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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Turkish-occupied Cyprus no city upon a hill

    The July 26 letter "Cyprus is not Gaza," by the representative of the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), which attempts to criticize Daniel Pipes' well-written, factual July 19 Opinion column, "Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza," is quite futile. Despite what the letter writer thinks of the comparisons, the facts relating to Turkey's invasion and occupation in Cyprus are indisputable.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Applause for Sept. 11 bill

    The Sept. 11 victims' families referenced in two recent editorials criticizing Sens. Arlen Specter and Lindsey Graham wrongly implied the senators somehow had failed to stand up for them ("Specter's vote for an Obama job?" and "Strange Graham-Kagan dance," Comment & Analysis, July 20 for both).

  • An Iraqi army soldier on top of an armored vehicle stands guard at the scene of an attack on a checkpoint in Baghdad on Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010. Suspected al-Qaida militants killed 5 Iraqi soldiers in the brazen dawn attack and planted the terror group's black banner before fleeing the scene, officials said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraq: 10 killed in car bombing in Shi'ite city

  • Family members mourn the death of a local leader of the Muttahida Quami Movement Raza Haider in Karachi, Pakistan on Tuesday. Gunmen killed dozens of people in Pakistan's largest city after the assassination of a lawmaker, officials said Tuesday. (Associated Press)

    Pakistan death toll rises after lawmaker's killing

    At least 54 people were killed Tuesday and Wednesday in Karachi — Pakistan's commercial capital and largest city — when gunfire and arson erupted in revenge attacks after prominent lawmaker Raza Haider was assassinated.

  • A vehicle burns after being set on fire by protesters following the killing of a local leader of the Muttahida Quami Movement, in Karachi, Pakistan, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. More than 40 people were killed in revenge attacks. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

    45 die in revenge attacks in Pakistan city

    Gunmen killed at least 45 people in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, after the assassination of a prominent lawmaker set off a cycle of revenge attacks, officials said Tuesday. Dozens of vehicles and shops were set ablaze as security forces struggled to regain control of the city.

  • U.N. peacekeepers gesture as Israeli troops patrol the border fence in the southern border village of Adaisseh, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. Lebanon and Israeli troops exchanged fire on the border Tuesday in the most serious clashes since a fierce war four years ago, and Lebanon said at least two of its soldiers were killed in shelling, authorities said. (AP Photo/Lutfallah Daher)

    Lebanon, Israel clash near border; at least 4 dead

    Lebanese and Israeli troops exchanged fire on the border Tuesday in the most serious clashes since a fierce war four years ago. Four people were killed, including two Lebanese soldiers and an Israeli army officer.

  • Treasury's Iran blacklist of backers of terror grows

    The Treasury Department on Tuesday added two Iranian groups and seven Iranians to its terrorism blacklist for their support of terrorists in Afghanistan and the Middle East under the guise of providing development assistance or social services.

  • World Scene

    A Taliban suicide squad armed with bombs and rockets attacked the largest U.S. military base in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, injuring one NATO soldier and two civilians.

  • ** FILE ** The Red Sea resort city of Eilat, Israel, is pictured in 2007. On Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, a series of explosions was heard in Eliat, a popular tourist destination, and Israeli police confirmed that the blasts were caused by rockets. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

    One killed as rockets hit Israel and Jordan

    A string of rockets was fired early Monday toward the Israeli resort city Eilat, and one hit in neighboring Jordan, killing one person and wounding four, officials in both countries said.

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