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In Iraq, former militia program eyed for new fight

BAGHDAD (AP) — They were known as the Sahwa, or the Awakening Councils — Sunni militiamen who took extraordinary risks to side with U.S. troops in the fight against al-Qaida during the Iraq War. Once heralded as a pivotal step in the defeat of the bloody insurgency, the Sahwa later were pushed aside by Iraq's Shiite-led government, starved of political support and money needed to remain a viable security force.

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U.N. committee condemns Iran's Human rights abuses of Minorities

A U.N. General Assembly committee on Tuesday condemned Syria and Iran for widespread human rights abuses, but both Damascus and Tehran dismissed the separate votes as politically motivated.

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NUCLEAR IRAN: TECHNICAL ISSUES OVERSHADOWING NEGOTIATIONS

The main concern at the moment is Iran's uranium enrichment efforts, which are conducted using centrifuge technology acquired from Pakistan in the 1980s. The fear is that without resolution of uncertainties about Tehran's intentions, the regime will be able to amass enough high-enriched uranium to make at least one nuclear bomb within a matter of months

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Ahwazi Arabs and other Iran’s Minorities Address French Parliament

Life after the Iranian regime was the topic of debate at an Iranian federalist conference at the French parliament this month. The ground-breaking symposium was led by ethno-national parties representing the Kurds, Ahwazi Arabs, Balochis and Azerbaijanis who together comprise more than half Iran's population.

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British Foreig Secretery Condemns Death Sentences, Supports Ahwazi Arabs

Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned Iran's widespread abuse of its citizens' human rights as a "disgrace" and a "shameful indictment of Iran's leaders".

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