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US Paid Reward to Lockerbie Witness, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi Papers Claim

Scottish detectives discussed secret payments of up to $3m made to witness and his brother, documents claim

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October 8, 2009

Gaddafi’s Tent Is Dismantled in New York Suburb

NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Workers on Wednesday dismantled a tent that had been pitched in suburban Bedford, New York, for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi amid threats of criminal action by local authorities.

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October 1, 2009

“Blood Libel”?

Israeli Organ Harvesting

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September 3, 2009

UK’s Huge Jewel Heist Linked to Israel

Top Israeli officials have been linked to Britain’s biggest ever jewelry heist, in which gems worth up to $65 million (£40m) were stolen.

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August 27, 2009

The CMU Black Hole

Not much is known about the new federal prisons called Communications Management Units (CMUs), that house primarily Muslims and political activists, except that they are located in Terre Haute, Indiana and Marion, Illinois.

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August 6, 2009

Still: Secret Bush-Era Prisons

Despite President Barack Obama’s declaration that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam, government practices suggest otherwise.

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August 6, 2009

Padilla vs. Yoo: An Update

The torturer’s lawyer, John Yoo.

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July 23, 2009

US-AFGHANISTAN: Group Seeks Probe of Mass Graves

[A]s many as 2,000 surrendered Taliban fighters were reportedly suffocated in container trucks and then buried in a mass grave by Afghan forces operating jointly with U.S. forces….

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July 23, 2009

Iran Summons German Envoy for ‘Veil Martyr’

Iran chastises Germany for allowing woman to be savagely murdered while she was in range of courtroom security personnel.

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July 16, 2009

Leading the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Syria have found themselves strange bedfellows on America’s ‘blacklist’, which means that unless these governments change their domestic policies to meet the minimum criteria for human rights they face a slew of sanctions.

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July 16, 2009

Hijab Martyr

An official funeral has been held for a pregnant Egyptian woman stabbed to death as she prepared to give evidence in a German courtroom.

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July 13, 2009

ACLU Condemns Charity Closings

The federal government’s crackdown on suspected terrorism financing since the 9/11 attacks has violated the rights of US Muslim charities and deterred Muslims from charitable giving, the ACLU said last Tuesday.

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June 27, 2009

Justice Served

The Lebanese pop sensation, Suzanne Tamim, was nearly decapitated in a July 2008 in a murder drama that has griped the Middle East for the past year.

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June 11, 2009

Bogus Bomb Plot

It is disgusting and outrageous that the FBI is sending provocateurs into mosques…

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May 28, 2009

Will Germany Take Guantanamo Detainees?

Berlin is being asked to take in nine Guantanamo inmates. So far the development is perceived as a first test of trans-Atlantic relations under President Barack Obama. In Germany, there are legitimate questions about the Uighur Chinese it is being asked to take in –but the Interior Ministry also appears to be buying time in an election year.

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May 14, 2009

U.S. Top Court Upholds TV Profanity Crackdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday a U.S. government crackdown on profanity on television, a policy that subjects broadcasters to fines for airing a single expletive blurted out on a live show.

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April 28, 2009

Larry Summers: Dump Waste in Poor Countries

Human beings in LDCs are worth less than human beings in developed countries, according to a leaked, December 12, 1991 internal memo by Mr. Lawrence Summers.

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April 23, 2009

U.S. Treasury Targets Head of China Separatist Group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury on Monday sought to cut off the flow of money to the head of a group considered responsible for killing more than a dozen Chinese police officers ahead of last year’s Beijing Olympics.

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April 23, 2009

ACLU Northern California Appoints First Middle Eastern Head

Abdi Soltani, 35, is the newly appointed executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, the largest affiliate of the national organization.

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April 23, 2009

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