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A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

Hezbollah Attracting Lebanese Voters

Week two of parliamentary elections is accompanied by violence and calls for the president to resign.

Book: No Suicide, Islam Link

A surge in suicide attacks in Iraq and elsewhere around the world is a response to territorial occupation and has no direct link with Islamic fundamentalism, according to the author of a new book who has created a database of such bombings over the past 25 years.

Pentagon Confirms Abuse of Quran

The Pentagon confirmed Friday evening that a U.S. soldier had deliberately kicked a prisoner's holy book at the Guantanamo Bay prison.

Putin's Rabid Response to Economic Ailments

One day Vladimir Vladimirovich™ Putin was sitting in his Kremlin office and reading about rabies in a medical encyclopedia.

Governors and Gatekeepers

Several recent events have added some new shades to the general picture of how elected governors are replaced by presidential appointees.

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