More news from behind the headlines

Iran’s illegal arms trade: ‘Hypocritical and dangerous’

bbc.co.uk – 6 June 2011 By Allan Urry Reporter, File on 4 Evidence is mounting that Iran is supplying weapons to the Taliban – and that British and other foreign troops are dying in Afghanistan as a result…

Turkey foreign minister urges organizers to reconsider Gaza flotilla – Haaretz Daily Newspaper

haaretz.com – Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday advised the organizers of a Gaza aid flotilla planning to set sail later this month, to “wait” and reconsider their plan in light of the changes i…

Hamas closes Rafah border crossing with Egypt

justjournalism.com – 7 June 2011, 10:49 Tues. 7 Jun. 2011 @ 10.48 – Independent is only outlet to report that both Egypt and Hamas closed Rafah crossing for several days, in contrast to widespread reporting of its open…

Israelis, Palestinians holding separate covert talks with Washington – Haaretz Daily Newspaper

haaretz.com – Israeli and Palestinian delegates are separately holding covert talks with White House officials in Washington in an effort to reignite peace talks. The U.S. hopes the talks will hamper the Palesti…

Iran Can Produce Enough for a Bomb “Any Time It Wishes” « Commentary Magazine

commentarymagazine.com – It turns out that Iranian Minister of Mines and Industries Ali-Akbar Mehrabian wasn’t bluffing when he boasted last month that the West’s sanctions regime is a bust. Rising oil prices have devastat..

Syria clearly inciting Israel border protests: U.S.

reuters.com – WASHINGTON | Mon Jun 6, 2011 1:11pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Monday that Syria was “clearly” behind lethal confrontations between Israeli troops and Palestinian proteste…

Iran court quashes death sentence in ‘porn’ case | World news

guardian.co.uk – Saeed Malekpour, 35, a web programmer, was facing execution in Iran after a porn site used his software. Iran’s supreme court has quashed the death sentence for Saeed Malekpour, a web programmer wh…

Iranian navy sends submarines to Red Sea

news.yahoo.com – TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian semi-official news agency says the country has sent submarines to the Red Sea in the first such deployment by Iran’s navy in distant waters. The report reflects Iran’s eff…

Galloway’s Denial of Tiananmen Square Massacre

azarmehr.blogspot.com – This isn’t new but I hadn’t come across it before. In this radio program George Galloway, this former stooge of Saddam and now the stooge of the Islamic Republic and £25000 a month Press TV employ…

Iran Exchange Starts Fuel Oil Trading in Kish Island, Fars Says

bloomberg.com – The Iran Mercantile Exchange has started trading fuel oil in the Persian Gulf’s island of Kish, according to the Fars news agency. Fuel oil totaling about 35,000 metric tons was offered on June 1 o..

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