Middle East

US Scholar Blames Arab Culture for Mideast Violence
New book cites Arab disunity, culture of violence as major barriers to peace while arguing US must remain a key player in the region
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Wed, 03/17/2010 - 20:00
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An exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles recalls one of worst atrocities of the late 20th century, the gassing of 5,000 Kurdish men, women and children in the town of Halabja by former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.  The exhibit opened this week, on the anniversary of the March, 1988 massacre.The gas attack was…
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Wed, 03/17/2010 - 20:00
President Barack Obama speaking in Cairo in June 2009.
Despite Obama pledge to support democratic freedoms, survey suggests human rights situation worsened in Mideast
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Tue, 03/09/2010 - 19:00
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Iraqi officials are counting votes from Sunday's parliamentary election.  Despite a series of attacks that left more than 30 people dead, the vote is being hailed as a general success.   Officials started the task of tallying the ballots shortly after the polls closed Sunday.  The job is complicated by a large number of overseas voters, as well as people displaced from their homes during years of sectarian violence.   Abbas Kadhim, who…