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Al Qaeda's Zawahri calls for kidnap of Westerners

Al Qaeda's Zawahri calls for kidnap of Westerners

Oct 27, 2012

(Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, join Syria's rebellion and to ensure Egypt implements sharia, SITE Monitoring reported on Saturday, citing a two-part film posted on Islamist websites.

Debt crisis: as it happened

Debt crisis: as it happened - October 24, 2012

 

Telegraph, 24 October 2012

ECB President Mario Draghi has defended his bond-buying plan to ease the eurozone's debt crisis, telling German lawmakers that bond purchases won’t fuel inflation, jeopardize the bank’s independence or put taxpayer money at risk.

UN agency ready to send aid to Syria if truce holds

UN agency ready to send aid to Syria if truce holds

October 25, 2012

The UN's refugee agency said Thursday it is ready to send emergency aid to thousands of Syrian families in previously inaccessible areas if a proposed ceasefire holds.

US blocks Russia's draft statement in UN on peaceful resolution of Bani Walid violence

US blocks Russia's draft statement in UN on peaceful resolution of Bani Walid violence

 

RT, 23 October 2012

The United States has blocked a draft statement, proposed by Russia, on the resolution of violence in the Libyan town of Bani Walid, which has been under siege for weeks. The statement called for a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Broken BRICs

Broken BRICs

By Ruchir Sharma
October 23, 2012

Over the past several years, the most talked-about trend in the global economy has been the so-called rise of the rest, which saw the economies of many developing countries swiftly converging with those of their more developed peers.

Nuclear Weapons and Rationality

Nuclear Weapons and Rationality

James R. Holmes
October 17, 2012

Rationality is one of the central themes of Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age. People gravitate toward an either/or view of this trait, to wit: you’re either rational or you’re irrational. It’s not that simple.

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