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2008 Year in Review

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2008 news of the world from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe


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Conditions Deteriorate in Afghanistan | Iraq on the Path Toward Effective Leadership | Hopes Are Dashed for Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians Under the Bush Administration | Kosovo Declares Independence | North Korea Continues Roller Coaster Diplomacy | Changing of the Guard in Pakistan | Putin Retains Power | Russian-Georgian Conflict | Turmoil Within South Africa's Ruling Party | Elections Fail to Bring Change or Hope to Zimbabwe

India Rocked By a Wave of Terrorist Attacks

During much of 2008, India experienced a series of terrorist attacks largely blamed on Islamic militants, as well as religious and ethnic clashes that pitted Muslims against Hindus and Hindus against Christians. None of the attacks, however, were nearly as devastating as the November attacks on several of Mumbai's landmarks and commercial hubs. Ten gunmen laid siege to the city for three days, killing 173 people and exposing India's utter lack of preparedness for such an attack. Indian and U.S. officials said they have evidence that the Pakistan-based militant Islamic group Lashkar-e-Taiba was responsible.

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