News and Analysis (5/26/11)

Leaders of the Group of Eight called on Yemen’s president to quit on Thursday” and the U.S. recalled its diplomats in the face of a looming civil war:

“15 years on the run from genocide charges,” the ex-Serb commander was indicted in connection with “the 44-month-long siege of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, which killed more than 10,000 people, and for the massacre in July 1995 of up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica”:

“Either Texas backs off and continues to let government employees fondle innocent women, children and men as a condition of travel, or the TSA will cancel Texas flights,” Simpson’s office said in a statement this week” — bill sponsor state Rep. David Simpson (R):

The Israeli PM’s vagueness over the definition of defensible borders “sets a dangerous precedent, which is capable of providing a pretext for Netanyahu to annex the entire Palestinian territories and still argue that the borders are not defensible”” and his “overheated … rhetoric” is an obstacle to peace:

Arguing that “to date there is no significant disagreement on the principles of the constitution, which most Egyptian citizens, who should have the last say in a referendum, agree on” …

… meanwhile, the interim government demonstrates its sensitivity to the demands of the Egyptian people:

Why point fingers at musicians to whom Gaddafi gave money rather than at the Wall Street firms that funded him?

Interfaith cooperation against bigotry is attributed to the fact that “American Jews and Muslims share the experience of living as minority communities within the larger fabric of American society”:

As the U.S. announces plans for a troop draw down in Pakistan, analysts worry whether Washington’s souring relationship will thrust the sixth most populous country in the world into the arms of China:






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