After years of unending violence, Iraq appears less chaotic. The former commander of US troops in Iraq, General David Petraeus, is widely granted credit for improving the situation: he requested and obtained the surge, a reinforcement of 30,000 troops to spread around the country. The undeniable improvement of security conditions wouldn't have been possible, however, without the al-Sahwa militias, the Sunnis of the so-called "Reawakening Movement". What if they don't cooperate anymore?
In Rio de Janeiro, the Army battles drug traffickers to let citizens vote
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Somchai Wongsawat, husband of ex PM Thaksin's sister, is the new Thai premier
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Sri Lanka's Tamils, throughout the world, have just commemorated the 25th anniversary of “black July”, the series of anti-Tamil pogroms that took place in July of 1983 and initiated the civil war that even today continues to bloody the Asian island.
The Zapatero government has deployed what amounts to a bona fide army along the coast of West Africa by Spain, donating five surveillance aircraft C-212 to Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde to search the waters for migrant boats. They have also donated four patrol boats each to Mauritania and Senegal, a number of jeeps and a variety of technical equipment. The next gift is to be a Uh-1H helicopter from the Spanish army; all this to make Fortress Europe ‘impenetrable’.
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Israel plans to tax the labor of Palestinians who are building the settlements
President Lugo accuses his opponents of plotting a coup against him
A memo to Obama and McCain from historian Howard Zinn
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