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Global Politics

Israel eases Gaza blockade

Israel has announced it will ease the land blockade of the Gaza Strip and allow more goods to enter Palestinian territory. It comes amid growing international pressure to end the embargo. Marco Werman talks with the BBC's John Donnison who is in Gaza.

Global Politics

The Iraq Drawdown

The August 31st deadline to drawdown US combat troops in Iraq looms. Today, President Obama said the Iraq war was nearing an end 'on schedule.' The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Global Politics

Underwater Geo Quiz

We want you to name a seaside resort on the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. It's been referred to as ?the city of peace? because it's hosted numerous international peace conferences. The waters around this city are a diver's paradise.

Global Politics

Voices from Jerusalem

It's been a busy week for Mideast diplomats. The World's Matthew Bell has been gauging public opinion on both sides of the divide. Friday he visited the Mehane Yehuda market in downtown Jerusalem and brings us these voices.

Conflict & Justice

Tariq Aziz gets death penalty

A Baghdad judge has sentenced Tariq Aziz, Iran's foreign minister under Saddam Hussein, to death. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with New York Times correspondent John Burns, who spent time with Aziz before the invasion. Burns describes Aziz as a sycophant.