Daily News Roundup

Posted by Chris van Avery on 22Mar11.
 

Security
Loyalists shout for their leader – but Gaddafi is nowhere to be seen
Libyan air strikes: reactions around the Middle East
Gulf states underline support for Libya action
Official: Arab League head misquoted on Libya
Gates: U.S. will soon yield control in Libya
Libya unrest: West in ‘mediaeval crusade’ on Gaddafi, says Putin
Al-Qaida’s North Africa branch tells Libyan rebels not to trust America
Will Gadhafi Resort to Terrorism to Fight Back?
Lampedusa migrant numbers prompt UN crisis warning
Obama team insists regime change isn’t the goal
Libya: Too much, too late
Gaddafi Must Go
Kosovo: a template for disaster
Libya Through the Georgia Lens
Yemen showdown looms as army loyalties divide
Bahrain’s king thanks Saudi troops for thwarting ‘external plot’
Bahrain Condemns Nasrallah’s Remarks
Bahrain Security Forces Step Up Arrests of Protesters
Saudi deployment in Bahrain risks sectarian conflict
Handouts dash Saudi king’s reformer reputation
Saudis Fueling Religious War
Syrians chant ‘No more fear!’ during march mourn victims of anti-govt protests
Syria Announces Plan To Employ Thousands of Youth in Government
Syrian security forces lay low as protests spread
Even anti-western Syria is not immune to revolution
Demonstrations in Iraq Shift to Regional Concerns
Iran’s IRGC attacks anti-Assad protesters in Syria
Egypt Vote Shows Islamists’ Sway
In Egypt, Big Win For Constitutional Amendments May Boost Muslim Brotherhood
Many Egypt Christians Vote ‘no,’ Fearing Islamists
In Persian New Year Message, Khamenei Backs Demonstrations In Bahrain, Libya, Yemen
Iranian Website Signs Up Volunteer Suicide Bombers For Dispatch To Bahrain
Command Conflict: Turkey Blocks NATO Mission in Libya
Turkey’s New ‘Old Kemalists’
Israel launches Gaza air strikes
Thousands enlist for Gbagbo’s army in Ivory Coast, as political crisis deepens
In Tunisia, first steps toward democracy
Rally for former military ruler in central Nigeria devolves into violence, killing 3
18 killed in fresh political violence in Karachi
Gunmen fire on labor camp in part of southwest Pakistan where rebels active, killing 11
Militants kill 4 men in Pakistan for allegedly giving US info used in contentious drone attack
Pakistani Dailies Examine Saudi Role in Securing Raymond Davis’s Release
Official says workers evacuated as gray smoke rises at Unit 3 of tsunami-stricken nuke plant
Tokyo Suspends More Food Shipments
World Bank estimates Japan damage up to $235 billion; smoke rises from nuclear plant
China blamed for Gmail disruption
China’s Central Asian Profile Continues Growing
Middle East Lessons for China: Internal Stability
CNAS’s Cronin: Thanks, CNAS’s Denmark, but China still worries me
Koreas agree volcanic risk talks
Thai man arrested for selling videos of TV news program about monarchy
Medvedev rebuts Putin over Libya (Update 1)
Vladimir Putin: International knee-capper
Bosnian police seize 2 million child porn photos, 7,000 videos, arrest 1 suspect
Obama: Humanitarian Intervention A “Core Principle”
US preacher burns copy of the Koran
Foreign Policy as Wishful Thinking
Don’t Blame The Spies
Terrorist Attacks on Global Energy Infrastructure: Understanding the Risks
Security Through Partnership: Fighting Transnational Cartels in the Western Hemisphere

Military
Libya campaign prompts calls for review of UK defence budget squeeze
Carrier in Japan heads to sea as precaution
Gates hopes to expand US-Russian cooperation despite debate over missile defense shield
Russia to double production of ballistic missile systems – Putin
Russia to revamp air defense with S-400, Pantsir-S systems
Nuclear Deterrence Ain’t Broke, So Don’t Fix It
Retirement credit law riles Guard, Reserve vets

Environment
Japan’s quake may have loaded pressure on fault line closer to Tokyo, geologists warn

Economy
Japan Damage Cost: $300 Billion
Europe Sets Pact on Bailout Fund
Trichet Signals Rate Rise Likely
The Middle of a Stock Correction, or a Calamity?
US house prices fall in February
The Chinese Yuan Grows Up–Slowly
Rare Earths: U.S. Government’s Role in Managing Supply

Politics
Corporate “Loopholes” Exaggerated
The Need for Better Forecasting in Federal Debt Levels
Does Merit Pay Work?

