Month: May 2013

Robert Fisk: ‘We ran up to the roof. That was when the second missile killed Loulou’: Lebanon is counting the cost in human lives of the Syrian conflict

Village after Shia village had hung photos of men who went to fight for Qusayr two weeks ago Loulou Awad’s blood still stained the concrete of her broken home, the latest Lebanese innocent to pay the price of Syria’s war. Her almost equally broken father Abdullah pressed the hands of […]

Obama to Muslims: Tell me what you want

Source: The Conservative Papers. ‘Outreach to Islam summits’ launched, 1st stop Chicago. Obama Invites Muslims to gather and pray on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington Sept./2009 A series of Muslim Outreach Summits are planned coast-to-coast by the Obama administration to get feedback from Muslims on how the […]

Rain, Rain, Go Away:

Source: Spiegel After barely surviving the darkest winter in decades, Germans are now suffering through one of the soggiest springs in memory. Flooding has led to major damage and one death, and only one corner of Germany can expect any relief soon. More:  

‘Egypt can use Suez Canal to retaliate

Source: TOI CAIRO: Egypt could close the strategic Suez Canal to ships from countries like China that are helping Ethiopia build a controversial dam that threatens supply of Nile water to the country, a top opposition leader has said. “The state is capable of holding talks with the countries financing […]