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  • IRAN: 'Dull' annual press fair turns into a chaotic protest, counter-protest

     
    An ordinarily staid annual media expo in Tehran erupted into chaos this week as opposition supporters and pro-government militiamen squared off. Normally, the 16-year-old exhibition is meant to showcase Iranian press as well as international news...
  • Pakistan elections to test president's might

    Pakistan elections to test president's might
    The lingering sting of tear gas hung in the air as Roedad Khan, a retired senior civil servant in his 80s, straightened his sensible cardigan sweater and railed unreservedly against President Pervez Musharraf. "He is shameless, simply shameless," said...
  • Obama's nuke-free world

    Obama's nuke-free world
    Today's topic: Was President Obama right or naive to call for a world without any nuclear weapons? Andrew Grotto and Gabriel Schoenfeld debate the future of U.S. policy on nuclear proliferation. The world is waiting on the U.S. Point: Andrew Grotto...
  • Has nuclear arms control worked?

    Today's topic: Has the strategy to stop the spread of nuclear weapons through the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty -- in which existing nuclear powers can keep but reduce their arsenals while other nations are barred from developing bombs -- been...
  • No-nuke world: a pipe dream?

    No-nuke world: a pipe dream?
    Today's topic: Is it even possible to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, let alone completely rid the world of them? Are there some countries that should always maintain nuclear arsenals? Andrew Grotto and Gabriel Schoenfeld finish their debate. America...
  • Political junkies struggle with election withdrawal

    Political junkies struggle with election withdrawal
    For some addicts, the end of the 2008 presidential campaign came as a welcome relief. Rommel Quimson, an occupational therapist in Manhattan who devoured the latest political developments on CNN every night, is back to watching "nonsensical shows like...
  • Iran sees diplomatic boon in report

    The government of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sought Tuesday to gain a diplomatic edge abroad and a political windfall at home following the release of a U.S. intelligence estimate concluding that Tehran had halted a secret nuclear weapons...
  • Assassination shatters hopes for stability in Pakistan

    WASHINGTON -- For months, the Bush administration's hopes for stability in Pakistan rested on the rising influence of Benazir Bhutto. Her death Thursday shattered those hopes and threatened to paralyze U.S. priorities there: fighting terrorism, ensuring...
  • He gave Pakistan her voice

    Karachi, Pakistan Out of costume but not out of character, one of Pakistan's hottest TV stars was sipping his first tea of the day as the sun faded on a December afternoon, the shadow of his beard evidence of rising late after another night of...
  • From the archives: S. Africa Opens Beaches, Targets Apartheid Law

    From the archives: S. Africa Opens Beaches, Targets Apartheid Law
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- President Frederik W. de Klerk, taking his first important step toward dismantling apartheid, declared South Africa's remaining whites-only beaches open to blacks Thursday and promised to scrap a 36-year-old law that...
  • Army psychiatrist blamed in Fort Hood shooting rampage

    Army psychiatrist blamed in Fort Hood shooting rampage
    Reporting from Ft. Hood, Texas, Washington and Los Angeles -- An Army psychiatrist who was about to be deployed to Iraq allegedly armed himself with two guns and opened fire Thursday afternoon on the grounds of Ft. Hood, the country's largest military...