Archive: September 10, 2006 - September 16, 2006

Cartoon Brings Iran Media Crackdown

An Iranian newspaper's not-so-veiled reference to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's infamous "halo" comment after an appearance before the United Nations General Assembly last year seems to have been the last straw for the government, which shut down the reformist publication Tuesday.

By Jefferson Morley | September 14, 2006; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (50)

Partition Debate Splits Iraq

Last month, the White House dismissed the idea that Iraq should be divided into three countries as an impractical scenario that most Iraqis don't want. But the biggest Shiite party of the Iraqi parliament is calling for the creation of autonomous regions in Iraq, sparking a debate in the war-torn country's coalition government. Opponents -- namely Sunni Arab leaders and Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr -- say the plan amounts to the de facto partitioning of Iraq.

By Jefferson Morley | September 13, 2006; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (64)

European Reflections on 9/11

In its "bitter legacy of 9/11," The Independent attempts to quantify the carnage related to the international war on terrorism in the last five years. The numbers, for which sources aren't provided, are ferocious: 2,973 Total number of people killed...

By Jefferson Morley | September 12, 2006; 11:17 AM ET | Comments (19)

Sept. 11 Anniversary: Sorrow and Anger Around the World

"It was not supposed to turn out this way," says the Daily Inquirer in the Philippines. "Five years after the attacks of September 11, 2001," says Le Figaro (in French), "America has more enemies in the world than it had...

By Jefferson Morley | September 11, 2006; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (20)

 

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