News and Analysis (12/29/10)

“The last American soldier will leave Iraq…. This agreement is not subject to extension, not subject to alteration. It is sealed.” — Nouri al-Maliki:

“The protests began in the central town of Sidi Bouzid after a young man tried to set himself on fire earlier this month, in despair after police seized fruits and vegetables he had been selling illegally”:

“MPs spent eight hours questioning Sheikh Nasser about the recent protests, claiming that he breached the constitution and suppressed freedoms”:

In Saudi Arabia women can’t drive at all, but in Area C of the West Bank there no traffic regulations whatsoever, and the “Speed Sisters” push the pedal to the metal:

“The Hindu mobs who attacked us called us all terrorists. Then the mullahs wanted to take away our freedoms… Everyone felt confused”:

Justice minister says police have foiled what “is probably the most serious terror attempt in Denmark”:

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