Today's Highlights

The Return of the Neocons: Justin Raimondo
Remembering Hiroshima: David R. Henderson
A Bad Deal: Sibel Edmonds & William Weaver
No Civilians in Southern Lebanon: Dahr Jamail
'Respecting Lebanon's Sovereignty': Ran HaCohen

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Updated July 31, 2006 - 11:06 PM EDT
Israeli Cabinet Votes to Expand War
Israel Keeps Bombing Despite Suspension Pledge
  UN Cancels Peacekeeping Plan Meeting After Israel Rejects Cease-Fire
  No Longer Welcome in Lebanon, Rice Heads Home
  Israel 'Regrets' Civilian Deaths in Qana, Blames Hezbollah
  Residents Will Get 24-Hour Window to Leave South Lebanon
  Israeli Battleplane Hits Lebanese Soldiers by Mistake
  Lebanese Army Stops Israeli Helicopters Landing
Is the US Encouraging Israel to Attack Syria?
  Assad Calls on Syrian Army to Increase Readiness
  Iran Is Bush's Target in Lebanon
  Lebanon's Anti-Syria PM Thanks Hezbollah for 'Sacrifices'
  Poll: Huge Majority of Lebanese Support Resistance Against Israel
Shake-Up Expected for Maliki's Iraq Govt
  29 Iraqis Kidnapped by Gunmen, 30 Killed in Other Attacks
  Marines Prop Up Ailing Local Govt in Iraq
  Accused Rapist Steven Green Went to Iraq Eager to 'Kill 'Em All'
  Before Accusations, GI Described Killing Iraqis 'Like Squashing an Ant'
Castro Hospitalized, Hands Power to Brother
North Koreas: Another Failed Long-Range Test
UN Hands Iran 30-Day Nuke Deadline
'Respecting Lebanon's Sovereignty'
by Ran HaCohen
All That's Given Up in the Name of Security  by Sibel Edmonds & William Weaver
How Mad for Britain to Be the US Poodle  by Matthew Parris
Days of Darkness  by Gideon Levy
Whose 'Moral Clarity'?  by Robert Parry
Paging Franz Kafka  by William Norman Grigg

