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Opposition Grows Against Egypt-Gaza Barrier

Tuesday, February 23, 2010   10:51 GMT Adam Morrow and Khaled al-Omrani CAIRO, Feb 22 (IPS) – Activists and opposition groups are stepping up pressure on the Egyptian government to stop constructing a barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip. Officials say the barrier will prevent cross-border smuggling, but critics …

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Texas Attack…US Double-standard Terrorism

By Dina Rabie, IOL Staff “If this person was a Muslim or a person of colour, they would have immediately called it an act of terrorism,” professor Greenberger told IOL. WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s refusal to acknowledge last week’s plane attack at a government facility in Texas as terrorist …

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Taliban Resistance Slows Coalition Forces in Marja, Afghanistan

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2010 by the Washington Post Foreign Service by Rajiv Chandrasekaran MARJA, Afghanistan — Lt. Col. Cal Worth, who commands one of two Marine battalions leading the offensive against Taliban fighters here, set off at 7 a.m. Wednesday for the return journey to his battalion headquarters …

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Iraq War To Be Rebranded ‘Operation New Dawn’

Published on Friday, February 19, 2010 by Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s administration plans to rebrand its military operation in Iraq “Operation New Dawn,” beginning September 1, a Pentagon memorandum shows. The memo, signed by US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, shows the Pentagon approving a request to switch …

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World’s Top Firms Cause $2.2 Trillion of Environmental Damage

Published on Friday, February 19, 2010 by the Guardian/UK Report for the UN into the activities of the world’s 3,000 biggest companies estimates one-third of profits would be lost if firms were forced to pay for use, loss and damage of environment by Juliette Jowit The cost of pollution and …

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US missionaries in Haiti charged with child abduction

  Haiti has charged 10 US missionaries with child abduction and criminal conspiracy for allegedly trying to smuggle 33 children out of the country.    Haitian officials said their cases would now be sent to an investigating judge who would decide how to proceed.   If convicted they face lengthy …

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Afghan ‘Geological Reserves Worth a Trillion Dollars’

Published on Monday, February 1, 2010 by Agence France-Presse   Karzai exclaims ‘very good news for Afghans’, but perhaps history tells us that regular Afghans should be very cautious of such news   KABUL – Afghanistan, one of the world’s poorest countries, is sitting on mineral and petroleum reserves worth …

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Rising Turkey Versus Receding Arabs

31 January 2010 – Political Opinion Khalid Amayreh Desert Peace   While most Arab states are basking in their impotence and bickering amongst themselves over a long list of issues, Turkey is slowly, but definitely, asserting itself as a leading power in the Middle East, besides Israel and Iran. Turkey, …

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Why does the US turn a blind eye to Israeli bulldozers?

Robert Fisk   Saturday, 30 January 2010     “Palestine” is no more. Call it a “peace process” or a “road map”; blame it on Barack Obama’s weakness, his pathetic, childish admission – like an optimistic doctor returning a sick child to its parents without hope of recovery – that …

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