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Spurred by youth protests, Palestinian leaders to hold unity talks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced yesterday he will go to Gaza next week for unity talks with Hamas leaders, following mass youth demonstrations demanding an end to Palestinian disunity.

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Vietnam: a wonderful destination

Vietnam is becoming a tourist paradise, and word is getting out.

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Nepal elects new prime minister

The new prime minister of Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal, a Communist, is expected to revive Nepal's stalled peace process.

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Afghanistan: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

It's' time to take these proposals seriously, for the sake of all concerned, in Afghanistan and here at home.

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Obama in land of Gandhi

While Indians celebrated the visit of the U.S. president and the support given for India's bid to the UN Security Council and his noting that India has "emerged" as a world power, there were specific U.S. interests that Obama needed to carry out.

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Kashmir peace is long climb, shadows Obama trip to India

Kashmir is the last major question to be resolved stemming from India's British colonial past, the freedom struggle and the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan.

Don't let Party of No stop new START treaty!

After years out of the headlines - and out of most people's minds - this year nuclear weapons policy and the path to complete abolition has come to the fore again.

China angry at Nobel Prize award

China reacted angrily after the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded Liu Xiaobo this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The Liu Xiaobo is serving an 11-year prison sentence for "agitation aimed at subverting the government."

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At UN, Obama highlights break with Bush policies

Obama's boldest statements came in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, when he dismissed "cynics" who say a just peace is impossible.

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Fidel is back!

On September 3 as drizzle gave way to early morning sun, ex- President Fidel Castro, "Commander of the Cuban Revolution," discussed the threat of worldwide war

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