Archive for the ‘Near East’ Category

The New YorkTimes: U.S. Man Held in Pakistan Had Sights on bin Laden

15. June 2010 Leave a comment

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A middle-aged American construction worker, on a self-proclaimed mission to help American troops, armed himself with a dagger, a pistol, a sword, Christian texts, hashish and night vision goggles and headed to the lawless tribal areas between Afghanistan and Pakistan to hunt down, single-handedly, Osama bin Laden. [more…]

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Al Jazeera: Poland holds alleged Israeli spy

12. June 2010 Leave a comment

Polish authorities have arrested a suspected Mossad agent wanted by Germany over the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai, German prosecuters say. Germany is now seeking the extradition of the Israeli intelligence agent, who was said to have been arrested in Warsaw in early June. [more…]

Spiegel Online: Mutmaßlicher Komplize in Warschau verhaftet

12. June 2010 Leave a comment

Der Mossad-Mord an einem Hamas-Führer in Dubai sorgt für neue diplomatische Verwicklungen. Nach Informationen des SPIEGEL wurde ein mutmaßlicher Mittäter in Polen verhaftet. Deutschland drängt auf eine Überstellung – Israel interveniert. [mehr…]

FOCUS: Soldaten sollen Aktivisten in den Kopf geschossen haben

Israel schiebt die Aktivisten nach der Erstürmung einer Hilfsflotte für den Gazastreifen nun ab. Die Freigelassenen berichten von einem brutalen Einsatz. Ein Deutscher wird noch vermisst. [more…]

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Wired: Israel Turns to YouTube, Twitter After Flotilla Fiasco – Militär Video: Israel besetzt türkisches Schiff. Veröffentlicht auf Youtube.

By Noah Shachtman
Every few hours, the Israeli Defense Forces are uploading to YouTube a new video meant to demonstrate that their troops acted responsibly — and that the people in the “Free Gaza” flotilla were the hostile ones.
At around 10 p.m. local time Monday night, it was footage taken by IDF naval boat showing the passengers beating up Israeli troops. An hour later, it was a clip of the “knives, slingshots, rocks, smoke bombs, metal rods, improvised sharp metal objects, sticks and clubs” found on board the Mavi Marmara. About two hours ago, the IDF showed how it was unloading “humanitarian cargo” from the ships and into Gaza. In between, the IDF is providing a stream of Twitter updates and blog posts to reinforce its position. [more…]

Reports on Spiegel Online (Germany)

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Peter Scholl Latour über die Wahlen im Iran – ZDF

28. June 2009 Leave a comment

AlJazeera: French woman killed in Cairo tourist area blast – 23 Feb 09

23. February 2009 Leave a comment
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Rania AL Abdullah – Queen of Jordan – on YouTube

30. January 2009 Leave a comment
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