Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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Maliki Gives Shiite Militias 72 Hours to Halt FightingNew York Times - 1 hour agoFighters loyal to renegade Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr took up positions on a street in Basra, Iraq, on Wednesday. By JAMES GLANZ and ANAHAD O’CONNOR BAGHDAD - The Iraqi prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, a day after launching a huge operation ...
Iraqi Forces Battle Sadr Militia in Baghdad, Basra (Update2) Bloomberg
Analysis: The Struggle for Basra BBC News

Expert: Current Iraq fighting not good guys vs badBaltimore Sun - 40 minutes agoby Frank James The battles raging in southern Iraq's Basra are more than a central Iraqi government trying to assert control over the militia of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
US says Iran behind violence in Iraq AFP
Iraq PM issues surrender ultimatum CNN

Bush advisors: Post-'surge' force to hold firm in IraqBaltimore Sun - 1 hour agoby Mark Silva President Bush has gone to the Pentagon this morning for closed-door briefings about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bush to Meet With Joint Chiefs at Pentagon on Iraq FOXNews
Bush Given Iraq War Plan With a Steady Troop Level New York Times

Basrans describe life under fireBBC News - 37 minutes agoTwo residents in Basra describe conditions in the city and what they know of the fighting between Iraqi forces and local militia. I think the worst fighting is in Hayania district, it's the poorest area of Basra and a stronghold of the Mehdi Army, ...

Tibet - China
Canada.com135 dead, 1000 injured in Tibet crackdown--exiled - 43 minutes agoBRUSSELS -- China's crackdown on protests in Tibet left at least 135 dead, 1000 injured and 400 arrested, the head of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile said in Brussels Wednesday

Statement on Tibet and ChinaWashington Post - 1 hour agoI wish to express my solidarity with the people of Tibet during this critical time in their history. To my dear friend His Holiness the Dalai Lama, let me say: I stand with you.

China seeks to contain ongong Tibet unrest Reuters

China Allows 26 Overseas Journalists on Three-Day Tour of Tibet Bloomberg

China's Communists in religious raimentInternational Herald Tribune - 46 minutes agoChina's violent crackdown on Tibetan Buddhists might give the appearance of a clash between an atheist regime and a traditionalist community of faith.

China seeks to contain ongong Tibet unrest Reuters

Monks defy huge police presence to launch new Tibet demo Times Online

Pékin, le Tibet et l'Occident : l'analyse de MévelLe Figaro - Il y a 4 heuresPour le correspondant du Figaro en Chine, «Pékin se trompe sur le Tibet, l'Occident sur la Chine et les Tibétains sur les Occidentaux». La puissante machine de l'État-parti ne l'avait sûrement pas prévu ainsi. Pékin veut encore faire des Jeux la ...

Chine: nouveaux incidents dans une région peuplée de Tibétains La

Les chrétiens de Hong Kong dénoncent la répression chinoise au Tibet

Viajan al Tíbet periodistas extranjeros escogidos por BeijingEl Financiero (México) - hace 2 horasBeijing, 26 de marzo.- Un grupo de 26 periodistas extranjeros escogidos por las autoridades chinas viajó hoy al Tíbet para conocer de primera mano la situación, mientras el Dalai Lama pedía que los comunicadores puedan trabajar libremente en la región. ...

China se pone firme frente a las presiones sobre Tíbet y Juegos AFP

China trata de contener las protestas en las zonas con tibetanos Swissinfo

Los TiemposTíbet aviva el nacionalismo chinoLa Vanguardia - hace 9 horasMientras un diario anglosajón comparaba estos días los Juegos Olímpicos de China con los de Hitler de 1936, que sirvieron para dar esplendor al nazismo, la opinión pública china es informada de historias como las de Chen Jia, una de las cinco jóvenes ...

Egypt - Syria - Mideast
Egypt to snub Syria's Arab summitBBC News - 1 hour agoEgypt has said President Hosni Mubarak will not attend a summit of Arab leaders to be held in Syria Saturday. A junior cabinet minister will lead the Egyptian delegation instead.

Egypt to Send Minor Envoy to Arab Summit in Syria Voice of America

Egypt snubs Arab summit as tensions run high Reuters UK

Comoros Promises Fair Elections for Former Rebel-Controlled AnjouanVoice of America - 1 hour agoBy VOA News The government of Comoros says it will install an interim administration on the island of Anjouan by the end of this week, following the overthrow of the island's self-proclaimed leader Tuesday.
Video: Exclusive COMOROS : African Union forces seek rebel leaderVideo: Exclusive COMOROS : African Union forces seek rebel leader france24english
Comoros troops free prisoners in Anjouan capital wrested from rebels International Herald Tribune

China - Taiwan - United States
China upset over errant US missile part shipmentCNN International - 1 hour agoBEIJING, China (CNN) -- China on Wednesday expressed its "grave concern and strong displeasure" over what the United States said was an accidental shipment of ballistic missile components to Taiwan.

US-China relations questioned after mistaken shipment of missile fuses International Herald Tribune

US says missile parts mistakenly sent to Taiwan Los Angeles Times

France - United Kingdom
Nicolas Sarkozy looks to strengthen British - 47 minutes agoBy Andrew Pierce President Nicolas Sarkozy of France arrived in Britain today, at the start of one of the most keenly awaited state visits, vowing to open a new chapter in the entente cordiale.

Making the Anglo-French connection BBC News

French media tell Sarkozy "behave with the Queen" Reuters UK

Sarkozy accueilli par la reine Elizabeth IITF1 - Il y a 2 heuresLe chef de l'Etat a entamé à la mi-journée sa visite d'Etat de deux jours à Londres. Il est reçu avec tous les honneurs par la reine. Rendez-vous à 17h pour son discours à la Chambre des communes. Douze ans après la visite d'Etat de Jacques Chirac, ...

Sarkozy à Londres pour plaider "l'Entente amicale" L'Express

Nicolas Sarkozy : une "nouvelle fraternité" avec Londres Le Monde

Mugabe rival is 'denied adverts'BBC News - 2 hours agoZimbabwean presidential contender Simba Makoni has been unable to place adverts in the state media, say campaigners. "We book, we pay and they say they won't accommodate them," Mr Makoni's spokesman Denford Magora told AFP.

Dark clouds over Zimbabwe International Herald Tribune

Zimbabwe: Harassment and Intimidation as Election Looms

Mugabe opponents would unite for run-off -campaign Reuters South Africa

'Zim needs to change' Independent Online

Pakistan/anti-terrorisme: M. Gilani favorable à une solution - Il y a 8 heuresISLAMABAD - Une approche d'ensemble doit être adoptée dans la lutte anti-terroriste qui passe aussi par des solutions politiques, a expliqué le nouveau Premier ministre pakistanais Yousuf Raza Gilani, au président américain George W. Bush, ...

Le Premier ministre pakistanais Gilani prête serment La

PAKISTAN • Vaste tâche pour le nouveau Premier ministre Courrier International

India - Pakistan - United States
US agrees for 'more time' on N-dealTimes of India - 2 hours agoWASHINGTON: The Bush administration has accepted New Delhi's call for some more time it says it needs to forge a national consensus on the nuclear deal.

India hopes to renew composite dialogue with Pak Sify

India not to move forward on N-deal till consensus: Pranab

Thou didst descend into the deepest parts of the earth, and didst shatter the everlasting bars that held fast those that were fettered, O Christ. And on the third day, like Jonah from the sea monster, Thou didst arise from the grave.

--the Pentecostarion

--the BB

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