Archive for June 14, 2006
“As the war in Iraq continues for a fourth year, the global image of America has slipped further, even among people in some countries closely allied with the United States, a new opinion poll has found.”
A stooge or a puppet? This is the question. “Mr. Maliki, at 56 a newcomer to government office, appeared uneasy at times during the visit, smiling when he greeted Mr. Bush on his arrival in the palace rotunda, but otherwise looking mostly somber. One Iraqi official said the visit was a double-edged sword for Mr. [...]
The highest Shi`ite and Sunni religious leaders in Lebanon met before the cameras today. They denied that there is a sectarian problem in Lebanon. That only proves one thing: that there is indeed a deep sectarian problem in Lebanon.
Yesterday, I turned to AlArabiyya TV to watch Palestinian developments and the station was leading the news with footage of the Saudi king dancing the `Ardah dance. I kid you not. And my hotel in London gets Alarabiyya but no aljazeera. I am suffocating.
Urban growth. (thanks Laleh)