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Hamid Karzai: In the shadow of terror, a meeting with the world’s loneliest president

Hamid Karzai lives dangerously. As President of Afghanistan, he has survived four assassination attempts. His half-brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, was murdered recently. His father, too, was assassinated, in 1999. Whenever he ventures outside his office in the Presidential Palace in Kabul he is accompanied by seven black-suited bodyguards – part of the 800-strong, CIA-trained cordon that surrounds the Afghan leader ...

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Togo Leader Jails Brother 20 Years In Prison

A half-brother of Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for plotting a coup. The Supreme Court convicted Kpatcha Gnassingbe, the former defence minister, of trying to depose the president in 2009. Another half-brother, Essolizam, a businessman, was acquitted. Faure Gnassingbe…

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Israel ups West Bank forces before Palestinian UN bid

JERUSALEM ‘ Israel has boosted its army presence in the West Bank ahead of a Palestinian recourse to the UN amid fears they may resort to the International Criminal Court over Jewish settlements, reports said on Friday. Public radio reported the build-up and the daily Yediot Aharonot said three battalions of reservists – some 1,500 personnel – have been mobilised ...

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U.S. remains hopeful Iran will release hikers – Clinton

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The United States remains hopeful that Iran will release two U.S. hikers and is not unduly concerned by Tehran’s delay in carrying out a pledge to free them earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday. “We continue to hope that the two young Americans will be released as part of a ...

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Local 9/11 memorial a reminder of real heroes

We hope we never need them, but thank God they are there when we do. The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks brought focus once again on the sacrifices made by our first responders — police, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency personnel who run toward danger while the rest of us run from it. We were glad to ...

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