Archive: January 15, 2006 - January 21, 2006

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First lady Laura Bush headed a U.S. delegation to attend the inauguration of Liberian President Ellen Surleaf Johnson. Her presence, along with other famous guests including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rica and talk show host Oprah Winfrey, had the host...

By Jefferson Morley | January 21, 2006; 10:00 AM ET | Email a Comment

Bin Laden Message: Boost for Bush?

Osama bin Laden's latest audiotape, threatening the United States and offering truce, is both a message to the Arab and Muslim world and a boost for President Bush, according to reports in several international media outlets. In bin Laden's native...

By Jefferson Morley | January 20, 2006; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (37)

UK Denies Bush-Blair Talk on 'Bombing' Al-Jazeera

Two months after a British tabloid claimed that President George W. Bush told Prime Minister Tony Blair that he wanted to bomb al-Jazeera, the Arab TV news channel, the British government has denied the allegation. A spokesman for Blair "said...

By Jefferson Morley | January 19, 2006; 2:00 PM ET | Comments (10)

How Will Russia and China Vote on Iran?

As Britain, France and Germany move toward referring Iran to the U.N. Security Council over its nuclear program, Russia and China are now key to the West's goal of pressuring the Islamic Republic to abandon its quest for the bomb....

By Jefferson Morley | January 19, 2006; 7:55 AM ET | Comments (16)

Renewed Doomsday Debate Abroad

It is hard to imagine any American news organization doing what The Independent of London's online edition did this week: give top billing to a dire global warming scenario from a leading environmental scientist. "The world has already passed the...

By Jefferson Morley | January 18, 2006; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (26)

Iran's Nukes: 'Artificial' Crisis or Brink of War?

The gap between Iran and the rest of the world over nuclear issues is growing more obvious. As the veto-wielding members of the United Nations Security Council called on Iran to suspend its nuclear program Monday, the Iranian online media...

By Jefferson Morley | January 17, 2006; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (43)

Pakistan's Press Turns on Washington

In the wake of nationwide protests in Pakistan against the unsuccessful U.S. cruise missile strike against Al Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri, the county's English-language press is criticizing both the U.S. and Pakistani governments for the action. Not only did the...

By Jefferson Morley | January 16, 2006; 2:34 PM ET | Comments (16)

 

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