The UN Shines in Haiti

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Despite the worst loss of life in its history, the UN has led humanitarian efforts in the earthquake-shattered nation.

Yemen launches offensive against al Qaeda – AP

Yemen has launched an offensive against al Qaeda and the U.S. embassy in Sanaa reopened on Tuesday after security forces staged a raid just outside the capital that dealt with an imminent security threat. Yemen has sent thousands of troops to take part in a campaign against al Qaeda in three provinces over the past […]

Iran’s growing desperation – The Economist

WHAT more can Iran’s ruthless rulers do to squash their opponents? Since nationwide protests broke out last June over the disputed results of presidential elections, the official winner, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has pulled few punches. His security apparatus has beaten and arrested thousands, tried scores of dissidents in kangaroo courts, hounded others into exile, throttled the […]

Iran Lashes Out at West Over Protests – NYTimes.com

Iranian authorities continued arresting hundreds of opposition members and accused the United States and Britain on Tuesday of orchestrating the violent demonstrations that rocked the capital and other cities on Sunday. via Iran Lashes Out at West Over Protests – NYTimes.com.

Taliban blow up Pakistan girls school – AP

The Taliban blew up a girls’ school in Pakistan’s Khyber district, where troops are fighting against militants in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan, an official said Wednesday. Militants detonated explosives overnight at the government-run school in Bazgarah town, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Peshawar, capital of the violence-plagued North West Frontier Province. via […]

Eurabia vs. Israel on Jerusalem – by P. David Hornik

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The EU pressures Israel to surrender its capitol.