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Strait of Hormuz: 5 key facts


The Strait of Hormuz is the buzz word of the week. Here’s why.

Strait of Hormuz Photos

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In the shadows of the pyramids

GlobalPost’s 2011: In & Out list

Russian nuclear submarine catches on fire at shipyard

US sells F-15s to Saudi Arabia, worth $30 billion


The United States announced the sale of over 80 F-15s to Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

Two French NATO soldiers gunned down in Afghanistan


Two French NATO soldiers were shot dead by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform.

New Jersey assistant principal arrested for videotaping students in the shower


Patrick Lott, the assistant principal of Bernardsville Middle School in Somerville, NJ, has been charged with secretly videotaping boys showering at Immaculata High School in Somerville, NJ.

Zimbabwe MP freed after “Mugabe gay sex” comment

Zimbabwe member of parliament Lynette Karenyi was thrown in jail for allegedly saying that President Robert Mugabe, who is known for his rants against homosexuality, had had gay sex.

Immigration, abortion, alcohol: New laws in 2012


New laws that will take effect in 2012 focus on issues that range from immigration to tanning beds to abortion.