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‘War on terror’ zeroes in on Yemen

A few things we need to know about Yemen: strategic location, oil, a Very Important Neighbor, imperialism and Cold War history, poverty and economic/environmental crisis.

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Of Terrorism, Cuba, and Yemen

Who gets a visa to enter the United States? Nigerian citizen Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab did, even though his father had notified the U.S. embassy there of his son's worrisome terrorist associations.

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Japan public opinion prevented hasty settlement of Futenma

The ruling Democratic Party of Japan is in disarray over the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Okinawa.

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Iraq sues Blackwater over killing spree

Angry over a U.S. judge's dismissal of criminal charges against Blackwater security guards, the Iraqi government is suing the company for a shooting spree that killed 17 civilians.

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World Notes: Haiti, South Africa, China, Cuba, Russia

The International Association of Democratic Lawyers protested the Provisional Electoral Council's recent exclusion of more than 12 political parties from upcoming parliamentary elections.

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