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 US hails Qatar for Darfur                                                                                                                                                                                            SYRIA’S civilian death toll on
 peace accord                                                                                                                                                                                                         Friday rose to at least 28, 16 in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      capital Damascus, including a
                   THE United                                                                                                                                                                                         child, as security forces opened fire
                   States hailed a                                                                                                                                                                                    to disperse anti-regime rallies, an
                   peace accord                                                                                                                                                                                       activist said.
                   between                                                                                                                                                                                               More than one million Syrians
                   Sudan’s govern-                                                                                                                                                                                    turned out in just two cities —
                   ment and a                                                                                                                                                                                         Hama and Deir Ezzor — to protest
 Darfur rebel group and urged                                                                                                                                                                                         against the regime of President
 other factions critical of the deal                                                                                                                                                                                  Bashar al Assad and demand the
 to come to negotiations. The US                                                                                                                                                                                      release of hundreds of detainees
 voiced gratitude to Qatar, which                                                                                                                                                                                     seized in earlier pro-democracy ral-
 mediated the agreement                                                                                                                                                                                               lies.
 between Sudan’s President Omar                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday’s mobilisation was the
 al Bashir and the Liberation and                                                                                                                                                                                     largest since protests erupted on
 Justice Movement signed in the                                                                                                                                                                                       March 15.
 presence of African leaders. (AFP)                                                                                                                                                                                      Rights activist Abdel Karim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rihawi said the deaths also includ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ed two in Kadam and four in
 US troops pullout from                                   The Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani with Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mourad Medelci, in Doha, on Friday.                       Douma, both suburbs of the capital,
 Afghanistan begins
 THE United States has withdrawn
 650 of its soldiers from

                                                       US & over 30 nations
 Afghanistan, in accordance with a
 drawdown plan announced by
 President Barack Obama last
 month, US military confirmed on
 Friday. The move sets in motion a
 gradual 15-month withdrawal of

                                                       recognise Libya rebels
 33,000 soldiers, of whom 10,000
 are to leave the country before the
 end of the year. (PG 12)                                                                                                                                                                                                  Alarm bells
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           US AMBASSADOR TO SYRIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ROBERT FORD
 Murdoch says sorry to people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Assad and his regime
 for sins of his company                               PM extends Qatar’s                                                                                                                                                  will be washed away
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           unless they adopt
                   Murdoch’s scan-
                                                       full support to TNC                                                                                                                                                 reforms at the speed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           demanded by the street
                   dal-rocked empire                                REUTERS                                                                                                                                                protesters.”
                   turned dramati-                                   ISTANBUL
                   cally from defi-                                                                                                                                                                                    in addition to three in the north-
 ance to contrition on Friday as the                   REBEL leaders won recognition                                                                                                                                  western city of Idlib and two more
 media magnate said sorry to the                       as the legitimate government of                                                                                                                                in the southern town of Deraa.
 public for his company’s sins and                     Libya from the United States and                                                                                                                                 Neighbourhoods in Damascus
 made a humbling apology to the                        other world powers on Friday in a                                                                                                                              bore the brunt of the violence,
 family of a murdered schoolgirl                       major boost to the rebels’ faltering                                                                                                                           with 12 killed in Qabun, three in
 whose phone was hacked by the                         campaign to oust Moamer                                                                                                                                        Rukn Eddin and another in
 News of the World. (PG 16)                            Qadhafi.                                                                                                                                                        Barzeh.
                                                          Prime Minister and Minister of                                                                                                                                The capital’s suburbs also saw
                                                       Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh                                                                                                                                      the death of a child killed in Jobar,
 Rebekah Brooks quits over                             Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al                                                                                                                                  four adults in Douma and one in
 phone hacking scandal                                 Thani has underlined Qatar’s full                                                                                                                              Kadam.
                                                       support to the National                                                                                                                                          “It’s a major development and a
                 REBEKAH                               Transitional Council (TNC) in                                                                                                                                  message to the authorities that
                 Brooks, the                           Libya till it gets all the legitimate                                                                                                                          protests are getting bigger,” said
                 embattled chief                       rights. The PM made this remark                                                                                                                                Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian
                 executive of                          at a meeting of the Contact Group                                                                                                                              Observatory for Human rights. In
                 Rupert Murdoch’s                      on Libya currently under way in                                                                                                                                the central city of Homs, 15 people
 British newspaper wing, quit on                       Istanbul.                                                                                                                                                      were wounded when security
 Friday as the phone hacking                              Western nations said they also         Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al Thani with US                 forces fired on them, pro-democ-
 scandal forced the once-mighty                        planned to increase the military          Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in Istanbul, on Friday.                                                          racy militants said, reporting on
 media baron to sacrifice his cher-                     pressure on Qadhafi’s forces to                                                                                                                                 some of the mass demonstrations
 ished aide. With the firestorm                         press him to give up power after          diplomatic step which could              negotiated end to the conflict,      whereby Qadhafi should relin-            staged after Friday prayers.
 spreading to the United States                        41 years at the head of the North         unlock billions of dollars in frozen     although he himself has             quish power and plans for Libya’s         Rihawi added that 15 protesters
 where an FBI probe is under way,                      African state.                            Libyan funds.                            remained defiant in his public       transition to democracy under           were wounded in Damascus
 her departure comes as a fresh                           Recognition of the rebels,               The decision comes as reports          utterances. The Istanbul confer-    the TNC.                                province.
 blow to Murdoch. (PG 4)                               announced by Secretary of State           are circulating that Qadhafi has          ence attended by more than 30
                                                       Hillary Clinton is an important           sent out emissaries seeking a            countries also agreed road map                 SEE ALSO PAGE 2 & 16                           SEE ALSO PAGE 2

 QIA to remain China’s AgBank long-term investor
             REUTERS                            The Qatar Investment            said. Qatar Investment                                                 Investment Authority and           week that it expected first-       wealth fund Temasek to sell
            HONG KONG                        Authority (QIA) and AgBank         Authority is AgBank’s largest         Qatar Investment                 Standard Chartered Plc .           half net profit to rise 45 per-    down its stake in Bank of
                                             would maintain a strategic         non-state investor, holding           Authority is                        About 5.1 billion Shanghai-     cent from a year earlier,         China Ltd and China
 QATAR’S sovereign wealth                    relationship over the long         6.82 billion shares worth             AgBank’s largest                 listed A shares and 12.4 bil-      helped by a widening net          Construction Bank Corp has
 fund will remain a long-term                term, AgBank’s secretary to        about $3.5 billion based on           non-state investor,              lion Hong Kong-listed H            interest margin and growing       further worsened sentiment
 investor in Agricultural Bank               the board of directors Li          its current trading price of          holding 6.82 billion             shares would see their lock-       fee income.                       in the sector.
 of China Ltd even after its                 Zhenjiang said.                    HK$3.95.                              shares worth                     ups expire on Friday and              Such news has done little        AgBank’s shares have fall-
 lock-up period expires on                      “AgBank and QIA have a             Other         cornerstone          about $3.5 billion               Monday,           respectively,    to reassure investor worries      en by about a fifth since June,
 Monday, a senior executive at               good long-term strategic rela-     investors that bought into the        based on its cur-                according to AgBank’s annual       that a slowing Chinese econo-     far worse than the bench-
 the Chinese lender said on                  tionship, and I believe they       IPO of China’s No.3 bank by           rent trading price               report.                            my could hit the banking sec-     mark Hang Seng Index’s 5
 Friday.                                     are long-term investors,” Li       assets include the Kuwait             of HK$3.95.                         The bank said earlier this      tor. A decision by Singapore      percent decline.
02         Saturday, July 16, 2011

Qadhafi orders strike on NATO
forces as rebels pull back
                 AP                                                                                                                                                                                            Friday’s meeting together with the
              BENGHAZI                                                                                                                                                                                         United Arab Emirates, is calling for
                                                                                                                                                                                                               an immediate cease-fire and provid-
REBELS in Libya’s east pulled back                                                                                                                                                                             ing water, food and fuel to strife-
on Friday after a failed advance on                                                                                                                                                                            torn cities.
an oil town, as embattled ruler                                                                                                                                                                                   It wants NATO to stop targeting
Moamer Qadhafi called on his fol-                                                                                                                                                                               ground forces to prevent civilian
lowers to strike back at NATO.                                                                                                                                                                                 casualties before the start of the holy
  The front lines in the Libyan civil                                                                                                                                                                          Muslim month of Ramadan in
war have largely stagnated since the                                                                                                                                                                           August, HaberTurk television said
popular uprising seeking to oust                                                                                                                                                                               Friday.
Qadhafi broke out in February.                                                                                                                                                                                     The attack on Brega, a key oil
Rebels control much of the country’s                                                                                                                                                                           installation and long a rebel goal,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               may have been an attempt to
  Libyan government                                                                                                                                                                                            strengthen the rebels’ position
  spokesman Moussa                                                                                                                                                                                             ahead of talks.
  Ibrahim condemned                                                                                                                                                                                               Abdel-Hamid Badein, a rebel
  the attack and particu-                                                                                                                                                                                      fighter, said the rebels had to with-
  larly what he alleged                                                                                                                                                                                        draw to their previous positions
  was NATO’s close coor-                                                                                                                                                                                       after they were repulsed in
  dination with the                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday’s attack.
  rebels in violation of                                                                                                                                                                                          Libyan government spokesman
  the alliance’s UN                                                                                                                                                                                            Moussa Ibrahim condemned the
  mandate.                                                                                                                                                                                                     attack and particularly what he
                                                                                                                                                                                                               alleged was NATO’s close coordina-
east and pockets in the west.                                                                                                                                                                                  tion with the rebels in violation of
Qadhafi controls the rest from his                                                                                                                                                                              the alliance’s UN mandate to protect
stronghold in the capital Tripoli.                                                                                                                                                                             civilians.
   Broadcasting to a rally of thou-                                                                                                                                                                               “It was a full scale attack and it
sands held on Thursday in the town                                                                                                                                                                             was heavy and merciless,” Ibrahim
of al Ajaylat near the Tunisian bor-                                                                                                                                                                           said.
der, Qadhafi encouraged them to                                                                                                                                                                                    “We were successful in combating
take up arms to attack the nation’s                                                                                                                                                                            this attack and we did defeat both
enemies.                                                                                                                                                                                                       NATO and the rebels and we killed
   “Crashing waves of angry masses,                                                                                                                                                                            many rebel forces and captured a
rising to the challenge with high        Libyans hold their flag during a demonstration against Moamer Qadhafi, in Istanbul, on Friday.   (AFP)                                                                  good number of them as well.”
heads and loud voice saying we will                                                                                                                                                                               NATO is enforcing a no-fly zone
never surrender. Smash NATO! We          on national television.                 over the future of Libya, with dele-      said the Obama administration is            ocratic government and as it            over Libya and hitting government
are      courageous,      we       are     The failed rebel attack on the        gates from more than 30 countries         preparing to strengthen ties with the       becomes increasingly clear the          targets as part of its UN mandate. It
mujahideen!” said the Libyan             strategic oil city of Brega came just   discussing on Friday how to end the       Transitional National Council once          Council will govern a post-Qadhafi       has rejected Libyan allegations that
leader, in an address also broadcast     before a key meeting in Istanbul        conflict. Senior US officials have          it presents detailed plans for a dem-       Libya. Turkey, which is co-chairing     it is going beyond that mandate.

  Libya contact group recognises National Transitional Council
                                                                                                  AFP                                                                 to step down. Qadhafi “must leave       Frattini, said earlier that the con-
                                                                                                ISTANBUL                       The contact group’s                    power according to defined steps        tact group was also set to desig-
                                                                                                                               recognition “means                     to be publicly announced,” said        nate the UN special envoy for
                                                                                  THE Libya contact group recog-               that we can now                        the statement, distributed by one      Libya, Abdel Ilah al Khatib, as
                                                                                  nised on Friday the rebel National           unfreeze certain                       delegation at the talks.               “the sole interlocuter” between
                                                                                  Transitional Council (NTC) as the            Libyan state assets                      A number of countries have           the Qadhafi regime and the rebels
                                                                                  country’s “legitimate governmen-             because it is the NTC                  already unilaterally recognised        based in Benghazi.
                                                                                  tal authority,” according to a               that will henceforth                   the NTC, based in the rebel              “Mr al Khatib is entitled to pres-
                                                                                  statement seen by AFP.                       exercise this respon-                  stronghold of Binghazi, as Libya’s     ent a political package including
                                                                                    The group of major Western                 sibility,” French For-                 legitimate representative.             the ceasefire, and to negotiate
                                                                                  and regional powers also urged               eign Minister Alain                      The contact group’s recognition      with Tripoli and Benghazi to form
                                                                                  “all relevant parties” to make               Juppe told reporters.                  “means that we can now unfreeze        a government of national unity,”
                                                                                  efforts “for the formation of an                                                    certain Libyan state assets            he said.
                                                                                  interim government to ensure a          on Friday.                                  because it is the NTC that will          The contact group includes the
                                                                                  smooth and peaceful transition of         It urged embattled strongman              henceforth exercise this responsi-     countries participating in the
                                                                                  power,” said the statement, to be       Moamer Qadhafi, hanging on in                bility,” French Foreign Minister       NATO-led campaign targeting
  World leaders at the fourth meeting of the Libya contact group, in Istanbul,    formally issued at the end of a         Tripoli despite almost four                 Alain Juppe told reporters. His        Qadhafi’s regime, as well as other
  on Friday. (AFP)                                                                meeting in Istanbul later               months of NATO-led bombings,                Italian counterpart, Franco            regional players.

5 Yemenis killed, 22 8 killed as Syrian forces
hurt in Taez violence fire on anti-govt rallies
             AFP                                                                                                       AP
                                                                      men, allied with demonstra-                                                                                                                    protests took place in Hama,
            SANAA                                                     tors who have since January                     BEIRUT                                                                                         Syria’s fourth-largest city and
                                                                      been calling for him to quit,                                                                                                                  an opposition stronghold. An
FIVE Yemenis have been                                                the tribal sources said.           SYRIAN security forces fired                                                                                 activist in the city said many
killed and at least 22 others                                           The shelling was especially      on protesters in the capital                                                                                people from nearby villages
wounded in violence in Taez,                                          focused on Al Rawda and            and other major cities on                                                                                   joined the protests.
south of Sanaa, security and                                          Osaifra neighbourhoods.            Friday, killing at least eight                                                                                 He added that Hama,
tribal sources and witnesses                                            Witnesses said there was         people as tens of thousands                                                                                 which has been out of govern-
said on Friday.                                                       widespread panic in the city.      gathered for some of the                                                                                    ment control since early June,
                                                                        Anti-regime activists had        largest anti-government ral-                                                                                is suffering from lack of med-
                                                                      meanwhile appealed for             lies since the uprising began                                                                               icine and food due to a siege
  The fighting broke                                                  protests under the slogan          in March, witnesses and                                                                                     by troops. He said diseases
  out on Thursday                                                     “Friday of a Civil State,” after   activists said.                                                                                             are     spreading      because
  night between the                                                   a call from influential cleric                                                                                                                  garbage has not been collect-
  Guards, loyal to                                                    Sheikh Abdel Majid al                The Syrian opposi-                                                                                        ed over the past two weeks.
  President Ali                                                       Zindani for the establishment        tion dedicated Fri-                                                                                          The Syrian opposition ded-
  Abdullah Saleh,                                                     of an Islamic state.                 day’s protests to                                                                                         icated Friday’s protests to the
  and tribesmen,                                                        Tens of thousands of anti-         the tens of thou-                                                                                         tens of thousands of people
  allied with                                                         regime protesters prayed at          sands of people                                                                                           detained since the uprising
  demonstrators.                                                      University Square, the epi-          detained since the                                                                                        began in mid-March. Activist
                                                                      centre of protests against           uprising began in                                                                                         say about 15,000 are still
                                                                      Saleh, but did not linger long       mid-March.                                                                                                being held.
   Security official Colonel        Anti-government protesters, in     afterwards, an AFP corre-                                                                                                                         Syria has banned most for-
Ahmed Rezaz and two com-           Sanaa, recently. (AP)              spondent reported.                    The casualties included             Anti-government protesters, in Damascus, on Friday. (AP)             eign media and placed tight
panions were killed in a                                                Saleh supporters had called      three people killed in the cap-                                                                             restrictions on reporters,
Friday ambush by armed             ians were killed and at least      for     demonstrations        of   ital, Damascus, three in the           government reprisals.              nation of 22 million.             making it nearly impossible
opposition tribesmen, a secu-      22 wounded by shelling in          “Thanks and gratitude to the       northwestern city of Idlib,              The protests stretched from      President Bashar Assad is try-    to independently confirm
rity source said.                  northern Taez by Yemen’s           Custodian of the Two Holy          and two people from the same           the capital, Damascus, and its     ing to crush the rebellion with   accounts out of Syria.
   Witnesses said four tribes-     Republican Guards during           Mosques,” in reference to          family in the southern city of         suburbs to Hasakeh province        a deadly government crack-           Friday’s death toll was con-
men and three civilians were       clashes with opposition            King Abdullah of Saudi             Daraa, activists said.                 in the north and Daraa in the      down that activists say has       firmed       by     the    Local
wounded in the ambush in           tribesmen.                         Arabia, where Saleh has been          “All hell broke loose, the fir-      south, to Latakia on the coast.    killed some 1,600 people.         Coordinating Committees,
the Sharab al-Rona area of            The fighting broke out on        hospitalised for more than a       ing was intense,” an activist in         Thousands converged on             The government disputes         which track the protests in
Taez.                              Thursday night between the         month after being wounded          Daraa told the Associated              the flashpoint cities of Homs       the toll and blames the blood-    Syria and have a network of
   Meanwhile, tribal sources       Guards, loyal to President Ali     in a bomb attack on his            Press, asking that his name            and Hama in central Syria,         shed on a foreign conspiracy      sources on the ground, and by
and witnesses said two civil-      Abdullah Saleh, and tribes-        palace.                            not be published for fear of           among other areas across the       and gangs. One of the largest     activists and witnesses.
                                                                                             GULF / MIDDLE EAST                                                                                                 Saturday, July 16, 2011

2 pilgrims killed on way to Iraqi shrine
              AP                    four wounded, he said.
           BAGHDAD                     Karbala provincial council-
                                    man Hussein Shadhan al
A BOMB hidden under a               Aboudi put the toll at three
parked car exploded near            dead and 28 injured.
Muslim pilgrims on Friday,             The weekend’s religious fes-
killing at least two and            tival celebrates the birth of
wounding four as they made          Mohammed al Mahdi, the
their way to an annual Shiite       twelfth and so-called hidden
religious festival in a holy city   imam, who disappeared in the
south of Iraq’s capital.            ninth century. It is always
                                    held in the Islamic month
                                    before the Muslim fasting
  The blast ignited                 month Ramadan which this
  five nearby cars,                 year falls in August.
  causing a second                     Also on Friday, a roadside
  explosion when a                  bomb targeted a police
  gas tank caught                   patrol in Baghdad’s south-
  fire.                             ern Dora neighbourhood,
                                    killing one passer-by and
  Pilgrims are an easy target       wounding three.
for insurgents looking to stoke        With Iraq still plagued by
sectarian violence as US            widespread            violence,
troops prepare to depart Iraq       Washington and Baghdad are
by the end of the year.             considering keeping as many
  Friday’s bomb exploded in a       as 10,000 US forces in Iraq
parking lot about 14 miles (22      beyond a year-end departure
kilometers) from the holy city      deadline. In excepts from an
of Karbala, where thousands         interview to air on Friday
of pilgrims are flocking this        night, Prime Minister Nouri al
weekend for the annual Shiite       Maliki repeated his long-
festival of Shabaniyah.             standing offer for a small
  The blast ignited five nearby      number of American military
cars, causing a second explo-       trainers to stay and help Iraq’s   Iraqi women shout slogans during a weekly protest, in Baghdad, on Friday.   (AFP)
sion when a gas tank caught         fledgling security forces. Both
fire, said Maj Gen Othman al         nations are moving toward a        tody are about to be turned        200 inmates were transferred       US and included some top            the final step by the US to           began a year ago, but since has
Ghanimy, commander of               troops withdrawal. On Friday,      over to Iraqi authorities.         to Iraq’s custody earlier this     allies and relatives of former      relinquish control of Camp           been marred by high-profile
Karbala military operations.        officials said the last 10 Iraqi    Justice Ministry spokesman         week. They were among the          dictator Saddam Hussein. The        Cropper on Baghdad’s west-           escapes by some of its
Two pilgrims were killed and        detainees in US military cus-      Haider al Saadi said nearly        last inmates to be held by the     handover of the prisoners is        ern outskirts. The process           inmates.

