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News in Brief: 26 June 2007

A brief list of news for the day:

Aboriginal opposition grows to Austalian takeover. “The federal government’s “punitive” intervention into Northern Territory indigenous communities will weaken communities and families and ultimately fail, a coalition of prominent community groups and indigenous organisations believe.” >> News at: http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/indigenous-opposition-grows-to-intervention/2007/06/26/1182623906697.html and http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/709F5554-67CC-4B5D-B429-66EA86090647.htm

‘Envoy Blair’ waits in wings at summit. “Tony Blair is expected to be confirmed as a special international envoy to the Middle East today in the wake of a summit at which the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert proposed the release of 250 Palestinians.” >> News at: http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2710617.ece and http://www.guardian.co.uk/baefiles/story/0,,2111662,00.html

UK arms firms to face US inquiry. “The US justice department has launched an investigation into Britain’s BAE Systems over its compliance with anti-corruption laws, including dealings with Saudi Arabia.” >> News at: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C2D4CC3B-9FD1-41E5-AF40-94C5677548AB.htm

The strange story of MiG-31s for Syria. “A Moscow business daily claims that Russia wants to sell top-of-the-line MiG-31 jet fighters to Syria. Previous reports of arms sales from this publication have to be taken with some skepticism, but the MiG-31 story has a ring of truth. The aircraft has special capabilities that make it ideal for countries worried about a US air assault – countries like Syria and Iran.” >> News at: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/IF26Ak05.html

More trouble ahead. “Whether the newly-formed Palestinian government in Ramallah will be able to function efficiently and fulfill its obligations and responsibilities according to a political agenda, even if it has one, remains to be seen.” >> News at: http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/850/re2.htm

After the Spaniards, who will be next to die in Lebanon? >> News at: http://news.independent.co.uk/fisk/article2710605.ece

Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt’s elections. “The outlawed Muslim Brotherhood said on Saturday it intends to field up to 20 candidates in the Shura Council elections scheduled for June.” >> News at: http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/841/eg5.htm

Murdoch’s dealings in China: business and personal. “Many big companies have sought to break into the Chinese market over the past two decades, but few of them have been as ardent and unrelenting as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.” >> News at: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/26/world/asia/26murdoch.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin (free login may be required)

40% of Americans Believe Saddam Behind 9/11. “Many Americans have lingering confusion about Iraq’s role in the 9/11 attacks, a new Newsweek study reveals.” >> News at: http://www.iraqslogger.com/index.php/post/3331/40_of_Americans_Believe_Saddam_Behind_911

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  1. July 14, 2007 at 5:40 am

    So Ill see you man tomorro. Nikodem Sheela.

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