News and Analysis (9/26/08)

Tensions escalate as US claims “the ground forces fired rounds meant not to hit the Pakistani troops, but ‘to make certain that they realized they should stop shooting'”:

Militant Israelis vow to use violence, even against other Israelis, to protect illegal settlements within the West Bank:

Fears of sectarian violence surround census forms:

Islamic groups gain influence through free iftars during Ramadan, the opening of schools, and providing services to the poor:

Iranian ambassador counters the US proposal believing “the Iraqi people and the Iraqi government look at the agreement as being imposed on them”:

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