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Secrecy Surrounds Syrian Border

On a desolate panorama of hardtack desert along the Syrian border here, the United States military has cordoned off part of this village, evicted five families whose houses were bombed six days ago and refused to say what is going on.

Britain May Reinforce Troops In Wake of 6 Soldiers' Deaths

British forces gave civilian leaders 48 hours to hand over gunmen who killed six British military police, after a demonstration left four Iraqi civilians dead, a municipal official said Wednesday.

Former S. Korean President Paid for Peace -- Literally

Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung's government secretly paid communist North Korea $100 million to get Pyongyang to agree to a historic summit in 2000 that helped Kim win the Nobel Peace Prize, an investigator said Wednesday.

Palestinian Militants Sign 3-Month Truce

In a breakthrough toward implementing a U.S.-backed peace plan, Islamic militant groups signed an agreement to halt attacks on Israelis for three months, a senior official of Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction said.

Globalization to Azeris Means Oil and War

One way of dealing with the United States' role as the ""sole superpower"" is to assume that anything and everything that happens must be part of Washington's grand strategy.

North Korea Should Say What It Wants

Two months have passed since inconclusive U.S.-North Korean talks, hosted by China, Pyongyang's most important ally.

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