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Al-Qaeda on Thursday posted an online video of two plane hijackers of the September 11, 2001 suicide attacks, which they said were part of a war to drive US forces out of the Arabian Peninsula.
A series of political transitions led by the Arab Spring uprisings are shifting the balance of world power with the United States set to play a less dominant role.
The Obama administration must stay the course in Arab Spring countries and help them thwart rising militancy, even as the deaths of four diplomats grimly highlighted the dangers lurking in the young democracies.
The film which has triggered deadly protests in the Middle East over its portrayal of the Islamic faith is not intended to insult Muslims.
Mystery remained Wednesday over exactly who was behind the anti-Islam film which sparked deadly protests in the Middle East, amid conflicting claims of Jewish or Coptic Christian involvement.
A Swiss radiology lab said on Friday it has received the go-ahead from the widow of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to test his remains for poisoning by polonium, a highly radioactive element.
Oil prices hit two-month highs this week, driven by Federal Reserve stimulus hopes and Middle East unrest, while soyabeans soared to a record high as US supplies were hit by drought.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday clashed with President Barack Obama over how serious a security threat Iranian ally Venezuela poses to the US.
The United States on Monday called on Iran to release Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was imprisoned in 2009 and condemned to death for converting from Islam to Christianity.
U.S., same as Russia, are interested in retaining authoritarian, but secular political regimes in the region.
One of Astana's streets will be named after Hussein bin Talal, farther of the current King of Jordan.
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan uploaded a video where they are convincing Pakistanis of Vaziristan to continue giving asylum to foreign extremists.
Global Islamic social network called SalamWorld with interface in 8 languages will be launched in April 2012.
It was developed by the University of California and the International Rice Research Center in the Philippines. Other crops are under research.
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