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Pakistan ex-cricket star turned politician Imran Khan, seen here on October 23, warned against any Iraq-style surge to tackle violent militancy in Afghanistan, telling AFP the two situations were "completely different". News
Imran Khan Warns Against US 'Surge' in Afghanistan
LONDON - Pakistan ex-cricket star turned politician Imran Khan warned against any Iraq-style surge to tackle violent militancy in Afghanistan, telling AFP the two situations were "completely different". While stressing his support for US Democratic White House hopefuls Barack Obama and Joe Biden,...
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A major military offensive to root out Taliban militants has created a flood of up to 200,000 refugees and pitched Pakistani against Pakistani, Muslim against Muslim, in a conflict some are beginning to regard as a civil war. News
Pakistan Stares Into The Abyss
A spiralling conflict, economic collapse and blackouts threaten anarchy
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Water: A Source of Middle East Peace?
The global financial crisis may be grabbing all the headlines, but resolving it should not be allowed to crowd out other vital issues. In the Middle East, for instance, Israelis and Palestinians - as well as many others around the world - are beginning to believe that the negotiations to determine...
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Occupational Hazards
America's neo-colonial Iraq adventure led it into a moral vacuum. Will the error be repeated in the renewed US Afghan campaign?
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On August 1 the Independent reported claims made in a book by two Israeli journalists that Shaul Mofaz in 2001 called for a death toll of 70 Palestinians a day. (Getty Images) News
Olmert Indicted As Deputy Is Accused of War Crimes
JERUSALEM - The Israeli Attorney General has been urged to launch a criminal investigation into whether Shaul Mofaz, a leading prime ministerial candidate, ordered "war crimes" to be committed when he was the military's chief of staff. A leading Israeli law professor has written to justice...
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Extraordinary Rendition, Extraordinary Mistake
Mamdouh Habib, an Australian citizen, was living in Sydney with his wife and four children when he took a trip alone to Pakistan to find a home for his family. When Habib boarded a bus for the Islamabad airport to return home, Pakistani police seized him and took him to a police station, where he...
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Pouring Gas on the Afghanistan Bonfire
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan grind forward with their terrible human toll, even as the press and many Americans play who gets thrown off the island with Barack Obama. Coalition forces carried out an airstrike that killed up to 95 Afghan civilians in western Afghanistan on Friday, 50 of them...
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Land and Freedom
Kashmir is in crisis: the region's Muslims are mounting huge non-violent protests against the Indian government's rule. But, asks Arundhati Roy, what would independence for the territory mean for its people?
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AIDS Meet Fine Words, Few Concrete Actions
MEXICO CITY - Governments, international bodies and civil society renewed their commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS at the 17th International AIDS Conference, but they will have to work hard in order for this commitment to be reflected in concrete policies, especially on prevention. This week nearly 25...
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Turn Left for Growth
In contrast to the right, the left has a coherent agenda. It's one that offers not only higher growth, but also social justice
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