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Bombings in Iraq continue after U.S. drawback

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Bombings in Iraq continue after U.S. drawback

A series of bomb blasts killed dozens of people in Iraq. The attacks came less than 24 hours after workers began removing protective blast walls around Baghdad, under government orders -- underscoring the increase in violence since U.S. forces have pulled back from major cities.

Posted: August 10, 2009 13:46   Comments: 0
Q&A: The challenges of entering and exiting Gaza

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Q&A: The challenges of entering and exiting Gaza

Nizar al-Wazir is a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip who originally came to the United States in 2007. Worldfocus discusses the difficulties faced by Palestinians gaining visas to leave the Gaza Strip.

Posted: August 10, 2009 08:42   Comments: 3
U.S. drone likely killed notorious Taliban leader in Pakistan

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U.S. drone likely killed notorious Taliban leader in Pakistan

On Friday, the Pakistani government said Baitullah Mehsud -- the head of the Taliban in Pakistan -- had been killed in the South Waziristan tribal area by a U.S. missile on Wednesday. Lisa Curtis of The Heritage Foundation discusses what the apparent death means for the war against the Taliban.

Posted: August 7, 2009 15:23   Comments: 2
Mehsud death could change how Pakistanis view U.S.

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Mehsud death could change how Pakistanis view U.S.

Baitullah Mehsud, the head of the Taliban in Pakistan, was likely killed by a U.S. drone this week. Worldfocus contributing blogger Sana Saleem explores how Mehsud's apparent death will impact the war on the Taliban and Pakistanis' perception of the U.S.

Posted: August 7, 2009 15:07   Comments: 1
Rights group condemns rocket fire from Gaza Strip

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Rights group condemns rocket fire from Gaza Strip

On Thursday, Human Rights Watch released a report condemning Hamas, the militant group in charge of the Gaza Strip, for its rocket attacks on Israel during the three-week Gaza War last December. Joe Stork of Human Rights Watch discusses the report.

Posted: August 6, 2009 16:50   Comments: 43
Israel unveils miniature spy plane

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Israel unveils miniature spy plane

As Israel prepares for possible future wars, the country has unveiled its latest weapon -- a miniature spy plane that can be launched almost as easily as a model airplane in a field. But this is no toy, and has already seen action in two major war zones.

Posted: August 6, 2009 13:30   Comments: 29
More than 50 Palestinians evicted from Jerusalem homes

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More than 50 Palestinians evicted from Jerusalem homes

Israel evicted more than 50 Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem on Sunday in a move condemned by the U.S. and others. Israel says the eviction was the result of a valid legal decision. Worldfocus contributor Jen Marlowe visited the families who were evicted.

Posted: August 5, 2009 13:55   Comments: 12
Swat refugees strain humanitarian resources in Pakistan

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Swat refugees strain humanitarian resources in Pakistan

More than a million refugees who fled Pakistan's Swat Valley remain in neighboring regions, overwhelming humanitarian services. Dominic MacSorley of Concern Worldwide joins Martin Savidge to discuss the humanitarian crisis.

Posted: August 5, 2009 12:16   Comments: 0
Ambitious Dane takes the reins at NATO

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Ambitious Dane takes the reins at NATO

As NATO ushers in a new secretary general, the Taliban insurgency is raging in Afghanistan. A NATO resurgence will depend upon the diplomatic skills of Anders Fogh Rasmussen, writes Worldfocus contributor Ben Piven.

Posted: August 5, 2009 08:40   Comments: 0
U.S. considers cutting off Iran’s gasoline supplies

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U.S. considers cutting off Iran’s gasoline supplies

Despite weeks of protests contesting the Iranian presidential election, the supreme leader formally endorsed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term. The U.S. is considering cutting off gasoline supplies to Iran. Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council discusses the possibility of gas sanctions and the trial of protesters.

Posted: August 3, 2009 12:59   Comments: 2
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