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Al Qaeda’s brazen prison break at Baghdad’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison on Sunday was a major victory for the terrorists and a blow to the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

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Al Qaeda’s brazen prison break at Baghdad’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison on Sunday was a major victory for the terrorists and a blow to the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. The attack at Abu Ghraib cut loose at least 250 militants …
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THANK YOU RICHARD FOR ALL YOU DO. JUST TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.
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Al Qaeda-linked militants have claimed responsibility for Monday’s assault on Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail, which freed some of the terror network's top leaders amid U.S. fears that the country is back in civil war.

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Al Qaeda-linked militants have claimed responsibility for Monday’s assault on Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail, which freed some of the terror network's top leaders amid U.S. fears that the country is back in civil war. Checkpoints were set up Tuesday as the search continued f …
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Great reporting as usual by Dana Priest. This time on #NSA   
The hiring, building and contracting boom at the agency has been fed by a rising need for the data it provides.
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I don't think just because you know how to use Twitter means you are a journalist. But using Twitter doesn't mean you are not one either. #NBCNews  
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The sudden end of crippling energy shortages and the re-emergence of the police suggest that those opposed to President Mohamed Morsi had tried to undermine his administration.
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Haven't we warned the mil. that they have to "tone it down" or lose our foreign aid? But how much do they have to fret? Karzai tells us to go f*ck ourselves every day, and we still give him a big bag of cash.
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The directive is the latest in a series of initiatives by President Xi Jinping to discourage corruption and grandiosity among widely mocked officials.
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More great reporting today arguing that the U.S. must play a leading role in the Middle East. Read "Go Big or Go Home" in the link below.
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Defining "big" is an issue. "Shock and awe" was "big", but in the end, did it help the U.S. or Iraq or the Middle East? We need to be proactive and find effective ways to stand up for human rights.
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The video of yesterday's UNSC Open Debate, including the briefs provided by myself and fellow journalists Kathleen Carroll, Mustafa Haji Abdinur and Ghaith Abdul-Ahad.
Protection of journalists. Letter dated 3 July 2013 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the United States Mission to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/2013/393).
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Full text of today's United Nations Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict: Protection of Journalists.
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Fascinating discussion...
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CAIRO (AP) — With a mob of Muslim extremists on their tail, the Christian businessman and his nephew climbed up on the roof and ran for their lives, jumping from building to building in their southern Egyptian village. Finally they ran out of rooftops.
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Violent, deadly clashes continue in #Egypt  
CAIRO -- At least 51 people were killed and 435 injured in clashes early Monday near the Republican Guard headquarters in the Egyptian capital, the Ministry of Health said. Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi had been holding a sit-in near the compound. Reuters c …
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I have lived in the Middle East since graduating from Stanford University in 1996 with a B.A. in international relations. I speak and read fluent Arabic, which I learned while living in Cairo. I also traveled extensively in the Middle East and can comfortably transition between several Arabic dialects spoken across the Arab world. I am also fluent in Italian and Spanish. Author of two books, “A Fist in the Hornet’s Nest” and “War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq,” which chronicle his experiences covering the Iraq war.
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