Cuba blockade costs American jobs

The figures are staggering. Even a minor easing of the US blockade against Cuba would create tens of thousands new jobs in the US.


Useless war: Afghanistan needs peace to develop

In a potentially important development, exiled members of the former People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan are returning to the country to re-found the organization.


Palestine cabinet meets in Hebron

LONDON (March 1) -- The Palestinian Authority has held its weekly cabinet meeting in Hebron instead of Ramallah to affirm its claim over a shrine there that Tel Aviv recently added to its list of national heritage sites.


U.S. troops target Marjah, then on to Kandahar

Military action in Marjah and Kandahar may alienate the  "hearts and minds" of the Afghan people.