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Global Politics

Israel's diplomatic initiatives

Israel has been engaging in an unusual number of talks with some of its sworn enemies, and Reporter Matt Guttman takes a look at the flurry of diplomatic initiatives, including a ceasefire with Hamas set to take effect tomorrow.

Iranians test long-range missiles

State run media in Iran report that the country test-fired nine medium and long-range missiles, including one capable of reaching Israel, as Roxana Saberi reports from Tehran.

Lifestyle & Belief

Ramadan traditions

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is one steeped in tradition: fasting, family and food. The World's Aaron Schachter reports on a dying Ramadan tradition in Syria: the art of story-telling.

Lifestyle & Belief

West Bank clashes

There's been a growing number of Jewish settler attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank. Some settlers say the attacks are justified. Each side blames the other and both blame the Israeli army for not protecting them.

Global Politics

Iraqis react to Obama win

Some Iraqi military men were surprised that American political power could pass peacefully to someone named Barack Hussein Obama. Ordinary Iraqis aren't certain he'll be able to change policy toward their nation.

Global Politics

Iraqi reporter in custody

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Sahar Issa with McClatchey Newsapers in Baghdad about the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush. The man is currently being held by authorities for questioning.