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26 Feb

Events of Interest and Analyses

Deadly suicide blasts rock Kabul
Suspected Taliban fighters attack guesthouses used by foreigners in Afghan capital.
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The best of Al Jazeera’s reporting on the impact of the financial crisis.
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Top judge speaks out against British Security Service over torture row new

One of the country’s leading judges today published strong criticism of the British Security Service over former Guantanamo Bay detainee Binyam Mohamed, despite Government objections.

Paragraph on Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohamed becomes focus of torture row

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Americas

Barack Obama hosts the bipartisan meeting to discuss health reform legislation at Blair House in Washington

Obama’s health warning

As hopes of compromise on reform fade at televised bipartisan summit, President hints at political war

‘Toyota defence’ may free jailed driver

Friday, 26 February 2010

Ever since his 1996 Toyota Camry shot up an interstate ramp, ploughing into the back of an Oldsmobile in a crash which killed three people, Koua Fong Lee has insisted he had done everything he could to stop the car

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Miss California disowned over anti-gay marriage stance

Thursday, 25 February 2010

The mayor of Beverly Hills is outraged over a Miss USA contestant who spoke out against same-sex marriage and said she represented the city in the pageant.

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Inside Middle East

More Israeli names on new list of Dubai suspects

Thursday, 25 February 2010

The names of at least eight new suspects who Dubai police are linking to the murder of a top Hamas operative match those of people in Israel, further hinting at Israeli involvement in a killing widely thought to be the work of the Mossad spy agency.

Mossab Hassan Yousef, the 'Green Prince,' in an interview on US television

Revealed: ‘Green Prince’ who betrayed Hamas

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Israeli informer who provided intelligence to Shin Bet for more than 10 years is son of jailed Palestinian leader

Australian-Israeli dual national Adam Korman, whose name was among the latest suspects, said: 'It is a disgrace that this is how they steal the identities of normal people'

Number of suspects in Dubai killing rises to 26

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Six more suspects carrying faked British passports were named yesterday as part of the team that assassinated a Hamas leader in Dubai, while the number believed to have taken part in the killing rose to at least 26.

Six more fake British passports linked to Hamas assassination

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Six more British passports were used in the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, it was revealed today.

The vacant house in Dublin given as a home address by one of the assassins

Taoiseach link to address used by Dubai killer

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Dublin house owned by brother of former Irish PM Albert Reynolds

Hamas leader’s son ‘spied for Israel’

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

The son of one of the founders of the Hamas militant group was exposed today as a top Israeli informant who helped prevent dozens of suicide bombings and other attacks.

Western hopes of nuclear progress dashed by Tehran offer

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Iran has said it is ready to start uranium fuel-swaps to assuage concerns in the West about its nuclear enrichment activities, but insisted they take place instantaneously and on its own territory, making rejection of the plan by Washington and its allies a near certainty.

More Dubai killing suspects had British passports

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The United Arab Emirates has identified four more suspects, carrying British and Irish passports, in the Dubai killing of a Hamas commander, a source in the UAE familiar with the investigation said on Tuesday.

David Miliband after his meeting with the Israeli Foreign Minister yesterday

Israel refuses to help Britain with inquiry into fake passports

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

‘No proof’ of Israeli part in killing of a Hamas leader, says foreign minister

Protests in Hebron yesterday were met with tear gas and grenades

Israel ‘stole Palestinian heritage’

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Furious Palestinians have clashed with Israeli soldiers and accused Israel of “cultural genocide” after the country’s government claimed a sacred tomb in the occupied West Bank as a national heritage site.

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