God save the Empire.
Minority muslim Uzbeks at the southern border which has now been closed to those fleeing. Read the eyewitness account of the massacre here.
Image: BBC News
Looks straight out of Ludlum’s spy thriller. Only this is real, and one of the most botched undercover operation ever thanks to technology.
Nearly all the agents were blatantly exposed: photos, identities, dual nationalities, passports, flight details in and out of the country, photos of them following the victim, entering the hotel, outside his room, were all released by the Dubai police.
What has angered the commonwealth countries is the use of their passports by the agents. Others claim their identities were stolen.
EU angry over Dubai hit squad’s use of diplomatic passports
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The F-22 killer? You can read about USAF upcoming F-35 (out of money, over budget) here.
Appeared in Monday’s, Daily Nation.
The boy who would be president? In 1987, a young Obama carried and sold spinach for his grandmother in (fatherland) Siaya town in Western Kenya. His father Onyango Obama, who later converted to Islam was born in Siaya, and his grand mother still lives there.
Obama Kenya 87 and 06 visits. Images Daily Nation and The Standard.
Recent Nobel Prize winner, Paul Krugman and other economists recon that world is headed to a global recession. The amount of money pumped by central banks to stable the financial markets is a mind-boggling, number crunching in excess of US$ 2 trillion (billion is obsolete these days!)
Emerging economies will be worst hit, as spending across the globe will be cautious. If US does shit, it pollutes all. So what is the cause? The sub-prime mortgage crisis which first hit last year, or was it greed, as all financial institutions reported inflated profits, CEOs taking million in stocks, signing fees and bonuses. Investor confidence is pretty low despite the bailout plans, it just shows that the current financial markets were euphoria, figures created to please, to create jobs, profits, and for the Bretton-Woods institutes to tell us that the global economy is growing.
A recent report by The Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights (ECWR) states that Egyptian women are one of the most sexually harassed in the world. Not surprising, in 2006 men sexually assaulted several women in Cairo in public!
A similar incident has occurred in Karachi on Tariq road during Eid shopping.