Archive for February, 2009

News and Analysis (1/31/09 – 2/1/09)

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

As politicians vied for political influence and hope to gain power after the Iraqi election…

…The relatively calm nature of the election is attributed “rightly or wrongly” to al-Maliki:

While the promise of a “disproportionate” response comes at no surprise, his threat to “deprive the residents of the south of a normal life” leaves one to wonder when exactly is life in Gaza “normal”:

The exclusive look “portrays the United States as a lumbering superpower whose top policymakers… lacked any basic understanding of Iraq’s history, motives and leaders”:

A victory for freedom of the press:

The World Congregation of Muslims held each year since 1966 intends to shun politics while focusing on reviving the tenets of Islam and promoting peace:

The assassination of Sardar Mohammad Daoud Khan is viewed as leading Afghanistan into three decades of violence:

Her Indian suitor “converted” to Islam to marry her but concealed the fact that he already had a wife and two children, and then abandoned her after 20 days: