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‘War on terror’ set to surpass cost of Second World War

The total cost to America of its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, plus the related military operations in Pakistan, is set to exceed $4 trillion – more than three times the sum so far authorised by Congress in the decade since the 9/11 attacks. This staggering sum emerges from a new study by academics at the Ivy-league Brown University that ...

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Russia: arming Libya rebels is "crude violation"

TRIPOLI — Russia said on Thursday France’s arms drop to rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi violated a U.N. arms embargo on Libya, a stance that could deepen divisions within a NATO alliance that wants him ousted from power. Only on msnbc.com Updated 82 minutes ago 6/30/2011 1:43:53 PM +00:00 Behind The Wall: China likes its superlatives NBC News: Hacker attack cripples al-Qaida ...

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Do Amendments Limiting War Really Matter?

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. “There is no issue more serious than war. Wars result in the loss of life and property. Wars are also expensive and an enormous economic burden.” -Representative Ron Paul (Texas) in a public letter entitled: “Why I’m suing the Obama administration over Libya.”(1) In 1993, when Representative John Lewis stood in front of Congress ...

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UN court issues indictment in Hariri assassination

BEIRUT — A U.N.-backed court investigating the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri delivered an indictment and four arrest warrants Thursday, the latest turn in a case that has transformed this Arab nation and brought down the government earlier this year. The names of the accused were not released,…

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi defies government warning ahead of tour

Yangon – The Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday she would go ahead with a planned tour of the country, her first since being released from house arrest in November, despite a letter of warning from the government. ‘I will go ahead with my plan,’ Suu Kyi told journalists after a meeting with visiting Japanese vice foreign ...

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Hundreds of Yemeni troops defect to rebels: opposition

SANAA/ADEN – More than 300 members of Yemen’s security forces have defected, opposition sources said on Wednesday, which could bolster opponents demanding that President Ali Abdullah Saleh end his 33 years in power. The defections come amid intensified military attacks by the Yemeni air force and ground troops on what the government says are Islamist militants affiliated with al Qaeda ...

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21 dead as Taleban storm Kabul hotel

KABUL – Heavily armed Taleban militants stormed a top Kabul hotel, sparking a ferocious battle involving Afghan commandos and a NATO helicopter gunship that left at least 21 dead including the nine attackers. Officials said all of the gunmen were killed during the night-time raid on the hilltop Intercontinental Hotel, frequented by Westerners and Afghan officials, part of which was ...

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