Archive for June 5, 2006
Caillebotte, Gustave, Young Man at His Window, 1875.
“Muslims craft their own video games: Tired of Arabs and Muslims being portrayed as bad guys, a Syrian firm puts out a new line of games.”
“The group acquired three tons of ammonium nitrate from undercover Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in a sting operation, the Toronto Star has reported.”
“The Pentagon has decided to omit from new detainee policies a key tenet of the Geneva Convention that explicitly bans “humiliating and degrading treatment,” according to knowledgeable military officials, a step that would mark a further, potentially permanent, shift away from strict adherence to international human rights standards.”
“All parties to the case of Hashim Ibrahim Awad al-Zobaie agree that he was shot dead by Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment on April 26 in the small central Iraqi village of Hamdaniyah….According to accounts given by Hashim’s neighbors and members of his family, and apparently supported by photographs, the Marines went to [...]