Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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Former Secretary of State Albright says U.S. must once again be a force for good in the world

World leaders were gathering at the United Nations this week, including Barack Obama, to speak to an assemblage of world leaders and ambassadors during the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. If Obama's remarks are to have effect, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright said the U.S. will have to again be seen as a force for good.

Author argues Israeli militarism is as much to blame for failed peace efforts as anything

There's been an effort to strike a peace agreement between Israel and its neighbors for decades. For one reason or another, it never seems to quite work. One author, who spent years in Jerusalem as a foreign correspondent, says the reason for the failure has as much to do with Israel's military orientation.

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Iran marks 1979 revolution

Pro-government Iranians have been rallying to mark the 31st anniversary of the revolution. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used the rally to attack the West. The opposition is trying to stage counter-demonstrations. The World's Laura Lynch has the story.

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Obama condemns Ahmadinejad's 9/11 remarks

President Barack Obama has described as 'hateful' and 'offensive' the claim by President Ahmadinejad that most people believed the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks. Mr Obama was speaking exclusively to BBC Persian television. Jeb Sharp reports.

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Inside Hezbollah

Iranian President Ahmadinejad was on a two-day trip to Lebanon, touring its southern border. It was seen as a show of support for the militant group Hezbollah. Marco Werman talks with journalist Thanassis Cambanis, the author of �A Privilege to Die'