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Global Politics

Gaza Celebrates Ceasefire

In Gaza, news of the ceasefire deal was greeted by celebrations but just before the truce went into effect, there were more rockets fired into southern Israel. And there were more Israeli strikes hitting targets in Gaza.

Conflict & Justice

A view from Somalia on the pirates

Yesterday's dramatic rescue of cargo ship captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates is making headlines around the world -- including in Somalia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Mohammed Olad Hassan, who's covering the story from Mogadishu.

Global Politics

Sunnis and Shias in Iraq

The establishment of the Sunni Awakening Councils were a key element in bringing some stability to war-ravaged Iraq. The BBC's Natalya Antelava now reports that the councils are feeling sidelined by Iraq's Shia dominated government.

Lifestyle & Belief

Chechnya today

Russia's war against Islamic militants in Chechnya went on for years. Though Moscow claimed victory and calm has returned, there are signs the battle isn't over. The BBC's Rupert Wingfield Hayes explains.

Global Politics

Restarting the peace process

President Obama's Middle East special envoy George Mitchell meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tomorrow. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Bernard Avishai, author of The Hebrew Republic, about Mitchell's prospects for bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table.

Conflict & Justice

Nazi deserters pardoned

This month Germany overturned the sentences of tens of thousands of German soldiers convicted of treason during World War II. The World's Gerry Hadden met one of Germany's three surviving Nazi traitors and has his story.

Global Politics

Re-opening tourism in Liberia

Before Liberia descended into war, the country was a West African travel hotspot: five-star hotels, beautiful beaches, and a rich cultural history. Tourism would certainly help with recovery. But is Liberia ready? The World's Jason Margolis had a look.

Global Politics

Middle East peace talks

A new round of Middle East peace talks is now under way, and the goal is to reach a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in one year. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem.

Conflict & Justice

Gaza truce

Egyptian state media says the Hamas militants in Gaza and Israel have agreed to a cease-fire that's supposed to take effect on Thursday; from Jerusalem, Matt Gutman reports.

Global Politics

Rice mission to Mideast

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is on her seventh trip to the Middle East, looking for some middle ground between Israelis and Palestinians. Lisa Mullins finds out more from The World's Quil Lawrence.

Global Politics

Israel and Syria

Israel's foreign minister Tzipi Livni could become the country's next prime minister. She's pledged to continue peace negotiations with Syria started by Ehud Olmert this summer. But as The World's Aaron Schachter reports, Syrians aren't that optimistic.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the city that's home to the LA Mayer Memorial Museum for Islamic Art. The answer is Jerusalem. Twenty-five years ago a thief stole 106 museum clocks and watches from the museum. Now Israeli police have announced they've cracked the case. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the museum's director, Rachel Hasson.