now

 Jacob Hornberger

The Most Dangerous Threat to Liberty

 Gareth Porter

Obama Vs. Petraeus Continued

 Rep. Ron Paul

The Law Vs. The Empire

Mosul Police Attack US Soldiers, Killing One    Officials: 'Most' US Troops to Leave Iraq by August 2010    4 US Troops Killed by Roadside Bomb in Afghanistan    Lugar Report Calls for New Cuba Policy    Amnesty Calls for Arms Embargo on Israel, Hamas    Pakistani Taliban Declares Unilateral Bajaur Ceasefire    Pakistani Cleric Offers Plan to Swat Valley Peace    Rumors Grow That Netanyahu Wants to Bypass Livni in Kadima Talks    Administration Draws Fire for Report on Guantánamo    Somali Militants Drew Recruit in US, FBI Says    Dennis Ross Picked to Be Clinton's Special Adviser for the Gulf and SW Asia    Afghan Civilian Deaths Show Limits of Air Power    In the North, Afghans Fight Hunger, Not the Taliban    Who Is Binyam Mohamed?    Sri Lankan Army Measures End of 25-Year War in Days    Baghdad Museum Reopens 6 Years After Looting    US Plans to Pledge $900 Million for Gaza    Iceland May Shut Defense Agency to Save Money    Freed Guantánamo Detainee Returns to UK, Reunited With Sister    Israel Is Blind to Its Own Arab Citizens    US Mil: 3 US Soldiers, Interpreter Killed in Iraq    Ex-Detainee: Worse Than My Darkest Nightmare    Napolitano Debates Real ID    A Choice Between Peace and Peril    Kyrgyz Base Closure 'Risky' for Moscow    Iraqis Taking the Lead? Yes and No    Don't Let the Iran Headlines Scare You    We Need a Truth Commission to Uncover Bush-Era Wrongdoing    Obama's Bananastan    Netanyahu's Hopes for Unity Govt Fade    Iran's Security Concerns Go Beyond US    
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Updated February 24, 2009 - 11:12 PM EST

Officials: Most GIs to Leave Iraq by Aug. 2010

  Mosul Police Attack US Soldiers, 1 Dead
  Iraqis Taking the Lead? Yes and No
  Iraq Arrests 12 Policemen in Killings
  Monday: 3 US Soldiers, 11 Iraqis Killed; 23 Iraqis Wounded
4 US Troops Killed by Bomb in Afghanistan
  Afghan Civilian Deaths Show Limits of Air Power
Pakistani Cleric Offers Plan for Swat Valley Peace
  Pakistani Taliban Declares Unilateral Bajaur Ceasefire
  GAO: Military Aid for Pakistan Short of Money
Netanyahu May Bypass Livni in Kadima Talks
  Amnesty Calls for Arms Embargo on Israel, Hamas
  Israel Replaces Envoy to Egypt Talks, Hamas Angry

Sri Lanka Measures End of 25-Year War in Days

Lugar Report Calls for New Cuba Policy

Who Is Binyam Mohamed?
by Andy Worthington
Iran's Security Concerns Go Beyond US  by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
We Need a Truth Commission to Uncover Bush-Era Wrongdoing  by James L. Cavallaro
Obama's Bananastan  by Jeff Huber
Don't Let the Iran Headlines Scare You  by Robert Dreyfuss
Israel Is Blind to Its Own Arab Citizens  by Fareed Zakaria

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Administration Draws Fire for Report on Guantánamo

