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Battling crisis, Iraq’s communists remain optimistic

Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, pretty much no one is optimistic about the prospects for democracy and a decent life for the people in that cradle of civilization.

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France and U.K. decide to go all out in Syria, others have doubts

Francois Hollande and David Cameron announced that their governments would push for an end to the European Union embargo on selling weapons to rebel forces in Syria.

Land remains key to negotiated peace in Colombia

Coffee and cacao farmers are showing that social mobilization in Colombian streets and countryside will make sure such discussion becomes the order of the day.

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Opportunity for a peaceful end to Syria crisis must not be lost

There is a small opening toward a possible peaceful solution. This is an opportunity that must not be lost.

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Terror in Iran: Photo tells a story

These men should not have paid with their lives. Why execution???

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UN vote on Palestine shakes things up

Last week's vote in the UN's General Assembly, which afforded "nonmember observer state" status to Palestine, and the Israeli government's response, has created controversy.

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Middle East: the next four years

Over the next four years the U.S. will face a number of foreign policy issues, most of them regional, some of them global.

Burden of Colombian past weighs on peace negotiations

Protection must await a successful outcome of peace negotiations which were set to begin in Norway on October 17 between the Colombian government and the FARC.

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Syria and the dogs of war

Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.

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Civilian deaths mount as U.S. drones strike Pakistan

A small sampling of media headlines points to a problem raised repeatedly by international, peace and human rights organizations.

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