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Thursday's coverage: Naming names in Iran, moon mapping, financial regs

By Marshall Ingwerson / June 18, 2009



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In world news ...

Mousavi as leader. A roundup of coverage on where Iran's opposition leader would take the country if he were president.

• Court crackdown. Robert Marquand on why the International Criminal Court is prosecuting one of its own officials.

• Last rebels. Max Delany reports on the last active rebel army in Burundi laying down arms.

Al Qaeda foothold. Laura Kasinof on the terror network's rising profile in Yemen.

Tsvangirai's world tour. Scott Baldauf assesses the current mission of Zimbabwe's other leader – not Mugabe – Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. If it's fundraising, then it has clearly been a failure. But if it is meant to show that Zimbabwe is ready to engage with the world, then it has been a remarkable success.

Mugabe's circle. Scott Baldauf looks at the controversy over whether the European Union should have lifted travel bans on Zimbabwe officials to allow Tsvangirai in.

Naming names in Iran. Scott Peterson looks at a website set up by a pro-Mousavi group to identify the basiji – volunteer militias – who have been attacking demonstrators and vandalizing the city.

Second Taliban front. Ben Arnoldy reports that while struggling to clear the Taliban from Swat, the Pakistani army has begin opening a second front in an even tougher area: South Waziristan. Why does it want to launch this second offensive now, and how likely is it to succeed?

In US news ...

• Iraqis homeless in US. Patrik Jonsson on a new report on the "dire" plight of Iraqi refugees in the US. Where does Washington’s duty to refugees end, as Americans – and returning soldiers – also struggle to find a footing in the economy?

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