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UN Council Deplores Strike but Won't Demand Cease-Fire
Lebanese Civilians Bear the Brunt of Israel's Destruction
'They Found Them Huddled Together'
Soldiers Detail an Iraq Mission Gone Wrong
Iran Rejects Terms of UN Resolution
The Children Went to Sleep Believing They Were Safe. And Then Israel Targeted Them as Terrorists
Today in Iraq
Iraqis Say They Deserve Aid for Fighting Terrorism
Iraq's New Interior Minister Promises a Cleanup
Iraq: Child Prisoners Left Without Support
Iraq Coach Resigns After Death Threats
Iraqi Politicians Push for Improved Women's Rights
International Oil Firms Ready to Invest in Iraq: Minister
Iraq-Turkey Pipeline Resumes Pumping
Attacks Continue
At Least 23 Killed in Ambush Near Baghdad
4 US Marines Among 21 Others Dead in Iraq Violence
Car Bomb Kills 2, Hurts 7 in Kirkuk, Iraq
Developments in Iraq on July 31
Developments in Iraq on July 30
Iraq Occupation
Marines Issue Iraq Crib Sheet
Troops in Iraq Counting Down the Days Until Home Leave
Baghdad Calms as US Troops Go Back on Patrol
Suicide in Basra: The Unraveling of a Military Man
US Airstrike Kills Two Militants in Iraq
Mood in Sunni West Baghdad Turns in Favor of US Troops
Trash Patrol Part of Security Forces' Beat in Iraqi Capital
AP Blog: NCO Monitors GI Gatorade Intake
US Hopeful of North Korea Talks
North Korea's Mounting Troubles
US Threat to Renew Sanctions Against North Korea
Stubborn North Korea Alienating Even Its Few Friends: Analysts
Taliban 'Not Strategic Problem': Top US Officer
Britain Sending More Troops to Fight Taliban
Coalition Forces Kill 24 Militants in Afghanistan
NATO's Moment of Truth in South Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, NATO Picks Up Where the US Is Leaving Off
British General Takes Command of US Troops in Afghanistan
More Canadian Soldiers Off to Afghanistan
Afghan Taliban Threaten to Kill Kidnapped Man
India to Return to Talks Only After Pakistan Clamps Down on Terror
Pakistan, India to Hold Informal Talks in Dhaka
China Concerned Over US-India Nuclear Deal
Three Troops Killed in Balochistan Mine Hunt
Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Troops Begin First Offensive Into Rebel Territory
Sri Lanka Steps Up Attacks Amid Fears for Threadbare Truce
Next Troublesome Missile Test: Taiwan?
Shanghai Builds Vast Bunker to Shield Against Terrorism Attack
Czech Soldier Dies in Kosovo
Bosnian Muslim Sentence Contested
Basques Try Recipe for Peace
Knocking on Europe’s Door, Turkey Shows Growing Conservatism
DR Congo
Congo Voting Extended for Second Day in Area of Boycott
After Decades of War, Millions of Congolese Vote
Calm Prevails as Voters Stream to the Polls in DR Congo
Election Is Bitter for Many in Congo
Key Events in Congo's History
Somali PM Survives Ousting Vote
Fists Fly in Somali Assembly Over Vote
Sudan Peace Talks Ruled Out
Man Wanted for Rwanda Genocide Living in Britain
'War on Terror'
Soviet Spy May Have Smuggled Viruses Out of Maryland Base
Ex-Taliban Details Guantanamo 'Humiliation'
Millions of UK Children to Be Fingerprinted
Leader Turned Informant Rattles Muslims
The War at Home
Seattle Jewish Center Shooting Suspect Was Baptized Christian
Poll: Iraq War Led to Rise in Terrorism, Say Americans
Poll: Take No Sides in Mideast, Say Americans
Poll: Mideast War Not US Business, Say Americans
Finding Mideast Unity in the Classroom
Nuclear Spending Comes Under Fire
Lebanon Casts Pall on White House Game
Arizona Lawmaker to Serve in Iraq
Hundreds of Thousands Rally to Challenge Mexico Poll
Mexican Leftist Calls for Permanent Blockades in Heart of Mexico
Bicycle and Oil Deals Cement Chávez's Ties to Iran
Poll: Chávez Leads, Rivals Below 10 Percent in Venezuela
Discovery of Cuban Oil Renews Embargo Debate
Massacre in Qana
Qana Villagers Refute Israeli Claims Building Fell Hours After Strike
A Refuge That Became a Place of Death
Corpses Pulled From Rubble in Qana
15 Disabled Children Among Those Killed in Qana
US Officials Express 'Sorrow' for Deaths, Reaffirm Israel's Right to Attack
Qana Relives 1996 Massacre as Air Strike Kills 60 Civilians
