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News
Updated November 23, 2013 - 11:17 PM EST
Iran, Western Powers Reach Deal in Geneva
 
  Details of P5+1 Nuclear Deal With Iran
  As Talks Progress, State Dept Dubs Iran 'Terror' Sponsor
  Did This Low-Profile British Diplomat Just Save the Iran Talks?
Govt: Americans Have No Right to Challenge NSA
NSA Report Outlined Goals for More Power
 
  NSA Bulk Data Collection Violates Constitutional Rights, ACLU Argues
  Congressmen: Add Germany to 'Five Eyes' Spy Alliance
  Twitter Toughening Its Security to Thwart Government Snoops
Iran and West 'Words Away' From Nuclear Deal
 
  As Talks Progress, State Dept Dubs Iran 'Terror' Sponsor
  The Red Herring in Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Arak
  Did This Low-Profile British Diplomat Just Save the Iran Talks?
Karzai Rejects US Ultimatum, Defers Pact
 
  Immunity of Post-2014 US Soldiers in Afghanistan Remains Unresolved
Fears Rise of 'Taliban-Style' Justice in Syria
 
  Syrian Rebel Factions Unite as 'Islamic Front'
  Syrian Troops Kill 54 al-Qaeda Fighters in Clashes
No Respite From Bomb Blasts in Iraq: 32 Killed, 65 Wounded
Siege of Gaza Sadistic and Illegal, Yet US Support Continues
Viewpoints
Are Obama's Middle East Peace Talks Sincere?  by Shamus Cooke
Terrorism and the Bill of Rights  by Jacob G. Hornberger
Experts on the NSA's History of Abuses: There They Go Again  by Conor Friedersdorf
A Constitutional Strategy to Stop NSA Spying  by Michael Boldin
Drone Free Zone  by Cole Stangler
Can Obama Ever Close Guantanamo?  by Daphne Eviatar

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How Did We Let the NSA Spying Get This Bad?
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Yemeni's Long Trip to Seek Answers About Drone Strike
Report Reveals UK Blunders in Iraq and Afghanistan
OKC Bomb Squad Says Suspicious Item Was Burrito
Ukraine Shocks West With EU Decision
Thousands Protest Against Tough New Official Secrets Law in Japan
 
Iran
Iran Would Eliminate Stock of Some of Its Enriched Uranium Under Deal
US Still 'Hopeful' for Iran Nuclear Deal in Geneva
With Interim Agreement Out of His Reach, Netanyahu Shifts Focus to Final Deal
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China FM Spokesman: Iran Nuclear Talks at Final Moment
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France's Fabius, UK's Hague to Join Iran Talks
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Syria
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US Intel Eyes New Threat: Al-Qaeda in Lebanon
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No Respite From Bomb Blasts in Iraq: 32 Killed, 65 Wounded
20 Killed as Iraq Sunni Mosques Close Over Unrest
Iraq Militia Says Fires Mortar Bombs at Saudi as Warning
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Middle East
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Europe
Ukraine Blames IMF for Halt to Agreements With Europe
Greenpeace Protest: UN Court Orders Russia to Free Ship
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Spying on Everyone
NSA Surveillance Challenge Lands in Federal Court
Federal Government Urges Judge Not to Pull Plug on Massive Phone Data Collection Program
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Tim Berners-Lee: UK and US Must Do More to Protect Internet Users' Privacy
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The War at Home
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Blackwater Founder: My Company Could Have Prevented Benghazi Deaths
Lara Logan's Mystery Man
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The Coming Arctic Conflict?
US Eyes Increase in Arctic Operations
Pentagon Unveils New Arctic Strategy
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Afghanistan
Taliban #2 Met Afghan Peace Delegation in Islamabad: Officials
What Is a Loya Jirga Anyways?
How One Inspector General Is Fighting Fraud and Waste in Afghanistan
Pakistan
Thousands Rally in Pakistan After Unrest
Deadly Blasts Hit Pakistani City of Karachi
Pakistani Doctor Who Helped CIA Find bin Laden Faces Murder Charge
Asia
2 US Soldiers Dead in South Korea
Chinese Stealth Drone Makes First Flight
Nepal's Maoists Dispute Election Results, Raising Fears of Further Crisis
Africa
UN Task Force Looking at Next Congo Target: Islamist ADF
Central African Republic Decrees Statewide Curfew
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Nigeria's Boko Haram Crisis: Anger at Lecturer Nazeef's Arrest
Europe
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11/23/2013
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11/20/2013
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11/19/2013
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3/13/2013
Rands Stand

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