  Iran steps up                                                        Israelis split
                                                                       over boycott                       Rights group sees red in
  N-work despite                                                       bill, says poll
                                                                                                          Bahrain’s mass dismissals
  sanctions                                                                          AP

                                                                       A POLL published on Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ernment also disbanded the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Teachers’ Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Last month, the Geneva-
            REUTERS                 ures on the major oil pro-         shows Israelis deeply divid-       MORE than 2,000 workers in                                                                                  based International labour
              VIENNA                ducer.                             ed over a law passed this          Bahrain have been fired from                                                                                 Organisation sharply criti-
                                       Iran has for years been         week banning boycotts              state-linked firms and gov-                                                                                  cised the dismissal of workers
  IRAN is stepping up cen-          trying to develop cen-             directed at Jewish settle-         ernment jobs in apparent ret-                                                                               and urged Bahrain to rein-
  trifuge development work          trifuges with several times        ments in the West Bank.            ribution for participating in                                                                               state them.
  aimed at making its nuclear       the capacity of the 1970s-            The new law, promoted by        pro-democracy protests earli-                                                                                 In May, a major US-based
  enrichment more efficient,         vintage, IR-1 version it now       politicians from Prime             er this year, Human Rights                                                                                  labour       group       asked
  diplomats say, signalling a       uses for the most sensitive        Minister Benjamin Netan-           Watch said on Friday.                                                                                       Washington to suspend a free
  possible advance in the           part of its atomic activities.     yahu’s ruling Likud Party,            Bahrain’s security forces                                                                                trade pact with Bahrain in
  Islamic Republic’s disputed          Marking a potential step        has drawn fierce criticism at       have smothered an uprising                                                                                  response to the purging of
  atomic programme.                 forward for those plans,           home and abroad.                   by the Gulf kingdom’s major-                                                                                union leaders accused of sup-
     Two newer and more             diplomats said work was               Opponents charge the law        ity Shiites seeking greater                                                                                 porting pro-reform protests.
  advanced models of the            under way to set up two            is undemocratic and, having        freedoms and rights from the                                                                                  Bahrain’s Shiites account
  breakdown-prone machine           units of 164 new machines          failed to block its passage in     Sunni rulers in the tiny but                                                                                for about 70 percent of the
  that Iran now operates to         each. Until now, only              parliament, currently hope         strategically important island     A young girl flashes the victory sign during a rally, in Karanah,         kingdom’s population, but
  refine uranium are being           smaller chains or individual       the country’s Supreme              nation that is the home of the     recently. (EPA)                                                          they claim systematic dis-
  installed for large-scale         centrifuges of the IR-4 and        Court strikes it down. F           US Navy’s 5th Fleet.                                                                                        crimination, including being
  testing at a research site        IR-2m models have been                riday’s poll shows 47 per-         Stripping perceived opposi-       “The dismissals may have          state oil company had dis-           blocked from top military and
  near the central town of          tested at the R&D site.            cent of Israelis opposed to        tion supporters of their jobs      violated Bahraini labour laws       missed 293 employees since           political posts.
  Natanz, the diplomats told           “They are moving for-           the law, and the same num-         would mark an expansion of         as well as international stan-      March 15, when authorities             Their revolt in February,
  Reuters this week.                ward here,” said one senior        ber in favour. But 56 per-         the crackdown by targeting         dards, in particular those pro-     imposed martial law to quell         inspired by other Arab upris-
     If Iran eventually suc-        diplomat, from a member            cent, including some who           people’s livelihoods as a          hibiting discrimination on the      the Shiite-led campaign to           ings around the region, have
  ceeds in introducing the          state of the International         said they supported it in          warning to others not to           basis of political opinion,” the    loosen the Sunni monarchy’s          been by far the biggest
  more modern centrifuges           Atomic Energy Agency.              theory, said it should never       return to the streets.             rights group said in a state-       grip on power. As of July 12,        domestic challenge to any
  for production, it could sig-        “This is slow and steady        have been passed.                     The New York-based rights       ment calling on Bahraini            the oil company has dis-             Gulf ruler in decades.
  nificantly shorten the time        but notable progress they             Forty-five percent said         group said more than 2,000         authorities to investigate and      missed 303 workers, the                At least 32 people have died
  needed to stockpile materi-       are making.” Other diplo-          they were worried about the        workers and union activists        reinstate unlawfully dis-           rights groups said in Friday’s       and hundreds of protesters,
  al that can have civilian as      mats confirmed that                future of Israeli democracy.       were dismissed from jobs at        missed workers.                     statement.                           opposition activists and Shiite
  well as military purposes, if     installment was taking                The Dahaf Institute poll,       government          ministries,      Bahrain’s energy minister,          Human Rights Watch also            professionals like doctors and
  processed much further.           place, but was not yet fin-         published in the daily             schools, hospitals and firms        Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza,         said Bahrain’s Education             lawyers have been detained
     But it is unclear              ished.                             Yediot Ahronot, surveyed           that include the state-run         told the state-run Bahrain          Ministry has fired 111 employ-        during five months of demon-
  whether Tehran, subject               There was no comment           500 people.                        Bahrain Petroleum Company.         News Agency in May that the         ees since April and the gov-         strations and crackdowns.
  to increasingly strict            from Iran’s mission to the
  international sanctions,          IAEA, the Vienna-based
  has the means and com-            UN atomic watchdog.
  ponents to make the more
  sophisticated machines in
  bigger numbers.
     Iran denies Western
  accusations it is seeking to
                                       Testing of a complete
                                    164-centrifuge cascade has
                                    been due for a long time
                                    and it would be an “impor-
                                    tant step,” said Olli
                                                                       Police beat up journalists in Jordan
  develop nuclear weapons           Heinonen, a former head of                      AFP                   agency said he was ordered by
  and says it is refining ura-       IAEA inspections world-                        AMMAN                  police not to take pictures,
  nium for electricity gener-       wide. Robert Einhorn, the                                             while New York Times
  ation and medical applica-        US State Department’s sen-         AT least 16 people, including      reporter Kareem Fahim was
  tions. Tehran’s refusal to        ior adviser for non-prolifer-      journalists and policemen,         beaten by 10 policemen.
  halt enrichment has drawn         ation and arms control,            were injured on Friday when          A police spokesman said
  four rounds of UN sanc-           said in March he did not           police tried to stop clashes       that seven policemen had been
  tions rounds, as well as          believe the newer cen-             between pro-reform demon-          injured in the clashes, includ-
  increasingly tough US and         trifuges were ready to be          strators and government sup-       ing two who were “stabbed.”
  European punitive meas-           mass produced.                     porters in central Amman.            The official Petra news
                                                                          Police used batons to break     agency       quoted      police
                                                                       up the clashes outside city        spokesman         Mohammed
                                                                       hall, beating and injuring         Khatib as saying that “security
                                                                       nine journalists who were          forces intervened to break up a
                                                                       wearing orange vests marked        brawl between protesters of
                                                                       “Press,” an AFP reporter at        differing opinions,” in a refer-
                                                                       the scene said.                    ence to government loyalists
                                                                          The injured included an         and critics.
                                                                       AFP photographer and a               Around 2,000 people,
                                                                       female Islamist activist.          including Islamists and youth
                                                                          “We were beaten by police,      groups, marched from the
                                                                       although we were wearing spe-      nearby Al Husseini mosque to
                                                                       cial press vests,” said the pho-   the city hall before clashing
                                                                       tographer. “We thought we          with hundreds of government
                                                                       would be safe when we stood        supporters. “Rulers, we want
  Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (left) with the Iranian    next to the police and away        to reform the regime. We want
  Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Ali             from the clashes.”                 the palace to hear the voices of
  Asghar Soltanieh, in Vienna, recently. (AFP)                            A photographer who works        Jordanians,” the demonstra-        A Jordanian policeman argues with a reporter and a photographer during anti-government protests, in
                                                                       for another international news     tors chanted.                      Amman, Jordan, on Friday. (EPA)
04          Saturday, July 16, 2011
                                                    UNITED KINGDOM / EUROPE

Turkey probes                                                                                                                      SHIMMERING SPECTACLE

declaration of
autonomy by
Kurd rebels
              AP                       “I strongly condemn the ter-
            ANKARA                  rorist attack in Diyarbakir
                                    province, in which 13 Turkish
PROSECUTORS on Friday               soldiers lost their lives and
launched an investigation into      several others were wounded,”
a Kurdish proclamation of           Rasmussen said in a state-
autonomy in the country’s           ment.
southeast as the military               “Such heinous attacks have
deployed elite forces to the        no justification. I express my
region where tensions are run-      heartfelt condolences to the
ning high following the dead-       families of those who were
liest clash between troops and      killed. NATO allies stand in
rebels in about three years.        full solidarity against the
   The prosecutor’s office in        scourge of terrorism.”
Diyarbakir, the biggest city in        Top generals and senior
Turkey’s largely Kurdish            Cabinet members stood by
southeast, said it was examin-      coffins draped in the red and
ing the declaration, which the      white Turkish flag at a solemn
government sees as a threat to      funeral service at a military
national unity. Prosecutors are     base in Diyarbakir on Friday            The Eiffel Tower is illuminated during the traditional Bastille Day fireworks display, in Paris, on Thursday. (REUTERS)
expected to press criminal          and prayed for the slain sol-
charges against dozens of           diers.
Kurdish lawmakers, politi-             The military casualties were
cians and activists after the       the highest since the rebels of

                                                                        Brooks resigns over
probe.                              the Kurdistan Workers’ Party,
   An umbrella group that
includes Turkey’s Kurdish
                                    or PKK, killed 17 soldiers in an
                                    October 2008 attack on a mil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BBC scribes
party proclaimed Kurdish            itary unit on the Iraqi border.
                                       The rebels had also killed a                                                                                                                                                    strike work
  The developments                  dozen soldiers in an ambush
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       over job
                                                                        hacking scandal
                                    along the Iraqi border in
  dramatically                      October 2007 attack which
  increased tension
  in Turkey, sparking               triggered a weeklong air-and-
                                    ground Turkish assault in
  anti-Kurdish                      early 2008 against Kurdish                                                                                                                                                                     AP
  protests across                   rebel bases in northern Iraq.                                                                                                                                                                LONDON
  the country and a                    Interior Minister Idris Naim
  firebomb attack on                Sahin on Friday vowed to                        LONDON                                                                                           168-year-old News of the          BBC journalists began a
  an office of the                  respond to the rebels in kind.                     AFP                                                                                           World amid allegations it         24-hour strike on Friday in
  Kurdish party in                     “We have to develop some-                                                                                                                     hacked the phone of mur-          a row over job losses, dis-
  Ankara .                          thing else other than saying        REBEKAH Brooks, the                                                                                          dered teenager Milly Dowler       rupting some of the British
                                    ‘stop’ to the ones that are         embattled chief executive of                                                                                 and others was seen by many       broadcaster’s flagship pro-
autonomy in Diyarbakir on           embarked on a mission to kill,”     Rupert Murdoch’s British                                                                                     observers as an attempt to        grammes.
Thursday, hours after a clash       Sahin told reporters before         newspaper wing, quit on                                                                                      save Brooks — if only as a fire-      Picket lines were mount-
left 13 soldiers and seven          travelling to Diyarbakir. “We       Friday as the phone hacking                                                                                  wall to protect his son.          ed outside studios across
Kurdish guerrillas dead.            have to see that it is a mistake    scandal forced the once-                                                                                        That was reinforced on         the country and union offi-
  The move drew strong con-         to approach with good inten-        mighty media baron to sacri-                                                                                 Sunday when, having been          cials said the action, which
demnation from the govern-          tions against the malicious         fice his cherished aide.                                                                                      asked to name his priority, he    began at midnight, was
ment as well as opposition          ones.”                                 With the firestorm spread-                                                                                 pointed to Brooks and said        being “solidly supported.”
parties.                               The attack Thursday came         ing to the United States where                                                                               “This one.”                          Journalists are angry at
  “This is an act by those who      hours after lawmakers from          an FBI probe is under way, her                                                                                  The twice-married Brooks       around 100 compulsory
want to start a civil war,” said    the country’s Kurdish party         departure comes as a fresh                                                                                   denied all knowledge of hack-     job losses at the World
Akif Hamzacelebi, a lawmaker        and the government failed to        blow to Murdoch after he was                                                                                 ing during her time as editor     Service and Monitoring
from the main opposition            reach solution to end a boycott     forced to shut the News of the                                                                               of Britain’s biggest selling      division, which monitors
People’s Republican Party.          of parliament by Kurdish            World tabloid and scrap a buy-      Rebekah Brooks (right), former chief executive of ‘News                  Sunday newspaper from             mass media worldwide, as
  The developments dramati-         deputies.                           out of pay-TV giant BSkyB.          International’ with Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of News                     2000-2003.                        the broadcaster seeks to
cally increased tension in             Kurdish lawmakers say they          The flame-haired 43-year-         Corporation, in London, recently. (AFP)                                     Her resignation ends a         make huge savings.
Turkey, sparking anti-Kurdish       will not take their oath of office   old Brooks, a former editor at                                                                               meteoric rise, having started        The World Service
protests across the country         until five pro-Kurdish law-          the News of the World dubbed        made me a focal point of the         ship with Brooks has added to       as a secretary at the News of     announced in January it
and an overnight firebomb            makers who are facing charges       Murdoch’s “fifth daughter”,          debate. This is now detracting       questions in Britain about the      World at the age of 20. She       was cutting 650 jobs as the
attack on an office of the           of ties to Kurdish rebels are       told staff in an internal email     attention from all our honest        links of politicians to             went on to edit The Sun, the      government         withdrew
Kurdish party in Ankara .           released from jail and another      that she felt a “deep sense of      endeavours to fix the prob-           Murdoch’s empire, “thinks it        country’s most popular paper,     funding as part of an aus-
  The military transferred          Kurdish politician, Hatip           responsibility for the people       lems of the past.”                   is the right decision,” a           until 2009.                       terity drive, under which
hundreds of elite forces to the     Dicle, whose election to            we have hurt”.                        Brooks will be replaced by         Downing Street spokesman               In the United States, the      the BBC is seeking to cut
southeast where troops              Parliament was cancelled due           “I have given Rupert and         New       Zealander      Tom         said.                               Federal        Bureau        of   its budget by 16 percent in
launched a major anti-rebel         to a conviction for ties to the     James Murdoch my resigna-           Mockridge, chief executive of           Australian-born Murdoch’s        Investigation announced that      the next few years.
offensive as warplanes and          rebels is allowed to enter the      tion. While it has been a sub-      Murdoch-owned         satellite      son and heir apparent, James        News Corp. employees may             Friday’s strike caused
helicopter gunships pounded         parliament.                         ject of discussion, this time my    broadcaster Sky Italia, who          Murdoch, announced that             have targeted the phone           the broadcaster’s main
remote areas where the rebels          Kurdish politicians are          resignation has been accept-        must now restore faith in the        News International would            records of victims of the         Today news programme
are believed to be hiding.          pushing for greater cultural        ed,” wrote Brooks, whose offer      mogul’s remaining British            now run advertisements in all       September 11 attacks.             on Radio 4 to start an hour
  NATO Secretary-General            and political rights for Kurds,     to resign last week was reject-     newspapers The Sun, Times            British newspapers to “apolo-          “We are aware of the allega-   behind schedule at 7:00
Anders Fogh Rasmussen               who make up around 20 per-          ed by Murdoch.                      and Sunday Times.                    gise to the nation for what has     tions and we are looking into     am (0600 GMT), while the
denounced the killing of the        cent of Turkey’s 74 million            She said her “desire to            Prime Minister David               happened.”                          it,” a spokeswoman from the       main BBC TV evening cur-
Turkish soldiers on Friday.         people.                             remain on the bridge has            Cameron, whose own friend-              Murdoch’s closure of the         FBI’s New York office said.        rent affairs programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Newsnight will not air.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “All the indications are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       that the strike is being

Cyprus president apologises for deadly blast                                                                                                                                                                           solidly supported, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       members of other unions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       have refused to cross pick-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       et lines, so morale is high,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       said Michelle Stanistreet,
                                                                                                                           AP                    authorities and institutions        republic, the apologies of the    general secretary of the
                                                                                                                         NICOSIA                 are tasked with investigating       government and the presi-         National       Union       of
                                                                                                                                                 and apportioning responsi-          dent for what happened must       Journalists (NUJ).
                                                                                                            CYPRUS’ president apolo-             bility wherever it belongs,         be considered a given and            A BBC spokesman said:
                                                                                                            gised on Friday for his gov-         like I said, to the highest         they are a given,” Christofias     “There are in excess of 100
                                                                                                            ernment’s handling of a dead-        level — and the highest level       told reporters.                   BBC posts for which com-
                                                                                                            ly explosion that killed 13 at a     is the president of the repub-         He again appealed for calm     pulsory redundancy is
                                                                                                            naval base and said if an            lic,” he said.                      and for justice to take its       regrettably unavoidable,
                                                                                                            upcoming inquiry finds him              Christofias                       course as thousands of pro-       and this is our focus,
                                                                                                            negligent he would be pre-             appealed for calm                 testers continued to hold         regardless of whether staff
                                                                                                            pared to take full responsibil-        and for justice to                nightly demonstrations out-       are members of unions.”
                                                                                                            ity.                                   take its course as                side the presidential palace to      A statement from the
                                                                                                               Dimitris Christofias prom-           thousands of pro-                 demand official accountabili-      broadcaster added: “We
                                                                                                            ised in a national address on          testers continued                 ty.                               are disappointed that the
                                                                                                            Thursday — amid public                 to hold nightly                      The demonstrations have        NUJ has gone ahead with
                                                                                                            protests over a perceived lack         demonstrations                    been mostly peaceful. Police,     today’s strike and apolo-
                                                                                                            of official accountability —            outside the presi-                however, arrested 20 people       gise to our audience for
                                                                                                            that two investigations into           dential palace.                   on Tuesday during clashes as      any disruption to services.
                                                                                                            Monday’s blast would deter-                                              some of the crowd briefly             “Industrial action does
                                                                                                            mine responsibility from “the          The president had come            broke into the presidential       not alter the fact that the
                                                                                                            lowest to the highest level.”        under harsh criticism for not       palace grounds.                   BBC is faced with a num-
                                                                                                               He didn’t, however, specify       explicitly apologising in              Cyprus’ defence minister       ber of potential compulso-
                                                                                                            how high that responsibility         Thursday’s address for the          and military chief have           ry redundancies following
                                                                                                            would reach. Some protesters         events surrounding the deto-        already resigned over the         significant cuts to the cen-
                                                                                                            have called for Christofias to        nation of dozens of seized          island’s worst military acci-     tral Government grants
                                                                                                            resign                               gunpowder-filled containers .        dent in decades, which also       that support the World
                                                                                                               On Friday, he made it clear         “Because there was discus-        knocked out a key power sta-      Service       and       BBC
A man holds photos of twin brothers killed in a blast recently as sailors carry their caskets during a      the investigations would also        sion about an apology in the        tion and struck a heavy blow      Monitoring.
funeral procession, in Limassol, on Thursday. (REUTERS)                                                     reach his office. “State              address of the president of the     to the economy.
                                                                                    PHILIPPINES / EAST ASIA                                                                                             Saturday, July 16, 2011

Indonesian volcano erupts                                                                                                                                                                                         Cambodia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  protests over

forcing thousands to flee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rouge claim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PHNOM PEN

