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  • Terrorism & Security Gaza killing marks return of Israeli targeted assassinations

    Israel claimed responsibility for Wednesday's killing in Gaza of a Palestinian militant from a splinter group that Hamas is trying to rein in.
    11/04/2010 09:41 am

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 10/29
  • Ahmadinejad visit to Lebanon brings little rapture back home

    Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is visiting Lebanon, wants to lead a regional 'axis of resistance.' But Iranians are focused on economic and political problems at home.
    10/13/2010 01:07 pm

  • 5 key players in Pakistan's tribal belt

    Pakistani military operations in the tribal regions bordering Afghanistan have steered clear of North Waziristan, allowing the area to become a haven for militants. Tribal and local intelligence sources say some 15,000 militants shelter in this semiautonomous tribal belt. “It’s a cobweb,” says former Pakistani diplomat Ayaz Wazir. New alliances between militant commanders in Waziristan have turned this area into a dangerous labyrinth, from which fighters can launch suicide attacks in Pakistan or missions against US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. “It's an international war which has engulfed us,” says Malik Khan Marjan Wazir, an influential tribal elder in North Waziristan. “The volcano is in Afghanistan but it erupts in our tribal areas.” For Marjan Wazir, peace won't be found through military operations or drone attacks, but in negotiations at what he calls “real” jirgas (tribal assemblies). “My elders would always tell me a story that if a woolen blanket gets leeches, you don’t put to fire the whole blanket. You pluck them out with care.” Based on interviews with local tribesmen and intelligence sources, here’s a list of the five biggest players in the region:
    09/16/2010 12:24 pm

  • Global News Blog Hamas headband? Fatah keychain? Gaza Strip gift shop has it all.

    Gaza Strip's Chairman Arafat Gift Shop sells souvenirs that span the Palestinian political spectrum, even if there are no visitors to buy them.
    08/30/2010 12:26 pm

  • From intifada hub to model Palestinian city: How Jenin turned around

    Once the heart of the intifada, Jenin is today lauded as a model of cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian security forces. Israeli Jews may soon be allowed to shop here again, bringing $3 million per weekend.
    08/05/2010 10:18 am

  • Does Israel suffer from 'Iranophobia'?

    Some Israelis argue that an 'Iranophobia' holds unnecessary sway over Israeli thinking about a wide range of problems, from rearming of Hezbollah to the 'terrorist' activists aboard the Gaza flotilla. Should Israel see less of a threat in Iran?
    06/18/2010 03:41 pm

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/10
  • Gallery One year later in Gaza
  • Israel air strikes in Gaza: Will Hamas rocket truce hold?

    Gaza militants vowed counterattacks for Israeli air strikes, one day after Hamas-brokered deal to stop rocket attacks.
    11/22/2009 12:00 am

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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