Religion
Report: 75 Percent of Religious Persecution is against Christians
Pakistani Christians Convert to Islam Due to Threats and Intimidations
Turkish court jails 5 officers in probe into killing of three Christians
Disputed Church Site Blocked Off by Indonesian Police
Chinese Christians Victimized by “People’s Police”
The War Against the Jews Goes On

  Daily News Roundup

Posted by Chris van Avery on 03Mar11.
 

Security
Muslim suspected in fatal shooting of 2 U.S. airmen
Bradley Manning may face death penalty
Gaddafi forces seize rebel held town
Muammar Gaddafi offers rebels an amnesty
Gaddafi vows to ‘unleash bloody war’ against West
Report: Sons urge Gaddafi to seek asylum in Nicaragua
Arab League calls on Libya to stop violence
UK to airlift 6,000 Egyptians stranded fleeing Libya
U.S. supports war crimes tribunal on Libya
Fighting in Libya: The Military Balance
Should the U.S. Move Against Qadaffi? First, Define the Goals
Endgame for Saleh?
Radical Cleric Demands Ouster of Yemen Leader
Bahraini opposition continues protests to press demands
More strife in store for Egypt
Egyptian Armed Forces Supreme Council Head: We’ll Tighten Egypt-PA Ties
Oman’s Renaissance Man
Iraqis get the Tahrir spirit
Demonstration in Jordan for jailed Islamists
Clashes on Facebook Over Calls for Revolution in Qatar
Iran: 200 protesters ‘arrested’
Ahmadinejad: Current World Order ‘Worn Out’; Iran, China Can Play Major Roles In Forming New One
Iran contacting Arab opposition: Clinton
Iran opposition group seeks US legitimacy
Clinton still supports military aid to Lebanon
In Syria, Discussions On Peace Process, With Turkish Ambassador’s Participation
‘IAEA inspectors to visit Syria acid plant’
Tshuva: Gas will reach Israel’s shores by 2013
Housing For Jews approved in east Jerusalem
White House Official: In Wake Of Events, We’re Reexamining Middle East Policy
Still Long Odds in Mideast
Stolen revolution? [Tunisia]
Mercenaries, Exodus Reported in Ivory Coast
Power cut from north Ivory Coast
Nine Ivory Coast papers close as staff fear for their lives
More clashes in Southern Sudan
Ex-Pentagon adviser: U.S. should cut Afghan aid
Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination is a bleak counterpoint to Cairo
Oil Crisis May Spark Chinese Unrest
Crackdowns Display Beijing’s Fears
U.S. Has No South Korea Nuke Plans
Korean tensions reach new heights
Russian plan to deploy missiles on disputed islands ‘regrettable’ – Japan
UK cuts expose defence weakness
Mexican soldiers find 17 bodies in mass graves
Can Data Predict Political Revolutions?

Military
U.S. Air Force to Wring 5 Percent From Buying Plans
Keeping an Eye on the Long Game: Part XXXV [China]

Maritime
Bosphorus Naval News: Evacuation of Turkish Citizens from Libya by Turkey
2 Norfolk-based ships move closer to Libya via Suez Canal
U.S. Sea Power & the Arab Spring
Naval Assets & Libya
The Decline of U.S. Naval Power
’2 Iranian warships to return to Red Sea via Suez Canal’
Pirated yacht, family anchor near Somalia
Why the Indian Ocean Matters

Economy
Arab Turmoil Hits Markets
US municipalities could default on $100bn of debt, warns Nouriel Roubini’s thinktank
Dollar loses safety aura
China proposes to cut income tax
Hong Kong Offers Cash Handouts
Brazil interest rates hit 11.75%