Napolitano Debates Real ID

Wisconsin Soldier Refuses to Return to Iraq

Airman Treated for PTSD Before 'Murder-Suicide' Death

US Plans to Pledge $900 Million for Gaza

Kyrgyz Base Closure 'Risky' for Moscow

Ex-Detainee: Worse Than My Darkest Nightmare

Iceland May Shut Defense Agency to Save Money

Today in Iraq

Iraqi Lawmaker Disputes Claims That He Ordered Attacks

Iraq Says 100 Arrested in al-Qaeda Stronghold

Rafsanjani to Visit Baghdad, Kurdistan Next Week

With New Name and Fresh Paint, Abu Ghraib Reopens

Baghdad Museum Reopens 6 Years After Looting

Iraq's War Widows Face Dire Need With Little Aid

Occupying Iraq

As War Ebbs, Europe Returns to Iraq

Kidnap Survivor Asks Australia to Save 2 Iraqis

Monday: 3 US Soldiers, 11 Iraqis Killed; 23 Iraqis Wounded
The War at Home

Quieter Approach to Spreading Democracy Abroad

Dennis Ross Picked to Be Clinton Adviser to Middle East
Binyam Mohamed

Freed Guantánamo Detainee Arrives in Britain

Guantánamo Detainee Arrives in Britain, Renews Torture Claims

Binyam Case Reveals Dark Moral Path

Key Dates in Life of Binyam Mohamed

Released From Guantánamo, but Not Ready to Speak


AG Holder Embarks on Guantánamo Inspection Visit

Call to Ease Guantánamo Isolation

Guantánamo Memoirs Prove Bestsellers

Some Details on Guantánamo Prison


South Korea: North Deploys New Ballistic Missile

A Look at North Korea's Missile Arsenal

North Korea Says It Is Preparing Satellite Launch


President Flies in as Tensions Threaten Aceh Peace Deal

At Least 16 Killed in Philippine Clashes

Somali Militants Drew Recruit in US, FBI Says

Suicide Attack Toll Rises: 11 Burundi Troops Killed in Somalia

Somalia's Shabaab Vows More Attacks on African Troops

Somali Islamic Scholars' Council Demands AU Pullout Within 120 Days

100 White Farmers Targeted in Zimbabwe Land Grab

Congo, UN to Step Up Ops Against Rwandan Rebels

For Rwandans, Fragile Acts of Faith

Bashir Tries to Stall Darfur Genocide Ruling

Russia and Her Neighbors

Putin Faces Rising Anger From Within Russian Army

European Union Warns Belarus on Recognizing Abkhazia, Ossetia

UK DM Hides Rising Injury Toll of Taliban Bombs

Iran Says Invited by Italy to Afghanistan Meeting

Pakistan Wants NATO to Seal Off Afghan Border Along Bajaur

In the North, Afghans Fight Hunger, Not the Taliban


Mullah Omar Orders Halt to Attacks on Pakistan Troops

General Again Insists Pakistani Forces Close to Securing Bajaur

Pakistan to Seal Off Town, Search Houses in FATA

Pakistani Forces Kill 10 Militants in Khyber Tribal Area

Closure of Pakistan Military Posts Demanded Under Peace Deal

Indian FM Rules Out Joint Mumbai Probe With Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Rejects Rebels' Call for Truce

Death Toll in Rebel Massacre of Villagers in Sri Lanka Rises to 21

Sri Lankans Who Escaped War Zone Now Fenced In

Sri Lanka Says Rebel Air Wing No Longer a Threat


Officials Say Clinton to Visit Israel, West Bank

Israeli Arab MP Wants Full Citizenship

Palestinians Say Israel to Demolish Jerusalem Homes

Israeli Politics

Kadima Officials: Rejecting Netanyahu's Offer a Mistake

EU Worried Over Netanyahu's Premiership

Lieberman Meets Lieberman

Gaza Fallout
Amnesty International Urges Arms Embargo of Israel, Hamas Over War Crimes
Israel: Amnesty Report on Gaza Ignores Fact Hamas Are Terrorists

Amnesty: US Assisted Gaza War Crimes

Amnesty International: Gaza White Phosphorus Shells Were US Made

Hamas: Fatah Spies Told Israel Where to Hit in Gaza

Gaza Case Studies: Weapons Use

Al-Qaeda's Zawahiri Urges Hamas: Don't Agree to Gaza Truce
Olmert Aide, Shin Bet Chief to Replace Ousted Gaza Truce Mediator
High Stakes for Egypt Over Gaza

Egypt Briefly Opens Gaza Border for 1,000 to Cross

Three Held Over Cairo Bombing as Conspiracy Theories Circulate
Middle East

US Wants Decades in Prison for Syrian Arms Dealer

What Iran's Jews Say

Iran: The Friendliest People in the World

Justin Raimondo
The Rise of Avigdor Lieberman

Alan Bock
Empire at the End of Its Rope

Ivan Eland
Obama's Policy on Civil Liberties: Bush Lite?

Nebojsa Malic
A Year After

Charles Peña
Portents From the First
Press Conference

Philip Giraldi
Renounce Extraordinary Rendition

Ran HaCohen
Abe Foxman's 'Anti-Semitic Pandemic'

Doug Bandow
Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty: The Battle Continues

David R. Henderson
Meet the New Boss;
Same as the Old Boss

Praful Bidwai
'Good Cop, Bad Cop' Approach to Pakistan

Sascha Matuszak
Business Over Bluster

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