Archive for July 9th, 2008

What is called by Iran a new version of the Shahab-3 missile has been test-fired (photo, from bbc.co.uk). The missile’s range puts it within reach of Israel, state media have said.

Said to have a range of 2 000 km, the missile was one of nine launched from a remote desert site. (more…)

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Cambodia’s UN-backed genocide court has refused bail to the Khmer Rouge’s former social welfare minister.

For her part in the Maoist regime’s brutal four-year rule in the late 1970s, Ieng Thirith (photo), 76, is accused of crimes against humanity. Her husband was the regime’s foreign minister, and judges are still considering his bail appeal. (more…)

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After weeks of protests over the transfer of land to a Hindu shrine trust, Ghulam Nabi Azad, the chief minister of the Indian-administered province of Jammu and Kashmir resigned, and now the government of the province has collapsed. (more…)

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