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Israel- Palestine - Jews and Arabs must answer profound questions for a sustainable two-state solution
Nazareth/Jerusalem/Ramallah/Brussels - Israel should take urgent steps to integrate its Arab minority into the country’s civic order, but Israeli Jews and the Palestinian national movement need also to agree on the character of the State of Israel and the rights its Arab citizens should enjoy. (Full Story)

Obama, Netanyahu to Hold Critical Talks on Iran Options
by Dan Robinson

Benjamin Netanyahu will meet President Obama at the White House on Monday, March 5, 2012, to discuss Iran. President Obama made his strongest comments yet about options regarding Iran amid ongoing intense global concerns about a possible pre-emptive Israeli military strike against Iranian nuclear sites. (Full Story)


The President of the Convention banning anti-personnel mines calls on States not to default on their obligations
Geneva – The president of the international treaty banning anti-personnel mines has called on the international community not to default on their obligations to assist in the efforts to support survivors and to free mined land from its deadly bondage.  (Full Story)

Tunisians share aim of advancing economy
by Amine Ghali

London - A year after the fall of the previous regime Tunisia is undergoing an unprecedented political transformation. A transition government has led the country to the successful election of a constituent assembly. A new government has already been appointed, marking the second phase of the transition process focused on drafting the constitution and reforming the economy. (Full Story)


The US spent $US 689 billion on Defence
Brussels - In 2010 the governments of the 26 European Defence Agency (EDA) participating Member States (pMS) spent a total of €194 billion on defence. The US spent the equivalent of €520 billion (or $689 billion).  (Full Story)

Syria. Arab League mission leader, Mohammed Dabi, does not see "anything frightening"
Arab League monitors Thursday are expected to visit the Syrian cities of Daraa, Hama and Idlib, where anti-government protests have been violently repressed, as questions mount about the observers' credibility. (Full Story)

Palestine. Continued injustice against women within the Palestinian territories
by Nida’ Tuma

Ramallah, West Bank - A Facebook page with nearly 2000 members has recently attracted the attention of the Palestinian public and media. “Puzzled young women” is becoming an important arena in the debate on women’s rights in the Palestinian territories, a debate which previously lacked one essential element: dialogue with proponents of a more traditional role for women. (Full Story)


Former Czech President Vaclav Havel dies at 75
Former Czech President Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who led the peaceful revolution that toppled communism in the former Czechoslovakia, has died. He was 75. (Full Story)

Former French President Jacques Chirac convicted of corruption
A judge found Chirac guilty of embezzling public funds Thursday but suspended his two-year sentence in the landmark case. (Full Story)

Pakistan. Religious intolerance, sectarian violence and radical Islamic parties threaten democratic reforms
Islamabad/Brussels - Religious intolerance, sectarian violence and radical Islamic parties threaten to undermine the democratic reforms on which Pakistan’s stability depends. (Full Story)

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