Major World News Stories of 2009
by Beth Rowen
With the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the continued unrest Pakistan and Iran, the Middle East dominated news headlines in 2009. Eyes were also on Honduras after President Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a coup. Here's a look at some of the world's hotspots in 2009.Presidential Election Marred by Fraud in Afghanistan
Obama announces revised strategy as violence there intensifiesPresident of Honduras Overthrown in a Coup
President Manuel Zelaya accused of trying to rewrite constituion in his favorOpposition Challenges Presidential Election Results in Iran
Government widely criticized for crackdown on protestersU.S. Diminishes Its Role in Iraq
Iraq begins to assume responsibility for securityPeace Remains Elusive for Israelis and Palestinians
Negotiations stall with settlement activity a major sticking pointTaliban Gains Strength in Pakistan
President Asif Ali Zardari's fragile government faces many challenges
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