News and Analysis (11/27/08)

“Given the choice of targets, the coordinated nature of the assaults, one might think it is Islamic extremists. It is a fair theory. But at this point, it is just that — a theory,” – US Official

The agreement now needs approval from by President Jalal Talabani and his two deputies:

“At a time of almost unprecedented financial volatility, Islamic banks are being hailed as bastions of stability. Growing numbers of individuals and companies are now embracing their workings, which are based on Koranic principles”:

Israel iuse of cluster bombs in the final 72 hours of conflict in 2006 motivated international community, excluding Israel, the United States, Russia and China, to ban the weapon:

US, Canadian and Australian led block fails as Syria receives approval for assistance in building a nuclear power plant:

Temporary opening of Gaza border canceled after rocket attack struck Israel:

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