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Leaders Voice Opposition to Settlement Freeze in West Bank

By   /  December 7, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently met with West Bank leaders to discuss the details of the moratorium on new settlements announced last week. Many of these leaders voiced their opposition to the freeze, explaining that they will nonetheless move forward with plans to continue constructing new housing facilities in the West Bank. Settlers are […]

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Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Iraqi Elections

By   /  December 7, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Despite political bickering that threatened to sidetrack the upcoming legislative elections in Iraq, lawmakers recently agreed to terms that set the stage for next year’s voting. Although Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi vetoed previous election laws, the parliament finally reached an agreement Sunday that should allow for voting to take place early next year. Sunday was […]

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UK Calls for Pakistan to Improve Counter-Terror Measures

By   /  November 30, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently made a statement imploring Pakistani officials to step up efforts to locate Osama bin Laden and other top-level terror commanders. Although he applauded Pakistan’s recent attempts to combat the Taliban, Brown added, “We have to ask ourselves why, eight years after Sept. 11, nobody has been able to spot or […]

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Hijacked Greek Oil Tanker on Its Way to Somalia

By   /  November 30, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

A Greek oil tanker is on its way to Somalia hours after being hijacked by pirates. The Maran Centaurus was originally headed for New Orleans when pirates boarded the ship and overpowered its crew. Authorities are now waiting for the pirates to contact the tanker’s owner with an expected ransom demand. The ship has reportedly […]

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Iraq Election Remains Uncertain

By   /  November 23, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Iraqi officials continue to work towards resolving major impediments to elections that were expected to be held early next year. Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi recently vetoed an election law, an issue which must be resolved at least 60 days prior to the elections. Lawmakers agreed to an amendment Monday that leaders anticipate could face another […]

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