News and Analysis (11/18/13)

With Iran boasting that it has the capability to send air to surface missiles over Israel using its new drone and France signaling its commitment to the Israeli position on Iran’s nuclear program, Iran suggests a compromise in which it allows other nations to pretend it does not have a right to nuclear enrichment under the nonproliferation treaty that it signed (and Israel didn’t):

In Britain Mursi supporters disrupt expression and “the university’s Palestine Society who organized the lecture sharply condemned the disruption. They alleged it was orchestrated by “non-members of the SOAS community” and branded it as an attempt to “silence and intimidate our invited speakers and attendees, and to forestall any debate” …

… but in Egypt teh shoe is on the other foot as, “moving methodically from room to room, the officers seized … equipment: headphones, a microphone stand, power cables, an amplifier – basically anything that could be used to make music. ‘Here, you can sing with this,’ one of the policemen said, laughing as he kicked a microphone across the floor”:

“Unknown gunmen shot and killed a senior national security officer in Cairo”, and the “[p]olice and army [have] sealed off Cairo’s Tahrir Square on the eve of a planned major rally to commemorate bloody clashes two years ago between demonstrators and security forces on nearby Mohamed Mahmoud street” in which 42 demonstrators were killed …

… and “a hastily erected circular folly, nominally to honour those who died during the overthrow of presidents Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and Mohamed Morsi in 2013” astonishes many activists who demonstrated against both and see the memorial as an attempt “to hijack the legacy of … a revolt against the police and senior military officials” …

… and Egypt’s government signals “no intention to start talks with supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi” …

“Among the other complaints in the suit” the teacher claims that her supervisor, Monique Ngozi Nri scolded her “for expressing her belief to co-workers that [Trayvon] Martin was ‘murdered for walking,’ adding Nri felt the Florida teen was the ‘aggressor’ with authorities in the high-profile shooting. Both The New School and Moudiab’s lawyer, Laurie Morrison, declined comment”:

Why do Turkey’s secularists rage? “This debate about males and females staying in the same dormitory was the very last straw. The state is trying to enter our homes. And they create this impression that their kids have the moral values and ours don’t” – said Nese Yildiz, a 46-year old former banker visiting Anitkabir:

“Israeli prosecutors say the Palestinian was planning attacks on Israelis. They claim that releasing Mr Baraq would endanger the entire Middle East, but his lawyers have challenged them to produce any evidence”:

“The Pakistani government plans to ask the Supreme Court to begin treason proceedings against former President Pervez Musharraf for declaring a state of emergency and suspending the country’s constitution while he was in office”:

“In a new development, Boko Haram is abducting Christian women whom it converts to Islam on pain of death and then forces into “marriage” with fighters – a tactic that recalls Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army in the jungles of Uganda”:






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