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  • Egypt: two killed, hundreds injured and 170 arrested in Cairo clashes

    05/04/2012 4:47:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/4/2012 | Foreign Staff
    At least two people have been killed, one of whom was a soldier, in clashes between antimilitary protesters and soldiers in Cairo following skirmishes outside the defence ministry, according to hospital officials. Almost 300 people were also hurt in the clashes, which took place three weeks ahead of presidential elections, according to the official MENA news agency. The Egyptian army also arrested 170 people. On the day Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak turned 84, hardline Islamists were in the forefront of street fighting with the troops for the first time, a shift for groups that previously had largely stayed out...
  • The President Takes a Hard Line on Israel [77% Jews Voted Obama-What A Disappointment!]

    07/24/2009 9:58:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 65 replies · 1,062+ views
    JULY 24, 2009 The President Takes a Hard Line on Israel Yet he doesn’t want to be seen as ‘meddling’ in Iran. By MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS In foreign policy, President Barack Obama has demonstrated a disturbing propensity to curry favor with our adversaries at the expense of our friends. The Czechs and Poles are rightly concerned that they will be sacrificed on the altar of better U.S. relations with Russia. And the Israelis fear that the Obama administration’s desired opening to the Muslim world will be achieved at their expense. Mr. Obama’s attempted bullying of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea's pointman on inter-Korean relations executed: sources

    05/18/2009 8:19:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 725+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 05/18/09
    (LEAD) N. Korea's pointman on inter-Korean relations executed: sources (ATTN: ADDS background, expert's quote) SEOUL, May 18 (Yonhap) -- North Korea executed its pointman on South Korea last year, holding him responsible for wrong predictions about Seoul's new conservative government that has ditched a decade of engagement policy toward Pyongyang, sources said Monday. Choe Sung-chol, who as vice chairman of the North's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee had pushed for bold reconciliation with Seoul's previous liberal governments, disappeared from public sight early last year amid reports that he was fired. Rumors spread in January that he was forced to work at a...
  • N. Korea: Gov’t report shows the military gaining influence in the North

    02/12/2009 8:53:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 406+ views
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 02/13/09 | Jeong Yong-soo, Ser Myo-ja
    Gov’t report shows the military gaining influence in the North 51 of 302 top Pyongyang officials appointed since 2007 February 13, 2009 North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, right, accompanied by his new military commanders, watches an artillery unit complete a firing drill. Newly appointed minister of the People’s Armed Forces, Kim Yong-chun, stands to Kim’s left. The North’s Korean Central News Agency released the photo yesterday, but did not say when Kim’s inspection took place. [YONHAP] A recent increase of post?Korean War generation hard-line military officials in the North Korean leadership may be behind escalated tensions on the peninsula, South...
  • N. Korea's Kim rapped China, Russia, called them unreliable: sources(Chia Head angry)

    08/26/2006 3:55:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 907+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 08/26/06
    N. Korea's Kim rapped China, Russia, called them unreliable: sources NEW YORK, Aug. 26 KYODO      North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has criticized the North's traditionally close allies China and Russia as unreliable and said Pyongyang must surmount the current difficulties it faces concerning its nuclear development program on its own, according to diplomatic sources.     Kim's skepticism toward China and Russia was expressed at an ambassadorial meeting in Pyongyang, which took place July 18-22 soon after the July 15 unanimous passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the North's test-firing of missiles, the sources told Kyodo News.     Kim's open criticism of the...
  • Olmert: Netanyahu is Israel's best spokesman

    07/30/2006 1:13:23 AM PDT · by M. Espinola · 44 replies · 1,542+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 30th, 2006 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert briefed opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu on recent developments in the operations in Lebanon in an 80-minute meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Jerusalem on Friday. A spokesman for Netanyahu said that no political matters were discussed at the meeting but that Olmert thanked Netanyahu for his recent appearances defending Israel on American and European television networks. He said Olmert told Netanyahu that he was Israel's "best spokesman in the foreign press" - a compliment that could potentially cause a dispute between Olmert and his vice premier, Shimon Peres. Netanyahu condemned a Foreign Ministry official...
  • Hardline Cleric Takes Charge Of Somali Militiamen

    06/25/2006 6:42:22 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 349+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-26-2006 | Mike Pflanz
    Hardline cleric takes charge of Somali militiamen By Mike Pflanz, East Africa Correspondent (Filed: 26/06/2006) Islamic militia in control of much of southern Somalia yesterday appointed a hardline cleric on Washington's most wanted list as its supreme leader. Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys was named as the head of the Islamic Courts Union's "consultation committee", replacing the more moderate Sheikh Sharif Ahmed. Mr Ahmed, a former teacher who led the alliance in taking control of Mogadishu earlier this month, is being given a lesser role. Mr Aweys's elevation raises doubts about a deal negotiated last week with the interim government, based...
  • A Revolutionary Channels His Inner Michael Moore

    11/26/2005 8:36:40 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 6 replies · 539+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | November 26, 2005
    FOR years, Massoud Dehnamaki was known widely as the feared enforcer of conservative rules that restricted freedom for women and society. In recent years, however, he has emerged as Iran's Michael Moore, having directed a documentary on the taboo issue of prostitution and another forthcoming film on soccer as a metaphor of political struggle. Reformists and conservatives alike harshly criticized Mr. Dehnamaki for making the first movie, "Poverty and Prostitution." Conservatives were furious that one of their own had not only highlighted an un-Islamic social pathology but seemed to sympathize with the prostitutes. Reformists believed he deliberately exaggerated the problem...
  • US adopts tough stand ahead of nuclear talks with North Korea

    09/09/2005 10:00:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 365+ views
    AFP ^ | 09/09/05
    US adopts tough stand ahead of nuclear talks with North KoreaFri Sep 9, 7:22 PM ET The United States adopted a tough stand ahead of talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program, saying it would not compromise on the hardline communist state's request to maintain peaceful atomic activities. "Our opposition has been very clear on this. What North Korea has to do is get out of the nuclear business," said Christopher Hill, the chief US negotiator to the six-party talks due to resume in Beijing on Tuesday. "Nuclear weapons, nuclear programs are not something that one should leave...
  • Modern Iran unveils marvels of Ancient Persian Empire

    09/07/2005 9:09:47 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 12 replies · 797+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 7, 2005
    LONDON (Reuters) - Iran, at loggerheads with the West over its nuclear ambitions, has put tension to one side and lent a treasure trove of artefacts from Ancient Persia to a new exhibition at the British Museum. Organisers were concerned the exhibition may not happen at all after hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected the Islamic state's president in June. "We certainly were worried for a time that we wouldn't receive any objects," said curator John Curtis. "But happily that wasn't the case, and everybody decided to go ahead with the exhibition." "Forgotten Empire: the world of Ancient Persia," which opens...
  • Oil embargo best response to nuclear issue - Iranian hardline daily

    08/16/2005 2:05:44 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 43 replies · 1,173+ views
    IRNA ^ | Aug 14
    The best way to confront the US and EU3 dictatorship is to "impose an embargo on oil sales to those countries, said an English-language paper here Sunday commenting on last Thursday "unfair" resolution of the UN nuclear watchdog against Iran. The 'Tehran Times' suggested in its editorial that the world oil-rich states should form a united front in order to confront "Western neocolonialist countries." Criticizing the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolution against Iran, the paper said that it was ratified "to meet the objectives of the Zionist regime and the United States." It added that the resolution, issued under...
  • Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi's visions for Iran

    08/03/2005 12:53:32 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 72 replies · 4,309+ views
    Mideast News ^ | Adel Darwish in London
    When American bombs were raining down on what is left of Afghanistan, fellow Muslims in the neighbouring Islamic republic of Iran took out to the Streets. Contrary to our expectations in the West, they did not rally to denounce the 'Great Satan' - the name given to America by the late Ayatollah Khomeini. Instead, ordinary Iranians, in one of the most extraordinary shifts in the geopolitical landscape since September 11, challenged their own hard-line Islamic clerics who swept Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi from power in 1979. Tens of thousands of men and women also demonstrated, in several cities, after World...
  • Can we rid the world of this cult of death and destruction?

    07/23/2005 5:24:23 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 61 replies · 2,522+ views
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | Frederick J. Chiaventone
    If the problem of Islamic-inspired terrorism wasn't painfully obvious before, the London bombings have driven home the point yet again. In the West our contact with murderous acts of terrorism supposedly in the name of Islam has been relatively limited but dramatic nonetheless. In all of the furor, the constant stream of reports--from London, Madrid, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iraq--of dead, injured, kidnapped, terrorized and brutalized populations, it is easy to be overcome by the horror, easy to forget that the fight against Islamo-fascism is a necessary, even mandatory struggle. As pleasant, as liberating, as it might seem to be able...
  • The Silver Lining in Iran

    06/30/2005 2:39:58 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 356+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 30, 2005 | Abbas Milani
    THE hottest book in Iran these days is Bill Clinton's "My Life." There are three unauthorized translations on the market and at least two more on the way, Iranian newspapers report. By all accounts, a George W. Bush memoir might do just as well. And that is only the most recent indication of the overwhelmingly favorable disposition of the Iranian population toward the United States. The same newspapers that reported the Clinton book sales last weekend also covered, with much fanfare, President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's defiant attitude toward the United States at his first press conference, on Sunday. Mr. Ahmadinejad stepped...
  • Gary Sick: Bush of the US and ahmadinejad of Iran

