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The geopolitics of passions

Sunday, Aug, 22 at 5:36 am,

8.22.10 – Pierre Hassner on the conflicting passions of the capitalist and insurgent in the Middle East. Being neither an Arab nor a specialist on the Middle East, I can offer only a few hesitant and provisional suggestions on the topic of the geopolitics of passions in the Middle East.

Israel tells UN it will stop new Gaza aid flotilla…

Saturday, Aug, 21 at 10:28 am,

8.21.10 – UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Israel informed the United Nations Friday that it reserves the right to use force to stop a new aid flotilla from reaching the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Stoning Of Afghan Couple For Adultery Sparks Debate On Shari’a Law

Wednesday, Aug, 18 at 8:23 am,

8.18.10 – Afghan President Hamid Karzai has added his voice to those condemning the Taliban-orchestrated execution by stoning of a young couple charged with adultery. The stonings in the northeastern province of Kunduz on August 15 are considered the first such executions ordered by the Taliban since their overthrow from power nine years ago.

Iranian Woman Sentenced To Stoning Death 'Confesses' On TV

Thursday, Aug, 12 at 11:23 am,

8.12.10 – TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state television broadcast a purported confession by a woman who had faced death by stoning for adultery, a case that has drawn U.S. concern, an offer of asylum from Brazil and international protests.

US-backed fighters in Iraq defect to al-Qaida…

Tuesday, Aug, 10 at 5:35 pm,

8.10.10 – Al-Qaida is attempting to make a comeback in Iraq by enticing scores of former Sunni allies to rejoin the terrorist group by paying them more than the monthly salary they currently receive from the government, two key US-backed militia leaders have told the Guardian.

'The tears have dried up'

Tuesday, Aug, 10 at 8:18 am,

8.10.10 – Too bad muslims had killed the Christian missionaries considering they need assistance now! The little the people of Nowshera used to have has been washed away in the floods. Hungry and thirsty, the survivors of the Pakistan floods wait in sodden tents for aid to get through, struggling to come to terms with the events of recent days.

'Audacity of Hope' vs. state of Israel: The battle begins

Tuesday, Aug, 10 at 6:39 am,

8.10.10 – TEL AVIV – Will the Justice Department prosecute associates of President Obama who are organizing flotillas and marches in support of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip? Group seeks to break blockade that keeps Hamas from re-arming

Iran's Stalling Techniques: Will The World Get Fooled Again?

Monday, Aug, 09 at 7:18 am,

8.9.10 – In June 2010, the UN Security Council (UNSC), including China and Russia, agreed to implement its toughest sanctions (Resolution 1929) against Iran. The resolution represents the fourth round of punitive measures against Iran's nuclear weapons development program since 2006. Iranian leaders, yet again, reacted defiantly:

‘Charity money may end up in wrong hands’

Friday, Aug, 06 at 6:35 am,

8.6.10 – RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is popularly known as the “Kingdom of Humanity” and Saudis are known across the world for helping the poor, the needy and victims of calamities.

SADDAM'S DEPUTY: US TROOP PULLOUT WILL DESTROY IRAQ…

Friday, Aug, 06 at 5:16 am,

8.5.10 – Tariq Aziz is slumped on a tattered brown sofa seat cradling his walking stick and cigarettes, his gaunt face topped, incongruously for a practising Christian, by a Muslim prayer cap. It is perhaps only the familiar black-ringed spectacles that signal to the visitor that this was Iraq's former face to the world – Saddam Hussein's right-hand man, his most powerful deputy

Sorry Mainstream Media, the UN Says You Are Wrong About Israel/Lebanese Border Skirmish

Wednesday, Aug, 04 at 2:48 pm,

8.4. 10 – Yesterday, Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) ambushed an IDF position in Israeli territory along the Lebanese border in northern Israel. Coordinated with the United Nations Peacekeeping troops (UNIFIL), the IDF forces were cutting down a tree that obstructed its view of Lebanese movements. The tree was directly on the other side of a fence in Israeli territory which sits south of the internationally recognized “Blue Line”

Drums of War: Israel and the "Axis of Resistance"

Wednesday, Aug, 04 at 8:59 am,

8.4.10 – The Israeli-Lebanese border is exceptionally calm and uniquely dangerous, both for the same reason: fear that a new round of hostilities would be far more violent and could spill over regionally. Drums of War: Israel and the Axis of Resistance , the la…

Israel Museum gets much-needed makeover

Wednesday, Aug, 04 at 8:46 am,

8.4.10 – JERUSALEM — I was the first journalist to interview James Snyder when he arrived in 1997 from a sinecure at New York's Museum of Modern Art to head the Israel Museum, the country's premier culturalinstitution. Israel's premier cultural institution is transformed.

Israel, Jordan Hit by Long-Range Rockets

Monday, Aug, 02 at 9:15 am,

8.2.10 – Four Jordanians were injured when terrorists fired five Grad rockets at the Jordanian Red Sea resort of Aqaba and the neighboring Israeli resort of Eilat early on Monday (Aug. 2) morning. Security officials said the rockets appeared to have been fired from the Sinai peninsular in Egypt.

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