- Submitted by admin on Thu, 11/17/2011 - 3:29am
Opposition lawmakers warned of a growing political crisis after dozens of anti-government protesters muscled their way into Kuwait's parliament during debate over efforts to question the prime minister about corruption allegations.
Local media reported the demonstrators briefly chanted before being forced out as hundreds of others protested outside on Wednesday.
Opposition parliament members have sought to question Prime Minister Sheik Nasser Al Mohammad Al Sabah over claims that government officials illegally transferred money to accounts outside the Gulf country.
- Submitted by admin on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 2:10pm
A secret legal memorandum paved the way for the killing of the American-born preacher Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen late last month, according to US media reports.
The New York Times reported on Sunday that the memo, written last year, found that Awlaki's killing would be lawful only if it were not feasible to take him alive.
The memorandum followed months of extensive interagency deliberations and offers a glimpse into the legal debate that led to US President Barack Obama's decision to kill Awlaki, a US citizen, without a trial, the paper added.
- Submitted by millennialrising on Sat, 06/18/2011 - 4:14pm
Google recently accused hackers in China of breaking into the personal accounts of U-S officials. They say the attack originated from a cooking school in the city of Jinan.
Beijing has denied any state involvement, despite admitting the existence of an elite cyber wing of the People's Liberation Army.
Melissa Chan reports from Jinjan, China.
- Submitted by admin on Sat, 03/19/2011 - 7:08pm
10.45pm: Al-Jazeera has announced that a British journalist was among the group of four arrested and detained by Libyan forces in Tripoli today.
Al-Jazeera said Kamel Atalua was a cameraman for the network, and was arrested with cameraman Ammar al-Hamdan and correspondents Lotfi al-Messaoudi and Ahmed Vall Ould Addin. The group had been reporting from Libya for several days.
10.36pm: Listening to Gaddafi's address Ã¢â‚¬â€œ conducted over the phone but broadcast on state television Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it was only three minutes long but in every other respect it was vintage Gaddafi
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