             AFP                                                                                                                                                              schools and would be barred         CAMBODIA’S foreign
           KINILOW                                                                                                                                                            from returning to their homes       minister has strongly
                                                                                                                                                                              as long as the alert level          protested to US officials
A SERIES of eruptions at an                                                                                                                                                   remain high.                        over a leaked diplomatic
Indonesian volcano have                                                                                                                                                         “We’ve deployed about 200         cable repeating allega-
thrown rocks, lava and ash                                                                                                                                                    personnel including police-         tions that he was a for-
hundreds of metres into the                                                                                                                                                   men and soldiers to stop peo-       mer Khmer Rouge
air and forced thousands of                                                                                                                                                   ple who try to return to their      prison chief, his depart-
people to flee, officials said on                                                                                                                                               houses,” he said.                   ment said on Friday.
Friday.                                                                                                                                                                         Patrols have also been sent          Hor Namhong sum-
   Mount Lokon on Sulawesi                                                                                                                                                    into the evacuation zone to         moned the US Charge
island burst into life                                                                                                                                                        protect property and ward off       d’Affaires in Phnom
overnight on Thursday and                                                                                                                                                     looters, he added.                  Penh, Jeff Daigle, on
continued to spew ash and                                                                                                                                                       Aviation officials said pilots     Thursday to complain
searing gas into the air well                                                                                                                                                 had been warned to avoid            about       the    “highly
into the morning, prompting                                                                                                                                                   routes over the volcano but all     defamatory” 2002 cable,
more than 4,500 residents to                                                                                                                                                  airports including the inter-       which was released via
head to safety.                                                                                                                                                               national strip at Manado were       WikiLeaks this week,
   “There was a big eruption                                                                                                                                                  operating normally.                 the foreign ministry
around 10:31pm local time                                                                                                                                                       The volcano’s status was          statement said.
(1531 GMT on Thursday),                                                                                                                                                       raised to its highest red alert        In the meeting, the
which saw ash, sand and                                                                                                                                                       level on the weekend and a          Cambodian            asked
rocks thrown 1,500 metres                                                                                                                                                     3.5-kilometre      evacuation       Daigle “to convey to the
(4,800 feet) into the air,” gov-                                                                                                                                              zone was established.               US State Department
ernment          volcanologist                                                                                                                                                  North Sulawesi disaster           his strong protest” over
Kristianto told AFP.                                                                                                                                                          management head Hoykee              the cable, “which is full
   Grass and shrubs within                                                                                                                                                    Makarawung said more than           of           unacceptable
500 metres (yards) of the                                                                                                                                                     4,400 people had been evacu-        maligned indictment”,
crater caught fire but by mid-                                                                                                                                                 ated so far.                        the ministry said.
morning on Friday the flames                                                                                                                                                     “Thank God, the condition            The cable cites an
were out and the volcano had                                                                                                                                                  has eased off since last night.     “undated, unattributed
calmed down, he said.                                                                                                                                                         The fire around the area has         report” on file at the US
   Hundreds of people fled                                                                                                                                                     also vanished,” he said.            embassy, which said
their homes in the middle of       Mount Lokon erupts as seen from Tomohon, North Sulawesi, in Indonesia, on Friday.   (EPA)                                                    The 1,580-metre Mount             Hor Namhong took
the night when they were                                                                                                                                                      Lokon is one of the most            charge of Boeung
woken by a thunderous              ly loud explosion, it was like    “People who were sleeping        them to run for their lives.      situation and we are continu-         active volcanoes in Indonesia.      Trabek camp in the cap-
explosion and flashes of            big thunder. I also saw light-    were woken up and rushed to        Around 28,000 people live       ing to evacuate people,” said         It erupted in 1991, killing a       ital after the brutal com-
lightning.                         ning in the sky,” one resident    safety.” Villagers jumped on     within the evacuation zone.       Kristianto, who goes by one           Swiss tourist. The Indonesian       munist movement took
   “I was sitting in a security    of Kinilow village, about three   motorcycles and piled into         “There is no mass panic         name. Search and rescue offi-          archipelago has dozens of           power in 1975.
post with other villagers when     kilometres (1.8 miles) from       trucks and buses as police       because the community has         cial Yohanes Sondang said             active volcanoes and straddles         “Hor Namhong came
I suddenly heard an extreme-       the volcano, told AFP.            with loudspeakers urged          already been warned of the        evacuees were staying in six          major tectonic fault lines.         back to Cambodia after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Khmer Rouge took
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  over, but was not killed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  because he was a school-

  Marriage     Philippines warns against                                                                                                                                                                          mate of Ieng Sary,” the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  report said, referring to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the regime’s ex-foreign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  minister now on trial for

  going out of geckos as AIDS treatment                                                                                                                                                                              Hor          Namhong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “became head of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beng Trabek (sic) camp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and he and his wife col-

  fashion in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  laborated in the killing
                                                                                  AP                                                    affordable, while there are           (7 ounces). Those fattened          of many prisoners,” it
                                                                                MANILA                                                  antiviral drugs to control            in captivity can grow only          added.
                                                                                                        In folkloric prac-
                                                                                                        tice, geckos are                the progress of HIV, it               up to 300 grams (10                    The minister himself
                                                                     THE Philippines warned on          dried and pul-                  added.                                ounces).                            has long said that he and

  Philippines                                                        Friday against using geckos
                                                                     to treat AIDS and impo-
                                                                     tence, saying the folkloric
                                                                     practice in parts of Asia may
                                                                     put patients at risk.
                                                                                                        verised to use as
                                                                                                        medicine, and
                                                                                                        there are anecdot-
                                                                                                        al accounts of the
                                                                                                        saliva or internal
                                                                                                                                          Geckos are carnivorous,
                                                                                                                                        nocturnal reptiles from the
                                                                                                                                        family Gekkonidae that are
                                                                                                                                        found in tropical countries.
                                                                                                                                        They are known for their
                                                                                                                                                                                In folkloric practice, geck-
                                                                                                                                                                              os are dried and pulverised
                                                                                                                                                                              to use as medicine, and
                                                                                                                                                                              there      are     anecdotal
                                                                                                                                                                              accounts of the saliva or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  his family were prison-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ers at a Khmer Rouge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  camp, and he has suc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cessfully sued people in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the past for claiming
              AFP                     “You can’t really say it’s       Environmental officials                                          sticky footpads that allow            internal organs being col-          that he had links to the
                                                                                                        organs being
                                   for practical reasons,            have also expressed alarm          collected,                      them to climb vertical sur-           lected, according to Lim.           blood-soaked commu-
                                   since you can be married          about the growing trade in         according to Lim.               faces, including glass.                 Environment Secretary             nist movement.
  MARRIAGE is losing its           on the cheap. It’s more           the wall-climbing lizards in                                         Wildlife official Mundita            Ramon Paje earlier warned              The US embassy in
  lustre for many in the           like, we Filipinos tend to        the Philippines. An 11-ounce                                       Lim said her office has               that collecting and trading         Cambodia confirmed
  Philippines, with an             follow what is in fashion.”       (300-gram) gecko reported-       treatments has no scientific       asked law enforcers to look           geckos without permit can           that Daigle met Hor
  increasing number of cou-           Eight out of 10 Filipinos      ly sells for at least 50,000     basis and could be danger-        into the possibility that             be punishable by up to four         Namhong on Thursday
  ples starting families out       are Catholic, and the             pesos ($1,160).                  ous because patients might        scammers may have infil-               years in jail and a fine of up       but said it was unable to
  of wedlock, the govern-          Philippines is one of only          Geckos are reportedly          not seek proper treatment         trated the trade because of           to 300,000 pesos ($6,900).          comment on the content
  ment census office said on        three territories in the          exported to Malaysia, China      for their diseases, a health      the exorbitant prices being             He said a healthy popula-         of any allegedly leaked
  Friday.                          world, along with Malta           and South Korea, where           department statement said.        quoted online by buyers               tion of geckos is needed to         US government docu-
    More than 37 percent of        and the Vatican, where            they are used as aphrodisi-        “This is likely to aggravate    demanding geckos weighing             regulate pests and maintain         ments. Up to two million
  the 1.78 million babies          divorce remains illegal.          acs and as traditional medi-     their overall health and put      at least 400 grams (14                the fragile ecosystem.              people died of overwork
  born in Asia’s Roman                However the census             cine for asthma, AIDS, can-      them at greater risk,” it         ounces).                              Geckos feed on insects and          and starvation under the
  Catholic outpost in 2008         showed that many couples          cer, tuberculosis and impo-      added. Treatments for asth-         She said geckos in the              worms. Larger species hunt          Khmer Rouge.
  had unmarried mothers, it        were defying the nation’s         tence. Their use as medical      ma are easily available and       wild grow up to 200 grams             small birds and rodents.
  said in a statement, citing      powerful Catholic bishops
  results of the latest popu-      by not only on having
  lation census.                   babies out of wedlock, but
    Eight out of 10
    Filipinos are
    Catholic, and the
    Philippines is
    one of only three
                                   also by shunning church
                                      Marriages either solem-
                                   nised by the church or by
                                   government officials fell
                                                                     Poll panel set to endorse Yingluck
                                   0.7 percent to 486,514 in                                                                                                                                                    tion officials confirmed that
    territories in the             2008, according to the                      BANGKOK                                                                                                                          her party had won 262 of
    world, along with              census.                                                                                                                                                                      the 500 parliamentary
    Malta and the                     Just over a third of cou-      THAILAND’S prime minis-                                                                                                                    seats in the July 3 election.
    Vatican, where                 ples were married in              ter-elect          Yingluck                                                                                                                But to become members of
    divorce remains                Catholic       ceremonies,        Shinawatra is expected to                                                                                                                  parliament,      candidates
    illegal.                       while four in 10 chose civil      be endorsed next week, a                                                                                                                   must be endorsed by the
     This was 12.5 percent         rites officiated by a person       newspaper reported on                                                                                                                      commission, which only
  higher than the previous         licensed by the census            Friday citing an Election                                                                                                                  approved 358 during its
  year, and compared with a        office.                            Commission official.                                                                                                                        first round.
  2.0 percent increase for            Manila couple Alvin               Commissioner      Sodsri                                                                                                                  The candidates endorsed
  all births, the census office     Ruiz, 24, and his girl-           Satayatham, who is in                                                                                                                      were those who faced no
  said.                            friend, Joann Lopez, told         charge of political party                                                                                                                  election-related        com-
     A growing number of           AFP as they visited the           affairs, said consideration                                                                                                                plaints, while the commis-
  Filipinos now treat mar-         Manila Zoo that they              of Yingluck would be com-                                                                                                                  sion had concerns about
  riage as an option, rather       started living in together        pleted on Tuesday when                                                                                                                     the remaining142.
  than a requirement, for          four years ago and now            the government election                                                                                                                      The constitution requires
  starting families, said          had a three-year-old son.         body holds its second                                                                                                                      that at least 95 per cent of
  Nene Baligad, a member              “Instead of spending for       round of endorsements, the                                                                                                                 the total500 members of
  of a unit of the National        a wedding, we used the            English-language Nation                                                                                                                    parliament must convene
  Statistics Office that           money to buy infant               newspaper reported online.       Prime Minister-elect Yingluck Shinawatra, in Bangkok, on Friday.   (REUTERS)                              for the first time within
  licenses people who offici-       milk,” said Ruiz, who                The commission did not                                                                                                                  30days of the election.
  ate weddings.                    earns a living by buying          qualify Yingluck, who leads      paign. Sodsri said the com-       qualify her,they would                “Thaksin thinks. Pheu Thai          If    the    commission’s
     “Nowadays, some cou-          used cooking oil from             the Pheu Thai party, during      mission’s investigative arm       require more information.             does.” It brought into ques-      endorsements fall short of
  ples just live in and only       restaurants then selling          its first round of endorse-       told her that Yingluck did        The case involves a cam-              tion Thaksin’s involvement        those 475 seats after the sec-
  get married after having         them to companies that            ments this week because of       not need to testify or pro-       paign slogan for the                  in Yingluck's campaign.           ond round, they are sched-
  four or five children,” she       turn them into fuel for           questions concerning the         vide more evidence in her         youngest sister of fugitive             Earlier    this    month,       uled to meet again on July
  told AFP.                        motor vehicles.                   involvement of banned            case, the Nation reported.        former prime minister                 Yingluck announced a              26, less than a week before
                                                                     politicians in her cam-          If there was a case to dis-       Thaksin       Shinawatra:             coalition line up after elec-     the 30-day deadline.
06         Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cops grope for clues to Mumbai blasts
                                   crowded streets, used ammo-
                                   nium nitrate, a fertiliser                                                                                                                                                        Mayawati flays
INDIAN detectives scram-
                                   ingredient commonly used in
                                   improvised explosive devices.                                                                                                                                                     Raj Thackeray
bled for a breakthrough on            On Thursday evening, the
Friday into the Mumbai             head of the Maharashtra state                                                                                                                                                     for remarks
bombings that killed 17 peo-       Anti-Terrorism          Squad,
ple and left baffled police
hunting for clues and sus-
                                   Rakesh Maria, admitted that
                                   seasonal rainstorms had hin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     on migrants
pects in the monsoon rains.        dered the scientists.                                                                                                                                                                          IANS
  There were fears that the           “Because of (the) rain, it                                                                                                                                                                LUCKNOW
torrential downpours that          will take a little longer for
have hit the country’s finan-       them to provide us details                                                                                                                                                        UTTAR        Pradesh      Chief
cial and entertainment capital     about the other aspects of the                                                                                                                                                    Minister Mayawati on Friday
since the rush-hour blasts on      explosive device,” he said.                                                                                                                                                       hit out at Maharashtra
Wednesday evening may                 Devices using ammonium                                                                                                                                                         Navnirman Sena (MNS)
hamper the probe, washing          nitrate have been used in the                                                                                                                                                     chief Raj Thackeray for blam-
away vital forensic clues.         past by a home-grown mili-                                                                                                                                                        ing the increasing incidence
  Teams of detectives have         tant outfit, the Indian                                                                                                                                                            of crime in Mumbai on
begun      the    painstaking      Mujahideen, which has                                                                                                                                                             migrants from her state and
process of scouring grainy         claimed responsibility for a                                                                                                                                                      Bihar.
security camera footage taken      number of attacks across                                                                                                                                                             She said it was really lam-
from the three bomb sites in       India in recent years.                                                                                                                                                            entable that Raj Thackeray
south and south central               Two suspected members of                                                                                                                                                       was making such irresponsi-
Mumbai to try to put together      the group were arrested in                                                                                                                                                        ble statements when terror-
a complete picture of what         Mumbai last week in connec-                                                                                                                                                       ists were trying to accomplish
happened. Home Secretary           tion with attacks in the west-                                                                                                                                                    their nefarious design of
RK Singh told reporters in         ern city of Ahmedabad in                                                                                                                                                          damaging the unity and
New Delhi on Friday that           2008 and are now being                                                                                                                                                            integrity of the country
investigators were sifting         questioned about the latest                                                                                                                                                       through acts like the Mumbai
through 11 CDs’ worth of           bombings, India’s interior                                                                                                                                                        serial blasts.
footage to identify people.        ministry said in a statement.    A Railway Protection Force officer uses a sniffer dog to check bags at the Chhatrapati Shivaji railway station, in Mumbai, on Friday. (REUTERS)      “Raj Thackeray ought to
  “It is a voluminous work,”          Singh was asked about pos-                                                                                                                                                     realise that such irresponsi-
he said, adding that police        sible “cross-border” involve-      Maria declined to speculate         “We are not confining our-          bilities narrow down and we          Maharashtra,       Prithviraj      ble statements would only
now know the identity of the       ment in the attacks — mean-      on who was responsible and          selves to any one group. At          will be able to pinpoint the         Chavan, was also cautious          forge further divide in our
owner of a scooter in which        ing Pakistani militants. He      struck a note of caution about      the moment all possibilities         individuals responsible for          but said indications that          society, and thereby help ter-
one of the bombs was hidden.       said investigators were fol-     reports that a severed head         are being examined,” he told         this... All angles are being         remote-control timers were         rorists in fulfilling their ulte-
  Forensic examination of          lowing up on an email “which     found at one of the scenes and      reporters.                           covered. It’s too early to say       discovered “logically” ruled       rior objectives,” Mayawati
debris has already indicated       originated elsewhere” but did    a body embedded with wires            “As the investigation pro-         human bomb.”                         out the possibility of a sui-      pointed out in a statement
that the bombs, hidden in the      not elaborate.                   suggested a suicide attack.         gresses, the angles, the possi-        The Chief Minister of              cide attack.                       issued here.

                                                                    Over 68% Indians                                                         Security, visa
                                                                                                                                             issues to be
                                                                                                                                                                                  4 killed in Kashmir
                                                                    live in villages                                                         part of Indo-US                      gun battle
                                                                                 IANS                   increased to 31.16 percent
                                                                                                                                             talks on July 19                                   AFP                  ly we trapped them,” he said,
                                                                               NEW DELHI                from 27.81 percent in the                                                             SRINAGAR               adding that the house owner
                                                                                                        2001 census and the propor-                         PTI                                                      and his relatives fled the
                                                                    OVER 68 percent, or 833             tion of rural population                         NEW DELHI                THREE suspected Islamist           premises before the fighting
                                                                    million, of Indians still live      declined to 68.84 percent                                                 militants and an Indian sol-       erupted.
                                                                    in villages despite a sharp         from 72.19 percent in 2001.          SECURITY issues with a               dier were killed in a gun bat-        Virk identified two of the
                                                                    decline recorded for the first         He said the population             focus on recent bomb blasts          tle on Friday in the Indian        slain militants as Pakistani
                                                                    time in the overall growth          growth in rural areas has            in Indian state Mumbai,              zone of divided Kashmir, a         nationals.
                                                                    rate of the country’s rural         declined over the years but in       bilateral trade ties and the         senior police official said.           For more than 20 years,
                                                                    population, according to the                                             American visa regime will               The guerrillas, thought to      militant groups in Indian-
                                                                    census data released on                The census data on                figure in the talks between           belong to the Pakistan-based       administered Kashmir have
                                                                    Friday.                                the rural-urban                   India and the US during the          Lashkar-e-Taiba militant           fought against New Delhi’s
                                                                       According to the rural              break-up of popu-                 strategic bilateral dialogue         group, were killed by Indian       rule in the highly militarised
  President Pratibha Patil (right) receives the first copy of the    urban distribution of popu-            lation, which is                  to be held on July 19 in New         troops in the village of           Himalayan region.
  book ‘A Celebration Through Art: 150 years of the Income          lation census, of the 1.21 bil-        considered very                   Delhi.                               Maidanpora, 120 kilometres
  Tax in India’ from Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee,       lion Indians, 377 crore stay           useful for policy-                    The dialogue to be led by        (70     miles)    north      of
  in New Delhi, on Friday. (PTI)                                    in urban areas. The census             making, was                       Indian External Affairs              Kashmir’s       main       city      “The house, where
                                                                    data on the rural-urban                released by union                 Minister S M Krishna and             Srinagar, he said.                   the militants had

