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Dear Obama… Kind regards, Hamas.

Blog, Middle East, USA

May 11, 2010

Hamas recently sent US President Barack Obama a letter outlining the need for America to change it’s policy and “double standards” concerning it’s involvement in the Palestinian cause. Taher An-Nunu, a Hamas Spokesman, said in a press release that the letters include “a request...

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US to increase strikes deeper inside Pakistan

Blog, Pakistan, Politics, USA

March 19, 2009

There is little-to-no rest in site for Pakistan as it recovers from a gruelling three weeks of political espionage, civil unrest and a near coup. Claims of a strong military push for the resolution of the Long March by reinstating the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry is now being heavily...

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Obama wants talks with Taliban

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

March 8, 2009

“Mr Obama told the New York Times that US forces in Iraq had persuaded some Islamic radicals alienated by the tactics of al-Qaeda to co-operate. He said there might be similar opportunities in Afghanistan, although the situation there was more complex.”...

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Kyrgyzstan evicts the US

Blog, Middle East, News, Politics, USA

February 20, 2009

The parliament of Kyrgyzstan have given the US six months to vacate their highly strategic airbase, which served as a back-door into Afghanistan . The bill, passed by 78  out of 81 deputies, is a move that proves to be very problematic for the new Obama adminstration: “MOSCOW – The Parliament...

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Myth: Obama’s “radical changes”

Blog, Politics, USA

February 7, 2009

John Pilger’s latest article in the New Statesman takes a look at the myths surrounding the new Obama administration. How “shutting down the CIA’s secret prison network” really just means outsourcing torture.  Change? What change. “…What the childish fawning over Obama...

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Obama: Oh Bummer!

Blog, Pakistan, Politics, USA

February 1, 2009

Democracy Now! reports on the rising tenstion in the border regions of Pakistan: “In Pakistan, outrage continues to mount over a US military attack approved by President Obama. Last Friday, unmanned US Predator drones fired missiles at houses in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas, or...

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Obama kills 22 people in Pakistan

Blog, Pakistan, Politics, USA

January 27, 2009

Obama’s first military action as President was to sanction two missile strikes into Pakistan. These US attacks caused the deaths of 22 people, woman and children included. “The Obama administration is to double the number of US troops in Afghanistan to 60,000 and when asked in a television...

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