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# Pakistan has lifted a ban on YouTube
, but "links to sacrilegious content would remain inaccessible"
# "More Free Speech, Not Less
" - Mehreen Zarha-Malik "The Express Tribune"
# "Ban The Smearing of our Global Image
" - Kamila Hyat, "News International"
# "Close the Window
" - Maria Amir, "Express Tribune"
# The U.S. is pressing Pakistan
on its dealings with the TalibanAfghanistan
# A dispute between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
leaves NATO supplies undelivered
# The Red Cross faces criticism for giving first aid kits to Taliban fightersIran
# "Giving Diplomacy a Chance
" - Davutoglu & Amorim, "International Herald Tribune"
# The "Christian Science Monitor" reports on Iranian relations with the WestRussia
# The EU questions Russian officials
over the death of Sergei Magnitsky
# "Protestors Will Have to Pay the Pipers
" - Boris Kagarlitsky, "Moscow Times"
# Russia and Iran trade barbs
over potential sanctionsIraq
# The U.S. military will increasingly focus on strategic communications in Iraq
# Iraq dissolves its national airline
# Georgia held its first military parade
# "Murdoch Has to Become an Elitist
" - John Gapper, "Financial Times"
# "The Paradoxical Arab World
" - Rami Khouri, "Globe and Mail"
# "A Blame Game at Globalization's Unravelling
" - Harold James, "Financial Times"U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Al Jazeera moves into the Balkans
# "Don't Silence Voice of America
" - Helle Dale, Heritage Foundation
# "Obama's Russia Tribute
" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Joe Biden says the U.S. will leave Iraq on time