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NATO airstrikes raise questions over motives

A NATO air strike that Libya said killed one of Muammar Gaddafi's sons raises new questions about just how far the West is willing to go to get rid of the Libyan leader. Full story

Analysis: West's caution on Syria jars with Libya action

An authoritarian Arab ruler unleashes his security forces and irregular militia gunmen to crush peaceful pro-democracy protests, killing hundreds of people including women and children. Full story

West to lose contracts, but not Germany: Gaddafi

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi slammed Western powers in a German television interview on Tuesday, saying Germany was the only one with a chance of doing business with Libyan oil in the future. Full story

Analysis: Iran, Lebanon show reach and limits of Turkey's clout

In plunging headlong into trying to help resolve some of the toughest political conundrums in the Middle East, Turkey may be wondering whether it has taken on more than it can handle. Full story

Freed hostage: 'Iran will always be with me'

Former Iranian hostage Barry Rosen touched down on an American tarmac 30 years ago and spilled into the arms of a wife and two young children lost to him during 444 days of captivity. Then came the exhilarating bus ride to West Point along a route lined with yellow ribbons and thousands of cheering Full story

Germany to set end-2011 start date for Afghan pullout

The German government will ask parliament this month for approval to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan at the end of the year, excerpts of the proposal obtained by Reuters showed on Saturday. Full story

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A Khmer Rouge soldier waves his pistol and orders store owners to abandon their shops in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on April 17, 1975 as the capital fell to the communist forces. A large portion of the city's population was reportedly forced to evacuate. Photo from West German television film.

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A Khmer Rouge soldier waves his pistol and orders store owners to abandon their shops in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on April 17, 1975 as the capital fell to the communist forces. A large portion of the city's population was reportedly forced to evacuate. Photo from West German television film.