Qana Was Engulfed in Israeli-Hezbollah Conflict in 1996
Another Massacre in Qana
Human Rights Watch: Israel Responsible for Qana Attack
Qana Victims Came Primarily From One Extended Family
War or Peace for Lebanon
Bush Stresses 'Sustainable' Mideast Peace
From Carnage, US Gains a Concession
Rice Tactics Under Scrutiny With Mideast Deaths
Basescu: Romania Will Not Send Troops to Lebanon
Merkel Plays Down Prospect of German Troops for Lebanon
France Proposes UN Peace Plan as Lebanon Issues Call for Help
Assault on Lebanon
Death Toll From Israel Offensive Hits 750: Lebanon
Lebanon-Syria Border Road Bombed Again
Israel Tells UN Forces to Evacuate Two More Villages
Six Israeli Troops Injured in Southern Lebanon
Israel Under Attack
Hezbollah Sends Message With Missile Barrage
Hezbollah Says Fighters Kill Israeli Army Elite Troops
Eight Hurt as Record Number of Rockets Hits Northern Israel
Israeli Soldier Sentenced to 28 Days for Refusing to Serve in Lebanon
Israeli MP Calls for Arab MPs to Face Terror Charges
Hundreds of Antiwar Protesters in Haifa and Tel Aviv
Shin Bet Releases Professor Suspected of Spying for Hezbollah
US and Israel Shelved Laser as a Defense
Israeli Forces Pull Back to Gaza Border After Killing 30 Palestinians in Three Days
Several Hurt in Fresh Gaza Air Strikes
Protesters Storm UN Compound in Gaza City
Hamas Vows Attacks After Qana Raids
Palestinian Official: Qana Tragedy Will Delay Captured Soldier Shalit's Release
Keep Your Word, Abbas Tells Olmert
Some See Hezbollah Leader Gaining in Esteem
Hezbollah May Have the Edge
Success by Hezbollah Overshadows al-Qaeda
State Within a State Thrives in Lebanon's South
Zest for Martyrdom Fuels Hezbollah in Battle
Hezbollah TV Refuses to Be Silent
Israeli Military Hacks Nasrallah's TV Channel
Atomic Incentives Dead if UN Passes Resolution: Iran
Iran's Ahmadinejad Signals Hardening of Nuclear Stance
Iran Fails in Bid to Divide World Powers: US Official
Top Iran General Says Hopes to Avenge Muslim Deaths
In Mideast Tumult, Iran's Clout Rises
As Mideast Fighting Rages, Iran's Jews Steer Clear
For Syria’s Voice in US, Isolation but Not Silence
Syria's Assad Calls Israel's Qana Attack Terrorism
Syria Blasts US Rejection of Immediate Cease-Fire
Syria: US Support for Israel No Longer Justified
Slowly Aiding Lebanon
UN Says Israel Refused OK for Lebanon Aid Convoy
Dwindling Reserves Haunt Aid Workers as Need Grows
Humanitarian Aid Piles Up in Beirut Without Safe Passage South
Red Cross Delivers Food Aid to Eastern Lebanon Villages
Kuwait to Give Lebanon 800 Million Dollar Aid Package
Surviving in Lebanon
Protesters Smash UN Building in Beirut After Air Strike
Lebanese Children Bear Scars of Israeli Brutality
Scramble for Life in Lebanon
Lebanon Refugees Trapped Between Bombs and Poverty
Umm Ibrahim Only Wants to Bury Her Son
Poll: Lebanese Chide Government's Position
Lebanese Casualties Held in Mass Grave
Mass Burial of Unclaimed Bodies in Tyre
Global Lebanon Fallout
Indifference Could Undercut Bush's Long-Term Goals
Tensions 'Trigger' Synagogue Attack in Australia
Pope Appeals for Middle East Cease-Fire
Top Iraq Cleric Sistani Demands Cease-Fire in Lebanon
US Arms Flights, Headed for Israel, Avoid Scottish Airport
Blair Sticks to His Script Over Cease-Fire as Backlash Begins
Blair Sees No Cabinet Rift Over Mideast
Blair’s Popularity Hits All-Time Low
British MP's Group Refused Israel Entry
Jordan's King Accuses Israel of 'Criminal Aggression' in Qana Attack
Israeli Carnage in Lebanon Triggers Outrage in India
Images of Lebanese Death Intensify Arab Anger
Israeli Attack Draws Outrage

Justin Raimondo
The Return of the Neocons

David R. Henderson
Remembering Hiroshima

Ran HaCohen
'Respecting Lebanon's Sovereignty'

Alan Bock
Remember Iraq?

Praful Bidwai
Indo-US Nuclear Deal Sows Resentment, Rivalry

Doug Bandow
Endless Entanglements

Ivan Eland
Israel Is Winning the Battle, but Not the War

Charles Peńa
What a Fine Mess

Nebojsa Malic

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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