  President for                                                     break-up of population,
                                                                    which is considered very
                                                                    useful for policy-making,
                                                                    was released by union Home
                                                                                                           Home Secretary
                                                                                                           RK Singh.
                                                                                                        urban areas it has remained
                                                                                                                                             his     US       counterpart
                                                                                                                                             Secretary of State Hillary
                                                                                                                                             Clinton will also see the two
                                                                                                                                             sides taking up regional and
                                                                                                                                                                                     Five other Indian soldiers
                                                                                                                                                                                  were injured in the fighting,
                                                                                                                                                                                  which lasted for eight hours,
                                                                                                                                                                                  police superintendent VK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       taken shelter, was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       razed during the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       encounter. ”

  all-out war                                                       Secretary RK Singh.
                                                                       Registrar General of India
                                                                    and Census Commissioner C
                                                                    Chandramouli, sharing the
                                                                                                        almost the same. Uttar
                                                                                                        Pradesh tops the list with
                                                                                                        155.11 million urban popula-
                                                                                                        tion or 18.6 percent of the
                                                                                                                                             international issues of
                                                                                                                                             mutual interest, including
                                                                                                                                             the situation in Afghanistan
                                                                                                                                             and Pakistan.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Birdi told AFP.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Virdi said the firefight
                                                                                                                                                                                  broke out after soldiers and
                                                                                                                                                                                  policemen encircled a house
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Violence       in    Indian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kashmir has been stoked by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pakistan-based groups that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     send militants over the de

  against black                                                     data      highlights      with
                                                                    reporters, said that it was for
                                                                    the first time since inde-
                                                                                                        overall followed by Bihar
                                                                                                        with 92.07 million and West
                                                                                                        Bengal with 62.21 million.
                                                                                                                                               Noting that over the
                                                                                                                                             years, Indo-US ties have
                                                                                                                                             witnessed a “qualitative”
                                                                                                                                                                                  where some Lashkar-e-Taiba
                                                                                                                                                                                  militants were holed up.
                                                                                                                                                                                     “The house, where the mil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     facto border that divides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kashmir between the two

  money, tax theft                                                  pendence that the absolute
                                                                    increase in population is
                                                                    more in urban areas than in
                                                                    rural areas.
                                                                                                           Sikkim with only 450,000
                                                                                                        urban population or 0.1 per-
                                                                                                        cent of the total is at the bot-
                                                                                                        tom preceded by Mizoram
                                                                                                                                             shift, official spokesperson
                                                                                                                                             in the Indian Ministry of
                                                                                                                                             External Affairs Vishnu
                                                                                                                                             Prakash said the dialogue is
                                                                                                                                                                                  itants had taken shelter, was
                                                                                                                                                                                  razed during the encounter,”
                                                                                                                                                                                  Virdi said, adding that an
                                                                                                                                                                                  effort was on to retrieve the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       India also believes the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lashkar-e-Taiba and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pakistani intelligence service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     staged the November 2008
               PTI                is also need for putting in          “The rural-urban distribu-       with 520,000 and Goa with            based on five pillars which           bodies of the slain militants      attacks in Mumbai, which
           NEW DELHI              place measures, through           tion is 68.84 percent and           550,000. Maharashtra tops            include strategic coopera-           from the debris.                   left 166 people dead and
                                  laws and procedures, to           31.16 percent, respectively,”       the list having the maximum          tion in defence and count-              “We were tracking the           severely     strained     ties
  AMID growing concern            ensure that recalcitrant tax      Chandramouli said.                  number of people in urban            er-terrorism, energy and             movement of the group for          between the two nuclear-
  over the problem of black       evaders are brought to               He said urbanisation has         areas 50.8 million.                  trade.                               the last two weeks and final-       armed South Asian rivals.
  money, Indian President         book”.
  Pratibha Patil on Friday           It may be recalled the
  said the war against the        government has taken var-
  menace should be fought
  through domestic and
  cross-border measures.
     The president, while
  addressing the concluding
                                  ious initiatives to deal with
                                  the menace of black money
                                  and has set up several com-
                                  mittees to ascertain the
                                  extent of black money and
                                                                    Indians put more meat on the menu
  ceremony of celebrations        suggest measures to tight-                                                                                                AFP                   supermarkets and restau-           suppliers to source pheasant,
  for 150 years of the Income     en tax laws.                                                                                                            MUMBAI                  rants to cater to more varied      quail and duck meat for its
  Tax Department, also                                                                                                                                                            palates.                           restaurants at the Phoenix
  made a strong case for                                                                                                                     INDIANS are consuming                  “Indians are losing their        Mills shopping mall and in
  tightening laws to book tax        “There has to be                                                                                        more meat than ever before           inhibitions and getting            south Mumbai.
  evaders.                           continued (coop-                                                                                        despite a strong culture of          adventurous,” said Jaydeep           “Meat consumption, which
     “The war against black          eration) through                                                                                        vegetarianism and a religious        Mukherjee, executive chef at       was once dependent on
  money has to be addressed          appropriate                                                                                             taboo about consuming beef,          Indigo Delicatessen, one of        parental sanction, is going up
  both domestically and              agreement on                                                                                            as diets change and hygiene                                             rapidly with more liberal atti-
  through cross border               tax information                                                                                         improves in the processing             “Meat consump-                   tudes and greater Western
  measures,” she said,               exchange, and                                                                                           industry.                              tion, which was                  influences,” added Mohit
  adding the efforts to              on mutual coop-                                                                                           The UN Food and                      once dependent on                Khattar, managing director of
  enhance global coopera-            eration between                                                                                         Agriculture     Organisation           parental sanction,               gourmet food chain Nature’s
  tion need to continue.             countries to                                                                                            (FAO) says Indians’ per capi-          is going up rapidly              Basket.
     “There has to be contin-        track down                                                                                              ta consumption of meat is              with more liberal                  For Khattar, eating non-
  ued (cooperation) through          evaders taking                                                                                          running at 5.0 to 5.5 kilo-            attitudes and                    vegetarian food is no longer a
  appropriate agreement on           shelter in other                                                                                        grammes (11 to 12 pounds) a            greater Western                  luxury while the standard of
  tax information exchange,          jurisdictions.”                                                                                         year, the highest since it             influences.”                     domestic meat production
  and on mutual cooperation                                                                                                                  began compiling records,                                                has become more hygienic,
  between countries to track        On the international                                                                                     reflecting a wider taste for          Mumbai’s most popular for-         improving consumer confi-
  down evaders taking shel-       front, the government has                                                                                  protein-rich diets in develop-       eign cuisine restaurants.          dence.
  ter in other jurisdictions”,    been taking a pro-active                                                                                   ing countries.                         “Beef (buffalo) and pork           Non-vegetarian         items
  she said.                       role at global forums espe-                                                                                  Experts say strong econom-         steaks are regular favourites,”    accounted for a sixth of
     On the domestic front,       cially G-20, revising bilat-                                                                               ic growth, which has led to          he told AFP.                       Nature’s Basket’s total sales
  Patil said: “Fostering of an    eral tax treaties and signing                                                                              increasingly affluent, better-          The fine-dining restaurant,       of nearly $13.3 million in the
  environment of voluntary        new pacts with tax havens                                                                                  travelled consumers, is partly       which prides itself on its         last financial year — marking
  compliance will help. There     or low tax jurisdictions.         A delivery boy adjusts a group of chickens tied to the handlebars        the reason for the rise, lead-       Reuben sandwich with pas-          64 percent growth year-on-
                                                                    of his bicycle at a meat market, in Mumbai, recently. (AFP)              ing to new opportunities for         trami, is now scouting for         year.
                                                                                                               INDIA                                                                                   Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rocket launch a success, says ISRO chief
            IANS                  utes information about the         launch. On behalf of the                                            Polar     Satellite    Launch     fer orbit (sub GTO).                extend C and Ku bands.
       SRIHARIKOTA (AP)           GSAT 12’s health and how it is     prime minister, UPA chair-          The satellite is                Vehicle-C17 (PSLV-C17) -            The satellite with a life            The satellite is expected to
                                  working will be known,” he         person Sonia Gandhi, I con-         expected to serve               soared towards the heavens        span of about eight years           serve the Very Small
INDIA’S space agency chief K      told cheering scientists at the    gratulate the ISRO scientists       the Very Small                  with a roar.                      will augment transponder            Aperture Terminal (V-SAT)
Radhakrishnan on Friday           launch site here, 80 km north      for the wonderful perform-          Aperture Terminal                 It ferried the Rs80 crore       capacity of the Indian              sector. VSATs are used to
said the launch of the rocket     of Tamil Nadu’s capital            ance.”                              (V-SAT) sector.                 GSAT-12 having 12 extended        National Satellite (Insat)          transmit data like point of
PSLV was a success.               Chennai.                             He was speaking after the         VSATs are used to               C-band transponders - auto-       system which at present             sale transactions or to pro-
  “I am extremely happy to          V Narayanasamy, Minister         PSLV blasted off successfully       transmit data like              matic receivers and transmit-     comprises of eight satellites       vide       satellite    internet
state that the PSLV (Polar        of State in the Prime              at 4.48 pm carrying the 1,410       point of sale trans-            ters for communication and        - Insat-2E, Insat-3A, Insat-        access.
Satellite Launch Vehicle)-C17     Minister’s Office, said: “I am      kg GSAT-12 satellite from the       actions or to pro-              broadcast of signals.             3C, Insat-3E, Insat-4A,                It will also be useful for var-
GSAT-12 mission is success-       extremely happy (at the suc-       spaceport here.                     vide satellite inter-             Around 20 minutes into the      Insat-4B (working at 50 per-        ious communication services
ful. The satellite was launched   cessful launch). I am coming         Under a cloudy sky, at 4.48       net access.                     flight the rocket is expected to   cent capacity) Insat-4CR            like tele-education, tele-med-
in the intended orbit.            here for the second time, and      pm the Indian Space                                                 place GSAT-12 in the intend-      and GSAT-8 providing 175            icine and for village resource
  “Within the next 30 min-        it is a second successful          Research      Organisation’s      (ISRO) Rs90 crore rocket -        ed sub geosynchronous trans-      transponders in the S, C,           centres.

Kerala govt set to tighten                                                                                                                                                 Karnataka scouts
                                                                                                                                                                           for alternative
security of temple
                                                                                                                                                                           site for Posco
                                  there was no threat to it.
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM            Unfortunately, since it is
                                  known now, its security and
KERALA government would           preservation is necessary,”                                                                                                                           IANS                   farmers out of the total 536
provide strong security to the    the court said.                                                                                                                                    BANGALORE                 farmers at Halligudi village,
famed Sree Padmanab-                 In a brief order, the court                                                                                                                                               about 30 km from Gadag
haswamy         temple       in   asked the Kerala government                                                                                                              THE Karnataka government            town, objected to the KIADB
Thiruvananthapuram where          and the erstwhile rulers of                                                                                                              is looking for an alternative       preliminary notification for
enormous wealth was found         Travancore to submit sugges-                                                                                                             site in the state for setting up    acquiring 3,382 acres of their
hidden in secret vaults, state    tions on the protection and                                                                                                              a steel plant of the South          lands for the project, the gov-
Finance Minister K M Mani         preservation of the valuables.                                                                                                           Korean major Posco after            ernment late Wednesday suc-
said on Friday.                      The court asked them to tell                                                                                                          having suspended land acqui-        cumbed to the pressure exert-
   “The government has            whether the treasure can be                                                                                                              sition in Gadag district as a       ed by the Lingayat pontiffs, a
already set apart Rs1 crore for   kept in the temple itself or                                                                                                             section of farmers refused to       community          to     which
tightening security of the        housed in the museum                                                                                                                     part with their land.               Yeddyurappa belongs.
temple. More funds would be       adjoining it.                                                                                                                               “There is no re-thinking on         By deciding to shift Posco’s
provided if required ,” Mani         Diamonds, rubies, gold                                                                                                                acquiring land in Gadag dis-        steel plant out of Gadag,
said in the assembly replying     jewellery and other valuables                                                                                                            trict. We have put a full stop      Yeddyurappa         not     only
to discussions on the budget.     worth an estimated Rs.1 lakh                                                                                                             to it (land acquisition             defused the imminent shut-
   He said besides the funds      crore have been found in                                                                                                                 process) in deference to the        down Thursday in the dis-
set apart for integrated road     chambers of the temple by a                                                                                                              wishes of farmers and swami-        trict, but also stalled the pro-
development and waste man-        Supreme Court-appointed                                                                                                                  jis (religious pontiffs) oppos-     posed state-wide agitation
agement at the hill shrine of     team. Five of the six cham-                                                                                                              ing it. The company (Posco)         from July 18 by the opposi-
   Sabarimala, a health pack-     bers have been opened so far.                                                                                                            has asked us to provide an          tion Congress and the Janata
age would also be introduced         In its affidavit, the state                                                                                                            alternative      site,”    Chief    Dal-Secular (JD-S). Defiant
for pilgrims to the Lord          government told the apex                                                                                                                 Minister BS Yeddyurappa
Ayyappa temple.                   court that the entire treasure                                                                                                           told reporters on the margins         There is no re-
   A sum of Rs12 crore was        belonged to the temple.                                                                                                                  of an industry event here late        thinking on acquir-
provided for development of          It told the court that the                                                                                                            Thursday.                             ing land in Gadag
the famous Attukal temple in      secretary of the state govern-                                                                                                              Asserting that Posco would         district. We have
this south Indian state, where    ment who was the member of                                                                                                               be provided the required land         put a full stop to
women converge in thou-           the team that oversaw the                                                                                                                (about 4,000 acres) to set up         it (land acquisition
sands during the famous           opening of the chambers                                                                                                                  its six million tonnes per            process) in defer-
‘Pongala’ ritual.                 informed that the treasure                                                                                                               annum steel plant at an               ence to the
   Earlier on Thursday, the       was not varied enough for                                                                                                                upfront cost of Rs.30,000             wishes of farmers
Supreme Court reserved its        display in a museum.                                                                                                                     crore       ($6.7       billion),     and swamijis
order on how to preserve and         The court asked all the par-                                                                                                          Yeddyurappa said he had               (religious pontiffs)
protect the treasure found in     ties to the case to suggest                                                                                                              directed authorities to identi-       opposing it.
the Sree Padmanabhaswamy          names of curators who could                                                                                                              fy an alternative site in other
temple in Kerala.                 determine       the    artistic,                                                                                                         districts for the greenfield         farmers and religious leaders
   An apex court bench of         antique, historic and other                                                                                                              project.                            led by Sri Siddhalinga Swami
Justice R.V. Raveendran and       value of the treasure.                                                                                                                      “I have directed the KIADB       of Thontada Math (religious
Justice AK Patnaik said: “We         The affidavit filed on behalf                                                                                                           (state-run           Karnataka      institution), whose 21 acres of
are looking for an agency that    of the temple said that the                                                                                                              Industrial Area Development         land was also to be acquired
could     give    suggestions     treasure comprised of the                                                                                                                Board) to search for a suit-        for the project, were also
addressing different dimen-       offerings made to the deity                                                                                                              able land in other districts as     backing the stir.
sions of the security of the      and no part of it belonged to                                                                                                            the company has agreed to an          Besides Gadag, Posco iden-
temple treasure.”                 the ex-royal family of                                                                                                                   alternative site. We will           tified Bagalkot and Bijapur
   “The said agency will iden-    Travancore. The affidavit said                                                                                                            decide on the new site within       districts      in    northern
tify who are the players, who     that security personnel could      Commandos patrol at the Sree Padmanabha Temple at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, recently.    (PTI)      a week,” Yeddyurappa said           Karnataka as potential sites.
will do which job (relating to    be posted within the temple                                                                                                              after flagging off the road            Farmers in Bagalkot and
protection and preservation       but they will have to abide by     that the mere fact that the         Varma asked the court not       best issue guidelines to the      show for the second edition         Bijapur are also likely not to
of the treasure),” Justice        the temple’s dress code.           existence of treasure in the      to issue any direction as to      trustees on how to generate       of the “Global Investors’           give up their land as religious
Raveendran said.                     Member of the ex-royal          temple has become public          how the valuable possessions      funds from the wealth of the      Meet (GIM)” in June 2012            leaders like Sri Siddhalinga
   “So long as the value of the   family of Travancore Rama          was no justification for           of the temple be used and kept.   temple for utilisation by the     here.                               Swami are urging farmers to
treasure was not known,           Varma, in his affidavit, said       removing it from the temple.        He said the court could at      temple trust.                        Though finally only 113           oppose the acquisition.

Kerala to host                                                       Opposition walkout in Kerala
meet on money
laundering                                                           House over assault on scribes
                                                                                 IANS                  Achuthanandan said, as he
                                                                          THIRUVANANTHAPURAM           led the opposition out of the
             PTI                    “The meeting will provide                                          house. Responding to the
          NEW DELHI               a platform for high-level dis-     THE Left-led opposition           allegations, Chandy said his
                                  cussion and cooperation and        walked out of the Kerala          government viewed the
AT a time when India is at        will evaluate the progress         assembly on Friday to protest     assault incident on Thursday
the forefront of the global       made by APG members in             the assault on three television   very seriously.
fight against black money,         implementing the interna-          journalists over a report that       “We have already regis-
the country will play host to     tional standards to combat         a church-run medical college      tered cases against 25 people.
the 14th annual meeting of        money laundering and the           had collected donations for       Two policemen have been
the Asia Pacific Group (APG)       financing of terrorism,” the        admission to the MBBS             suspended and two people
on Money Laundering later         statement said.                    course.                           have been arrested... we will
this month.                         More than 300 senior               Leader of Opposition and        take stringent action against
  The five-day event, sched-       government officials from          former chief minister VS          those who have violated the
uled from July 18 to 22 at        the Asia-Pacific region and         Achuthanandan said Chief          law. Not a single accused
Kochi, Kerala, will be            other parts of the world are       Minister Oommen Chandy            would be let off,” said
attended by Indian Finance        expected to attend the             always said one thing and did     Chandy.
Minister Pranab Mukherjee,        event.                             the opposite.                        The assaults were the fall-
who will make the opening           The APG co-chairs for              “The attack on the media        out over a report on Asianet
address on July 19, an offi-       the meeting are K Jose             should have been more seri-       TV claiming that the CSI
cial statement said.              Cyriac, secretary to the           ously viewed by you and you       Medical        College      at
  The 10th annual technical       government of India, and           failed to come out with any       Karakonam near here had
assistance and training           Tony        Negus,        the      strong measures because the       collected hefty donations for
forum of the APG will also        Commissioner        of    the      charges levelled against the      admission to the MBBS             Leader of Opposition and former chief minister VS Achuthanandan (centre), in Thiruvananthapuram,
be held simultaneously.           Australian Federal Police.         accused are all weak charges,”    course.                           recently.
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                       BBC WORLD                 CNN INTERNATIONAL                CARTOON NETWORK                     DISNEY JUNIOR             DISCOVERY HD SHOWCASE              DISCOVERY SCIENCE                     E!                    FOOD NETWORK HD                    EXTREME SPORTS                  FOX SPORTS

 7:00 PM           BBC WORLD NEWS                      TALK ASIA                 MY GYM PARTNER’S           MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE                                                                                     E! ES                 GOOD EATS- SPECIAL                  LUCAS OIL AMA                 UTSA FOOTBALL
                                                                                     A MONKEY                                                   SOLVING HISTORY WITH                                                                                                               MOTOCROSS
                                                                                                                  ANIMATED STORIES                  OLLY STEEDS                     SPACE PIONEER                                                                                CHAMPIONSHIPS
 7:30 PM                  CLICK                      INSIDE AFRICA                  CAMP LAZLO               MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE
                                                                                                               MICKEY MOUSEKERSIZE
 8:00 PM                                                                           SQUIRREL BOY                                                   ULTIMATE SURVIVAL               THE GADGET SHOW                                                                                BMX MEGATOUR
                   BBC WORLD NEWS              INTERNATIONAL DESK                                                    JAKE & THE                                                                                 THE DANCE SCENE                                                                            THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL
                                                                                                                 NEVERLAND PIRATES
                                                                                 COW AND CHICKEN                                                                                                                                              DINERS, DRIVE- INS
 8:30 PM                                                                                                        THE LITTLE MERMAID                                                                                                                AND DIVES
                      SPORT TODAY                     EDIT ROOM                     COURAGE THE                                                                                     SCI-FI SCIENCE
                                                                                   COWARDLY DOG                       A POEM IS...                     ATLAS 4D
 9:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CARPOCALYPSE
                                                                              THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF             SPECIAL AGENT OSO
                      FAST TRACK                     FUTURE CITIES                BILLY AND MANDY                                                                                   THE TECH SHOW                    E! NEWS             FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE                                           BIG BREAK INDIAN WELLS
                                                                                                                       THE HIVE
 9:30 PM                                                                             ROBOTBOY                                                          REVEALED
                                                                                                                  JUNGLE JUNCTION
                   BBC WORLD NEWS                   WORLD REPORT                  ADVENTURE TIME                                                                                 DA VINCI’S MACHINES                                                                       GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT
10:00 PM                                                                                                    MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE                 BREW MASTERS                                                                                      CHOPPED
                                                                                      HERO 108                       HANDY MANNY
                   THE BOTTOM LINE                      CNNGO                                                                                                                                                   KHLOE AND LAMAR                                                                               NATIONWIDE TOUR
10:30 PM                                                                                                        THE LITTLE MERMAID                                                 CATCH IT KEEP IT
                                                                                       BEN 10                                                                                                                                                                               FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS
                                                                                                                     JOJO’S CIRCUS                                                                                                       ULTIMATE RECIPE SHOWDOWN             MX3 CHAMPIONSHIPS
                                                                              BAKUGAN BATTLE BRAWLERS MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE
                                                                                                                                                                               BANG GOES THE THEORY
11:30 PM           DATELINE LONDON                   GOING GREEN                      CHOWDER                    SPECIAL AGENT OSO              ALASKA’S GREAT RACE                                                     THS                  GOOD EATS- SPECIAL                KICK ASS MIRACLES                 MLB ON FOX

                                    NEWS CHANNELS                                                    KIDS CHANNELS                                              DOCUMENTARY CHANNELS                                            LIFESTYLE CHANNELS                                              SPORTS CHANNEL

