News and Analysis (4/29/13)

What we know to date about the family of the boys, one now dead, accused of the Boston bombings:

Syria’s neighbors are apprehensive about the impact of American intervention — except for Israel, which is eager to see it:

Anonymous FBI officials “say they’ve found no ties … [between the mysterious Misha and] the attack or terrorism in general[,]” but they didn’t say how they came to know him or if he has any connection to the FBI:

The exhibition “features exclusive interviews with leading women’s rights advocates … and showcases the barrier-breaking creativity of female artists from every region of the world” and “multimedia stories from dozens of [young] women … who are redefining what it means to be a modern Muslim woman”:

Morsi backs off his court-packing scheme:

“We cover all sides of the stories in Iraq, and have done for many years. The fact that so many channels have been hit all at once though suggests this is an indiscriminate decision…. We urge the authorities to uphold freedom for the media to report the important stories taking place in Iraq” — Al-Jazeera e-mail:

Despite the fact that there is “no indication of any link to the April 15 attack at the Boston Marathon, … Putin said that the Boston bombings justified his tough line against militants in the North Caucasus”:

Qaradawi’s “visit is … a boon to Hamas as they battle their Gaza rivals, hardline conservative Muslims who see the militant group as too moderate” …

… but are they? “Ihab al-Ghusain, head of the Hamas government media office, said the practice had stopped. “If we want to change habits, we have to persuade people, not force them,” he said. But, he added, “the majority of people support our philosophy'”:

“The government says it is not attempting to interfere in people’s lives and is simply trying to bring the country up to European norms … as it negotiates to enter the European Union. But unlike Western countries, which also impose restrictions, Turkey does not have an alcohol problem”:

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