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Suspected Poison Attempt on Eve of Politkovskaya Murder Trial

The murder trial of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, which began behind closed doors in Moscow earlier this week, is already marred by intrigue.

Oct 17th, 2008 | Comments

Unfinished Country: UN Peacekeeping Mission Renewed in Storm-Ravaged Haiti

United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti was extended for another year, by unanimous vote of the UN Security Council.

Oct 15th, 2008 | Comments

Violence Targets Iraq’s Christians

Iraqi Christians are lining up at checkpoints as thousands flee their neighborhoods for safety, following a series of attacks targeted at Christians in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Oct 15th, 2008 | Comments

Mixed Blessings: An Irish Answer to a Global Problem

Ireland announced that it would guarantee all bank deposits in order to regain confidence in the Irish banking system. The potential risk for the Irish taxpayer is €400 billion. Or to put it another way, it’s over 200 percent of Ireland’s GDP.

Oct 9th, 2008 | Comments

Obama in Brazil

Senator Barack Obama may have won last night's President debate in the U.S., but in Brazil, another Barack Obama just lost the election.

Oct 8th, 2008 | Comments

Shutdown of Moroccan Sheikh Sanctioning Marriage at Age Nine

Last month a religious leader in Morocco, Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman al-Maghraoui, received a question on his website about whether a woman can get married before reaching puberty. He responded by issuing a fatwa, or religious ruling, saying it was lawful for a Muslim man to marry girls as young as nine years old.

Oct 8th, 2008 | Comments

The Sand Castle: No Smoking

Ras Al Khaimah has become the latest emirate in the United Arab Emirates to ban smoking in public places.

Oct 8th, 2008 | Comments

Shah Rukh Khan Boulevard

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is the latest celebrity to enter the United Arab Emirates’ booming real-estate market.

Oct 7th, 2008 | Comments

Bedazzled Abayas

The clothing police are cracking down on streaks of vibrant color, bands of glittering crystal and sexy leopard skin prints popping up on the runway—or rather, in this case, in Saudi Arabia's marketplaces.

Oct 6th, 2008 | Comments

Made in China: The Milk Scandal and the Law

Chinese lawyers are contemplating the possibility of a class-action lawsuit against dairy manufacturers, but will the Chinese government allow them access to the courts?

Sep 30th, 2008 | Comments

The Dying Fields: Car Companies Veering off the Road in India

With one of the world’s fastest growing economies, India is experiencing a lot of growing pains. Tensions have exploded recently, leading to violent protests.

Sep 26th, 2008 | Comments

Al Jazeera’s “Witness” to Air in the U.S.

After two years of struggling to get its news programming to American living rooms, Al Jazeera English’s program Witness will now be available to 30 million households in the U.S. via Link TV.

Sep 25th, 2008 | Comments

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