Monthly Archives: August 2011

Israel arming its colonies in the occupied West Bank

If proof ever were needed that Israel is not going to return the illegal seize of land its has taken from the Palestinians in 43 years of its occupation of the West Bank land Arab East Jerusalem, the arming of … Continue reading

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Attack against UN headquarters in Abuja orchestrated by al Qaeda

Little surprise here. Al Qaeda through a previously unknown ‘spokesman’ Mamman Nur has claimed responsibility for the attack against UN headquarters in Nigeria’s capitol Abuja, leaving 23 dead and numerous injured on 26 August 2011. Nigeria is a structural nightmare, … Continue reading

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South Korea inching towards better relations with North Korea?

South Korea’s president Lee Myung bak has dismissed his unification minister Hyun In teak. Known as a hardliner, Hyun until his forced leaving of Lee’s cabinet, was a mirror reflexion of the president’s own position towards Kim Jong il. Hyun’s … Continue reading

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Storm warnings in Singapore?

After tasting voters discontent in recent parliamentary elections, Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Leung assured the electorate that he and the People’s Action Party which has ruled the city state for the last half century ‘will try harder’ to listen … Continue reading

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At their own political peril, US South Korea dismiss Kim Jong il’s pledge as old hat

Barack Obama and South Korea’s Lee Myung bak have dismissed Kim Jong il’s pledge that he is willing to rejoin the long stalled six party talks in Beijing. The two presidents who have linked their policies towards North Korea, are … Continue reading

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« Yes we care »

Matine Aubry has launched her campaign for France’s Socialist Party standard bear in the 2012 presidential elections. Her campaign’s slogan is a riff on Obama’s ‘Yes we can’. Will a slogan in English persuade Socialists to vote for her? It … Continue reading

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Happy birthday General Giap

Italians wish long life by raising a glass and saying ‘cent’anni’. May you live a hundred years! Vietnam’s celebrated general and companion of Ho Chi Minh celebrated his 100 birthday on 25 August 2011. In frail health, the old soldier who engineered … Continue reading

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