The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, March 18, 2006

News for 03-18-06

03-18-06 - Iran refuses to suspend nuclear activities Iran vowed again that it would refuse to suspend its uranium enrichment research despite the UN Security Council's ongoing discussions mulling sanctions against the Islamic republic.

03-18-06 - Britain May Push for New Talks With Iran The idea for the new talks appeared to be emerging as a compromise only if there is no progress among the five permanent council members in agreeing on a strategy on Iran and if Tehran remained uncooperative

03-18-06 - Cost of Iraq war could surpass $1 trillion

03-18-06 - Rice: Iraq transition to stable government two years away

03-18-06 - Lebanese president repeats vow not to step down Lahoud backed the call for Palestinian refugees and pro-Syrian militias to be disarmed

03-18-06 - Iran accuses US and Britain of provoking deadly tensions Iran accused the United States and Britain of provoking ethnic and religious tensions that led to the killing of 23 people in an ambush by Afghan bandits near Iran's border with Afghanistan.

03-18-06 - Afghan bandits kill 22 in Iran, as Britain, US blamed Afghan bandits with links to US and British security services have killed 22 people in Iran and seized an unknown number of others in an ambush that also left a senior official critically wounded.

03-18-06 - CIA Witness List Potential witnesses in the upcoming criminal trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, as referenced in court papers by Libby's lawyers. The trial is scheduled for January:

03-18-06 - Pentagon hired contractor to advise on collecting information on churches, mosques, other U.S. sites

03-18-06 - In pictures Anti-war protests around the world mark Iraq anniversary

03-18-06 - Prosecutor Opposes Libby Motion to Dismiss Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald on Friday disputed the claim of Vice President Dick Cheney's former top aide that the prosecutor lacks legal authority to indict him in the CIA leak investigation

03-18-06 - 1,000 more sailors expected to join ground forces in Iraq

03-18-06 - Libby Trial May Be Embarrassment for Bush Court papers filed late Friday raise the possibility a trial could become politically embarrassing for the Bush administration by focusing on the debate about whether the White House manipulated intelligence to justify the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003. You can read about Libby's role in the push for the war on Iraq in this PDF file on the recent report of the Israeli lobby - pages 31 and 34.

03-18-06 - Thousands join Iraq war protest in London

03-18-06 - Patriot Act Game Pokes Fun at Government "Patriot Act: The Home Version" pokes fun at "the historic abuse of governmental powers" by the recently renewed anti-terrorism law, according to its creator's Web site.

03-18-06 - Activists Prepare for New Church-State Battles

03-18-06 - Syria's Aleppo begins stint as Islamic cultural capital "We appeal to the world for dialogue, Christians and Muslims united to edify this culture," he said. "Muslims brought civilisation to (Spain's) Andalusia. They protected the Jews and recognised and guaranteed everybody's right of expression."

03-18-06 - Report: Bishara acted as Syria-Israel mediator in 1990s talks Former Syrian vice president Abed al-Halim Haddam said in an interview with the Arab-language Nazareth-based newspaper, A-Sinara, that will be published on Friday that Israel and Syria were very close to signing a peace treaty in the mid 1990s.


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