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Afghan recovery is in peril, UN says

NYT, UNITED NATIONS Terrorism, drug-related crime and factional fighting in Afghanistan threaten to reverse advances in the reconstruction of the country and jeopardize the efforts to establish a democratically elected government, Germany's ambassador to the United Nations told the Security […]

PURPLE PATCH: Democracy and Religion

Daily Times, In the opinion of believers, justice is at once a prerequisite for and a requirement of religious rules. A rule that is not just is not religious. Justice, in turn, aims to fulfill needs, attain rights, and eliminate […]

Iraq Spins Out of Control

LA Weekly, It's the Islamic world that celebrates the just-initiated holy month of Ramadan – but it's George W. Bush who better start praying. Maybe we all should. The conservative spin machine and its White House engineers can whine and […]

Dispassionating the debate about Modernization and Westernization

Mediamonitors, Since the end of the 19th century, the controversy about whether Islam is adaptable with modernization or not, excited the minds of different thinkers and aroused varied feelings and passions. All over the Ottoman Empire, from Tunisia (Khereddine) in […]

India, Kazakhstan to Explore Possibility of Joint R&D

PTI, NEW DELHI — As part of new moves to bolster relations with the Central Asian countries, India and Kazakhstan are to explore possibilities of joint research and development of thermal torpedoes and other fields of naval armament. The issue […]

Gripen Fighter Aircraft Offer to Brazilian Air Force

Gripen International, The Brazilian Air Force today received Gripen International's amended best and final offer, related to the F-X BR Project. The objective is to initially acquire 12 advanced fighter aircraft to replace their ageing Mirage III fleet. Gripen's updated […]


MENL, ANKARA [MENL] — Turkey has ordered tactical military radios in a $10 million deal with the United States. The Turkish Defense Ministry has awarded the contract to Harris Corp. for the Land Forces Command for systems to transmit voice […]

Libya to give military aid to Indonesia

AP, JAKARTA : Libya plans to give Indonesia military equipment and expertise to help fight rebels in Aceh province to compensate for allowing the insurgents to train in the country in the 1980s; a media report quoted the military chief […]

CIA warns of defeat

Herald Sun, A TOP-secret CIA report warns that growing numbers of Iraqis believe the US-led coalition can be defeated and are supporting the resistance. The report paints a bleak picture of the political and security situation and cautions that the […]

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