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                                             17:05    Antiques Roadshow                      12:35    The Secret Saturdays                     19:10   Man, Woman, Wild                       13:40    Wizards Of Waverly Place             07:30    Phineas & Ferb                          00:55   Lidia’s Italy
                                             18:50    Antiques Roadshow                      13:00    The Secret Saturdays                     20:05   Ultimate Survival: Bear’s Essentials   14:25    Hannah Montana                       08:20    Suite Life On Deck S3                   01:45   Chopped
                                             19:40    Antiques Roadshow                      13:25    Ben 10: Ultimate Alien                   21:00   Taking On Tyson                        15:15    Fish Hooks                           08:45    Pair Of Kings                           02:35   Good Eats- Special
                                             20:30    Cash In The Attic USA                  13:50    Ben 10: Ultimate Alien                   21:55   Flying Wild Alaska                     15:25    Good Luck Charlie                    09:10    Kid Vs Kat                              03:00   Good Eats- Special
                                             21:30    Antiques Roadshow                      14:15    Bakugan: New Vestroia                    22:50   Man Vs Fish With Matt Watson           16:10    Wizards Of Waverly Place             09:30    Rekkit Rabbit                           03:25   Food Network Challenge
ANIMAL PLANET                                22:25    Antiques Roadshow                      14:40    Bakugan: New Vestroia                    23:45   Human Prey                             17:00    Hannah Montana                       09:50    Zeke And Luther S3 (Cema)               04:15   Good Eats- Special
00:45 Dogs/Cats/Pets 101                     23:15    Antiques Roadshow                      15:05    Star Wars: The Clone Wars                                                               17:25    Shake It Up                          10:15    Zeke & Luther                           04:40   Unwrapped
01:40 Untamed & Uncut                                                                        15:25    Star Wars: The Clone Wars                                                               17:50    Fish Hooks                           10:40    I’m In The Band                         05:05   Ten Dollar Dinners
02:35 Last Chance Highway                                                                    15:50    The Powerpuff Girls                                                                     18:20    Shake It Up                          11:05    The Super Hero Squad Show               05:30   Paula’s Best Dishes
03:30 Whale Wars                                                                             16:10    The Powerpuff Girls                                                                     19:10    Princess Protection Programme        11:30    The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody           05:50   Paula’s Party
04:25 After the Attack                                                                       16:35    Adventure Time                                                                          20:55    Wizards Of Waverly Place             11:55    Kick Buttowski                          06:35   Barefoot Contessa- Back To Basics
05:20 Animal Cops Houston                                                                    17:15    Ed, Edd n Eddy                                                                          21:25    Fish Hooks                           12:15    Kid Vs Kat                              07:00   Chopped
06:10 Must Love Cats                                                                         17:40    Chowder                                  DISCOVERY HD SHOWCASE                          21:50    Phineas & Ferb                       12:35    American Dragon                         07:50   Guy’s Big Bite
07:00 Lemur Street                           BBC WORLD                                       18:05    Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends      00:30 Deadliest Catch                          22:15    Suite Life On Deck                   13:00    Aaron Stone                             08:15   Everyday Italian
07:25 Michaela’s Animal Road Trip            00:00 BBC World News                            18:30    Eliot Kid                                01:20 World’s Most Expensive Rides             22:40    Sonny With A Chance                  13:25    Pokemon Dp: Sinnoh League Victors       08:40   Good Deal With Dave Lieberman
08:15 The Really Wild Show                   00:30 Sport Today                               18:55    Chop Socky Chooks                        02:10 1000 Places To See Before You Die        23:05    Jonas La                             14:10    Phineas And Ferb                        09:05   Ten Dollar Dinners
08:40 Jeff Corwin Unleashed                  00:40 Weekend World                             19:20    My Gym Partner’s A Monkey                03:00 Revealed                                 23:30    Hannah Montana                       14:30    Kick Buttowski                          09:30   Paula’s Best Dishes
09:10 New Breed Vets with Steve Irwin        01:00 BBC World News America                    19:45    Camp Lazlo                               03:55 The Reinventors                          23:55    Kim Possible                         14:55    Pair Of Kings                           09:55   Barefoot Contessa- Back To Basics
10:05 Dogs 101                               01:30 Our World                                 20:10    Squirrel Boy                             04:25 Sunrise Earth                                                                          15:20    The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody           10:20   Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives
11:00 Cats 101                               02:00 BBC World News                            20:35    Cow And Chicken                          05:20 Da Vinci’s Machines                                                                    15:50    I’m In The Band                         10:45   Lidia’s Italy
11:55 Crocodile Hunter                       02:30 Peschardt’s People                        21:00    Courage The Cowardly Dog                 06:10 Smash Lab                                                                              16:15    Rekkit Rabbit                           11:10   Unwrapped
12:50 Trophy Cats                            03:00 BBC World News                            21:25    The Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy   07:00 Discovery Atlas: Mexico Revealed                                                       16:40    Zeke And Luther S3 (Cema)               11:35   Paula’s Party
13:45 Animal Cops Houston                    03:10 Weekend World                             21:50    Robotboy                                 08:40 Revealed                                                                               17:05    The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody           12:25   Everyday Italian
14:40 Mutant Planet                          03:30 The Bottom Line                           22:00    Adventure Time                           09:30 The Reinventors                                                                        17:30    Pokemon Dp: Sinnoh League Victors       12:50   Paula’s Best Dishes
15:35 Mutant Planet                          04:00 BBC World News                            22:25    Hero 108                                 10:20 Da Vinci’s Machines                      DISNEY JUNIOR                                 17:55    Suite Life On Deck S3                   13:15   Good Deal With Dave Lieberman
16:30 Mutant Planet                          04:30 BBC World News                            22:50    Ben 10                                   11:10 Mythbusters                              00:05 Jungle Junction                         18:45    Phineas & Ferb                          13:40   Ultimate Recipe Showdown
17:25 Mutant Planet                          05:00 BBC World News                            23:15    Bakugan Battle Brawlers                  12:00 Street Customs                           00:15 Little Einsteins                        19:10    The Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes   14:30   Lidia’s Italy
18:20 Mutant Planet                          05:10 My Country                                23:40    Chowder                                  12:50 GT Racer                                 00:40 Higglytown Heroes                       20:25    Zeke & Luther                           14:55   Unwrapped
19:15 Mutant Planet                          06:00 BBC World News                                                                              13:40 Mega Builders                            01:10 JoJo’s Circus                           20:50    I’m In The Band                         15:20   Boy Meets Grill
20:10 Cats 101                               06:30 Fast Track                                                                                  14:30 Nextworld                                01:30 Special Agent Oso                       21:15    Aaron Stone                             15:45   Chopped
21:05 Ultimate Air Jaws                      07:00 BBC World News                                                                              15:20 Alaska’s Great Race                      02:00 Jungle Junction                         21:36    American Dragon                         16:35   Guy’s Big Bite
22:00 Shark Bait Beach                       07:30 BBC World News                                                                              16:10 The Reinventors                          02:25 Little Einsteins                        22:00    Kick Buttowski                          17:00   Barefoot Contessa- Back To Basics
22:55 I’m Alive                              08:00 BBC World News                                                                              17:00 Ultimate Journeys                        02:50 Higglytown Heroes                       22:21    I’m In The Band                         17:25   Lidia’s Italy
23:50 Wildest Africa                         08:30 Middle East Business Report                                                                 17:50 Brew Masters                             03:20 JoJo’s Circus                                                                            17:50   Everyday Italian
                                             09:00 BBC World News                            CNN INTERNATIONAL                                 18:40 Globeriders                              03:40 Special Agent Oso                                                                        18:15   Paula’s Party
                                             09:30 Click                                     00:00 Backstory                                   19:30 Solving History With Olly Steeds         04:10 Jungle Junction                                                                          19:05   Good Eats- Special
                                             10:00 BBC World News                            00:30 World Sport                                 20:20 Ultimate Survival                        04:35 Little Einsteins                                                                         19:30   Food Network Challenge
                                             10:10 Weekend World                             01:00 The Situation Room                          21:10 Atlas 4D                                 05:00 Higglytown Heroes                                                                        20:20   Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives
                                             10:30 The Bottom Line                           02:00 World Report                                22:00 Revealed                                 05:30 JoJo’s Circus                                                                            20:45   Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives
                                             11:00 BBC World News                            03:00 World Business Today                        22:50 Brew Masters                             05:50 Jungle Junction                         E! ENTERTAINMENT                                 21:10   Food Network Challenge
BBC ENTERTAINMENT                            11:10 World Features                            03:45 CNN Marketplace Africa                      23:40 Alaska’s Great Race                      06:15 Higglytown Heroes                       00:25 Kendra                                     22:00   Chopped
00:00 Lead Balloon                           11:30 BBC World News                            04:00 Piers Morgan Tonight                                                                       06:45 Handy Manny                             00:55 Behind The Scenes                          22:50   Ultimate Recipe Showdown
00:30 The Weakest Link                       12:00 BBC World News                            05:00 Anderson Cooper 360                                                                        07:00 Special Agent Oso                       01:25 15 Unforgettable Hollywood Tragedies       23:40   Good Eats- Special
01:15 Survivors                              12:10 The World Debate                          06:00 World Sport                                                                                07:15 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse                  03:15 25 Most Stylish
02:05 How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin     13:00 BBC World News                            06:30 Inside Africa                                                                              07:40 Timmy Time                              04:10 Sexiest
02:55 The Cup                                13:10 World Features                            07:00 World Report                                                                               07:55 Little Einsteins                        05:05 Extreme Hollywood
03:25 Doctors                                13:30 Newsnight                                 07:30 Backstory                                                                                  08:20 The Hive                                06:00 THS
03:55 Dinnerladies                           14:00 BBC World News                            08:00 World Report                                DISCOVERY SCIENCE                              08:30 Jake & The Neverland Pirates            07:50 Behind The Scenes
04:30 Fimbles                                14:30 Our World                                 08:15 CNN Marketplace Africa                      00:05 Science Of The Movies                    09:00 Jungle Junction                         08:20 E! News
04:50 Balamory                               15:00 BBC World News                            08:30 Edit Room                                   00:55 Mega Builders                            09:10 Special Agent Oso                       09:15 Kourtney And Kim Take New York
05:10 Tikkabilla                             15:10 Weekend World                             08:45 Future Cities                               01:45 The Tech Show                            09:25 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse                  10:15 Khloe And Lamar                            FOX SPORTS
05:40 Charlie And Lola                       15:30 Spirit Of Yachting                        09:00 World Report                                02:35 Bad Universe                             10:15 The Little Mermaid                      11:10 The Dance Scene                            02:00 2011 American Le Mans Series
05:50 Fimbles                                16:00 BBC World News                            09:15 CNN Marketplace Middle East                 03:25 Catch It Keep It                         10:35 Handy Manny                             12:05 E! News                                    05:00 The Big Ten’s Greatest Games
06:10 Balamory                               16:15 Sport Today                               09:30 Open Court                                  04:15 How Stuff’s Made                         10:50 The Hive                                13:05 Kimora: Life In The Fab Lane               07:00 Big Break Indian Wells
06:30 Tikkabilla                             16:30 Fast Track                                10:00 World Sport                                 04:45 Mega Builders                            11:10 Jungle Junction                         14:05 E! Es                                      08:00 Top 10
07:00 Fimbles                                17:00 BBC World News                            10:30 CNNgo                                       05:40 One Step Beyond                          11:25 Jake & The Neverland Pirates            15:00 Holly’s World                              08:30 Golf Now
07:20 Balamory                               17:30 Dateline London                           11:00 Talk Asia                                   06:10 Weird Connections                        11:40 Imagination Movers                      15:55 Keeping Up With The Kardashians            09:00 Golf Central International
07:40 Tikkabilla                             18:00 BBC World News                            11:30 African Voices                              07:00 Sci-Fi Saved My Life                     12:05 Lazytown                                16:55 Extreme Close-Up                           09:30 Pipe Dream
08:10 Charlie And Lola                       18:10 My Country                                12:00 Inside Africa                               07:55 Head Rush                                12:30 Handy Manny                             17:55 E! News                                    10:00 PGA Tour
08:20 Fimbles                                19:00 BBC World News                            12:30 Edit Room                                   07:58 Sci-Fi Science                           12:45 Jake & The Neverland Pirates            18:55 Khloe And Lamar                            13:00 Golf Central International
08:40 Balamory                               19:30 Click                                     12:45 Future Cities                               08:25 Weird Connections                        13:00 Jungle Junction                         19:55 E! Es                                      13:30 Nationwide Tour
09:00 Tikkabilla                             20:00 BBC World News                            13:00 World Report                                08:55 Brainiac                                 13:15 The Hive                                20:55 E! Es                                      15:30 Inside The PGA Tour
09:30 Charlie And Lola                       20:30 BBC World News                            13:30 World Sport                                 09:45 Prototype This                           13:25 Timmy Time                              21:25 The Dance Scene                            16:00 USAR Pro Cup Series
09:40 Dinnerladies                           21:00 BBC World News                            14:00 Piers Morgan Tonight                        10:35 Cosmic Collisions                        13:35 Special Agent Oso                       22:25 E! News                                    17:00 The Big Ten’s Greatest Games
10:15 Dinnerladies                           21:15 Sport Today                               15:00 World Report                                11:25 Cosmic Collisions                        13:50 The Little Mermaid                      23:25 Khloe And Lamar                            19:00 Utsa Football
10:50 Elbow With The BBC Concert Orchestra   21:30 Fast Track                                15:30 CNNgo                                       12:15 Cosmic Collisions                        14:15 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse                  23:55 THS                                        19:30 This Week In Baseball
11:50 The Weakest Link                       22:00 BBC World News                            16:00 Going Green                                 13:05 Powering The Future                      15:05 Handy Manny                                                                              20:00 Big Break Indian Wells
12:35 Eastenders                             22:30 The Bottom Line                           17:00 International Desk                          14:45 Head Rush                                15:20 Jake & The Neverland Pirates                                                             21:00 Nationwide Tour
13:05 Eastenders                             23:00 BBC World News                            17:30 African Voices                              14:48 Sci-Fi Science                           15:50 Jungle Junction                                                                          23:00 MLB On Fox
14:35 Strictly Come Dancing                  23:10 World Features                            18:00 Open Court                                  15:15 Weird Connections                        16:05 Lazytown
15:35 Strictly Come Dancing                  23:30 Dateline London                           18:30 World Sport                                 15:45 Bang Goes The Theory                     16:30 Imagination Movers
16:20 One Foot In The Grave                                                                  19:00 Talk Asia                                   16:10 The Gadget Show                          16:55 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
16:50 Elbow With The BBC Concert Orchestra                                                   19:30 Inside Africa                               17:00 Prototype This                           17:20 Handy Manny                             EXTREME SPORTS
17:50 The Weakest Link                                                                       20:00 International Desk                          17:50 The Future Of...                         17:35 Jungle Junction                         00:40 X Games 15 2009
18:35 Holby City                                                                             20:30 Edit Room                                   18:40 Nasa’s Greatest Missions                 17:50 The Hive                                01:30 World Combat League
19:25 Holby City                                                                             20:45 Future Cities                               19:30 Space Pioneer                            18:00 Little Einsteins                        02:20 Carpocalypse                               INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY
20:15 Robin Hood                                                                             21:00 World Report                                20:20 The Gadget Show                          18:25 Jake & The Neverland Pirates            03:10 M1 Selection 2010                          00:30 The Haunted
21:00 BBC Electric Proms 2007                                                                21:30 CNNgo                                       21:10 Sci-Fi Science                           18:40 Handy Manny                             04:00 FIM World Motocross MX1/MX2...             01:20 A Haunting
21:50 How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin     CARTOON NETWORK                                 22:00 Piers Morgan Tonight                        21:35 The Tech Show                            18:55 Timmy Time                              05:40 World Combat League                        02:10 Serial Killers
22:40 One Foot In The Grave                  00:05 Cow And Chicken                           23:00 Going Green                                 22:00 Da Vinci’s Machines                      19:05 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse                  06:30 FIA European Drag Racing 2008              03:00 True Crime With Aphrodite Jones
23:10 Red Cap                                00:30 Cramp Twins                                                                                 22:50 Catch It Keep It                         19:24 Animated Stories                        07:00 FIA European Drag Racing 2008              03:50 Dr G: Medical Examiner
                                             00:55 The Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy                                                      23:40 Bang Goes The Theory                     19:25 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse                  08:00 Cape Epic                                  04:45 Ghosthunters
                                             01:20 Courage The Cowardly Dog                                                                                                                   19:50 Jake & The Neverland Pirates            09:40 Tread BMX                                  05:15 The Haunted
                                             01:45 Eliot Kid                                                                                                                                  20:10 The Little Mermaid                      11:20 Lucas Oil Ama Motocross Championships      06:10 Mystery Diagnosis
                                             02:10 Ed, Edd n Eddy                                                                                                                             20:12 A Poem Is...                            12:10 Lucas Oil Ama Motocross Championships      07:00 Forensic Detectives
                                             02:35 Ben 10: Alien Force                                                                                                                        20:35 Special Agent Oso                       13:00 BMX Megatour                               07:50 Murder Shift
                                             03:00 The Powerpuff Girls                       DISCOVERY CHANNEL                                                                                20:50 The Hive                                13:50 Glutton For Punishment                     08:40 Mystery ER
                                             03:15 Chowder                                   00:40 Dirty Jobs                                                                                 21:00 Jungle Junction                         14:40 Sports Jobs                                09:30 Real Emergency Calls
BBC LIFESTYLE                                03:40 The Secret Saturdays                      01:35 Miami Ink                                   DISNEY CHANNEL                                 21:13 Animated Stories                        16:20 Lucas Oil Ama Motocross Championships      09:55 Street Patrol
00:30 Masterchef: The Professionals          04:05 Samurai Jack                              02:30 Ultimate Survival                           00:00 Kim Possible                             21:15 Jungle Junction                         17:10 Carpocalypse                               10:20 Disappeared
01:15 Masterchef: The Professionals          04:30 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien                    03:25 Heartland Thunder                           00:25 Fairly Odd Parents                       21:30 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse                  18:00 Glutton For Punishment                     11:10 FBI Files
02:00 Come Dine With Me                      04:55 Best Ed                                   04:20 Mythbusters                                 01:15 Stitch                                   21:55 Handy Manny                             18:50 Lucas Oil Ama Motocross Championships      12:00 On The Case With Paula Zahn
02:50 New Scandinavian Cooking With          05:20 Skunk Fu!                                 05:15 How It’s Made                               02:00 Replacements                             22:10 The Little Mermaid                      19:40 Lucas Oil Ama Motocross Championships      12:50 The Will: Family Secrets Revealed
       Andreas Viestad                       05:45 Cramp Twins                               05:40 How Stuff Works                             02:50 Emperors New School                      22:35 JoJo’s Circus                           20:30 BMX Megatour                               13:40 Mystery ER
03:40 Fantasy Homes By The Sea               06:10 Eliot Kid                                 06:05 Dirty Jobs                                  03:35 Stitch                                   22:55 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse                  21:20 Carpocalypse                               14:30 Real Emergency Calls
04:30 Daily Cooks Challenge                  06:35 The Marvelous Misadventures Of Flapjack   07:00 Street Customs 2008                         04:25 Replacements                             23:20 Special Agent Oso                       22:10 Glutton For Punishment                     14:55 Street Patrol
05:00 Daily Cooks Challenge                  07:00 Codename: Kids Next Door                  07:50 Heartland Thunder                           05:15 Fairly Odd Parents                       23:50 Jungle Junction                         23:00 FIM World Motocross MX3 Championships      15:20 Disappeared
06:00 Daily Cooks Challenge                  07:25 Chowder                                   08:45 Ultimate Car Build-Off                      06:00 Jungle Junction                                                                        23:50 Kick Ass Miracles                          16:10 Forensic Detectives
07:30 Saturday Kitchen                       07:50 Chowder                                   09:40 Science Of The Movies                       06:25 Handy Manny                                                                                                                             17:00 Murder Shift
08:15 Saturday Kitchen                       08:15 Hero 108                                  10:30 The Future Of...                            06:45 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse                                                                                                                  17:50 FBI Files
09:15 Saturday Kitchen                       08:40 Hero 108                                  11:25 Mythbusters                                 07:10 Jake & The Neverland Pirates                                                                                                            18:40 Mystery ER
10:15 Saturday Kitchen                       09:05 Angelo Rules                              12:20 Auction Hunters                             07:30 Fish Hooks                                                                                                                              19:30 Street Patrol
11:15 Masterchef: The Professionals          10:00 Samurai Jack                              13:40 Auction Kings                               08:00 Suite Life On Deck                                                                                                                      19:55 Real Emergency Calls
12:05 Masterchef: The Professionals          10:30 Samurai Jack                              14:35 Extreme Engineering                         08:25 Good Luck Charlie                        DISNEY XD                                                                                      20:20 On The Case With Paula Zahn
13:30 Masterchef: The Professionals          10:55 Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes   15:30 Huge Moves                                  09:15 Good Luck Charlie                        06:00 Kid Vs Kat                                                                               21:10 The Will: Family Secrets Revealed
14:15 Cash In The Attic USA                  11:20 Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes   16:25 Mighty Ships                                10:30 Lemonade Mouth (Extended) (Cema)         06:20 Kick Buttowski                          FOOD NETWORK HD                                  22:00 Ghost Lab
15:20 Antiques Roadshow                      11:45 Robotboy                                  17:20 Mythbusters                                 12:25 Shake It Up                              06:40 Iron Man: Armoured Adventures           00:05 Unwrapped                                  22:50 The Haunted
16:15 Antiques Roadshow                      12:10 Robotboy                                  18:15 River Monsters                              12:50 Suite Life On Deck                       07:05 Pokemon Dp: Sinnoh League Victors       00:30 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives                23:40 A Haunting
                                                                                                                                    CHANNEL SURFING                                                                                                                                     Saturday, July 16, 2011
                                                                                                                               BEST ON TV TONIGHT