Environment
Benefits of Biofuels and Electric Vehicles Questionable

Politics
Poll: Support Lacking for Entitlement Cuts
Debt-limit woes could top shutdown
Rand Paul Introduces “Read the Bills” Resolution
Jobs Created by Stimulus Cost Hundreds of Thousands Each
Obama repeating Carter’s mistakes
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Westboro Baptist Protests
Lawmaker: Bonds could help pay for wars
Ohio Senate OKs bill that would restrict public unions

Religion & Society
Christian Pakistan minister shot dead by gunmen
Vatican Condemns Killing of Christian Minister in Pakistan
Sherry Rehman next on Pakistan militants’ hitlist, friends fear
Killing over blasphemy law deepens misery of Pakistani Christians
Bomb Thrown at Christian Doctor’s Car in Gaza
Pope exonerates Jews for Jesus’ death in new book
Indonesia’s Lessons for Egypt
Daily Star: Christian Minorities seek their first-ever portfolio in new Cabinet [Lebanon]
Archbishop Resists Gov’t Attempt to Force Churches to Hold Homosexual Ceremonies
Calif. attorney general seeks resumption of gay marriages
Abortion Doctor Could Face Death Penalty
Facebook Linked To One In Five Divorces In US
Tennessean: Faith leaders call for stop to anti-Shariah bill
The Confucian Comeback
Korea Herald: Protestants scupper Islamic bond bill

  Daily News Roundup

Posted by Chris van Avery on 16Feb11.
 

Security
Leading CBS journalist raped in Egypt
Egypt’s Military, Parties Begin to Prepare for Polls
Egypt army sets reform deadline
Egyptian army hijacking revolution, activists fear
Strikes Worry Egypt’s Military, Youth
‘Brothers’ in Egypt Present Two Faces
How Obama Lost the Egyptian People
Egypt Makes Russia, China Very Nervous
Protests escalate after deaths (Bahrain)
Bahrain’s ‘big if’
Clashes erupt in Yemen between pro- and anti-government protesters
Iranian MPs call for opposition leaders to be executed
US backs Iran protests as government calls for executions
Iranian Human Rights Council Sec-Gen: Egypt’s Military Commanders Are Under Influence Of CIA, Mossad
Saudi Website: Increased Security Alert In East Of Country
Tunisia extends state of emergency, lifts curfew
Tunisia: Italy to give €100m to stem flow of migrants
European Leaders Struggle with Wave of Tunisian Migrants
Four Israeli missions shut under threat
Syrian Teen Blogger Gets 5 Years in Jail
At least 211 killed in clashes in south Sudan
Caixin Online: China’s rice contaminated with heavy metals
More Clashes On The Thailand – Cambodia Border
South Korea troops mobilised after record snow
Public health worries after foot and mouth epidemic in South Korea
Explaining Kim Jong-il’s Tantrums
North Korea Frets Over Livestock Disease
U.S. Agents Shot in Mexico
Drug war leaves 18 dead in Mexican town
Clinton picks new US envoy to AfPak
Obama admin proposes $3.1bn for Pak
Will revolution spread to Pakistan?
Obama admin to cancel Voice of America China broadcasts
U.S. Delays Decision on TransCanada Pipeline
Food prices at ‘dangerous levels’
Expect Food Prices to Increase
Why Biofuels Help Push Up World Food Prices
Berlusconi to face trial in underage sex case
China, Iran push world’s tally of imprisoned journalists to 14-year high

Military
A Weapon Of Mass Destruction Found In The U.S.?
Corps sets stage with 2012 budget request
Russia’s New Model Army: “Mobilization Reserves”

Maritime
Somali pirates use captive crew to attack vessels: Hostage
3-star: Anti-carrier missile won’t stop Navy

Economy
Snow Damps Euro-Zone Recovery
Crop Prices Push Up Farmland Value
Tackling the Debt Crisis: Ministers Agree To 500-Billion-Euro Permanent Rescue Fund
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde: ‘We Europeans Are All Being Put to the Test’
Japan’s economy ‘more positive’
UK inflation rate increases to 4%

