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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 26, 2013

New Details On How U.S. ‘Helped Saddam As He Gassed Iran’

By Mark Memmott

Saddam Hussein

Newly declassified CIA documents "combined with exclusive interviews with former intelligence officials, reveal new details about the depth of the United States' knowledge of how and when Iraq" used chemical weapons against Iran in the 1980s, Foreign Policy reports.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 23, 2013

Obama: Time Frame For Possible Action On Syria Has Shortened

By Mark Memmott


While the U.S. and its allies cannot move militarily against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime "without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence" that Assad's forces have used chemical weapons, the time within which a decision about such action must be made has been shortened, President Obama tells CNN.

Categories: International Affairs

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 21, 2013

Release Mubarak, Egyptian Court Orders

By Mark Memmott

Hosni Mubarak

An Egyptian court has ordered that former President Hosni Mubarak be released from custody while he awaits a retrial on charges related to the killing of protesters during the 2011 protests that led to the toppling of his government, NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Cairo.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 20, 2013

Murder Charges Against Pakistan’s Musharraf Are Unprecedented

By Mark Memmott

Pervez Musharraf

The indictment Tuesday of former Pakistani President and army chief Pervez Musharraf on murder charges connected to the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is an unprecedented exercise of power by a civilian court in a country long dominated by the nation's military, NPR's Abdul Sattar reports from Islamabad.

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