News and Analysis (4/30/07)

Strife Iraq is worsened by allegations that PM Maliki’s cabinet fired some of the nation’s top police and army commanders based on sectarian considerations:

Iran’s decision to send high-level official on Iraq conference sends reassuring message that “some diplomatic doors remain open” between Tehran and Washington:

The arrest of 172 suspected Al-Qaeda militants is an example of how the Saudi government has capitalized on the terrorists key strategic mistake–”attacking Saudis, Arabs and Muslims”:

UK finds two men innocent and convicts five extremists of attempting to kill hundreds with giant fertilizer bomb, sentencing them to life in prison:

Exiled Syrian Muslim Brotherhood leader denounces latest national elections:

In the latest attack on the political opposition in Egypt, government arrests 14 Muslim Brothers, including two parliamentarians, violating parliamentary mmunity:

“Progressive” Islamic-oriented party is formed in Aceh, Indonesia, aiming to engage issues such as “corruption, good government, savage deforestation, and the protection of women”:

Alejandro

Alejandro Beutel is program assistant for the Minaret of Freedom Institute with expertise in religious freedom, democratization and security issues.

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