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Archive for July 12th, 2008

The Farc, revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, has blamed two of its own fighters for allowing the military to rescue 15 hostages, including Ingrid Betancourt (photo, from france-info.com), the French-Colombian politician. (more…)

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Hassan Rachidi (photo, from maroc-hebdo.press.ma), Al Jazeera’s Rabat bureau chief has been fined by a Moroccan court $6 000, over coverage of protest last month.

The verdict came on Friday, after Mr Rachidi was charged with publishing false imformation, when the channel aired a report in which a human rights activist claimed that protesters in the south of the country had been killed by security forces. (more…)

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A joint statement by police and the justice ministry said that Ehud Olmert (photo, from liberation.fr), Israeli prime minister, was suspected of seeking “duplicate funding for his trips abroad from public bodies”. (more…)

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