News and Analysis (7/31/08)

Islamic organization complies with requests for publicly-available evidence in a monumental lawsuit over the national surveillance program’s legality:

Politically-charged AKP trail ends in financial sanctions rather than disbandment of the ruling party, avoiding what could have been a political and economic crisis in Turkey:

Under Australia’s newly revamped immigration policy, Afghan and Iraqi refugees seeking asylum will no longer be detained for years in off-shore camps:

Insurgents in Iraq have not been eradicated, but merely pressed to relocate their operations to Afghanistan and Pakistan:

Internet cafes, cable providers, and music stores are among those considered the “traitors of Allah” in a recent threat by Pakistani Taliban:

Syrian critics of the government on assert their Damascus Declaration calling for democracy was non-offensive and made in defense of the homeland:

Member of the religious police accused of violating the religious law he purports to enforce by taking more wives than the law allows:

In Steven T. Wax’s “Kafka Comes to America,” the accounts of two men jailed without charge illustrate “the threat from terrorists is real, but the unfortunate reality is that the threat from an overzealous response to terrorism is real as well”:

Following the release of a report that disproved politically-charged allegations against him, Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim seeks to regain his original seat in Parliament:

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