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  • Arabs reject unconditional talks

    News - Middle East
    The head of the Arab League has said that Palestinians cannot move into direct peace talks with Israel unless "written guarantees" are given beforehand. ...
  • Karzai 'sets withdrawal timeline'

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, is preparing to announce an official timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops from his country, a British newspaper has reported. ...
  • World celebrates Mandela Day

    News - Africa
    The world is marking the first Nelson Mandela International Day to commemorate the birthday of South Africa's first black president, who turns 92 on Sunday. ...
  • The Iranian Threat

    Focus - Analysis
    By Noam ChomskyThe dire threat of Iran is widely recognized to be the most serious foreign policy crisis facing the Obama administration. General Petraeus informed the Senate Committee on Armed Services in March 2010 that "the Iranian regime is the primar...
  • Pathetic Spies

    Focus - Politics
    by Alvaro Vargas LlosaSome of the commentary on the Russian agents recently captured by the FBI has centered on the fact that Moscow was spying on the United States while President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev celebrated their nuclear and d...
  • No Help from Washington

    Focus - Politics
    By Nicola Nasser *Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) officials in the government of Mohamed Abbas often complain they spend more time negotiating with American rather than Israeli governments. This has been particularly true of late. Since Israel's a...
  • US bars acclaimed Colombian journalist

    blogs - admin
    By Gabriel Elizondo Hollman Morris is a Colombian journalist who has received dozens of international awards for his work uncovering atrocities and human rights abuses in the decade’s-long armed conflict in his country. But the United States apparentl...
  • Cautious optimism over BP oil cap

    News - Americas
    BP's new containment cap has stopped oil from leaking out of a broken well into the Gulf of Mexico for more than a day, but officials are not celebrating yet. ...
  • Police killing sparks French riots

    News - Europe
    Riots have erupted in the French city of Grenoble after a local resident was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police. ...
  • 2010 on track to be hottest year

    News - Americas
    The world is experiencing the hottest year on record, the US based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has reported, with large parts of Canada, Africa, Europe and the Middle East facing abnormally warm temperatures. ...
  • Yemeni cleric blacklisted in US

    News - Middle East
    The United States has added an American-born, al-Qaeda-linked cleric to a terrorism blacklist, targeting him with sanctions aimed at cutting off his financial support. ...
  • Mexican drug gang kills policemen

    News - Americas
    A Mexican drug gang has attacked police with a powerful car bomb, killing at least four people, including two police officers, in the border town of Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican military has said. ...
  • Apple apologises for iPhone hitch

    News - Business
    Apple Inc has apologised to consumers who have had reception problems with the company's latest iPhone, offering free protective cases to owners to help fix the issue. ...
  • Who are Sudan's Jem rebels?

    News - Africa
    The Justice and Equality Movement (Jem) is the most powerful anti-government faction involved in the conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region. ...
  • US jails Cuba spy couple

    News - Americas
    A US judge has sentenced a former state department official to life in prison without parole for his role in a 30-year conspiracy to provide classified data to Cuba, officials said. ...
  • Hundreds killed in Darfur fighting

    News - Africa
    Nearly 400 people have been killed in recent clashes between the Sudanese army and Darfur's main rebel group, according to Sudanese state media. ...
  • Deadly ambush in northwest Pakistan

    News - Central/S. Asia
    At least 18 people have been killed by armed men who attacked a convoy of passenger buses in northwest Pakistan. ...
  • Australia PM calls elections

    News - Asia-Pacific
    The Australian prime minister has called elections for August 21, just three weeks after taking the post in a party coup. ...
  • Iran blames West over mosque attack

    News - Middle East
    Iran has blamed the West and Israel for the twin suicide bombings on a mosque two days ago that killed at least 27 people and left scores wounded. ...
  • Opening the Borders to Peace, Prosperity, Harmony, and Liberty

    Focus - Politics
    by Jacob G. Hornberger In my recent posts calling for open borders, I have talked about how Americans are free to travel across state lines without encountering immigration officials at state borders. We all take this freedom for granted. But that’s onl...


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