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Iran rights group demands release of political prisoner “hostages”

The Islamic Republic's political prisoners are hostages held to terrorize the nation, says UK-based Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People's Rights.

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An in-depth look at Germany’s Left Party congress

The media were keen for a real wide split in the party. In truth, a lot of the members feared the same.

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Iran rights group warns U.S. Congress: Don’t step up war drive

Peace and human rights organizations are urging the U.S. Congress not to pass a resolution which they say will increase the chances of war with Iran.

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Key steps for a just and lasting Middle East peace

The most volatile tinderbox area of the world where the danger of war exists is the Middle East.

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The U.S. and the Afghan train wreck

The recent decision by the Taliban and one of its allies to withdraw from peace talks with Washington underlines the train wreck the U.S. is headed for in Afghanistan.

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Pressure builds to stop execution in Iran

A last minute push by the Committee for the Defense of Iranian People's Rights to prevent the execution of Iranian teacher Abdolreza Ghanbari is in full gear today.

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Ending the horrors of the Afghan war

Now in its eleventh year, the U.S.'s longest-ever war has been the scene of many horrendous crimes against innocent Afghan people.

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Syria: a way out

There are two tales about the crisis in Syria.

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Cuba reaffirms ties with China

Cuban Council of State Vice President Marino Murillo Jorge journeyed to Beijing in late February for a "working visit."

Pakistan generals profit from mayhem, communists say

In a recent analysis, the Communist Party of Pakistan says the Obama administration is interested in working out a political settlement in Afghanistan "in order to cut down its colossal expenditures there."

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