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  1. Hopes for democracy pale before violence

    Posted Sep 14th 2004, 12:00am by Borzou Daragahi

    ... neighbourhoods like Haifa Street and cities like Fallujah and Ramadi, the strongholds of the now marginalised former ruling class, would continue fighting any Iraqi government. Farther south on the road ...

  2. US sailors to set tills ringing on shore leave

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... spokesman said. Most US navy strike-carrier groups and their escorts have returned to their home ports, with just one - the USS Nimitz - still deployed in the Middle East following the war in Iraq. ...

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    Kurdish rebels' attack on security complex in Turkey leaves 30 dead

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Diyarbakir Kurdish rebel attack leaves 30 dead Kurdish rebels armed with machine guns and rocket launchers have attacked a security complex in southeastern Turkey, triggering fierce fighting that left about 30 people dead, local so ...

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    Israeli Muppets' Oscar the Grouch tells nation to ready for war with Iran

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Jerusalem Israel uses humour to sell war message Israel's answer to the Muppets TV show's pessimist character Oscar the Grouch appears on the cover of an emergency pamphlet being distributed nationwide that warns citizens to prepare f ...

  5. Bush can still be honest broker in Middle East

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Middle East. Alas, Mr Bush himself is a weakened leader who is also part of the problem, and not just because he is a lame-duck president. His political capital remains depleted by a disastrous ... a nuclear-weapons drive in 2003. Even if Mr Bush's initiative fails and there is no end in sight to conflict and instability in the Middle East, he can still claim that he has protected his own country ...

  6. Lasting Middle East peace still as remote as ever

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... policy in the Middle East and secretary of state-designate Hillary Rodham Clinton has a long history of friendliness towards the country. It's highly unlikely the two will confront Israel, ...

  7. Caught in the middle

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... alliance in the Middle East. Now South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, whose policy of rapprochement with the North has won only reluctant US support, is caught between the desire to show firm ... medics and engineers from the country. That solution would be fine by the same South Korean leftists who oppose the despatch of their people to the Middle East and have been calling for American ...

  8. Man in the Shadows- Inside the Middle East Crisis With a Man Who Led the Mossad

    Posted Apr 15th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Reviewed by Tim Cribb Man in the Shadows- Inside the Middle East Crisis With a Man Who Led the Mossad by Efraim Halevy Phoenix, HK$144 The politicisation of intelligence-gathering has only one result, which is tragically playing out in Iraq. Efraim Halevy, head of the Israeli secret service Mossad from 1998 to 2003, is concerned about the independence ...

  9. The spectre over the Middle East

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... by the wretched of the earth, but in the more important West Bank. Yassin's assassination did not sound the death knell of the globally endorsed two-state formula for Middle East peace. He might ... or internally displaced people.' International law bans such changes in occupied territory, and courts in Israel and The Hague are hearing petitions against the fence. Many believe that the Middle ...

  10. Middle East anomaly?

    Posted Feb 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as The Gun and the Olive Branch, by David Hirst, on the history of the violence in the Middle East, he might be more balanced in his judgment and more measured in his language. NAME AND ADDRESS ...




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