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Stratfor: The US-Saudi dilemma – Iran’s reshaping of Persian Gulf politics

Something extraordinary, albeit not unexpected, is happening in the Persian Gulf region. The United States, lacking a coherent strategy to deal with...

Book review: The utility of force

General Rupert Smith published his "The Utility of Force – The Art of War in the Modern World" to well-deserved acclaim some...

New U.S. defence chief in Iraq, to press on drawdown

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Leon Panetta arrived in Iraq on his first trip there as US defence secretary, saying he would press Baghdad on the future...

Bombs kill 25 at local Iraqi governor’s house

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Two bombs killed at least 25 people at a checkpoint outside a provincial Iraqi governor's house in the latest in a series...

Iraq hunting US$17 billion issing after US invasion

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Iraq's parliament is chasing about US$17 billion (10 billion pounds) of Iraqi oil money it says was stolen after the 2003 US-led...

Gunmen, suicide bombers storm Iraq council building

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Gunmen and suicide bombers stormed a provincial council in central Iraq after exploding a car bomb outside, killing at least 8 people...

Iraq slashes Saddam-era debt owed by Madagascar

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Iraq has agreed to forgive 80 percent of the loans it made to Madagascar in the era of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein,...

Covert US military operations authorized in secret order

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A senior US military commander issued a secret order last year that laid the ground for an escalation of covert operations across...

Jihadists in Iraq: Out for the count?

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On April 25, The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) posted a statement on the Internet confirming that two of its top leaders,...

UN missions in some countries broke rules: watchdog

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UN missions in several world trouble spots neglected proper security procedures and financial controls, exposing the world body to unnecessary risks, according...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...