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Iran and the pitfalls of detente

So Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has officially declared the end of the reckless round of adventurous rhetoric and foreign policy pursued by his country's Islamist regime in recent years.

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Sudanese rise up against massive price hikes, repression

Sudan's capital, Khartoum, and neighboring Omdurman, as well as Port Sudan and other parts of the country, are being rocked by mass protests and government repression, with the loss of at least 70 lives so far in Khartoum alone.

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Iraqi Social Forum could be eye-opener for Americans

The first Iraqi Social Forum, which opens Thursday in Baghdad, could be an eye-opener for Americans, who will be able to participate online.

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Merkel victory in Germany: Was it really so big?

What rejoicing! What a triumph for Angela Merkel, the East German girl who has really made it to the top. But was it really such a big win?

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Japan's seniors call for communities to prevent loneliness

A coordinator of the symposium stressed the importance of a movement to build communities to help each other in dealing with difficulties facing the elderly people on a daily basis.

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Kenya carnage will beef up African anti-terror efforts

Before the Westgate attack, Kenya had successfully thwarted a number of terrorist plots. The coming days and weeks are likely to see more beefed up, continent-wide efforts to counter terrorism.

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Iranian gesture causes cautious optimism

Iran's new President, Hassan Rouhani, has initiated a possibly constructive dialogue with President Obama.

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What does the UN Syria report really say?

UN weapons inspectors, in their long-awaited report on the alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Damascus area, did not determine who perpetrated the attacks.

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Teachers in crosshairs on Mexico’s 203rd birthday

As Mexico celebrated its 203rd independence day this past weekend, teachers found themselves in the crosshairs of reactionary politicians.

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Will the left return to power in Honduras?

Amid declining living standards and a terrible security situation, Hondurans go to the polls on Nov. 24 to elect a new president, national legislature, and local officials.

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