Pakistan's new leader offers talks to Taliban
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's prime minister designate Nawaz Sharif told a packed hall of his party stalwarts that talks with the Taliban -- who have been fighting the state for almost a decade -- are not off the table.
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Heavy fighting reported in key Syrian town
Syrian activists report that dozens of people were killed in fighting on Sunday in Qusair, a town in the central province of Homs that has been under rebel control since early last year. NBCNews.com's Richard Lui reports.
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NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel breaks down the power structure within the Islamic republic.
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Iran election sparks violence
Opponents cry foul after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is declared the victor.
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