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Iraq Paradox: Cracking Down While Promoting Freedom

New York Times, WASHINGTON, Oct. 27

Never mind the talk, Mahathir's legacy is Muslim democracy

smh, Mahathir Mohamad is retiring as Prime Minister of Malaysia. Retiring, not fleeing in disgrace, not moving to Saudi Arabia to hide from international law, not avoiding a looming corruption scandal, not forced out by street protests, and not facing […]

The axis of oil: how a plan for the world's biggest pipeline threatens to wreak havoc

The Independent, It is a story of empire-building, intrigue, espionage, double-dealing and arm-twisting that Rudyard Kipling would have been proud to write. Kipling popularised the phrase “The Great Game” to describe the secret battle to dominate central Asia fought between […]

Israel ignores road-map over illegal outposts

Independent Digital , The Middle East peace process was marred yesterday by fresh violence on the Lebanese border and an admission from the Israeli government that it will provide new services to illegal settlement outposts it pledged to dismantle under […]

Deadly walls of flame — 'It's almost like a war'

San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego — The death toll rose to 15 people Monday as out-of-control fires raged from Ventura County to the Mexican border, ravaging hundreds of thousands of acres and forcing people to run for their lives in […]

Holy Month Begins In Anger and Ruin

The Washington Post , BAGHDAD, Oct. 27 — The din of destruction filled the streets of the working-class neighborhood of Shaab. Sirens of ambulances carrying the dead and wounded wailed past barbed wire, glass shoveled from gutted shops clanged on […]

Nuclear vs. Conventional – French Defense Chiefs Split on Carrier Decision

DefenseNews, An intense debate is raging through defense circles here over whether the second aircraft carrier being acquired for the French Navy will be nuclear or conventionally powered. Senior officials in the Defense Ministry privately are expressing doubts over the […]

Italy, France Draft Final Specs for Frigate

DefenseNews, French and Italian officials agreed this month to delay a final choice on propulsion systems for their joint effort to build about 27 multi-mission frigates, one of several recent compromises that will likely allow the ships

France poised to target missiles at 'rogue states'

Telegraph, France is to change its military strategy and target its nuclear missiles at “rogue states” that have weapons of mass destruction, it has been reported. The strategy will “take into account” China as a potential threat, according to the […]

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