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Friday, 21 September 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- The 33,000 additional U.S. troops that President Barack Obama ordered to Afghanistan to tamp down the Taliban attacks nearly two years ago have now left the country, but a new wave of deadly insider attacks and a reassessment of how NATO troops partner with Afghans have raised questions about how well the military strategy is working.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced on Friday the troops had come out, declaring the surge had accomplished its mission.
Mass Demonstrations Turn To Deadly Violence In Pakistan
He's Baaaaaaaack!
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Ax-Wielding Man Kills 3 Kids In Daycare Attack
France Bans Protest Over Prophet Muhammad Cartoons
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Christina Patterson: What Salman Rushdie Reminds Us About the Freedoms That We Cherish
Those of us who believe in the right to say what you think without being threatened can only show that there are some beliefs that we cherish, too. We can show that we believe in the right of clever writers to write good books, and the right of stupid fantasists to make bad films.
Alexander Ragir: Brazil's Street Superhero
Brazilian cartoonist Lacarmélio de Araújo wears a bright yellow suit and hits the streets of Belo Horizonte every morning to sell his own comic books. He's become a well-known street personality in this Brazilian town.
Nicholas McGeehan: The UAE's Crude Tactics Call for a Response
The UAE's vast resources and deep pockets afford it significant influence globally. It has been able to exploit these advantages to deflect criticism for persistent and serious human rights violations.
Joe Cirincione: What Obama Should Tell the UN
In the few paragraphs about nuclear weapons that you will put in your speech, you can reassure your allies and warn your adversaries by quickly and powerfully laying out your integrated, three-part agenda.
Ahmed Charai: Arab Disturbance, American Distress
In the Arab world, there is always a large segment of the population that views American policy as an imperialist conspiracy, even if that policy was designed to help them.

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