Politics

Passionate Bush defends legacy in final news conference - 01/17/2009

George W. Bush Monday passionately denied his turbulent presidency had damaged America's moral standing in the world, in a defiant defense of his record in a farewell White House news conference....

Cheese spat causes stink for Obama in France - 01/17/2009

TOULOUSE, France (AFP) - French cheese producers sought to cause a stink for incoming US president Barack Obama on Friday, sending him a case of pungent Roquefort to protest American import tariffs....

Hezbollah guns to stay silent despite Gaza bloodshed: analysts - 01/06/2009

Beirut - Rana Moussaoui) - Lebanon's Shiite militant group Hezbollah -- vying with Hamas as Israel's 'public enemy number one' -- will not rush to rescue Gaza Strip Palestinians nor open a second...

Bosnians gather at shoe-throwing protest against politicians - 01/05/2009

SARAJEVO (AFP) - A few hundred Bosnians on Saturday vented their spleen at political leaders in a shoe-throwing protest in Sarajevo inspired by an Iraqi journalist's footwear attack on George W....

who is King Abdullah's rivals among his brothers....? - 12/13/2008

Rachel Bronson, the Council's top expert on Saudi Arabia, says the death of King Fahd and the ascension of Crown Prince...

Blair goes back to school -- as Yale religion profesor - 12/07/2008

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AFP) - Former prime minister Tony Blair, describing himself a terrible student, has gone back to school -- as a lecturer in religion at top US university Yale. ...

The Future of Democracy in Lebanon - 12/04/2008

Never say never seemed to be the theme of last Friday’s event ‘The Future of Democracy in Lebanon” held at the Middle East Institute in...

Sex: are we having it all, or nothing? - 12/03/2008

We live in a world in which images once deemed explicit are used to sell everything from chocolate to soap. But what effect does such content have on public morals and are we all, quietly, tiring...

The decline of Britain's cosmopolitan culture - 12/02/2008

We've already read a lot on Comment is free about 1968 - the year of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, the Paris riots and the invasion of Czechoslovakia. But there's one...

Does the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Still Matter? - 11/23/2008

“Does the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Still Matter?” Shibley Telhami, a nonresident senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East...
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