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?

 Daily News Roundup

Posted by Chris van Avery on 14Feb11.
 

Security
Army surround Tahrir holdouts, reportedly arrests leaders
Egypt: Doubts cast on Turkish claims for model democracy
Iranian opposition defies warning, calls for rally
Fresh violent protests rock Yemen
In Algeria, police flood streets to prevent Egypt-style revolution
Mideast Unrest Spreads
Yemen opposition agrees to resume talks with govt
China is world’s second economy
Iranian Senior Official: U.K. Ambassador Barred from Iran
Iran accuses the Mossad of being behind its drug trade
Syrian-Turkish Agreement to Collaborate against PKK
Turkey’s Opposition MP: “AKP Uses the Police as Revolutionary Guard”
South Korea detects fresh bird flu outbreaks
Italy ‘to send police to Tunisia’
Could Bahrain be next?

Maritime
Nato seizes ‘pirate mother ship’

Politics
House GOP trims tens of billions more from Obama budget plan

Religion
Lots of people are starting to notice that the textbooks are full of it

 Daily News Roundup

Posted by Chris van Avery on 13Feb11.
 

Security
Muslim Brotherhood says it will not run for presidency
Military falls out with protesters over Egypt’s path to democracy
Egypt’s military to keep Mubarak government for now; protesters still in Tahrir
Egyptian revolution sparks protest movement in democratic Iraq
Iraq bomber kills Shia pilgrims
Iraq unearths mass grave northeast of Baghdad
Algerian clashes as Egypt fervour spreads
Joint Chiefs chairman to reassure Jordan, Israel
‘Israel in worst shape for water resources in Mideast’
Erekat resigns as PA announces September elections
Israel Debates Strategy in Region
‘China ready to go to war to safeguard interests’
‘Pakistani judge issues arrest warrant for Musharraf’
6 dead, 37 injured in attack on Mexican nightclub
Asia Is Now In A New Arms Race
Beyond Egypt: Woes roil all Mideast
Stop the global land grab

Military
Pentagon Budget Multiplies As Security Threat List Grows

Politics
Entitlements Won’t See Big Cuts

Maritime
Sunken ship of ‘Moby Dick’ captain found in Pacific

Religion
Egypt: it’s the Mahdi!
Gay couples may soon be able to tie the knot in church


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