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Conflict

What life is like in Aleppo after the 'ceasefire'

It's been about week since the start of a fragile "ceasefire" in Syria. Reporter Rasha Elass spoke with a Syrian woman named Zein who lives in a rebel-held part of Aleppo. Zein says that people are coming out of their shelters to get food and demonstrate. But she says they're preparing for renewed bombardment.

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Conflict & Justice

Withdrawing troops from Iraq

President Bush announced today that the United States will withdraw about 8,000 additional combat and support troops from Iraq by February. That would put troop levels there about where they were before the President ordered the surge.

Conflict & Justice

Looking for Bin Laden

The World's Jason Margolis reports that the Bush Administration is stepping up its hunt for extremists -- including Osama bin Laden -- inside Pakistan's tribal areas. But Pakistan's military isn't pleased about it.

Sports

Iraq's Paralympics team

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on Iraq's Paralympic Team, which is competing in Beijing. Many of the team's members have been affected by the current war in their country, though some were wounded in previous conflicts, such as the Iran-Iraq War.

Lifestyle & Belief

Life in Iraq

For the Iraqi people, life might be less dangerous now than it was at the height of the insurgency. But it's still a daily challenge. Reporter Farnaz Fassihi covered Iraq for the Wall Street Journal from 2002 to 2006.