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Bin Laden Attacks Obama Policies

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3 Jun 09 | AJE

Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda leader, has accused Barack Obama, the U.S. president, of following the policy of his predecessor George Bush in “antagonising Muslims”.


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3 June 2009 at 3:38 pm

Pakistani Army Flattening Villages, 500,000 Could Become Displaced

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4-5 May 09 | McClatchy, AWC News, PTV, FT, and AJE

The Pakistani army’s assault against Islamic militants in Buner, in northwest Pakistan, is flattening villages, killing civilians and sending thousands of farmers and villagers fleeing from their homes, residents escaping the fighting said Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

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5 May 2009 at 12:31 pm

Commission Names 13 Countries as Religious Freedom Violators

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1 May 09 | VOA News

The latest annual report by the independent U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom names 13 countries as serious violators of religious freedom. The commission expresses concern about increasing extremism in many countries, including sharp criticism for Pakistan, saying extremism poses a particular threat to religious freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

Is the West Thwarting Arab Plans for Reform?

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by David Gardner

10 Apr 09 | FT

Uneasy Lies the Head was the perhaps inevitable title of the autobiography of the late King Hussein of Jordan, the West’s favourite benign Arab despot. He was the improbable survivor of innumerable plots, coups and uprisings, of three Arab-Israeli wars, two Gulf wars and a civil war with the Palestinians, as well as around a dozen assassination attempts in the 46 years he wore the heavy crown of his improbable desert kingdom.


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10 April 2009 at 6:32 pm

Sinn Fein Leader Adams Urges Dialogue During Visit to Gaza

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8 Apr 09 | Ha’aretz

Northern Ireland political leader Gerry Adams urged Palestinian militants and Israel on Wednesday to stop shooting and negotiate an end to their conflict. Read the rest of this entry »

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8 April 2009 at 2:10 pm

Arab League Tells Israel: Accept Saudi Initiative Now or Never

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29 Mar 09 | Ha’aretz

Arab leaders in Qatar for the Arab League summit sent Israel an ultimatum Sunday: Accept the Saudi Peace Initiative or it will be rescinded.


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29 March 2009 at 9:45 pm

A Comprehensive Mideast Peace is a Fantasy

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by Zvi Bar’el

29 Mar 09 | Ha’aretz

Pieces of a puzzle that do not fit together but are being forced together so some sort of picture can emerge – this is how the Arab League summit in Doha is looking. Read the rest of this entry »

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29 March 2009 at 1:00 pm