News and Analysis (5/30-31/09)

With estimated losses in the billions, the issue of corruption will become a major factor in next year’s elections:

Taliban turn to terrorism as the Pakistani military extends its control over the Swat region:

A bill to ban commemoration of the Nakba is watered down and the Labor party decries “‘the false impression’ that Israel’s Arab citizens were disloyal”:

Murshida are trained to trained to perform all the duties of an Imam except lead prayer:

Despite the abundance of domestic problems, foreign policy is dominating the Iranian political landscape:

By confuting national and religious identity, Jinnah has left a legacy in which some feel they must choose between country and religion:

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