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Argo vs. Waking up in Tehran -- what happened in 1979? Hollywood propaganda vs. historical reality

The book Waking Up in Tehran by Margot Lachlan White, which David Swanson describes as a “magnificent modern epic”, was apparently never published. What happened to her and the book? 4,159 more words

'WAR CRIMES IN SRI LANKA’ -What the international experts say

Opinion to the Commission from Professor DM Crane and Sir Desmond de Silva, QC

re. Legal Issues pertaining to the use of Human Shields and Hostage Taking by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) 8,627 more words

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Tunisia Bloodshed Threatens to Undo Nation's Progress

In the worst attack on foreigners since the Arab revolutions erupted four years ago, more than 20 people were killed in Tunisia on Wednesday along with two of the country’s citizens, when gunmen stormed the country’s most important museum. 719 more words

UPDATE: Gunmen Attack the Bardo National Museum in Tunis

Local news are reporting that gunmen in military uniforms opened fire this afternoon outside the Bardo National Museum in Tunis, before entering the building and taking tourists hostage. 324 more words

HOW WRONG COULD I BE?!

Last week I flagged up ‘Hostages’, ‘Bnei Aruba’, an Israeli version of the US drama already aired by CBS. Writing about the series in glowing terms, I stated in print that I’d spotted a flicker of romance between Dr Yael Danon, (the surgeon held hostage) and her abductor, Adam Rubin. 462 more words

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ISIS Allies Try to Cut off Libya's Oil Revenue

A series of attacks by militants linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Libya’s oilfields is threatening to further undermine chances of stability in a country gripped by a multi-sided armed conflict. 833 more words