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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's president on Tuesday unveiled an upgraded version of a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile just weeks after it was test-fired, the country's state-media reported.
Afghan Militants Fire At Top U.S. General's Plane
Obama Finally Speaks Out On Disturbing Trend
Pussy Riot Sequel?
Ethiopian PM Dead At 57
Kim Jong Un's Family Photo Fail
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Michael Brenner: Saudi Rides the Wave
The reverberations from the Arab Spring that have shaken the established order across the Middle East have been felt acutely in Riyadh, where Saudi leaders were badly rattled by the spread of revolutionary sentiments. The turbulent aftermath has confirmed their worst fears.
Amy Novick: Winning Gold in the "Anti-Immigration Olympics"
These champions return to our country and see games of a different sort going on - elected officials stooping to the worst kind of politics, spreading fear and misinformation about immigrants, and enacting harmful anti-immigration policies.
Malik Siraj Akbar: Pakistan's Mobile Phone Curfew
Pakistan is the home to millions of mobile phone users and robust political movements. An effort to curtail people's freedom of expression and access to digital information may lead to serious confrontation between the government and the citizens.
Katrina Lantos Swett: Exporting North Korean Gulag Must Not Be Permitted at Future Olympics
While most Olympic athletes had an extraordinary opportunity to mingle with competitors from every corner of the globe, the North Korean team was treated like high-security prisoners by their ever-present minders.
Gary Hart: A Landslide Election
In a perfect world, the focus of this campaign would be international and the degree to which creation of jobs in America is so closely interwoven with world affairs. If that were to be so, this election wouldn't even be close.

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