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Har Condi en god karma? Personlig utstråling teller. Det kan virke som om hun har en inoffensive måte å være på, som appellerer. Folk føler seg ikke truet av henne. Hun ruver ikke, forsøker ikke å blåse seg opp. Hun virker seriøs, opptatt av sak, ikke posturing. Det kunne virke som hennes ikke-provoserende måte å […]

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An Iraqi group which claims it is holding an Italian journalist kidnapped in Iraq said on Monday it would release her soon because she was not a spy, a statement on an Islamist Web site said. «Since it has become absolutely clear that the Italian prisoner is not involved in espionage for the infidels in […]

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The bulk of Arab intellectuals and journalists foresaw a minimal turnout and possibly devastating results, such as an outbreak of civil war between the Shiite and Sunni populations and the emergence of an Iranian-controlled Islamic republic of Iraq. (…) These writers were taught a hard lesson by the Iraqi voter turnout in a way that […]

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Four Egyptian engineers working for Cairo-based Orascom Telecom were freed Monday by U.S. troops in Baghdad, where they had been kidnapped early Sunday, an Egyptian diplomat said. The four men, who worked for an Egyptian telecommunications firm, were freed when U.S. forces ambushed the kidnappers as they attempted to move the hostages from one place […]

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Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz told U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday that Israel favoured diplomatic pressure over military means to prevent Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. Speaking to Israel Radio after a meeting with Rice, who was on a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, Mofaz said that «at the moment […]

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The United Nations on Sunday painted a damning portrait of women’s rights in Iran, saying they had insufficient right of appeal against violence and were being sentenced to death on flimsy evidence. Drawing upon her own status as a Muslim woman, Yakin Erturk, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, summed up with a cautionary […]

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Palestinan television has been ordered to cleanse its screens of bloody imagery by the newly elected president, Mahmoud Abbas, to chime with a new mood of »peacemaking» in the region. (…) He said that he did not want the kind of sycophantic, round-the-clock coverage of his schedule that was the norm under the former Palestinian […]

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6.1: Blir mailet om Giuliana Sgrena. Forstår det er viktig. Går inn på Journalisten for å se om de har bilder av disse modige kvinnene og deres tolker på nettsiden sin. Niks. Sto det i siste papirutgave? Fagbladet til norske journalister er opptatt av grautfatets størrelse. Nå er det pensjoner som er in. Folk på […]

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I håp om å få en milliardkontrakt i Iran har Aker Kværner, hvor Kjell Inge Røkke er hovedeier, samarbeidet med et selskap eid av den ytterliggående revolusjonsgarden i landet. Aftenposten

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3.1: Liten tvil nå om at olje-for-mat blir en stor skandale som vil kompromittere FN. Benan Sevan er foreløpig utpekt. Han «solicited» olje til et sveitsisk selskap. Men spørsmålene står i kø. BBCs Matt Frei sier ikveld at Kofi Annan har en 50/50 sjanse til å overleve. Han sa mange land er implisert, blant dem […]

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