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17 May

Events of Interest and Analyses

Iran accepts nuclear-fuel swap deal  

Brazilian-brokered deal obliges Iran to ship 1,200kg of low-enriched uranium to Turkey.

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Iran, Turkey and Brazil declaration
Lula’s Iran endgame
Diplomatic engagement with Iran
US ‘out of options’ on Iran
Timeline: Brazil-Iranian relations
BRIC: The new world order

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Israel stops US academic at border

 
 

Noam Chomsky, a renowned Jewish-American scholar and political activist, has been barred from entering the West Bank.   

Chomsky was denied entry by Israeli immigration officials as he attempted to cross the Allenby Bridge from Jordan on Sunday.   

The lingusitics professor, who frequently speaks out against Israeli policy in the occupied Palestinian territories, had been scheduled to give a lecture at Birzeit University in the West Bank.   

“I entered with my daughter and two friends who we met in Amman the day before,” he told Al Jazeera.   

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Diplomacy ‘failing Palestinians’

It may be time to reconsider the benefits of armed struggle, says As’ad AbuKhalil.

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Afghan prosecutor issues warrant for US officer

An arrest warrant for a US commander has been issued by a Kabul prosecutor over the killing of a police officer by a US-trained militia

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Oil is seen in the water from the bridge of the Joe Griffin at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico  

Oil spill could be among the worst ever

Latest American survey reveals that oil spill disaster is ‘many times bigger’ than early estimates. 

Leading article: The time to assign blame will come later  

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