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Story | Mar 23, 2003The U.S. war in Iraq takes place in a region with a long and complicated history unfamiliar to many Americans. We asked experts on Iraqi politics and history to answer some basic questions. How did Iraq come into being? Iraq was born as a state in 1921,...
Story | Dec 22, 2002Senior Pakistani and American intelligence officials say the operational commander of Al Qaeda, the man believed to have planned the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, narrowly avoided capture during a raid in which authorities took his two young sons...
Story | Jun 19, 1989MOSCOW -- No one has watched the crisis in China with greater concern than Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, for in it he can see some of his compatriots' worst fears for what could go wrong here with his ambitious program of political, economic...