Environment
UK’s shifting population placing environment under intense strain
World of Snow and Ice

Politics
GOP Pushes Biggest-Ever Cuts
U.S. Should Reform Corporate Tax Rates

Religion
Weekly Standard: Professional Islamists
Indonesian blasphemy law sparks Muslim violence in Java
Mass Malaysia Valentine arrests
Top Church Official Indicted In Philly Abuse Probe
Orthodox church sues over temple destroyed on 9/11
Growth stalls, falls for largest U.S. churches
Church Givers Also Give To Charities
Study: Post-grad degrees don’t lead to atheism
South Korea to restrict Christian missionaries in Islamic nations
Child With Missing Cerebellum Shows Power of Human Spirit
Undercover film shows pupils being beaten and taught hatred in Britain’s Muslim schools
Islamic group appeals Olympic site mosque

  Daily News Roundup

Posted by Chris van Avery on 14Feb11.
 

Security
Ideology Shadows Fight to Rule New Egypt
Egyptian army set to ban labor strikes, report says
Friday Prayers Fed the Egyptian Revolution
Is the army tightening its grip on Egypt?
Ten Assumptions About Egypt Worth Discarding
Field Marshal Tantawi committed to status quo
Mubarak’s military vital to free elections
Hamas: Muslim Brotherhood more democratic than West
Egypt Should Take Its Time Building a Democracy
Iranian protesters call for ‘death to dictator’
Clinton praises Iran protesters
Hacker Collective Targets Iran Sites
More clashes in Bahrain and Yemen; calls in Iran to punish opposition leaders
Iraqis in Baghdad protest bad services, corruption
Fayyad dissolves Palestinian Authority cabinet
Palestinian Arab “democracy” in action
The World From Berlin: ‘The Revolution Isn’t Over, It’s Only Just Beginning’
Arab leaders to meet in Baghdad
Middle East leaders’ wives become target of rage
The roots of the uprisings can be found in Jordan too
Algeria sees state of emergency over in days
Tunisian migrants flee to Sicilian island
Iraq Diverts F-16 Budget for Food Rations
U.S.-Pakistan Row Intensifies
Momentum in Helmand is ‘shifting’
China Cracks Down On Uprising Chatter
Russia: Foreign Power May Have Disabled Satellite
Turkey’s Gul, in Iran, urges respect for people power
Egypt: Doubts cast on Turkish claims for model democracy
Turkish police search dissident website office
Turkey’s Opposition MP: “AKP Uses the Police as Revolutionary Guard”
Gul, army chief consult over plot trial arrests
U.K., Turkey Near Military Accord
Moscow Learns to Play by Asia-Pacific Rules
Australian Defense Strikes Delicate Balance With China
Suu Kyi’s party risks ‘tragic end’
Burma benefits as UK targets aid money on fight for democracy
Turkish-Armenian Accords Pronounced Dead By Yerevan
Anonymous claims to have Stuxnet access
Record snowfall blankets S Korea
More than 100,000 Italian women, supporters protest against Berlusconi

Politics
U.S. Deficit Expected to Spike
McConnell: Obama agenda is ‘over’

Economy
Debt now equals total U.S. economy
More Homeowners Underwater
Chinese inflation climbs to 4.9%
Oil jumps with Middle East unrest
Where and What Is U.S. Trading Internationally?

Military
Gates sets new Pentagon bottom line
Mullen: U.S. depends on alliance with Israel
Ten Ships in U.S. Navy’s Budget Request
In defense of the Pentagon’s budget

Maritime
HASC Seapower and Projection Forces Appearance
The World Still Loves Amphibious Ships
Royal Navy attacks Somali pirates
Colombia Captures Smugglers’ Submarine

Religion
Religious Actors Can Be Democratizers
Muslims are grappling with models of statehood
China: Harmony & War
Adultery Incorporated — The Infidelity Industry
Start-up Indiana church uses sex to sell message
Christian News Agency Ordered To Register With Hungary’s Media Authority
How Much Information Did God Put in Your DNA?


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