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Iran and Syria say they are to form a common front to face challenges and threats from overseas. «We are ready to help Syria on all grounds to confront threats,» Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Reza Aref said after meeting Syrian PM Naji al-Otari. BBC News

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Philippine security forces hunted on Tuesday for the bombers behind blasts in Manila and two other cities that killed 11 people on Valentine’s Day, while investigating a Muslim rebel claim of responsibility. Abu Sayyaf, a small Muslim militant group linked to al Qaeda, said it carried out the attacks in crowded public places on Monday […]

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Germany said Tuesday it had deported to Egypt a firebrand imam who preached holy war at a provincial mosque that police say is a hotbed of anti-western radicalism. After his last-minute appeal for political asylum failed, the 37-year-old Egyptian was put on a plane to Cairo on Monday. The authorities have clamped down hard on […]

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The city of Amsterdam has financed a secret refuge for young homosexuals from an Islamic background, sources involved in the initiative said Friday. The project «is a place for young Muslims who have difficulties in living their sexuality as homosexuals as a result of their religion,» said Astrid van der Haver, spokeswoman for the Schroeder […]

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Palestinian security officials have received threats that the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, could be killed by Iranian-backed Hizbollah terrorists if he continues moves towards reconciliation with Israel. (Telegraph)

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Interessant bok: On Bullshit av filosofiprofessor Harry G. Frankfurt. Princeton. Han spør: hvorfor blir vi så opprørt over løgner, men reagerer ikke på alt det andre som er skrevet uten hensyn til sannhet. Store deler av samfunnet blir drevet ut fra bullshit-prinsippet: underholdning, medier, politikk: er ikke først og fremst opptatt av hva som er […]

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Det religiøse politiet i Saudi-Arabia, mutawwaaen, har forbudt salg av røde roser, fordi det hører til Valentiner-dagen, som tolkes som en kristen festival. Politiet patruljerer flere ganger om dagen og kontrollerer at blomsterbutikkene ikke selger røde roser. Mutawwaeen er mislikt for sin nidkjærhet av mange. Politiet er dog finansiert at det offentlige.

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The Italian government will not pay a ransom to free journalist Giuliana Sgrena, kidnapped in Iraq more than a week ago, and does not know who is holding her, Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini said. Fini said the government was working to secure her release through «political, diplomatic and intelligence efforts». «Italy does not have dealings […]

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A British man was charged on Monday with being part of a plot to carry out a bomb attack in the UK. Salahuddin Amin, who was arrested at Heathrow last week as he stepped off a flight from Pakistan, was charged with «maliciously conspiring with others to cause by explosive substances … an explosion likely […]

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Iran rejected a European demand to stop building a heavy water nuclear reactor in return for a light-water reactor Sunday, hardening Iran’s position on a key part of its nuclear facilities that critics claim is part of a weapons program. (nyt/ap)

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