    06/30/2005 1:36:26 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 9 replies · 858+ views
    Rooz Online ^ | Gary Sick
    I hesitate to weigh in on this subject with so many interesting and insightful contributions already posted. However, since I've been doing a series of interviews, I have had to develop opinions on all aspects of the Iranian elections. Since everyone else is doing it, here are my own questions, comments and evolving views. Ahmadinejad seems to have been the beneficiary of a populist revolt (in addition to a little polling station assistance from his friends in the Revolutionary Guards and Basij). A friend of mine compares this to the election of Communist mayors in Italy during the Cold War...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Bustamante takes hard line on Schwarzenegger

    09/18/2003 7:21:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 209+ views
    OC Register ^ | 9/18/03 | Erica Werner - AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES – Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante criticized Arnold Schwarzenegger for not attending a recall campaign debate Wednesday, and he invited the other three candidates present to join him outside a forum set for next week and "leave Arnold in there with his movie-script answers."</p>
  • Hard-Line Cleric Faces Expulsion From Finsbury Park Mosque (UK)

    01/16/2003 7:07:11 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 257+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-17-2003 | Philip Johnson
    Hard-line cleric faces expulsion from Finsbury Park mosque By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor. (Filed: 17/01/2003) The radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza faces expulsion within days from the London mosque he has made a focal point for Islamic fundamentalism. The Charity Commission is preparing to use its banning powers under the Charities Act to end Hamza's occupation of Finsbury Park mosque, a registered charity. Hamza, an Egyptian-born engineer who lost both hands and an eye tackling a mine in Afghanistan, has become one of the most controversial figures in the British Muslim community. He and his supporters have taken control...
  • US Hardline On Iraq Leaves Full-Scale Invasion A 'Hair-Trigger' Away

    10/02/2002 6:40:41 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 171+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Julian Borger/Ewen McAskill/Ian Black
    US hardline on Iraq leaves full-scale invasion a 'hair-trigger' away Julian Borger in Washington, Ewen MacAskill, and Ian Black in Brussels Thursday October 3, 2002 The Guardian Washington last night revealed its intention to use UN weapons inspections as a possible first step towards a military occupation of Iraq by sending in troops, sealing off "exclusion zones" and creating secure corridors throughout the country. In a leaked proposal for a UN resolution drafted by the US with help from British officials, the Bush administration is seeking to transform the inspections process into a coercive operation. The resolution would place a...
  • Iran: Reformists throw down the gauntlet to hardline rivals

    09/23/2002 4:55:59 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 182+ views
    Iran Mania ^ | September 23 2002 | AFP
    TEHRAN, Sept 23 (AFP) - The government of Iran's reformist President Mohammad Khatami is to submit a bill to Majlis Tuesday seeking to expand presidential powers limited by conservative-dominated institutions, IRNA reported Monday. Vice President for legal and parliamentary affairs Mohammad-Ali Abtahi will introduce the bill, IRNA said. The bill, details of which have yet to be released, has to be discussed in the relevant Majlis committee before being put to the vote, a procedure that may take several weeks considering parliament's busy agenda, unless it wins priority. It is about "more precise and concrete application of the constitution", Khatami...
  • Palestinian hardline meets in Iran

    06/02/2002 8:43:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 221+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 02 2002 | Jim Muir
    A two-day conference has opened in the Iranian capital, Tehran, in support of the Palestinian uprising against the Israelis. Held in commemoration of the late Ayatollah Khomeini, father of the Iranian revolution, it brought together many figures regarded by both Israel and the US as hardened terrorists. Among them were leaders from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas movements, and from the Lebanese Hezbollah. There was also Ahmed Jibril, head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command, whose son Jihad was killed last month in Beirut in what was believed to be an Israeli action. Martyrdom...
  • Hard Line Against Migrants Empties Oz Camps

    04/09/2002 6:43:02 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 189+ views
    IOL ^ | 4-9-2002
    Hard line against migrants empties Oz camps April 09 2002 at 09:22AM Canberra - Australian Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock is too cautious to crow about it, but the nation's hardline strategy of diverting boatpeople to poor Pacific neighbours seems a success - at least by government standards. According to Ruddock, not a single boat has reached Australia since last August, when the government began intercepting vessels and either forcing them back to sea or diverting their human cargo to Nauru and Papua New Guinea (PNG) for processing. More tellingly, no boat has even tried to reach Australia since mid-December from...