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The Palestinians will officially declare an end to four years of armed confrontation with Israel when they announce a ceasefire at a summit in Egypt next week, Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said yesterday. Telegraph

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Norge ville fremstått som en særdeles grisk nasjon uten fredsengasjementet, mener NUPI-leder Sverre Lodgaard. – Fred er blitt et tverrpolitisk felleseie som Norge ukritisk kaster seg på, sier Midtøsten-kjenner Arne Ørum. Aftenposten

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Han kalte seg Salam Pax og bidro til å gjøre «blogg» til et kjent ord. Han skrev fra Bagdad før invasjonen, og ble adoptert av Guardian. Nå har Salam Pax laget sin første dokumentar om livet i Irak etter Saddams fall. Den vises på filmfestivalen i Amsterdam, sammen med den første langfilmen fra det nye […]

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The Iraqi president, Ghazi al-Yawer, said yesterday that it would be «complete nonsense» to ask coalition forces to leave Iraq with his country in its current state of «chaos and power vacuum». (…) He has previously been a strong critic of some aspects of the American military operation in Iraq, including the three-week siege of […]

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Masked gunmen in the northeastern town of Baaqubah shot off the fingers of at least four Shia voters after they went to the polls in Iraq’s historic elections. After the polling stations had closed at 5 pm on January 30, the insurgents set up makeshift checkpoints around the city to look for people marked with […]

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Iraqi expats weren’t voting just in Sydney and London and Los Angeles, but also in Syria. Think about that. If you’re an Iraqi in Syria, you can vote for the political party of your choice. If you’re a Syrian in Syria, you have no choice at all. Which of those arrangements is the one with […]

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U.N. chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte on Tuesday threatened to expose those she feels have obstructed the arrest of the two top war crimes fugitives of the Bosnia conflict, unless they are seized this year. In an enigmatic sentence that appeared to hint heavily at NATO powers, she said: «If it’s not done this year […]

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The Dutch government is looking for 10,000 people to take part in a mock terror attack on Ajax Amsterdam’s soccer stadium, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. The idea for a simulated attack, codenamed «Bonfire» and planned for April 6, came after the Madrid train bombings last March which killed 191 people and wounded 1,900. […]

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1.2: Rundt meg surrer håndballkamp. Sport og underholdning utgjør nå en så stor del av sendeflaten at det ikke blir mye tid igjen til politikk og litteratur. Allan Little intervjuet genereal Phillip Morillon i Hardtalk ikveld. Morillon var øverstkommanderende for UNPROFOR, FN-styrken i Bosnia, i 1993. Han ble berømt da han brøt serbernes blokade av […]

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The U.S. occupation authority in Iraq was unable to keep track of nearly $9 billion it transferred to government ministries, which lacked financial controls, security, communications and adequate staff, an inspector general has found. The U.S. officials relied on Iraqi audit agencies to account for the funds but those offices were not even functioning when […]

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