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  • The Indefensible Drones: A Ground Zero Reflection

    Focus - Analysis
    by Kathy KellyLibby and Jerica are in the front seat of the Prius, and Mary and I are in back. We just left Oklahoma, we're heading into Shamrock, Texas, and tomorrow we'll be Indian Springs, Nevada, home of Creech Air Force Base. We've been discussing ou...
  • Anti-Islamic Schizophrenia

    Focus - Politics
    by Jacob G. Hornberger The anti-Muslim opponents of that Islamic community center/mosque in New York City are suffering a severe case of anti-Islamic schizophrenia. ...
  • Stopping US Muslim backlash

    blogs - admin
    By John Terrett Religious leaders - Muslim, Jewish, and Christian - met in Washington, DC, on Tuesday to denounce anti-Muslim bigotry. I took the Al Jazeera cameras to the National Press Club here in Washington to see more than 30 religious leaders in on...
  • Sri Lanka votes on law amendment

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Sri Lanka's parliament passed an amendment to the constitution, allowing Mahinda Rajapakse, the president, to run for a third term. ...
  • Unequal flood relief in Pakistan

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Millions of Pakistanis affected by last month's deadly flooding  are still desperately in need of assistance, and a growing number of them are complaining that the government agencies distributing aid are discriminating against particular groups. ...
  • UN 'failed' DR Congo rape victims

    News - Africa
    UN troops failed 242 women and children who suffered a mass rape attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a top UN peacekeeping official has said. ...
  • Prisoners freed in Nigeria attack

    News - Africa
    Armed men have staged an overnight raid on a prison in the town of Bauchi in Nigeria, freeing hundreds of prisoners and leaving four people dead. ...
  • Qureshi on brink of tennis history

    News - Sports
    For a nation devastated by floods and embarrassed over a cricket corruption scandal, Pakistanis are pinning their hopes on an unlikely sporting star to give the country something to cheer. ...
  • Guatemala cancels landslide rescue

    News - Americas
    Officials in Guatemala have called off the search for 15 people missing after deady landslides, fearing fresh avalanches of mud after the heaviest rains in 60 years. ...
  • Hamas warns PA over recent arrests

    News - Middle East
    Hamas has warned the Palestinian Authority to stop detaining its members or risk becoming a target of the group. ...
  • Philippine massacre trial begins

    News - Asia-Pacific
    An influential politician in the Philippines has gone on trial for the alleged killing of 57 people in the worst political massacre in the country's history. ...
  • Deaths in Pakistan 'drone attack'

    News - Central/S. Asia
    At least 14 people have been killed in two suspected US drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal region, near the border with Afghanistan, officials said. ...
  • Nigeria sets presidential poll date

    News - Africa
    Nigeria will hold its presidential election in January, despite concerns that it does not give the nation enough time to hold a credible election. ...
  • UK urged to expel Bahrain activists

    News - Middle East
    Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have called on Britain to expel two leaders of Bahrain's Shia opposition charged with plotting to oust the kingdom's Sunni government. ...
  • Deadly blast at Mexico oil refinery

    News - Americas
    An explosion has killed one worker and badly burned others at a major oil refinery in northern Mexico, Pemex, the state run oil company, has said. ...
  • UK envoy to Afghanistan quits

    News - Europe
    Sherard Cowper-Coles, the UK's special representative to Afghanistan, has stepped down from his post, the British foreign office said on Wednesday. ...
  • Powerful aftershock rattles NZ city

    News - Asia-Pacific
    A powerful aftershock has struck the city of Christchurch in New Zealand, sending residents rushing into the streets, cutting power supplies and bringing down loose material from already damaged buildings. ...
  • Child deaths under the spotlight

    News - Americas
    Save the Children says there have been four million preventable child deaths over the past 10 years because states have failed to help the poorest. ...
  • Diabetes drug comes under scrutiny

    News - Europe
    A European drugs watchdog is holding a special meeting to review the safety of Avandia, a widely-used diabetes drug, amid calls for it to be withdrawn because of concerns about heart risks. ...
  • US criticises Quran burning plan

    News - Americas
    The Obama administration has said that it is concerned about the proposed burning of the Quran by a US church group. ...

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