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Iran Executions Up Three Times Over Previous Year

Reuters | Robert Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iran has witnessed a dramatic increase in executions so far in 2011, United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said Wednesday and her office said ...

Russia Strives To Boost Influence In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Generals don't know when Afghans will be ready to take over for NATO forces. Lt. Gen. Bill Caldwell, head of NATO's training mission in Afghanistan, s...

Israel Eases Gaza Blockade: Gains for Hamas and Turkey?

TIME | Tony Karon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Israel's announcement that it will end its prohibition on a wide variety of civilian goods entering Gaza marks the collapse of the Israeli strategy to...