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News in Brief: 9 July 2007

A brief list of news for the day:

Pakistan in mosque mediation bid. “Former prime minister to lead ‘last-ditch’ talks with those inside the besieged Red Mosque in Islamabad, officials said.” >> News at: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E7D0141F-6633-4519-9FC6-3A388FF18DB7.htm

Qaeda in Iraq threatens to attack Iranians. “The leader of an al Qaeda-linked group in Iraq vowed in an audio tape on Sunday to attack Iranians unless Iran cut off its support for the Iraqi government within two months.” >> News at: http://in.today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2007-07-09T021610Z_01_NOOTR_RTRMDNC_0_India-283783-1.xml

Turkish troop build-up worries Iraq. “Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq’s foreign minister, says that Turkey has amassed thousands of troops on its border and has called on Ankara to give it more time to deal with Kurdish separatists.” >> News at: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/096EA335-F336-4002-A242-DFDDD0F60CAA.htm

Iraq Sadrists to come up with a ‘reconciliation initiative.’ >> News at: http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news\2007-07-07\kurd1.htm

Olmert releases Fatah prisoners to boost Abbas. “The Israeli cabinet has agreed to release 250 Palestinian security prisoners as a gesture to President Mahmoud Abbas and his new West Bank government, which was established last month in competition with the Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip.” >> News at: http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2747711.ece

Three found guilty over July 21 London bomb plot. “Muktar Said Ibrahim, Yassin Omar and Ramzi Mohammed were found guilty of conspiracy to murder in unanimous verdicts.” >> News at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,,2122182,00.html

White House Debate Rises on Iraq Pullback. “White House officials fear that the last pillars of political support among Senate Republicans for President Bush’s Iraq strategy are collapsing around them, according to several administration officials and outsiders they are consulting.” >> News at: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/09/washington/09prexy.html?hp

Did ‘Scooter’ Libby use blackmail to avoid jail? “Just in case you thought relations between the Democrat-controlled Congress and the Bush White House couldn’t get any more toxic, leading Democrats vowed yesterday to haul Lewis (Scooter) Libby in front of a congressional committee to ask him whether he blackmailed the President in order to avoid jail.” >> News at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070709.wlibby09/BNStory/International/home

In Brazil, peformers embrace music pirates. “Disc jockeys blast what’s known as tecnobrega…It’s a scene familiar to pop fans around the world, but what sets tecnobrega apart — and what’s inspired many to call it the future of the global music industry — is that it’s exploded in the absence of record companies, concert promoters or anything resembling a traditional music industry.” >> News at: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/world/story/17633.html

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