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Useless war: Afghanistan needs peace to develop

In a potentially important development, exiled members of the former People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan are returning to the country to re-found the organization.

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Palestine cabinet meets in Hebron

LONDON (March 1) -- The Palestinian Authority has held its weekly cabinet meeting in Hebron instead of Ramallah to affirm its claim over a shrine there that Tel Aviv recently added to its list of national heritage sites.

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U.S. troops target Marjah, then on to Kandahar

Military action in Marjah and Kandahar may alienate the  "hearts and minds" of the Afghan people.

More action needed on Cuba

Migration talks are a start. But much more action, especially at the grassroots, is needed on Cuba.

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Haiti relief opens doors for U.S.-Cuba cooperation

In a move to aid relief efforts in earthquake-devastated Haiti, the U.S. State Department says it's prepared to assist over 400 Cuban doctors there with much needed medical supplies.

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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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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 bombings tied to political power struggle

As Iraq set national elections for March 7, massive car bombings in Baghdad were assailed as terrorist efforts to restore dictatorship.

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UN Gaza report becomes political football

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution opposing any "endorsement or further consideration" of the UN Goldstone report, but the action is unlikely to have long-term significance.

Obama missile move positive step in nuclear reduction

President Barack Obama announced Sep. 17 that he plans to replace the Bush administrations missile defense system in the Czech Republic and Poland with a “new approach” by deploying a reconfigured system aimed at intercepting shorter-range missiles.

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