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Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah. Photo Daniel Wilkinson (U.S. Department of State)
Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah. Photo Daniel Wilkinson (U.S. Department of State)


Afghan Election Deadlock Gets Worse

By Mina Habib Five months after Afghans came to the polls in record numbers and two months since a second round was held, a winner has yet to be declared. The uncertainty is stalling the everyday work of government and obstructing growth. Some experts believe the power vacuum is making a bad security situation worse. […]

European Union flag
European Union flag


Polish And Italian Get Top EU Jobs

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini were named to top European Union roles, after several hours of negotiation between heads of state and government in Brussels on Saturday. The entire process is highly undemocratic, as the “EU President” is elected by dozen Eurocrats, whille 500 million Europeans have no say […]

Barack Obama
Barack Obama. File photo.


Obama Blames Social Media And News Shows For Dismal World View – OpEd

President Barack Obama on Friday blamed social media and the abundance of news sources for giving Americans the impression that the world during his administration is coming apart at the seams, according to news outlets that covered his fundraiser during a Democratic National Committee picnic in the town of Purchase, New York. “I can see […]

Pakistan's Imran Khan, photo by Wanishahrukh, WIkipedia Commons
Pakistan's Imran Khan, photo by Wanishahrukh, WIkipedia Commons


Pakistan: Khan Vows To Continue Antigovernment Protests

(RFE/RL) — Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan says he will protest to “the last breath” as clashes between police and protesters left at least three people dead and hundreds injured. Khan, populist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri, and thousands of their supporters have been camped outside of parliament and other government buildings in Islamabad since August 15 […]

Lebanon
Lebanon


Lebanon: Bekaa Valley Towns Begin Self-Security Measures

By Nohad Topalian Communities near the Syrian border in eastern Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley have put precautionary security plans in place following recent fighting in and around Arsal to safeguard themselves against future attacks. Clashes broke out in Arsal earlier this month after gunmen suspected of belonging to al-Nusra Front (ANF), al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, and […]