News and Analysis (11/3/12)

Hillary Clinton’s “warning to rebel groups to be careful from whom they accept help” evokes a contemptuous response of “Tell the Americans ‘thanks for the binoculars'”:

A Pakistani lawyer takes on the daunting task of representing 83 “families who claim to be victims of drone attacks”:

The intensive media coverage of the Taliban’s attempt to murder a child defender of female education is a stark contrast to “the complete disregard of countless children killed as ‘collateral damage’ in the Global War On Terror (GWOT) … and the recent deadly drone attacks” which have killed over 60 children:

“Many of these trials have been politically motivated and marred by serious due process violations. The Ethiopian authorities should allow systematic independent trial monitoring, including by human rights organizations, throughout the trial” — Laetitia Bader of Human Rights Watch:

As Syrian rebels seize an airbase,  “a group of about 50 former lawyers and judges” try to restore the rule of law to Aleppo:

“Though U.S. rules have always permitted American firms to sell medicine and medical supplies to Iran, exporters have been required to apply for special licenses”:

Defining “conservative chic,” Turkey attracts women from all over the Middle East:

As Abbas continuous to cave before the Israelis, “saying he had no permanent claim on the town from which he was driven as a child during the 1948 war of the Jewish state’s founding”…

… the Christian patriarch hangs tough and warns that if the Israeli utility company does not honor the church’s traditional exemption from water bills, the church will close:

As violence continues in Sinai …

… “Israeli officials have … expressed concern that the frontier region could turn into a lawless area like Egypt’s Sinai desert, where Islamic militants have gained strength since the ouster last year of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak”:


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