7:00 pm OSN Movies HD: LOWER LEARNING                                              7:00 pm OSN Comedy: HOT IN CLEVELAND                                                      7:00 pm Zee aflam: WAQT- RACE AGAINST TIME                                          9:00 pm NAT GEO Wild: DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS WITH BRADY BARR

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                      OSN MOVIES HD                OSN MOVIES COMEDY                  OSN FIRST HD                         OSN COMEDY                        MBC 2                            MBC MAX                         ZEE AFLAM                      SKY NEWS                    NAT GEO WILD               THE HISTORY CHANNEL

  7:00 PM           LOWER LEARNING                     FOOLS RUSH IN                          CSI                      HOT IN CLEVELAND           THE LIFE BEFORE HER EYES             FAILURE TO LAUNCH                     YUVVRAAJ                   SKY NEWS AT 5 WITH               SHARK MEN                  DINOSAUR SECRETS
                                                          [18:00]                                                                                                                                                             [16:00]                    ANDREW WILSON

  7:30 PM                                                                                                          HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
  8:00 PM
                                                                                     CSI NEW YORK                  THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH
                                                                                                                          JAY LENO
  8:30 PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SKY NEWS AT 6 WITH        DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS                HOW THE EARTH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ANDREW WILSON               WITH BRADY BARR                    WAS MADE
                                                                                                                     THE DAILY SHOW WITH
  9:00 PM                                                                                                                JON STEWART
                   FRANKIE AND ALICE             THE SHAPE OF THINGS                    JUSTIFIED                                                    MEET THE FOCKERS                   THE FAMILY STONE            WAQT- RACE AGAINST TIME                     SN
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  9:30 PM
                                                                                                                     THE COLBERT REPORT

 10:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SKY NEWS AT SEVEN WITH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            STEVE DIXON                DEADLY SUMMER              HOLY GRAIL IN AMERICA
                                                                                                                     SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
                                                                                     BREAKING BAD
 10:30 PM
                                                                                                                   THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW                                                                                                                  SPORTSLINE
 11:00 PM

                                                         PALO ALTO                                                      LATE NIGHT WITH                                                                                      HUMRAAZ
 11:30 PM              TWO LOVERS                         [22:00]                     THE GLADES                         JIMMY FALLON                      HOSTAGE                         THE LAST KISS                      [22:00]                 NEWS, SPORT, WEATHER              PREDATOR CSI               ANCIENT DISCOVERIES

                                      MOVIES CHANNELS                                         GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT CHANNELS                                              MBC CHANNELS                                     INDIAN CHANNEL                  NEWS CHANNEL                                 FACTUAL CHANNELS

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                                                                                                    05:30   Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne          13:30    12 Rounds                                 17:57 MSNBC Hardball W/ Chris Matthews                                                       08:00     How The Earth Was Made
                                                                                                    06:00   According To Jim                      15:30    Shinjuku Incident                         18:38 MSNBC The Last Word W/ Lawrence                                                        09:00     Deep Sea Detectives
                                                                                                    06:30   Coach                                 17:45    Pearl Harbor                                    O’Donnell                                                                              10:00     Deep Sea Detectives
                                                                                                    07:00   Late Night With Jimmy Fallon          21:00    What Lies Beneath                         19:19 MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show                                                           11:00     Deep Sea Detectives
                                                                                                    08:00   The New Adventures Of Old Christine   23:00    Clive Barker’s Book Of Blood              20:00 MSNBC Documystery                                                                      12:00     Deep Sea Detectives
MBC ACTION                                     MGM                                                  08:30   10 Things I Hate About You                                                               21:00 PBS Newshour                                                                           13:00     Dinosaur Secrets
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10          Saturday, July 16, 2011

                                        ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER   3, 2006

                                                                           ADEL ALI BIN ALI
                                                                           MANAGING DIRECTOR
                                                                                                                       Courage After Scandal
           DR HASSAN MOHAMMED AL ANSARI                                   AJIT KUMAR JHA
           EDITOR -IN-CHIEF                                               EDITOR                                           Is this a new beginning for UK politics, shorn of fear or favour?
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                                                                                                                          T may have been a long time com-                                     JOHN KAMPFNER | GUARDIAN NEWS SERVICE
                                                                                                                          ing, but the collective uprising of
                                                                                                                          Britain’s MPs had dramatic, imme-
                                        Eastside                                                                          diate effect, with News Corp back-
                                                                                                                          ing down hours before the three
                                                                                                                    parties could vote on Wednesday night

                   Yemen on the Brink
                                                                                                                    to demand it drop its bid for BSkyB. If,
                                                                                                                    as some suggest, the phone-hacking
                                                                                                                    scandal does mark a fresh beginning for
                                                                                                                    our politics, shorn of fear and favour,
 If the crisis is not contained it will adversly affect the region                                                  what will that new era look like? Will
                                                                                                                    there be a new liberal dawn across all
                                                                                                                    areas of policy, but particularly in the

T  HE possibility of Yemen going down
   the road of Somalia and becoming a
failed state fills any observer with dread.
                                                         fears that the militants plan to strike out
                                                         and seize it. Were it to fall — it is a mere 35
                                                         km from Zinjibar — there would a real
                                                                                                                    area all recent governments have been
                                                                                                                    at their most abject towards the tabloids
                                                                                                                    - criminal justice and civil liberties?
The only beneficiary will be Al Qaeda                    danger of AQAP moving to set up an                            Tony Blair and Gordon Brown
through its particularly virulent local                  Islamic emirate in south Yemen.                            believed that Britain was both a
setup, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula                    It is fears such as these that brought                  Conservative and conservative country.
(AQAP). If AQAP were able to establish a                 President Barack Obama’s counterterror-                    They were pessimistic, fatalistic per-
base in the country, it would use it to                  ism adviser John Brennan to Riyadh this                    haps, about their ability to change soci-
launch attacks on Saudi Arabia, other                    week to meet with Yemen’s politically and                  ety. As I wrote in a pamphlet entitled
GCC states and Western targets in the                    physically weakened President Ali                          Lost Labours before the last election, in
region and elsewhere.                                    Abdullah Saleh, convalescing after last                    which I decried Labour’s timidity:
   Earlier this year, AQAP was seen as a rel-            month’s assassination attempt, and then                    “Blair turned what he saw as electoral
atively minor threat. It existed — but as tool           on to Sanaa to meet with government and                    necessity into burning rhetoric. He           iour and prison numbers. I remember                            decry the easy assumptions of a com-
in the hands of Yemen’s political and tribal             opposition to try and revive the stalled                   assumed from early on that he would           talking to Martin Narey during Blair’s                         fortable liberal middle class. Many on
leaders who used against rivals or as a use-             GCC settlement plan. Unfortunately, the                    achieve little if he did not acquiesce to     heyday about the government’s                                  the right offer different but equally
ful means to scare money out of the US and               visit solved nothing.                                      the tastes of the majority view as repre-     approach to teenagers. Narey, head of                          compelling critiques. Newspapers such
others on the basis that it needed to be con-               If the crisis is not soon resolved, the fall-           sented to him by pollsters and selected       the expanded prison service at the time,                       as the Daily Telegraph express these
tained and only they could do it. It did not             out will affect Saudi Arabia and Oman. At                  newspaper magnates and editors.”              told me an intriguing statistic: Finland                       views cogently.
have a viable independent existence. The                 the very least tens of thousands of                           It was [former UK foreign minister]        had at that point three children in                               The task for liberals and the centre-
local tribes would have slit the throats of its          refugees will try to cross the porous bor-                 Robin Cook, my political lodestar, who        prison. The UK had 2,900. Was this, he                         left more broadly is to engage robustly
members if it did not play ball with them.               ders in search of safety. There will be                    summed up the malaise: “Blair’s domi-         asked me, producing a more stable soci-                        and defend their corner. The challenges
   AQAP can no longer be so easily dis-                  thousands of economic refugees as well;                    nant political style is concessionary. He     ety? A few years later, in January 2007,                       are not confined to criminal justice. The
missed. It and its allies in the “Ansar al-              prices in Yemen are rocketing as a result                  spots where the next attack on the left is    Rod Morgan resigned as chairman of                             Labour government’s craven approach
Sharia,” are fast filling the vacuum result-             of the chaos and people are now begin-                     going to come from and pre-empts it by        the Youth Justice Board, complaining                           to bankers, and the financial sector
ing from the collapse of central power                   ning to leave the capital because of eco-                  making it himself.” Cook made these           that thousands of young people guilty of                       more generally, was based on the same
across of the country, notably in the rest-              nomic instability. And a battle for Aden is                comments in 2004, a year after resign-        minor offences were being pushed into                          political cowardice. Fear of powerful
less south. There it has been able to hook               looming that cannot afford to be lost.                     ing from the cabinet over Iraq, and           the UK’s overcrowded jails.                                    vested interests paralysed them. The
itself into the popular demand for autono-                  President Saleh has his supporters but it               shortly before his untimely death. “You          This trend continued under Gordon                           same applies to other areas such as cli-
my or even independence. In particular, in               is blindingly clear that he is                             cannot argue with two landslide victo-        Brown, who was advised to curry                                mate change, planning and urban
Abyan province, east of Aden, the militants              now too divisive a fig-                                    ries and a tenure in office without           favour with the media magnates by                              development, and more. Politicians
have been in the vanguard of opposition to               ure to restore                                             precedent in Labour’s history. But as a       picking a fight with the “liberal set”.                        cannot be blamed for losing battles.
          the central government. It                                                             stability.         means of shifting the political values of     This he did by manufacturing an argu-                          They can be blamed for failing to fight
                                                                                                While he            society, it is hopeless.”                     ment over extending pretrial custody                           them.
                                                                                                remains                Why dredge up Blair a decade on?           for terrorist suspects. This was a very                           In December 2009 I was invited to
                                                                                               there will           The answer is because his strategy is         rare case of authoritarian tendencies                          watch a theatrical performance by pris-
                                                                                             be chaos               still regarded by many of the political       not prevailing.                                                oners in Wormwood Scrubs jail. It was
                                                                                            and in that             cognoscenti as the paradigm to follow.           With the coalition government, the                          heartening to watch category B violent
                                                                                           chaos        Al          Team Cameron has studied his every            passage of the protection of freedom                           offenders, most with considerable liter-
has allowed                                                                           Qaeda will flour-             word and action, and adapted his think-       bill and the appointment of Ken Clarke                         acy and behavioural problems, acting in
them          to                                                                     ish. Possibly a fed-           ing to its needs. Yet his was the politics    as justice minister gave rise to opti-                         A Christmas Carol in the prison’s
become a separate                                                                    eral Yemen is the              of the lowest common denominator.             mism. A year later, Clarke’s crassly                           ornate church. They had been put
force and pursue                                                                     answer. Whatever                  On crime, Labour quickly jettisoned        expressed remarks about rape allowed                           through their paces by an inspiring but
their own agenda.                                                                   it is, an answer is             any attempt at sophistication. When,          the tabloids to mount a full-frontal                           tough theatrical group. I was told after-
The situation now                                                                  urgent. The safety of            early on, ministers sought to offer           assault not just on the plans for a halv-                      wards that the Ministry of Justice had
is that the two largest                                                           the entire peninsula              socioeconomic explanations backed by          ing of jail terms in the event of an early                     responded anxiously when it heard that
towns in Abyan, the                                                              depends on it. It is               rigorous academic research, they would        guilty plea but on any prospect of a                           a journalist had been part of the audi-
provincial          capital                                                      folly to imagine that              receive a pummelling. So they gave up.        more enlightened approach to criminal                          ence. They were worried about the
Zinjibar and Jaar, are in                                                        crisis in Yemen can be             They opted for easier targets, easier         justice. Perhaps most dispiriting was                          Sun’s reaction to any piece I wrote that
militant hands. Tens of thou-                                                     contained.                        remedies - and an easier life. In so          Labour’s shrill response. David                                might be construed as “damagingly pos-
sands of inhabitants have fled.                                                                                     doing, their discourse became crude.          Cameron concluded that there was no                            itive”. It might give the impression that
Apart from the militants, both                                                                                         On drugs, ministers flirted with           popular - or rather media - mileage in                         prison was a “soft touch”.
are now reported to be almost                                                                                       reclassification. The anticipated maul-       liberalism. Ministers were instructed to                          Will yesterday’s events mean the
ghost towns. The refugees have                                                                                      ing ensued, so they gave up. [Former          return to a policy of building more pris-                      atmosphere at Westminster might be
headed largely for the relative                                                                                     health minister] Alan Johnson’s sacking       ons, locking up more people and                                starting to change? Might MPs and
safety of Aden. But there are                                                                                       of the government’s chief drugs adviser,      throwing away more keys.                                       ministers now be able to stand up for
                                                                                                                    David Nutt, was a classic example of             Nobody denies the legitimacy of the                         values that are a notch or two above the
                                                                                                                    this tendency. The head of the                counter-arguments in any of these diffi-                       bottom? There are grounds for hope,
                                                                                                                    Independent Advisory Committee on             cult areas: it is entirely reasonable to                       but I fear it will take more than a single
                                                                                                                    the Misuse of Drugs had had the temer-        discuss resentments over perceived                             scandal engulfing a single media organ-
                                                                                                                    ity to suggest that ministers were            injustices in council-house provision, or                      isation for them to insert some steel in
                                                                                                                    “devaluing and distorting” the scientific     perceived links between asylum seekers                         their spines.
                                                                                                                    evidence on certain classes of drugs.         and crime, or hostility to immigrants,
                                                                                                                       A similar depressing lack of courage       particularly in times of recession. There                           (John Kampfner is chief execu-
                                                                                                                    was shown in the approach to asylum           is no shortage of thinking politicians                             tive of Index on Censorship and
                                                                                                                    seekers, immigration, antisocial behav-       such as Labour’s Jon Cruddas who                                       author of Freedom for Sale)
                                                (Arab News)

                                                        The Afghan Enforcer I Knew
                                                 Ahmed Wali Karzai’s death leaves a huge political vacuum at a critical moment

               ENIOR American and NATO                          rule outside Kabul. He openly helped                AHMED RASHID | NYT NEWS SERVICE          and a pair of binoculars.                                  Zabul and Uruzgan. He made many
               officers in Afghanistan have                     American and British forces with strate-                                                        At that time he was quiet, unassum-                     enemies, and fewer friends.
               wanted Ahmed Wali Karzai                         gic advice and knowledge of the tribes,                                                      ing, removed from the news media or                          The motive of his killer, a family
               gone – set aside, retired, out of                and ran a clandestine Afghan special           He was ruthless with the                      controversy. I spoke to him often                          friend and onetime bodyguard of
               the country or worse – for many                  operations team for the CIA. And, as            tribes who did not sup-                      because he would tell me when his                          another brother of Hamid Karzai, is
      years now. His killing by a close family                  early as 2007, he was the first promi-           port the president; for                     brother’s satellite phone was free so I                    still unclear. But what seems certain is
      associate may have granted their wish-                    nent Afghan leader to start talks with                                                       could ring Hamid Karzai and ask how                        that nobody can entirely replace
      es. But what now follows the death of                     the Taliban in a bid to end the war.             example, he cut them                        the war was going.                                         Ahmed Wali in holding the south
      the most powerful political broker in                        Of course, he was far better known in         out of the aid largesse                        He came into his own immediately                        together as he did.
      southern Afghanistan may be much                          other, less savory contexts. He was                that poured into the                      after the fighting of 2001 ended, when                       President Karzai is likely to install
      worse than Karzai ever was.                               accused of being a drug smuggler or at                                                       his half brother gave him the task of                      another of his brothers in the south to
         In fact, Afghanistan just got more                     least a protector of drug cartels – which       south once US Marines                        securing Kandahar – the Karzai family                      oversee the tribal politics and reassure
      dangerous and unpredictable.                              he denied – and he was involved in the         arrived in force in 2009.                     heartland – and the southern Pashtuns.                     his supporters. But there is a fear now
         After Hamid Karzai became president                    business rackets that the millions of dol-                                                   By then the Taliban, who had never sur-                    of even greater fragmentation there.
      in 2002, his half brother Ahmed Wali                      lars in American military spending             a rogue, he was a lovable rogue who           rendered, had disappeared into                             Governors, tribal chiefs, transporters
      virtually ran the southern provinces for                  brought to the south, in activities that       charmed you – one way of doing politi-        Pakistan, as rival Pashtun warlords                        and contractors in the four provinces
      him. However much Ahmed Wali                              included building bases, other construc-       cal business in Afghanistan.                  sponsored by the CIA and Pakistan’s                        will fight over the political and finan-
      Karzai was loved or loathed, his death                    tion projects, transportation of military         I got to know Ahmed Wali before            Inter-Services Intelligence fought to                      cial spoils. They will start to cut their
      leaves a huge political vacuum for the                    goods and property speculation. You            September 11, 2001, when he lived in          control Kandahar.                                          own deals with neighboring Pakistan,
      Americans and President Karzai at a                       could not do business in the south with-       exile      from      Taliban-controlled          When Ahmed Wali slipped into                            the Taliban and power brokers in
      critical moment for three efforts – the                   out Ahmed Wali’s knowing about it.             Afghanistan in Quetta, Pakistan, with         Kandahar, nobody took him seriously.                       Kabul.
      war against the Taliban, the start of the                    He was ruthless with the tribes who         his half brother Hamid. He was the            But he soon made his presence felt. He                       Now the fear is that despite the mili-
      drawing down of American forces, and                      did not support the president; for exam-       practical operator while Hamid was the        was elected head of the provincial coun-                   tary surge and the successes of
      American efforts to talk to the Taliban                   ple, he cut them out of the aid largesse       ethereal dreamer. After 9/11, when            cil of Kandahar province, a lowly job                      American forces, uncertainty has once
      and forge a peace agreement.                              that poured into the south once US             Hamid Karzai became the first Pashtun         compared with that of provincial gover-                    again returned to the south.
         Ahmed Wali Karzai was involved in                      Marines arrived in force in 2009. His          tribal leader to enter Afghanistan (on a      nor. But because of his connections in
      all three. He had forged tribal alliances                 tribal politics often led his rivals to join   motorbike) to take on the Taliban, it was     Kabul, and with American support, he                                              (Ahmed Rashid is the
      to defend his half brother’s presidency                   the Taliban. He was a wheeler-dealer in        the ever-practical Ahmed Wali who pro-        soon made his word law in the                                                     author of Taliban and
      and extend the central government’s                       the classic Afghan mould. But if he was        vided him with cash to buy food, guns         provinces of Kandahar, Helmand,                                                    Descent Into Chaos.)

