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Movie theater shooting victims mourned at funeral services in Colorado, Ohio … – Washington Post

July 29th, 2012 Comments off

Movie theater shooting victims mourned at funeral services in Colorado, Ohio
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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — A man who saved his girlfriend's life at the Colorado movie shooting was remembered for his selfless sacrifice Saturday, while an aspiring sportscaster was praised for her boundless energy and an Air Force reservist as a good friend
Funerals held for 3 Colo. shooting victimsNewsday
Photos: Funeral for Aurora theater shooting victim Matthew McQuinnDenver Post
Colorado Shooting Victim Laid To RestOhio News Network

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Danger lurking for Palestinian refugees in Syria

July 26th, 2012 Comments off

“The flames are quickly approaching Yarmouk (as) someone is trying to drag the Palestinians into the fire,” reported Palestinian commentator Rashad Abu Shawar (Jerusalem Post, July 20). Yarmouk …
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Defector general Tlass calls for Syrian unity

July 25th, 2012 Comments off

Undated file picture shows top Syrian General Manaf Tlass smoking a cigar in an undisclosed locationSyrian general Manaf Tlass Tuesday called on Syrians to unite and start building a post-President Bashar al-Assad Syria as he made his first public appearance since defecting from the regime.

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Iraqis flee Syria in droves by land and air

July 20th, 2012 Comments off

Iraqi soldiers patrol along the border between Syria and Iraq in Qaim, located in the Euphrates river valley 200 miles (320 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 20, 2012. Syrian rebels maintained control for a second day of the crossing at the Iraqi border town of Qaim on Friday, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)Thousands of Iraqi nationals have fled by land and air from Syria over the last two days to escape an escalating civil war, officials said Friday, as Iraqi troops were rushed to seal the border across from a post seized by rebels. Baghdad's prime minister called for the U.N. to help protect the refugees and get them home.

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Clinton urges post-Mubarak Egypt to commit to ‘strong, durable democracy … – Washington Post

July 15th, 2012 Comments off

Sydney Morning Herald

Clinton urges post-Mubarak Egypt to commit to 'strong, durable democracy
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CAIRO — US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday urged Egypt to commit to “a strong, durable democracy” that protects the rights of all citizens, hoping to appeal both to supporters of the popularly elected Islamist president and
US urges Egypt to commit to 'durable democracy'The Associated Press
Clinton focuses on democracy in talks with MursiSydney Morning Herald
Hillary holds talks with Egypt's military leaderThe Hindu
Reuters India
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Remembering Ghassan Kanafani

July 13th, 2012 Comments off
My latest blog post on Ghassan Kanafani for Al-Akhbar English.

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Tensions in Libya ahead of first post-Gadhafi vote

July 7th, 2012 Comments off

An electoral official prepares a polling station for the National Assembly election in Tripoli, Libya, Friday, July 6, 2012. The Libyan National Assembly elections will take place on July 7, 2012 and will be the first free elections since 1969. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)Fears of militia violence and calls for a boycott threatened Friday to mar Libya's first nationwide parliamentary election, a milestone on the oil-rich North African nation's rocky path toward democracy after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

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States with fewest Passports most Opposed to Obamacare

July 6th, 2012 Comments off

Only about one third of Americans have passports, and if it weren’t for the post- September 11 requirement that one travel to Canada and Mexico on a passport, it would no doubt be an even smaller proportion. (Hence the high number of passports in states with large Latino populations). But take Latinos out of the equation, and which states are cosmopolitan is pretty clear. Lack of experience with the world seems to track pretty closely with strong opinions about how to deal with the rest of the world. It also tracks with socially reactionary views.

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Bashshar: leader of Greater Syria?

June 26th, 2012 Comments off
Akram sent me this:  “According to Nahed Hattar (Arabic):  Assigning a post in the new Syrian cabinet to a “coherent and genuine communist” (Qadri Jamil) means Al-Assad is determined to wipe out the “high profile corruption”, the compradorists, and the neoliberals

  1. Assigning another post to a the leader of the Syrian National Social Party, Ali Haidar, is a significant (conceived by the great leader (Al-Assad, not Haidar of course) step towards reconstructing the Syrian society on National (he means The great Syrian Nation) basis
  2. Conclusions:
  1. First headline of Sana tomorrow: Rami Makhlouf hanged, his assets confiscated
  2. Second headline: Syrian and Jordan one state under the wise leadership of both his Excellency and his Majesty
  3. Bashar Al-Assad is an Arab nationalist, Syrian nationalist and communist at once
  4. Nahed Hattar is hallucinating… read his full delusion here (Arabic) and find out how the destiny of Russia is determined by Al-Assad who will formulate the global scene”.

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Turkey says it will take ‘steps’ after determining that Syria shot down … – Washington Post

June 23rd, 2012 Comments off

BBC News

Turkey says it will take 'steps' after determining that Syria shot down
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BEIRUT — Turkey vowed to take “necessary steps” after concluding that Syria shot down a Turkish fighter jet near the Syrian border on Friday, sending tensions soaring in the already fraught region. In a terse statement issued after an emergency
Syria Says It Shot Down Turkish Air Force JetABC News
Syria shoots down warplane from TurkeyLos Angeles Times
Syria Shoots Down Turkish Warplane, Fraying Ties FurtherNew York Times
Daily Mail –The Australian
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