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Lebanese sovereignty, Israeli obstacles

It has been argued that wars create opportunities for security and political changes. The Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 proved this saying in the negative sense. In fact, Lebanon was plunged into a period of chaos that was later exploited by Syria, which gained full control over the country for over two decades. After …

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Owner of Al Rabea for Car Trade flees with LE 16 million, police say

CAIRO: More than 100 complaints have been filed with the police against Karim Nashaat, the owner of Al Rabea for Car Trade, accusing him of stealing clients’ deferment payments and not delivering their cars on time. Ahmed Hashaad, a high ranking police officer at Al Khalifa police station, said Nashaat’s clients have been filing accusations …

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All about trashing Trans Fats

The hidden fats in your everyday meal or snack You may be aware that processed foods and junk foods are bad for you, but do you know why? Numerous dietary culprits in these foods make them unhealthy but one group that has recently come to the fore as being particularly villainous on your health are …

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A new Great Game, with oil and gas as stakes

A dictator s sudden death almost always triggers political instability. But it is doubly dangerous when it poses a risk of region-wide destabilization and a scramble for influence among the world s greatest military powers – the United States, Russia, and China. The sudden death in late December of Saparmurat Niyazov, Turkmenistan s authoritarian president-for-life …

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Better a gut-check than a poll-check for the Democrats

With the start of the new congressional session, the Democratic exile has officially ended. So begins the hard part: governing. Over the past few years, many commentators have criticized the party s failure to put forward a coherent vision for national security. Now with control in the House and Senate, Democrats have an opportunity to …

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Lebanon knows 'lose-lose' when it sees it

With political polarization reaching alarming levels in Lebanon, one of the most pressing questions is whether or not the country will return to the gruesome chapters of its past and degenerate into civil war. It is difficult to predict when or how Lebanon will emerge from its present mess. The impression I got when I …

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Who Is to Blame for US Foreign Policy?

It is a common perception that Americans do not pay enough attention to foreign policy. US policy makers and experts, as well as the American public, espouse the opinion that Americans are not well-informed about international relations. The midterm congressional election campaigns, following the passing of September 11 s fifth anniversary, have generated a renewed …

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For many Muslims, the 'bad news' of globalization travels fast

The real impact of globalization on Muslim-Western relations has been mixed, but as the adage reminds us, “bad news travels fast. Ironically, the speed of globalization’s negative press can be attributed primarily to globalization itself. Empirically, it seems credible that income levels and life-expectancy in Muslim-majority countries have improved in the last half-century, as have …

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California students light candles for peace

CALIFORNIA: A group of high school students called Youth for Hope organized a massive luminary lighting on New Year s Eve in Davis, California. The event was supported by peacemakers of all ages and succeeded in sending a powerful message for peace. The light from approximately 10,000 luminaries represented both the number of people killed …

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Egyptian bird flu mutations suggest antiviral resistance

Associated Press LONDON: Mutations in the bird flu virus have been found in two people in Egypt, in a form that might be resistant to the medication most commonly used to treat the deadly disease, according to laboratory tests approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). The mutations in the H5N1 virus strain were not …

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Panhandler not handicapped after all

Cairo: A girl in a wheel chair, who was used by her mother to beg in Al Azbakiya, burst into tears and jumped from the chair, confessing that she was not handicapped as her mother claimed, Al Gomhoriya reported. The fraud was exposed as a high-ranking police officer who checked on security in the area, …

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'Little Mosque' takes Canada by storm

Muslims have taken Canada by storm. Surely not a terrorist attack? This new event, which features Muslims, is completely non-violent, but comes in the form of entertainment in “Little Mosque on the Prairie a sitcom which first aired on CBC on Jan. 9, 2007. The sitcom, created and produced by Canadian Muslim writer Zarqa Nawaz …

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Beware of 'sectarianism' in Palestine

That Saddam Hussein’s execution at the hands of the Iraqi government was completely botched is no secret. That Saddam’s reputation among Arabs was “rehabilitated to some extent due to the grotesque handling of the killing is also a well known fact. While the feelings of indignation will more than likely fade in the near future, …

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Muslims "get" globalisation, but does it get them?

