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Hezbollah bars members from Hariri court interview (AP)

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In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, Hezbollah fighters stand guard as Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah speaks through a video link in the occasion of Jerusalem Day in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. 'Justice' was the rallying cry for tens of thousands of angry Lebanese who took to the streets of Beirut five years ago after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, and drove a movement that reshaped Lebanon's politics. But now the quest to uncover and prosecute his killers threatens to tear the country apart. The U.N. tribunal investigating Hariri's killing has not yet named any individuals or countries as suspects. But suspicion also has fallen on Syria's main ally in Lebanon, Hezbollah. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)AP – Hezbollah has denied a request from the international tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of a former Lebanese prime minister to interview some of its members, the group’s deputy leader said Thursday.

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Hezbollah says Lebanon PM can fend off tribunal blame (AFP)

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Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri should use his contacts to prevent Hezbollah being accused by a UN-backed tribunal probing the murder of his father Rafiq, Sheikh Naim Qassem, pictured in August 2010, said on Thursday.(AFP/File/Anwar Amro)AFP – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri should use his contacts to prevent Hezbollah being accused by a UN-backed tribunal probing the murder of his father Rafiq, the Shiite group’s number two said on Thursday.

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Arab League may call for UN Security Council session on settlement freeze expiration

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At its meeting on Wednesday in Cairo, the Arab League will consider a proposal to initiate an emergency UN Security Council meeting on the expiration of Israel's freeze on West Bank settlement constru…
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Rights watchdog accuses Bahrain of restricting travel of activists

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NEW YORK: Bahrain is restricting the travel of rights activists to prevent them from publicizing the arrest of opposition members, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said, calling for the restrictions to be lif…
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Oil companies withdraw from Iran

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Four major energy companies are pulling out of Iran in order to comply with US sanctions, the State Department says.
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Palestinian posters

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A project for the preservation of Palestinian posters. (thanks Shadi)

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Categories: Arab Blogs Tags: Posters, Project, Shadi, Source

Israeli cyber terrorism

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“Israel’s reportedly used electronic warfare to neutralize Syria’s air defense systems.  Pinhas Buhris, who served as director general of the Defense Ministry at the time, in discussing Israel in developing state-of-the-art electronic warfare capabilities, said at the time: “You need this kind of capability. You’re not being responsible if you’re not dealing with it. And, if you can build this kind of capability, the sky’s the limit.””

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Big liberation of Iraq planned

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“The Pentagon issued a proposal on Monday to sell weapons worth $4.2bn to Iraq, including 18 F-16 fighter aircraft, Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, laser-guided bombs and reconnaissance equipment, according to a report from the Financial Times.”

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The Plot Thickens

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The New York Times has a story indicating that the word “Myrtus” is found inside the code of the Stuxnet worm, which seems to be aimed at disrupting Iran’s nuclear industry. “Myrtus” can refer to the myrtle plant. The Hebrew name Hadassah, used for Queen Esther in the Bible, also refers to myrtle. Esther was a Jewish queen of Persia who foiled a plot to destroy the Jews.

Coincidence, or an obscure signature? Israel never denies allegations of its intelligence operations, but does it sometimes sign them?


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Still More Nasser: An Al-Ahram Photo Gallery

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Continuing the 40th anniversary of Nasser’s death theme, here’s a gallery of photos published by Al-Ahram Weekly (the English weekly) from the 30th anniversary. It seems an appropriate link.

Left: with wife, son, and grandson. Look the gallery over.


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