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Nov14

Iran quake survivors endure second night after devastation

By: Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty Source: Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty Thousands of people spent a second night in makeshift tents or out in the open as authorities downplayed hope for finding more survivors of a powerful earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border that killed hundreds of people. Iran’s Kermanshah Province bore the brunt of the quake, with state media saying that at least 430 people died and about 7,000 others were injured in the country when the quake hit on November 12. During a visit to Kermanshah on November 14, Iranian President Hassan Rohani promised that the government would “use all its power to resolve the problems in the shortest time.” The...

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Feb06

If Saudis aren’t fuelling the extremism, who is?

By: ROBERT FISK Source: The Independent The image of a Muslim burned alive is more terrible for millions of Muslims than that of an “unbeliever” burned alive. So just who are the Muslims who support the immolation of a young Jordanian? And, more to the point, who are their masters? Jordanians, more than half of whom are Palestinians, must now debate the dichotomy of tribal loyalty and religion, and ask a simple question: who are their real allies – and their real national enemies – in the Middle East? The searchlight beam of their attention, and of Washington’s, will now again pass over the Gulf and that most Wahhabi of nations, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Put bluntly, should the world...

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Jan14

The war you don’t see

THE ENTIRE VIDEO WAS REMOVED BY YOUTUBE DUE TO COPYRIGHT CLAIMS. It is available online and on DVD http://agadem.co.uk/war-you-dont-see A powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, tracing the history of embedded and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an electronic battlefield in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy? John Pilger says in the film: “We journalists…...

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