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Analysis: Calling North Korea’s bluff

By CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI International Editor   | WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) — North Korea may have gambled — and lost — while playing a game of nuclear/missile chicken with the United States. The reclusive communist…


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Politics of papal legacy

BY CLAUDE SALHANI / 6 April 2005 POPE John Paul II will enter history books as one of the Catholic Church’s more conservative popes, something for which many Catholics criticised him. But at the same…


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Analysis: Arabs-Jews battle over airwaves

By Claude Salhani, UPI International Editor Paris, France, Dec. 14, 2004 (UPI) — France’s airwaves have become the latest battleground in the longstanding Arab-Israeli dispute. At the center of the brouhaha that attracted the attention…


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Lebanon sails into uncertain economic waters

By Claude Salhani on September 01, 2004 The Middle East is lately undergoing economic and political changes that imply the need to rethink Lebanon’s posture in this volatile geopolitical neighborhood. The two main impulses to…


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Can Arafat torpedo the peace process?

At first glance, it would appear President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon got their way and were successful in marginalizing Yasser Arafat, president of the Palestinian Authority, and a long-time icon…



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Commentary: The other Sept. remembrance

Opinion/Editorial Claude Salhani United Press International 12 September 2002 WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) — Next week — from Monday through Wednesday — will mark the anniversary of yet other dark days in September. This horrific…



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Commentary: Afghan statues ordered destroyed

CLAUDE SALHANI  — WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) — Mulla Mohammad Omar is not a name that is widely known — until now. Unfortunately, that may soon change. The supreme ruler of Afghanistan’s Islamic Taliban militias…