The real impact of globalization on Muslim-Western relations has been mixed, but as the adage reminds us, bad news travels faster . Ironically, the speed advantage of globalization’s negative press can be attributed primarily to globalization itself. Empirically, it seems credible that income levels and life-expectancy in Muslim-majority countries have improved in the last half-century, …

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A regional settlement requires revived multilateralism

One of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s favorite metaphors was that of the “chute, the narrow fenced structure through which ranchers push cattle to the slaughterhouse. The rancher-turned-prime minister frequently used it to refer to what he saw as attempts by the international community to force upon Israel a solution to its conflict with …

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The enigma of Russia: Is the country more market-driven?

Fifteen years after the Soviet Union collapsed and split apart, Russia still fits Winston Churchill’s characterization of Stalin’s USSR nearly seven decades ago: “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Throughout the presidencies of Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s and today that of Vladimir Putin, Russia has opened its doors to international trade, …

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Washington must consider a contact group for Iraq

Last November’s congressional elections dealt US President George W. Bush a sharp rebuff over his Iraq policy. Shortly after the election, the Iraq Study Group offered a bipartisan formula for the gradual withdrawal of American troops. But Bush rejected this, and persists in speaking of victory in Iraq – though it is unclear what that …

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CDM projects face to reduce harmful emissions

CAIRO: In an effort to exchange experience and strengthen partnership between Egyptian and British businesses in the field of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the UK-Egypt Climate Change Business Seminar focused on financial structures, technology and advisory services for local CDM projects. Egyptian Minister of State for Environment Affairs Maged George told The Daily Star Egypt …

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Al-Jazeera producer released on bail

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities have released Howayda Taha, a producer at the Al-Jazeera documentary channel, on bail for the amount of LE 10,000 after accusing her of fabricating scenes of torture in police stations. A source at the channel said that Taha underwent two consecutive days of interrogation and was released on bail on Monday. Her …

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CAIRO CAROUSEL: The most popular game in town

So, guess which game is a runaway hit with folks of all generation in my part of the world. No, it’s not lacrosse, football or picking ticks from your best friend’s scalp with homemade tweezers. Hanging. Yes, hanging is the number one game in the Middle East. And beheading comes a rank second. In fact, …

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Punished for what I do right

It is only natural that people go to sleep not sure that they will wake up alive the next day, but what is not natural is the new feeling I have these days. I go to sleep everyday not sure that I will wake up to go to work the next day, I go to …

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Some enduring myths of Arab-Israeli peace-making

Precisely because expectations of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s trips to the Middle East usually plunge lower than the Dead Sea, she seems to feel that she can quietly gauge receptivity to new approaches to the Israeli-Palestinian situation without setting off world headlines. As President George W. Bush puts forth a new strategy in …

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Enough pandering to the Shiite militias

As the United States prepares to implement a new strategy in Iraq, its main target in Baghdad is the Mehdi Army led by Moqtada al-Sadr. In December, the bipartisan Iraq Study Group identified the Mehdi Army and the Badr Brigade, the armed wing of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), as …

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Washington must consider a contact group for Iraq

Last November’s congressional elections dealt US President George W. Bush a sharp rebuff over his Iraq policy. Shortly after the election, the Iraq Study Group offered a bipartisan formula for the gradual withdrawal of American troops. But Bush rejected this, and persists in speaking of victory in Iraq–though it is unclear what that now means. …

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Political activisim continues to create a buzz on Egypt's political blogs

CAIRO: As the international press focuses on the recent phenomenon of videos allegedly depicting police torture in Egypt, attention has focused on the blogs that first broke and continue to report on what some bloggers have dubbed “videogate. But that’s not all you’ll find on the Egyptian blogosphere. Many blogs circulated calls to join a …

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