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Nadeem Muaddi

Politics

Palestine: The quest for statehood

Palestine's bid to join the United Nations reignited international debate on the longstanding conflict with Israel.

Human Rights

Kim Jong-il: man of implausible talents

North Korea state media built an elaborate cult of personality around the leader's skills and accomplishments.

Business & Economy

Q&A: What does US credit downgrade mean?

The drop from AAA to AA+ has left Americans, and the world, wondering why.

Politics

Profile: Gilad Shalit

After five years of negotiations, Israel has agreed to exchange 1,027 Palestinian prisoners for the captured soldier.

Europe

Silvio Berlusconi's legacy of controversy

Colourful and outspoken Italian leader earned notoriety for a slew of embarrassing remarks, pranks and gaffes.

US & Canada

Eccentricities of an enigmatic Gaddafi

From a fear of heights to a penchant for female bodyguards, Libya's ex-ruler displayed fascinating traits.