Wednesday, April 16, 2008

παντα δι αυτου εγενετο - 4/16/2008

Iraq's biggest aid agency? Muqtada al-Sadr
MSNBC - 47 minutes ago
By Ned Colt, NBC News Correspondent BAGHDAD - For Um Wissam, a small office packed with food aid in Shiite-dominated Sadr City is a lifeline.
Iraqi Unit's Pullout Sets Back US Military Effort, NYT Says Bloomberg
US forces filtering Iraqi police Washington Times

OK, feeling the need to comment here. If Sadr heads up the biggest aid agency in Iraq this demonstrates both that the nation is desperate for some competent channel of social support and that we are witnessing something similar to Hamas in Palestine. Their power lies in being the most important source of social services, a situation in which outside forces are highly unlikely to turn the populace against this social service source.

AP photographer in Iraq to be freed
AFP - 6 hours ago
BAGHDAD (AFP) - The US military was set to release an Iraqi photographer on Wednesday after holding the man, who works for The Associated Press, for two years amid accusations of aiding terrorism in Iraq. Bilal Hussein, 36, has been in American ...
US to Release AP Photographer Jailed in Iraq New York Times
IRAQ: AP photographer set to go free under amnesty law Los Angeles Times

Liberation from Africa’s Liberators
Council on Foreign Relations - 1 hour ago
For nearly a generation, Robert Mugabe has loomed large over southern African politics. (AP/Xinhua/Liu Xin) As a rule, African leaders are loathe to criticize one of their own.
Thabo Mbeki will be taken to task by UN over Times Online
Zimbabwe: Envoys Resist West's Attempts to Put Country on UN Agenda

'Arrests' after Zimbabwe strike
BBC News - 5 hours ago
More than 50 Zimbabwean opposition supporters have been arrested after staging a strike, the party says. Police have accused the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) of trying to incite violence with their strike call, in protest at delayed poll ...
UN Security Counci, African Union Urged to Discuss Zimbabwe Voice of America
More opposition supporters arrested in Zimbabwe ABC Online

S.Africa's Zuma apprehensive about Zimbabwe
Reuters South Africa - 1 hour ago
By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling party leader Jacob Zuma, in his toughest statement yet on Zimbabwe, expressed apprehension on Wednesday at the post-election deadlock there and its impact on the neighbouring region.
Analysts call on Mbeki to draw the line Independent Online
'Arrests' after Zimbabwe strike BBC News

Palestine - Israel
Sources: Hamas sends reps to meet with Carter
CNN International - 52 minutes ago
(CNN) -- Two senior Hamas leaders based in Gaza arrived in the Egyptian capital on Wednesday in hopes of meeting with former US President Jimmy Carter, Hamas political sources told CNN.
Hamas plans to meet with Carter in Egypt
The Associated Press
Meretz youth to Mashaal: Release Shalit, recognize Israel Ynetnews

Israel sends fuel to Gaza power plant after attack
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, April 16 (Reuters) - Israel allowed European-funded fuel into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to keep its only power plant operational, hours after Palestinian gunmen killed three Israeli soldiers near the border pipeline.
Egypt grapples with Palestinian dilemma Guardian
2 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza with dead of 5 Palestinian militants Xinhua

Combats à Gaza: quatre membres du Hamas et deux soldats israéliens ...
L'Express - Il y a 5 heures
Quatre combattants palestiniens du Hamas et deux soldats israéliens ont été tués mercredi dans des affrontements à Gaza, lors d'opérations de l'armée israélienne qui entend maintenir la pression sur les islamistes. Sur le terrain diplomatique, ...
Trois soldats israéliens tués dans les combats à Gaza
Combats à Gaza: trois soldats israéliens et cinq Palestiniens tués AFP

Congo plane crash
A look at some plane crashes in Congo since 1996
International Herald Tribune - 2 hours ago
AP _ April 15, 2008: A DC-9 fails to leave the ground on takeoff and crashes near a market at the end of the runway in the eastern town of Goma with 79 passengers and six crew members on board.
Congo plane crashes at end of runway with about 80 aboard The Associated Press
UN rescue effort after Congo plane crash

Iran's nuclear program subject of talks
United Press International - 1 hour ago
SHANGHAI, April 16 (UPI) -- Representatives of countries mediating the Iranian nuclear dispute met in Shanghai Wednesday to discuss ways to induce Iran to suspend its program.
China in Delicate Balance on Iran Nuclear Talks Voice of America
Iran says open for talks on nuclear, other issues Reuters

France - Health and Fashion
France Takes Aim at Cult Of Thinness
Washington Post - 9 hours ago
By Molly Moore and Corinne Gavard PARIS, April 15 -- France, the country that defined haute couture, on Tuesday launched Europe's most aggressive assault yet on the promotion of ultra-thinness by the fashion industry, advertisers and Web sites.
French Bill Takes Chic Out of Being Too Thin New York Times
France targets anorexia in media BBC News

Législatives en Italie: majorité absolue pour Berlusconi - Il y a 21 heures
A peine élu, Silvio Berlusconi a annoncé sa volonté de fermer la frontière à l'immigration clandestine. Pour ce faire, il pourra s'appuyer sur une nette victoire aux législatives. En Suisse, c'est en revanche le Parti démocratique qui pointe en tête. ...
Berlusconi prêt à annoncer son gouvernement
"Les médias français trop légers au sujet de Berlusconi" L'Express

North Korea
La crise alimentaire s'aggrave en Corée du Nord
Edicom - Il y a 2 heures
La pénurie alimentaire s'aggrave en Corée du Nord, a averti le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM). L'agence de l'ONU estime que 6,5 millions des 23 millions de Nord-Coréens ne mangent pas à leur faim et que ce chiffre va s'accroître. ...
La Corée du Nord à son tour confrontée à une pénurie alimentaire ...
Corée du Nord: une "tragédie" redoutée France 2

Ecuador - Colombia
Rechaza gobierno de Ecuador racismo y xenofobia
El Universal (México) - hace 1 hora
08:34 El Gobierno ecuatoriano rechaza el racismo, la xenofobia y defiende los derechos de las personas que buscan mejores condiciones de vida en otros países, aseguró hoy el ministro del Interior, Fernando Bustamante. El ministro lamentó que en Ecuador ...
Asegura presidente de Ecuador que ya no responderá a Uribe Milenio
Insulza volverá a visitar Quito y Bogotá para bajar tensiones El Universo

Uribe dice no arrepentirse de ordenar bombardeo a las FARC en Ecuador
El Nacional (Venezuela) - hace 25 minutos
El presidente de Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, dijo no arrepentirse de haber ordenado el bombardeo a las FARC en territorio ecuatoriano porque se trata de "un grupo terrorista" y el "principal proveedor de narcotráfico" del mundo, que además viola la ...
Secretario general de la OEA visitará Ecuador el próximo viernes Unión Radio
Rechaza gobierno de Ecuador racismo y xenofobia El Universal (México)

King can stay on in Nepal as common citizen: Bhattarai - 1 hour ago
PTI Senior Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai, who is tipped to head the new government in Nepal, on Wednesday, said King Gyanendra could stay in the country as a common law-abiding citizen after Monarchy is abolished.
Nepal king urged to exit gracefully
Maoists heading for big majority BBC News

As we come together on the Midfeast between Thy Resurrection and the divine coming of Thy Holy Spirit, O Christ, we praise the mysteries of Thy wonders. Wherefore, on this day do Thou send down Thy great mercy unto us.
--Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost, Pentecostarion

--the BB

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