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Vol. XLVI No. 17, 2008-07-27
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HIZBULLAH SWAPS ISRAELI SOLDIERS' BODIES WITH LEBANESE PRISONERS
 
The Lebanese resistance movement Hizbullah on July 16 swapped the bodies of two Israeli soldiers with five Lebanese prisoners and the remains of hundreds of fighters, in a landmark deal. “Today we hand over Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev,” Hizbullah official Wafiq Safa said at the Naqura border crossing between Lebanon and Israel as men placed two black coffins of the Israeli soldiers on the ground amid a crowd of onlookers.

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UK GOVT FUNDS MUSLIM THINKERS TO SIDELINE 'HARDLINERS'
 
The British government is to fund a board of ‘moderate’ Islamic theologians in an attempt to sideline ‘hardliners.’ The move will see Oxford and Cambridge Universities host a group of scholars who will lead debate on key issues such as women and loyalty to the UK. The plans have angered some Muslim activists who accuse ministers of trying to create state-sponsored Islam. But Communities Secretary Hazel Blears said it was government’s job to support Muslim leade... More
 
 
 
UK MPs URGE PROBE INTO MUSLIMS TORTURE
 

British lawmakers on July 20 called for a thorough investigation into charges that British intelligence turned British Muslim citizens to Pakistan for torture. “We conclude that it is extremely important that the veracity of allegations that the Government has ‘outsourced’ interrogation techniques involving the torture of British nationals by Pakistani authorities should be investigated,” the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said in its annual human rights re... More

 
 
 
BRITISH PM CALLS FOR ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL FROM WEST BANK
 
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown became the first British premier to address the Israeli Knesset on July 21, calling for Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and establishing Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem) as the capital of both Palestinian and Israeli states. “Today there is one historic challenge you still have to resolve so that your 60-year journey into the future is complete: peace with your neighbours and throughout the region,” Brown told the Knesset. To deliver such a ... More
 
 
 
ANWAR IBRAHIM VOWS TO TOPPLE GOVT
 
Malaysian opposition leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on July 21 vowed to topple the prime minister despite what he called attempts to “demonise and intimidate” him. He said allegations of sodomy levelled by a 23-year-old male aide showed he posed a threat to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s National Front coalition. “We are on track to take over the government. We want to pursue this agenda for reform,” Anwar told reporters. “C... More
 
 
 
BENKIRAN NAMED NEW LEADER OF MOROCCO'S PJD
 
Morocco’s Justice and Development Party (PJD) has elected Abdelilah Benkiran, a leading moderate figure, as the group’s new leader replacing Saad Eddine Othmani. PJD is the largest opposition group in the 325-member parliament. It won 46 seats in an election last year to emerge as the strongest group behind the conservative Istiqlal Party which leads the Moroccan cabinet. Benkiran won the support of 684 among the 1,628 party delegates who took part in the PJD’s two-day con... More
 
 
 
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