                                                                                                                                                                                   THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THE OPINION AND ANALYSIS PAGES ARE THE AUTHORS’ OWN. QATAR TRIBUNE BEARS NO RESPONSIBILITY.
                                                                                                           ANALYSIS                                                                                Saturday, July 16, 2011
                                                                                                            Republicans have historically
      Health is                                                                                             been more focused on national
                                                                                                            security than Democrats. Yet
                                                                                                            what would do more damage to
      Wealth                                                 Wide angle lens
                                                                                                            US security than a possible
                                                                                                            default that might halt paychecks
                                                                                                            for American military families?
              HEALTHDAY NEWS                                 NICHOLAS D KRISTOF | NYT NEWS SERVICE                                                                                       NADETTE DE VISSER | THEDAILYBEAST.COM

Ultrasound &                                                                                                                                                                             A New Culprit in
Heart Attack Risk
in HIV Patients
                                                             REPUBLICAN                                                                                                                  Srebrenica’s
P   EOPLE with HIV are at increased risk for
    blood vessel blockages, and new research
shows heart ultrasounds can help determine if
these patients are more likely to suffer a serious
or fatal heart attack.
  A report from the American Heart
                                                           CONTRADICTIONS                                                                                                                H   OURS before the worst massacre in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                             since World War II, Serbian General Ratko
                                                                                                                                                                                         Mladic met with the commander of the Dutch
                                                                                                                                                                                         battalion that was supposed to protect Bosnian
                                                                                                                                                                                         Muslims in a UN-declared “safe haven” around
                                                                                                                                                                                         the town of Srebrenica. Mladic, whose troops
Association revealed that the risk for heart              Congressional Republicans oppose ending tax breaks to raise debt ceiling                                                       had overrun the haven almost unopposed that
attack among people with HIV who have abnor-                                                                                                                                             morning of July 11, 1995, asked the Dutch com-
mal heart ultrasound tests or “stress echoes” is                                                                                                                                         mander, Lieutenant Colonel Thom Karremans,

10 times greater than in the general population                    ENATOR Mitch McConnell              surpluses, job growth and dimin-        by Paul Starr, Remedy and Reaction,       to drink a toast with him that evening.
and more than three times higher than in peo-                      has a clever plan to resolve        ishing federal debt — until the         notes that in 1970 the United States      Karremans made excuses. His men couldn’t
ple without HIV who have abnormal heart                            the federal debt impasse.           Republicans took over in 2001.          spent a smaller fraction of income on     drink beer, so he wouldn’t, he said. Mladic
ultrasounds.                                                       Congressional Republicans             In the Bush years, Republicans        health care than Denmark and the          came back at him again, and again. And
  “We looked at whether stress echo can help                       would invite President              proved themselves reckless both on      same share as Canada. Today, in dol-      Karremans raised a glass.
predict risk in a high-risk group — HIV patients          Obama to raise the debt ceiling on           the spending side (unfunded wars        lar terms, we spend two and a half           After almost 16 years, Mladic was captured
with known or suspected heart disease — and               his own, and then they would exco-           and a prescription drug benefit)        times the average per capita of other     on May 26 and taken to The Hague to face trial
determine whether they have a high or low risk            riate him for doing so.                      and on the revenue side (the Bush       rich countries.                           for crimes against humanity. Since then, even
of heart attack and death in the future,” the                Hm. Just a bit contradictory?             tax cuts). Their view then was, as         When                 Congressional     as families of the victims mark the anniversary
study’s senior author, Dr. Farooq A. Chaudhry,               Meanwhile, the impasse arose              former Treasury Secretary Paul          Republicans do talk about health          of the atrocity, the videotape of that toast with
associate professor of medicine at Columbia               because               Congressional          O’Neill quoted Vice President Dick      care, they have one useful sugges-        Karremans has played repeatedly on Dutch tel-
                         University College of            Republicans thunder against gov-             Cheney as saying, “Reagan proved        tion — tort reform — and it was           evision and on the Internet. For people in the
     The study Physicians and Surgeons
                         and associate chief of
                                                          ernment red ink, yet refuse to raise
                                                          revenue by ending tax breaks that
                                                                                                       deficits don’t matter.”
                                                                                                         It may seem odd that
                                                                                                                                               foolish for Democrats (in bed with
                                                                                                                                               trial lawyers) to stiff them on it. But
                                                                                                                                                                                         Netherlands it is mesmerizing. For the rest of
                                                                                                                                                                                         the world it should be, too. It’s not just that we
    found that cardiology and director                    help Warren Buffett pay a lower tax          Republicans were so blithe about        research suggests that curbing mal-       know that thousands of people were about to
  100 percent of echocardiography at                      rate than his receptionist (which he         debt in the Bush years, yet now         practice suits, while helpful, would      be slaughtered by Mladic’s troops. It’s that
  patients with St. Luke’s Roosevelt                      agrees is preposterous).                     insist on addressing the problem in     reduce health costs only modestly.        Karremans’ behavior epitomizes the weakness
  normal heart Hospital Center ininNew
                         York City, said        an
                                                             Another contradiction? Of
                                                                                                       the middle of a downturn — even
                                                                                                       though basic economics dictates
                                                                                                                                                  Beyond that, the serious
                                                                                                                                               Republican idea is to dismantle
                                                                                                                                                                                         and indecision in the face of tyranny that
                                                                                                                                                                                         Europeans had hoped was long behind them.
   ultrasounds American                     Heart            Senator McConnell’s plan — a              that a downturn is the one time         Medicare in its present form. That           Yes, there were extenuating circumstances.
    survived in Association                  news         pragmatic way to avert a cata-               when red ink is advisable. Well, just   would indeed reduce government            Yes, others higher up the United Nations chain
      the year           release.                         strophic default — may be torpe-                                                     spending, but would increase pri-         of command were at fault as well. But
                           In conducting stress           doed by more extremist House                                                         vate spending by even more,               Karremans looks so utterly lost, so utterly hap-
     following           echoes on 311 HIV                Republicans,        like     Michele               Congressional                     according to the CBO.                     less as well as helpless, it is hard to associate
       the test          patients averaging 52            Bachmann. They seem to fear that                 Republicans have                       The Obama health care plan             him with the word “officer.” And it’s especially
                         years of age with known          ending tax loopholes for billionaire                                                 could have done better on cost con-       painful watching this now at a time when Libya
or suspected heart disease, researchers found             fund managers would damage a
                                                                                                          taken an important                   trol, but it does promote evidence-       and Afghanistan have shown just how thin on
that 26 percent had abnormal ultrasounds.                 fragile economy. Yet they seem to                concern — alarm                     based medicine, so that less money        the ground European armies really are.
Within an average of about three years, there             think that this invalid of an econo-          about long-term debt                   is squandered on expensive proce-         (“France Doesn’t Have the Military Means to
were 14 cardiac deaths and 17 nonfatal heart              my would be unperturbed by the                                                       dures that don’t work. And a panel        Match Its Political Ambitions,” headlined the
attacks.                                                  risk of a default on our debts.              levels, a genuine prob-                 of      medical       experts,      the   French daily Le Monde on Tuesday afternoon.)
  The study authors concluded that the HIV                   A contra- — yes, you got it!                lem — and turned it                   Independent Payment Advisory                 For the former members of the U.N.
patients who had normal stress echo tests had
on average a less than 1 percent per year risk for
                                                             What about this one? Republicans
                                                          have historically been more focused
                                                                                                        into a brittle ideology.               Board, will recommend steps to
                                                                                                                                               curb excess spending in Medicare.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Dutchbat III, as Karremans’ unit was called,
                                                                                                                                                                                         Srebrenica is never far away. Some manage to
serious or fatal heart attack — the same risk as          on national security threats than                                                    These initiatives will help hold          deal with PTSD quietly; some have committed
in the general healthy population. In sharp con-          Democrats. Yet what would do more            another of those contradictions.        down health care costs, even if it’s      suicide. One actually bought a house overlook-
trast, the risk of heart attack among the HIV             damage to America’s national secu-             Then there’s the rise of health       difficult to know how much — and          ing the Dutchbat compound at the town of
patients with abnormal stress echo test results           rity than a possible default that            care costs, a huge burden on our        they are the only game in town.           Potocari in the former safe haven. But even
was almost 12 percent per year.                           might halt paychecks for American            economy. The Congressional                 Yet Congressional Republicans          those who prefer to forget have little chance
  The study, published in the current issue of            military families?                           Budget Office foresees a rise in fed-   are trying to kill the Obama health       now that Srebrenica is headline news again.
Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, found                   This game of “spot the contradic-         eral spending on health care from       plan. Yes, of course: another con-        And at last some of the Bosnian survivors of
that 100 percent of HIV patients with normal              tion” is just too easy with extremist        5.5 percent of gross domestic prod-     tradiction.                               Srebrenica are getting a modicum of justice.
heart ultrasounds survived in the year following          Republicans; it’s like spotting              uct today to more than 12 percent          A final puzzle concerns not just          In a potentially groundbreaking legal prece-
the test and 98 percent were alive at four years.         snowflakes       in    a    blizzard.        in 2050 (at which point it will be      the Republican Party but us as a          dent, the Dutch High Court ruled on July 5 of
Those survival rates dropped to 92 percent at             Congressional Republicans have               double the share of spending on         nation. For all their flaws,              this year that the Netherlands is responsible for
one year and 62 percent at four years for people          taken a sensible and important               Social Security).                       Congressional Republicans have            the death of specific Bosnians handed over to
with HIV that had abnormal stress echoes, the             concern — alarm about long-term                “The United States’ standing in       been stunningly successful in fram-       the Serbs.
report indicated.                                         debt levels, a genuine problem —             the world depends on its success in     ing the national debate. Instead of          It is quite possible that Karremans, during
  “Although we did not study which treatments             and turned it into a brittle and             constraining this health care cost      discussing a jobs programme to            that first meeting on July 11, 1995, did not
are most effective for these patients, HIV                urgent ideology.                             explosion,” Peter Orszag, the for-      deal with the worst downturn in 70        know what Mladic planned to do. But two days
patients who have abnormal stress echocardio-                Politicians in both parties have          mer budget director, observes in        years, we’re debating spending cuts       later, when Dutchbat was delivering the 5,000
graphy should probably be monitored and                   historically been irresponsible with         Foreign Affairs. So how do we con-      — and most voters say in polls that       refugees under its direct protection into the
treated more aggressively to prevent heart                money, but President Bill Clinton            tain health care costs?                 they’re against raising the debt ceil-    hands of the Serbs, it was clear that many peo-
attack and death,” said Chaudhry. “Conversely,            changed that. He imposed a stun-               It’s pretty clear what doesn’t work   ing. I fear that instead of banishing     ple were being abused and slaughtered.
patients with a normal stress echo might not              ning fiscal discipline and set the           — the existing, dysfunctional system.   contradictions, we as a nation may           The stories from the survivors are truly har-
need such aggressive interventions.”                      United States on a course of budget          A forthcoming book on health care       be embracing them.                        rowing. At the time of the massacre, Hasan
                                                                                                                                                                                         Nuhanovic was working as an interpreter for
                                                                                                                                                                                         Dutchbat when both his parents and his broth-
                                                                                                                                                                                         er were sent out of the compound to their
                                                                                                                                                                                         deaths. His father, Ibro, had even helped the
                                                                                                                                                                                         Dutch by representing the refugees in negotia-
                                                                                                                                                                                         tions with Mladic. By July 13, accounts were

       Have                                                                                                                                                                              coming into the Dutchbat headquarters
                                                                                                                                                                                         describing several bodies strewn along a
                                                                                                                                                                                         stream just outside the compound. The buses

      your say                                              Mumbai massacre
                                                     THIS is with reference to the news
                                                     report, ‘Serial blasts rock Mumbai;
                                                                                                            Timely work, QDA
                                                                                                        Apropos the news report, ‘Qatar
                                                                                                     Diabetes Association to launch
                                                                                                                                               “Eagerly lookinig forward to
                                                                                                                                                Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th
                                                                                                                                                   hundred at Lord’s.”
                                                                                                                                                                                         with Bosnian men had been driven to the
                                                                                                                                                                                         “white house,” only 300 to 400 meters from
                                                                                                                                                                                         the compound. Everyone could hear the bursts
                                                                                                                                                                                         of gunfire coming from inside the building.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ibro Nuhanovic pleaded with the Dutch
                                                     21 killed’, front-paged by Qatar                Ramadan helplines’, published in                    H RISHIKESH K ANNAN             Major Robert Franken to let his younger son
                                                     Tribune in its edition dated July 13.           the Nation section of Qatar Tribune                                                 stay, but the Dutch officer insisted the 18-year-
     Is there an issue you feel                        It was a dastardly act which                  in its edition dated July 13.                                                       old and his mother go. Ibro joined them volun-
     strongly about, or an article                   claimed the lives of 21 innocent
                                                                                                        I congratulate Qatar Tribune for
                                                                                                     a timely report, and one that affects
                                                                                                                                                                                         tarily, unwilling to see them go to their deaths
                                                                                                                                                                                         without him. No one doubted what was com-
     you want to comment on? QT                        It is even more shocking that the             the common man directly.                                                            ing. “Every dog knew it,” Hasan remembered.
                                                     police and intelligence wings were                 It was good to know that QDA                                                     Hours later the father, the mother, and the
     will carry your voice to the                    caught napping again, when only                 staff,        Hamad         Medical                                                 younger son were all dead. Then Rizo Mustafic,
     public and to places where it                   two years ago, terrorists had struck
                                                     nearly the same areas of the city.
                                                                                                     Corporation and the Primary
                                                                                                     Health Care physicians will be
                                                                                                                                                                                         a Dutchbat electrician, was denied the U.N.
                                                                                                                                                                                         pass he had a right to, and was sent straight
     matters. Write to us at                         Thankfully, this time the toll is a lot         available to cater to the queries of                                                into his killers’ arms.
                                                     lesser than it was then.                        the patients, families and friends                                                     It’s not as if no one had seen this possibility.
                                                       Three coordinated explosions                  on helplines to start functioning                                                   When Karremans raised a glass with Mladic for
                                                     struck at busy shopping and resi-               from the first day of Ramadan.                                                      the first time, it must have triggered awkward
                                                     dential districts across the city,              The phone-based emergency                                                           memories of a training session back home in
                     ADDRESS                         which is still emerging from the                service will be open to all diabet-                                                 Holland. The Dutchbat unit that had served
                                                     shadows of the 2008 attack. The                 ics who decide to fast, regardless          “The measure of your                    previously in Srebrenica had organized a role-
            PO Box 23493, Doha, Qatar                bombs exploded in busy districts in             of nationality.                                                                     playing session in the Netherlands in which
                    TELEPHONE                        the south of the city, the same area               QDA plans to send doctors in dif-        enlightenment is the                    Karremans participated. He was confronted
               +974.44422077                         targeted two and half years ago.                ferent mosques during Ramadan to           degree to which you are                  with a Mladic-like character who wanted him
                                                       Eyewitnesses outside the dia-                 enlighten people on diabetes and                                                    to have a drink with him. Karremans took the
                                                     mond trader building in south                   fasting. They will also do the tests
                                                                                                                                               comfortable with paradox,                 drink—and failed the test. According to a par-
               +974.44416790                         Mumbai said a car bomb had                      on patients. This service will be               contradiction,                      ticipant in the exercise quoted by the Dutch
                      EMAIL                          exploded when the area was                      especially helpful in clearing what-           and ambiguity.”                      newspaper Volkskrant in 2002, Karremans
                  packed with office workers heading              ever doubts a fasting patient might
                                                                                                                                                          D EEPAK C HOPRA
                                                                                                                                                                                         could not make decisions during the final part
                                                     home.                                           have.                                                                               of the training: “It caused misunderstandings,
                                                                               SUDESH KAMTE                                 SYED SAIFUDDIN                                               and the military men did not know what to do.
                                                                                       DOHA                                          DOHA                                                It was embarrassing.”
12         Saturday, July 16, 2011
                                                        PAKISTAN / SOUTH ASIA

Mumbai blasts                                                                                                                               BATTLE-READY !

plot to sabotage
dialogue, say
Pakistani papers
            IANS                  ters of both the countries are
          ISLAMABAD               due to meet in New Delhi.
                                    The foreign ministers of
THE serial bomb blasts in         both countries are due to
Mumbai on Wednesday bring         meet in the coming weeks and
back disturbing memories of       it should be ensured “the
the 2008 terror attack and        meeting is unaffected and the
seem to have the same pur-        peace process not derailed.
pose — sabotaging the ongo-       Any setback would only work
ing efforts of India and          to the advantage of extremists
Pakistan to restore cordial       on both sides”, said the Dawn.
ties, leading Pakistani papers      The Jang also noted that
said.                             the November 26, 2008
   In editorials on Friday,       attacks had taken place when
English daily Dawn and Urdu       the then Pakistani foreign
daily Jang urged the govern-      minister Shah Mahmood
ments of both countries to        Qureshi was in India to meet
                                  his counterpart.
                                    “While no group or organi-
  It was “welcome                 sation has taken responsibili-
  that India has not              ty for the blasts, it cannot be
  rushed to blame                 co-incidental that they
  Pakistan for the                occurred a few days before
  attack, while both              the planned meeting of the
  the Pakistan presi-             foreign ministers, and shows       US Marines from 1st Battalion 5th Marines prepare to go on patrol, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, recently.    (AFP)
  dent and prime                  the intent of the perpetrators

                                                                     10,000 US troops fly home as
  minister swiftly                to sabotage the India-
  condemned the                   Pakistan peace dialogue,” it
  blasts”.                        said.
                                    The Dawn editorial said
show restraint and cooperate      that it was “welcome that

                                                                     Afghan drawdown begins
to frustrate the nefarious        India has not rushed to blame
designs of those who want to      Pakistan for the attack, while
drive a wedge between them        both the Pakistan president
and plunge the region into an     and prime minister swiftly
atmosphere of conflict, not        condemned the blasts”.
cooperation.                        It said that both govern-
  “Wednesday’s bomb blasts        ments “must show restraint,                      AFP                      Around 650 US army              this month.                         Squadron, 134th Cavalry            summer fighting season.
in the Indian financial hub of     channelling their energies                      KABUL                  troops deployed northwest of         The speed of the draw-            Regiment who had been                There are currently around
Mumbai brought back dis-          towards fighting terrorism                                              the capital in the province of     down has been heavily criti-        working in Kabul will leave        150,000 US-led foreign
turbing memories of 2008’s        together”.                         THE first American soldiers          Parwan        flew     out    on    cised in Washington — liber-        later this month and their job     troops on the ground in
audacious terrorist attacks, in     “If credible links are indeed    of about 10,000 due to leave        Wednesday and will not be          als wanted more, Republican         given to Afghan security           Afghanistan, including about
which militants held the city     found to non-state actors in       Afghanistan this year have          replaced by an incoming unit,      hawks complained it was too         forces, the military said.         99,000 Americans.
hostage for nearly four days,”    Pakistan - though there is no      flown home, military officials        the US military confirmed on        fast and top Pentagon offi-            “These units were always           A Marine unit fighting in
the editorial in the Dawn         evidence of this at the            said on Friday, kicking off a       Friday.                            cials felt snubbed for having       scheduled to return home at        southern Helmand province,
said.                             moment - the Pakistani             gradual drawdown due to be             “It’s correct that these sol-   much of their advice over-          this time. However, it wasn’t      the 3rd battalion of the 4th
  The Jang said the attacks,      authorities must take action       completed in 2014.                  diers are the first to redeploy     ruled.                              until late last month that they    Marine Regiment, will pull
which left 17 people dead and     against the quarters con-             US President Barack              from Afghanistan without             The troops who left on            found out they wouldn’t be         out between November and
over 130 injured, were carried    cerned.”                           Obama in June announced             being replaced by a new rota-      Wednesday were from the             replaced by incoming units,”       December.
out “in the same areas where        The Jang also noted that         that 33,000 American troops         tion of soldiers since the pres-   Iowa National Guard’s 1st           said Wunn.                           Underscoring the high level
armed men had carried out a       26/11 had poisoned relations       would leave Afghanistan by          ident’s announcement,” said        Squadron, 113rd Cavalry               US officers have said that        of violence still affecting the
murderous rampage for 60          between the two countries          the end of next summer, leav-       US army press officer Major         Regiment and their duties           with no major troop with-          southern provinces, Helmand
hours and left 166 dead.”         and almost taken the region        ing behind 65,000 and effec-        Michael Wunn.                      will be taken on by others          drawals until later in the year,   provincial        government
  Both questioned the timing      “to the very edge of a bloody      tively ending a military surge         US officers have said that a     already in the country.             US commanders will have            announced that five civilians
of the attacks, coming a few      abyss”, from which it took a       ordered into the country late       total of about 800 soldiers in       Another contingent of mili-       virtually the entire surge force   had been killed on Thursday
days before the foreign minis-    long time to come back.            2009.                               two Army units will depart         tary trainers from 1st              on the ground through the          in a Taliban mine blast.

