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A key figure in the founding of militant group Hezbollah has died aged 74, hospital sources have said.

Lebanon’s leading Shia Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) was regarded as Hezbollah’s spiritual guide after the group was founded in 1982. (more…)

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Afghanistan’s new laws could make it difficult to persuade European countries to contribute more troops to the country, said Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Nato’s head. (photo, from cbc.ca, taken on Oct. 29, 2008) (more…)

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A controversial deal allowing US troops to stay in the country for another three years will be put to a pulic vote, has agreed Iraq’s parliament. (more…)

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