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USA Today

The court-martial of a former US military police commander at the jail that housed Saddam Hussein opened Monday. The suspect is accused of aiding the enemy by allowing prisoners to use a cellphone, giving special privileges to detainees

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Christian Science Monitor

2 obsessions in Turkey may appear unrelated – a recent surge in Kurdish militant attacks and the mass killing of Armenians a century ago – are swiftly combining as a strategic tipping point in US-Turkey relations that could affect American forces in

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Times Online

President Putin of Russia has made a big shift towards Western efforts to dissuade Iran from building nuclear weapons, President Sarkozy claimed in Moscow last night. The French leader emerged with the news after a three-hour private dinner that was

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LA Times

Ayaan Hirsi Ali sits in a safe house with armed men guarding her door. She is one of the most poised, intelligent and compassionate advocates of freedom of speech alive today, and for this she is despised in Muslim communities throughout the world.

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IHT

BEIRUT: With the Islamist group Hezbollah having brought Lebanese politics to a standstill, the country's once-dominant Christian community feels under siege and has begun re-establishing militias, training in the hills and stockpiling weapons.

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Aljazeera

Several nationalist and Islamist armed groups have formed alliances in Iraq in what they say is a move to thwart a power struggle should the US military withdraw and the Iraqi government collapse. In July, groups including The Islamic Army, The Army

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AP

The former world chess champion Garry Kasparov entered Russia's presidential race on Sunday, elected overwhelmingly as the candidate for the country's beleagured opposition coalition. Kasparov has been a driving force behind the coalition,

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AP

Tiny Shirogane post office in a quiet Tokyo neighborhood, with just three clerks and one ATM, might seem far removed from the world of global finance. But when Japan Post is privatized on Monday, the Shirogane office will become part

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Desert Peace Blogspot

When Americans read about the Middle East in their local press they are "filled in" with what the Lobby and their allies wants them to hear about regarding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Dubya's war in Iraq or the situation in Iran(a

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Aftenposten

(Does the Patriot Act include foregin nations?) Norway's Foreign Ministry has been sending financial aid to controversial religious schools in Pakistan. Researchers and local Pakistani experts want it to stop, as does a conservative politician.

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Raw Story

Israel and the US were well aware of the activities of N. Korea and Syria to chemically weaponize the No-Dong missile. It is unclear why an intricate story involving evidence of a Syrian nuclear weapons program and enriched uranium was put out to pre

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Christian Science Monitor

A protest movement led by Buddhist monks chanting prayers is gathering momentum in Burma (Myanmar), leaving an embattled military regime stranded in a groundswell of popular frustration at economic and political stagnation. Maroon-robed monks led

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AP

An American family with three small children has applied for political asylum in Finland, immigratioin officials said Friday. The five members came to Finland on Tuesday from Germany, said Minna Serradj from the Directorate of Immigration.