Shahab Ahmad
Shahab Ahmad
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This Number Proves the Afghanistan War is an Epic Failure

As the NATO forces make their final arrangements to withdraw next year, 100 dead in one week is the new normal in Afghanistan.

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Why Iran Won't Back Down If We Go to War With Syria and Assad

Given Iran's strategic and ideological priorities, it will not stand down if the U.S. decides to intervene in Syria.
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Osama Bin Laden Doctor Set For Retrial in Pakistan

Dr. Shakeel Afridi, who helped the CIA locate bin Laden, is being given a retrial in Pakistan. However, the influence of the Pakistani security agencies means that there is little hope for him.
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Israel Should Not Worry About a Syria Attack

As the west ponders a strike against Syria, Israel is becoming increasingly concerned about a potential retaliation from the Assad regine.
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Asma al-Assad: Meet the Woman Behind Syria's Brutal Dictator

Who is Asma al-Assad? Is she complicit in her husband's crimes, or is she just another one of his victims?

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Robert Bales' Story is a Microcosm Of the Afghan War

Robert Bales was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering 16 Afghan civilians in cold blood. But this is one among many other incidents that have made locals hate foreign troops.
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How the CIA Let a Dictator Commit War Crimes

The CIA knew of and did not stop Saddam's use of chemical weapons against Iran. This will do nothing besides join the list of dubious CIA actions throughout its history

This American was Captured and Tortured by Syrian Rebels

Matthew Schrier was captured by Al-Qaeda-linked rebels. If the west responds to the use of chemical weapons by Assad, will it be helping these goups further?
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2014 World Cup Tickets: Who Cares About Protests When Sales Are This Good?

As tickets go on sale, it looks like the plans for the 2014 World Cup are coming together at last.
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A Pregnant Muslim Woman Was Attacked By Islamophobes, And This is How Her Country Reacted

Using the hashtag #hijabuppropet (hijab outcry), numerous women posted photos of themselves wearing a hijab on twitter and other social media outlets.

Russian Navy Hovercraft Storming Tourist Beach Caught On Video

A 550-ton military hovercraft stormed a tourist beach in Russia, accompanied by a bevy of paratroopers. Russia, of course, claims that the tourists were on their military base.
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India-Pakistan Tensions Escalate After Shelling in Kashmir

Partition of Kashmir, independence, or an innovative joint control solution remain the only viable options for solving the decades old conflict. But its hardly that simple.
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U.S. Nuclear Reactors Are Safer Than You Think

According to a recent report, U.S. nuclear reactors are not well protected against a possible 9/11 scenario. However, the report seems to address rather speculative and improbable scenarios.
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Bo Xilai Is Doomed

China's "trial of the century" is scheduled to take place tomorrow, but the verdict and sentence are likely already decided.
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Whether Or Not Pervez Musharraf Murdered Benazir Bhutto, Here's Why He'll Walk Free

Musharraf has been formally indicted over Bhutto's murder. But will the limited evidence available to the prosecution be enough to convict him?

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Here is the Pathway to Peace in Egypt

Both the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim government headed by the military are determined to destroy each other. But standing down is the only way forward.

Afghanistan Hosts First Soccer Match in 10 Years

The Afghan society has made limited societal improvements since the Taliban regime fell back in 2001. However, all could be undone should the Taliban return to power post-2014.
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North Korea Ends Hissy Fit Over Kaesong Industrial Complex

North Korea caved on Wednesday, agreeing to re-open a massive industrial complex on the border with South Korea. But don't expect this to improve North-South relations.
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How the World Forced Ecuador to Destroy Its Own Environment

The Ecuadorian government will start oil drilling in the Yasuni delta. The decision comes as a major setback to environmentalists and at considerable costs to the environment.