News and Analysis (12/18/09)

Despite Obama’s executive order prohibiting torture, CIA agents allegedly collaborated in the torture of Hamas officials…

… Meanwhile Haaretz reports that “Every appointee to the American government must endure a thorough background check by the American Jewish community”:

A diplomatic breakthrough could help facilitate the release of some 97 Yemeni detainees cleared for release …

… while in the face of criticism, the Yemeni government has stepped up their attacks on Al Qaeda, reportedly killing 34 suspects:

Muslims believe the FBI regards them as “objects of suspicion” rather than alliesĀ  united against terrorism:

An integral part of US military success in Iraq, formerĀ  interpreters are being denied the insurance benefits promised to them:

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