Monday, October 29, 2007

In the News - Oct-29

Muslim says copies of Quran confiscated - 29 Oct 2007 at 1:00pm - WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration urged the Supreme Court on Monday to bar a Muslim inmate from suing prison officials who allegedly confiscated two copies of his Quran and prayer rug.

Chalabi back in action in Iraq - October 28, 2007 09:26:00 PM - BAGHDAD-Ahmad Chalabi, the controversial, ubiquitous Iraqi politician and one-time Bush administration favorite, has re-emerged as a central figure in the latest U.S. strategy for Iraq.

US forces hand over Karbala to Iraq - 29 Oct 2007 at 10:10am - American-led forces have handed control of the province of Karbala to Iraqi authorities.

IAEA sees "good" Iran cooperation ahead of talks - 29 Oct 2007 at 9:45am - TEHRAN (Reuters) - A senior U.N. nuclear agency official said cooperation with Iran was "good" ahead of talks on Monday about Tehran's disputed atomic work, after an Iranian warning that new U.S. sanctions could harm ties with the agency.

IRAQ: Number of girls attending school dropping, say analysts - October 29, 2007 05:57:00 PM - BAGHDAD, 29 October 2007 (IRIN) - Education specialists in Iraq are worried about the low school attendance of girls as it could create a huge educational gap.

FEMA spokesman loses spy job offer - 29 Oct 2007 at 2:47pm - WASHINGTON -- The man who staged a fake Federal Emergency Management Agency news conference has lost a chance to be National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell's top public information officer.

Escaped 'Cole' Bomber Found in Yemen - October 29, 2007 08:33:00 AM - The man convicted for the 2001 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole, which killed 17 American soldiers and wounded 39 others, has resurfaced in Yemen after he and more than 20 others escaped from prison. Newsweek's Michael Isikoff says all signs indicate that the United States is powerless to force the Yemeni government to put Jamal al-Badawi back on death row.

Thought for the day:
It is easier to stay out than get out. -Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)


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