                                   COUNTER-TERRORISM DRILL
  Pakistani police commandoes (in black) and army soldiers take part in a counter-terrorism drill after being trained by the Pakistani
  Army, in Multan, on Friday. Pakistan has reportedly scaled down military cooperation, including the exchange of intelligence with
  the US military in Afghanistan, and expelled more than 100 US and British army trainers. As a result, the US has suspended about
                                                                                                                                            Five civilians
                                                                                                                                            killed in                           ISI chief asks
  $800 million of roughly $2 billion in annual military aid to Pakistan. (EPA)                                                              Afghan mine
                                                                                                                                            blast                               CIA to share

                                                                                                                                            FIVE civilians were killed in
                                                                                                                                                                                intelligence   PTI
                                                                                                                                            one of the deadliest parts of                                             “The US officials prodded
                                                                                                                                            southern Afghanistan when                    WASHINGTON                Lieutenant-General Pasha to
                                                                                                                                            their mini-van drove over a                                            take action against different
                                                                                                                                            land mine, a provincial gov-        PAKISTAN’S powerful ISI            militant outfits. Other topics
                                                                                                                                            ernment spokesman said on           chief     Lieutenant-General       under discussion included the
                                                                                                                                            Friday. Helmand provincial          Ahmad Shuja Pasha had a            issue of ongoing operations by
                                                                                                                                            spokesman Daud Ahmadi               candid exchange of views           the Pakistan military in the
                                                                                                                                            said one person was also            with his US counterpart on a       northern areas; the alleged
                                                                                                                                            injured in the blast on             number of contentious issues       presence of Al Qaeda leaders,
                                                                                                                                            Thursday afternoon in the           including         Islamabad’s      especially al-Zawahiri, and to
                                                                                                                                            district of Sangin, the dead-       demands for more intelli-          devise a strategy to share
                                                                                                                                            liest area for US forces in the     gence sharing and the curtail-     information,” the reports said.
                                                                                                                                            course of a nearly 10-year war      ing of visas to American mili-        Pasha offered Pakistan’s
                                                                                                                                            against the Taliban.                tary trainers.                     cooperation but sought a “no
                                                                                                                                               “A mini-van struck a               Pasha made a short visit to
                                                                                                                                            Taliban-planted mine and            Washington, arriving on              While officials
                                                                                                                                            five people were killed and          Wednesday and leaving on             from neither the
                                                                                                                                            another person was injured,”        Thursday, to meet with               US nor Pakistan
                                                                                                                                            he said, adding: “They were         Acting CIA chief Michael             were willing to
                                                                                                                                            civilians.”                         Morell and other intelligence        speak on the
                                                                                                                                               They were killed on the          officials.                            record, those privy
                                                                                                                                            same day that the United              The ISI chief had to face          to the series of
                                                                                                                                            Nations said the number of          tough questions from the US          meetings between
                                                                                                                                            civilians killed in the first half   officials regarding Pakistan’s        Pasha and Morell,
                                                                                                                                            of 2011 was up 15 percent,          cooperation in the war on ter-       said the meeting
                                                                                                                                            putting the year on track to be     ror during his meeting with          was able to
                                                                                                                                            the deadliest in the current        Morell and his staff where           address some of
6 killed, 10 missing in Nepal landslides                                                                                                    conflict in Afghanistan.
                                                                                                                                               The UN mission in
                                                                                                                                            Afghanistan said insurgents
                                                                                                                                                                                they talked about a possible
                                                                                                                                                                                deal about the “rules of
                                                                                                                                                                                engagement” for the CIA offi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the concerns of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     both sides.
                                                                                                                                            were responsible for 80 per-        cials to operate in Pakistan,      undercovers and no unilater-
             DPA                  tains when their house was         mudslide, also in Rukum dis-        house was buried in landslide      cent of civilian deaths in the      according to media reports.        al strikes” understanding
         KATHMANDU                buried by a landslide trig-        trict. Police told local media      triggered by incessant rain-       past six months and NATO              While officials from neither      from the CIA, the reports
                                  gered by heavy rainfall,           that a search was on for the        fall.                              troops 14 percent of the            the US nor Pakistan were           said.
SIX people were killed in         according to Avenues televi-       missing, but there was little          Hundreds of people die          killings. NATO is investigat-       willing to speak on the record,      The ISI chief was the top
landslides in Nepal early         sion.                              hope of finding them alive.          each year and thousands are        ing claims that six civilians       those privy to the series of       Pakistan official to visit US
Friday, local media reported.       Ten members of a separate           In a separate incident, three    displaced in landslides and        were killed during a military       meetings between Pasha and         after the killing of Al Qaeda
  Three members of a family       family      went     missing       members of a family were            floods caused by monsoon            operation targeting the Al          Morell, said the meeting was       Osama bin Laden at his hide-
were killed in Rukum district     overnight when the house           killed in Nuwakot district in       rains in the Himalayan             Qaeda-linked Haqqani net-           able to address some of the        out in garrison town of
in the mid-western moun-          they slept in was buried by a      central Nepal, when their           nation.                            work in the east.                   concerns of both sides.            Abbottabad on May 2.
                                                                                                           WORLD                                                                                         Saturday, July 16, 2011

Zuma calls for unity ahead of                                                                                                                                                   Putin defends
                                                                                                                                                                                his famous
ANC centenary celebrations
                                                                                                                                                                                ‘outhouse’ remark
        JOHANNESBURG                                                                                                                                                                        AFP                  circumcised, and also told
                                                                                                                                                                                          MOSCOW                 journalists to keep their
PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma on                                                                                                                                                                                          “snotty noses” out of his pri-
Friday called for unity in                                                                                                                                                      RUSSIA’S Vladimir Putin,         vate life. In 2006, then pres-
South Africa in the run-up to                                                                                                                                                   whose decade in power            ident Putin found himself in
the 100th anniversary cele-                                                                                                                                                     started with a pledge to         the midst of an international
brations for his ruling African                                                                                                                                                 “waste Chechen rebels in         scandal after his quip in the
National Congress.                                                                                                                                                              the outhouse,” on Friday         Kremlin on the sex scandal
   The ANC is Africa’s oldest                                                                                                                                                   made a rare admission that       surrounding his Israeli coun-
liberation movement, found-                                                                                                                                                     he had been upset after the      terpart Moshe Katsav.
ed on January 8, 1912, origi-                                                                                                                                                   crude remark slipped off of         “We did not know he knew
nally to unite blacks in chal-                                                                                                                                                  his tongue.                      how to deal with 10 women,”
lenging oppression by South                                                                                                                                                        Speaking with steel work-     Putin was quoted as saying,
Africa’s white rulers.                                                                                                                                                          ers in the Urals city of         referring to the number of
                                                                                                                                                                                Magnitogorsk, the powerful       women who had filed com-
  The ANC is                                                                                                                                                                    prime minister nevertheless      plaints Katsav had molested
  planning                                                                                                                                                                      defended his 1999 comment,       them. In another revelation
  celebrations for                                                                                                                                                              saying average Russians          made Friday at the steel
  January 8 in                                                                                                                                                                  understood his earthy lan-       plant, Putin said he thought
  Bloemfontein, the                                                                                                                                                             guage. “Remember when I          his decision to lead Russia
  city where the                                                                                                                                                                blurted out that we will         into a second war with
  party was founded,                                                                                                                                                            waste them?” Putin told the      Chechen separatists in 1999
  followed by a year                                                                                                                                                            workers. “I returned to Saint    would end his political
  of concerts,                                                                                                                                                                  Petersburg crestfallen. My       career.
  speeches and                                                                                                                                                                  buddy asks me: ‘Why are you         “When there was an attack
  memorials to the                                                                                                                                                              so sad?’”                        on Dagestan, you could have
  worst atrocities of                                                                                                                                                              “I blurted something out      ‘chewed snot’ for months
  the apartheid                                                                                                                                                                 of place, apparently. Not        and wait for elections,” he
  regime.                                                                                                                                                                       good,” Putin said he told his    said in comments released
                                                                                                                                                                                friend. “Having reached this     by his government.
   Zuma highlighted the party’s    South African President Jacob Zuma delivers a speech at the ANC meet, in Johannesburg, on Friday.   (AFP)                                    level, I should not have            He explained that he made
evolution, stressing its moves                                                                                                                                                  wagged my tongue.”               the decision to order troops
to include whites, Indians and     court. “The ANC did not look     nary, with 10 figures in black,    apartheid regime.                    European settlers.                      “On the face of it, what I    into the Caucasus out of con-
mixed-raced “coloureds” as         at the colour of person, but     green and yellow — the               The ANC has run South               But Zuma insisted that the         blurted out was probably         cern for the country’s integri-
part of the struggle to end the    their commitment to a just,      colours of the party — waving     Africa since the first all-race       party remains committed to           wrong. But in essence it was     ty, despite widespread anti-
racist apartheid rule.             free, non-racial, non-sexist     the ANC flag above the words       elections in 1994 brought            non-racialism.                       right,” added Putin, who         war sentiment.
   “The question of unity in       and      democratic     South    “Unity in Diversity”.             Mandela to the presidency.             “What should be judged is          then served as Russia’s little      “I decided that that was it,
the ANC is as old as the ANC       Africa,” Zuma said.                The ANC is planning cele-          As a ruling party, the ANC        what the organisation says,”         known prime minister.            my career was over,” he said,
itself,” Zuma told a gathering       “Together we must cele-        brations for January 8 in         is increasingly under scrutiny       Zuma said. “If one person or            Putin said he felt better     adding that he was surprised
of top party brass at              brate the non-racial character   Bloemfontein, the city where      over claims of corruption and        two make some statements             after his friend told him what   the public later supported
Johannesburg’s Constitution        of the ANC and entrench it       the party was founded, fol-       nepotism, while some leaders         that are out of the main con-        he heard a taxi driver say in    the war. Critics have earlier
Hill, once a prison that held      further in our country.”         lowed by a year of concerts,      have made remarks that               text, it doesn’t necessarily         passing about Putin’s            accused Putin of deliberately
Nelson Mandela and now               The party also unveiled a      speeches and memorials to         offended white Afrikaners,           mean that mean that we have          remark: “There appeared          waging a war against
home to the nation’s highest       new logo for the ANC’s cente-    the worst atrocities of the       descended from the first              changed policy.”                     this dude who says the right     Chechnya to earn political
                                                                                                                                                                                things.” Putin’s tough talk      points ahead of the polls.
                                                                                                                                                                                has stirred controversy on          Russia is heading into
                                                                                                                                                                                repeated occasions.              2012 presidential polls in
                      DANCE OF JOY & FREEDOM
   A member of the South Sudan delegation dances with joy after the flag of South Sudan was
                                                                                                      China jails 3 Buddhist                                                       Responding to a question
                                                                                                                                                                                about Muslim militants, he
                                                                                                                                                                                suggested the reporter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 which Putin or his successor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 at the Kremlin, President
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dmitry Medvedev, could
   raised outside the United Nations in a ceremony on the day the General Assembly voted to
   admit the newly formed nation of South Sudan to the UN, at UN headquarters, in New York,
   on Thursday, (AFP)
                                                                                                      nuns over Tibet row                                                       should come to Russia to be      run.

                                                                                                                    DPA                    Buddhist nuns, monks and
                                                                                                                  BEIJING                  other Tibetans were detained
                                                                                                                                           after several protests in recent
                                                                                                      THREE Tibetan Buddhist               weeks in Kardze, which is
                                                                                                      nuns were sentenced to three         known as Ganzi in Chinese.
                                                                                                      years in prison by a court in           Police in Sichuan had
                                                                                                      south-western          China’s       increased surveillance and
                                                                                                      Sichuan province after they          detained more protesters in
                                                                                                      called for freedom and the           Kardze and the nearby
                                                                                                      return of the exiled Dalai           Tibetan-majority areas of
                                                                                                      Lama, a human rights group           Ngaba and Dege in the last
                                                                                                      said on Friday.                      three weeks, the US-based
                                                                                                        The court in Sichuan’s             Radio Free Asia reported on
                                                                                                      restive Kardze county sen-           Thursday.                            Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during his visit to the Southern
                                                                                                      tenced the three women after            The protests in Kardze came       Ural Mountains city of Magnitogorsk, on Friday. (AFP)
                                                                                                      they shouted slogans, includ-        despite a government ban on
                                                                                                      ing “free Tibet” and “let the        monks and nuns visiting the
                                                                                                      Dalai Lama return to Tibet,”         county without permission,
                                                                                                      the India-based Tibetan              the Tibetan government-in-
                                                                                                      Centre for Human Rights and
                                                                                                      Democracy reported on its
                                                                                                      website. The group quoted
                                                                                                                                           exile, which is based in India,
                                                                                                                                           reported earlier. Most of the
                                                                                                                                           recent protests in Ngaba were
                                                                                                                                                                              S Korea flays Japan
                                                                                                      sources in Kardze as saying
                                                                                                      that officials confirmed that
                                                                                                      Jampa Choedon, 31, Sheh
                                                                                                      Lhamo, 21, and Yangchen,
                                                                                                                                           around the Kirti Buddhist
                                                                                                                                              Human rights groups said
                                                                                                                                           the Chinese authorities had
                                                                                                                                                                              over airline’s boycott
                                                                                                      28,were sentenced on July 2.         taken at least 300 monks                     REUTERS                  rounding the islands are rich
                                                                                                        The nuns from Kardze’s             from Kirti for “legal educa-                   SEOUL                  in marine life and popular
                                                                                                      Gyemadrak Nunnery were               tion” programmes since the                                            with squid fishermen, while
                                                                                                      arrested on June 15 during a         unrest there flared up in           SOUTH Korea lashed out at          the seabed in the area may
                                                                                                      protest in the county town’s         March, following a series of       Japan on Friday after Tokyo        have deposits of a natural gas
                                                                                                      main street, it said. Dozens of      protests since 2008.               told its diplomats to boycott      hydrate that could be worth
                                                                                                                                                                              Korean Air following the air-      billions of dollars. Korean Air
                                                                                                                                                                              line’s high-publicity test flight   declined to comment on
                                                                                                                                                                              over a disputed territory.         Japan’s boycott, but said offi-

Chinese artist was kept in tiny cell: Sister                                                                                                                                     In the latest flare-up in the
                                                                                                                                                                              long-standing territorial row,
                                                                                                                                                                              South Korea’s foreign min-
                                                                                                                                                                              istry said the directive by
                                                                                                                                                                              Japan was “disappointing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 cials from the Japanese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 embassy in Seoul visited its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 offices this week to discuss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the issue.

             AFP                   bail conditions.                 shown around the world and                                                                                and deeply regrettable” and          Korean Air declined
            BEIJING                  Little has emerged about       who this week accepted a                                                                                  urged Tokyo to withdraw the          to comment on
                                   the conditions of Ai’s incar-    position with a German uni-                                                                               move.                                Japan’s boycott, but
AI WEIWEI was kept in a            ceration since he was            versity, was not given access                                                                                South Korea has also sum-         said officials from
tiny cell and watched con-         released and the artist has      to newspapers or books dur-                                                                               moned Japan’s senior diplo-          the Japanese
stantly by two guards during       said he is not allowed to give   ing his detention, and was                                                                                mat based in Seoul to protest        embassy in Seoul
the nearly three months he         media interviews as part of      watched constantly.                                                                                       the move. Japanese Foreign           visited its offices to
spent in detention, the sister     his bail conditions.               “Two people watched him.                                                                                Minister Takeaki Matsumoto           discuss the issue.
of the dissident Chinese             But his sister said Ai spent   They changed shifts every                                                                                 this week told his ministry
artist revealed on Friday.         his time pacing up and down      three hours and watched him                                                                               officials to refrain from flying       There is no data on how
  The guards, who worked           the tiny cell he was kept in.    24 hours a day. They                                                                                      Korean Air on their business       often Japanese diplomats use
three-hour shifts, even              “I don’t know how many         watched him very closely...                                                                               trip for a month, after the air-   Korean Air, a Japanese for-
watched him when he show-          square metres the cell was,      whatever he did,” she added.                                                                              line made the test flight of its    eign ministry official said.
ered, and the lights in his cell   but he said he had an area of      “He said there was nothing                                                                              new Airbus A380 jet in June        South Korean media joined
were kept on all night, Ai’s       around six tiles to walk up      (in the cell) — no sunshine,                                                                              over the disputed islands —        the fray, with one mainstream
sister Gao Ge told AFP.            and down,” she told AFP by       no desk. Just a bed,” she                                                                                 called Tokto in Korean and         newspaper calling Tokyo’s
  Ai, an outspoken critic of       telephone.                       said.                                                                                                     Takeshima in Japanese.             move “erratic and irrational.”
the Chinese Communist                “He said he walked a lot —       Asked how her brother felt                                                                                 The islands, located about        Japan “must recognize that
Party whose detention              a distance equivalent to going   about his incarceration, she                                                                              the same distance from both        this latest move will only
sparked an international           from Beijing to Shanghai —       replied that “he accepted it”,                                                                            countries’ mainlands, have         harm its international image
outcry, was released last          because he did not have any-     adding that he had not been                                                                               been a persistent irritant in      as well as its national inter-
month but has been told he         thing else to do.”               tortured, but had lost a lot of                                                                           their ties. South Korea con-       ests,”     the    mainstream
cannot leave Beijing without         Gao said her brother,          weight during his time in         Activist artist Ai Weiwei with journalists outside his home, in         trols the islands with a police    JoongAng Daily newspaper
official permission under his       whose works have been            detention.                        Beijing, recently. (AP)                                                 presence. The waters sur-          said in an editorial on Friday.
14         Saturday, July 16, 2011
                                                                  UNITED STATES

Obama presses Congress to avoid debt default
             AFP                  and business leaders have                                                                                                                                                    Congress approves a bal-
         WASHINGTON               warned that failure to raise                                                                                                                                                 anced budget amendment to
                                  the US debt ceiling above the                                                                                                                                                the US Constitution.
US PRESIDENT Barack               current $14.3 trillion by                                                                                                                                                      A vote on that measure —
Obama pressed polarised           August 2 could send shock                                                                                                                                                    which would require two-
lawmakers on Friday to reach      waves through a world econo-                                                                                                                                                 thirds of the House and
a deal quickly to avoid an        my still reeling from the 2008                                                                                                                                               Senate to set up a vote by
early August debt default he      collapse.                                                                                                                                                                    three quarters of the 50 states
described as economic                Ratings agencies Moody’s                                                                                                                                                  — would follow, trailed by a
“Armageddon,” amid fevered        and Standard & Poor’s have                                                                                                                                                   final ballot on raising the debt
congressional wrangling.          warned they may downgrade                                                                                                                                                    ceiling, lawmakers said.
   “We’re obviously running       Washington’s sterling Triple-                                                                                                                                                  “We’re finally back on
out of time,” Obama warned        A debt rating, and leading US                                                                                                                                                offense,”           Republican
at the White House, as            creditor China, Wall Street                                                                                                                                                  Representative Jeff Flake told
Democrats and Republicans         titan JPMorgan Chase and                                                                                                                                                     reporters after a closed-door
in      the       House      of   the Federal Reserve have also                                                                                                                                                meeting amid contentious
Representatives met sepa-         sounded the alarm.                                                                                                                                                           negotiations on raising the
rately to discuss the way for-       Republicans, whose votes                                                                                                                                                  US debt ceiling by an August
ward and Senate leaders           Obama needs to raise the                                                                                                                                                     2 deadline.
worked on a last-ditch com-       congressionally set limit, have                                                                                                                                                The proposal came as
promise.                          demanded sweeping spend-                                                                                                                                                     attention in the hard-fought
   The president, looking         ing cuts in return while reject-                                                                                                                                             talks was increasingly focused
ahead to the November 2012        ing calls from the White                                                                                                                                                     on the Reid-McConnell dis-
elections, described the cam-     House and Democrats for tax                                                                                                                                                  cussions on a compromise.
paign as a vast argument over     hikes on the rich and corpora-                                                                                                                                                 That measure, described by
the US economy and predict-       tions.                                                                                                                                                                       aides who warned it was still
ed “I will win that debate           But Obama warned the                                                                                                                                                      in flux, would include some
because I think that we’ve got    calamitous effects of a default                                                                                                                                              $1.5 trillion in spending cuts
the better approach.”             would amount to “a tax                                                                                                                                                       but would essentially let
   After five straight days of     increase on everybody” in the                                                                                                                                                Obama raise the debt ceiling
crisis talks ended Thursday       form of skyrocketing interest                                                                                                                                                with only Democratic support
without a clear solution,         rates.                                                                                                                                                                       in both chambers.
Obama told a press confer-           The president left open the                                                                                                                                                 A new opinion poll by
ence that he had given top        door to a “fall-back position”                                                                                                                                               Quinnipiac University found
lawmakers 24 to 36 hours to       being crafted by Democratic                                                                                                                                                  the US public more ready to
talk to their rank and file and    Senate Majority Leader Harry                                                                                                                                                 blame Republicans than
return to him with a plan.        Reid and Republican Senate         US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the White House, in Washington, on Friday.    (AFP)                         Obama by a 48 percent to 34
   “My expectation and hope       Minority Leader Mitch                                                                                                                                                        percent margin in the event
is that everybody in the com-     McConnell that would pair          could “at least avert              budget amendment to the US        plan, which stood little          cuts, caps overall government      the talks collapse.
ing days is going to be willing   spending cuts with a debt          Armageddon.”                       Constitution.                     chance of clearing the            spending as a percentage of          Washington hit its debt
to compromise,” said Obama,       limit increase.                      The president scoffed at a          “If they show me a serious     Democratic-led US Senate,         GDP, and calls for a balanced      ceiling on May 16 and has
who         urged      divided       Obama described the com-        fresh drive by House               plan, I’m ready to move. Even     called for a vote Wednesday       budget amendment.                  used spending and account-
Washington to rally behind        plex draft plan, which could       Republicans to tie any             if it requires some tough deci-   on a measure they have               The measure would include       ing adjustments, as well as
efforts to “do some tough         let him raise the debt ceiling     increase in cash-strapped          sions on my part,” he said.       dubbed “Cut, Cap, and             a statement that House             higher-than-expected        tax
stuff” to close the yawning US    with just support from fellow      Washington’s ability to severe     “That doesn’t seem like a seri-   Balance.”                         Republicans will only agree to     receipts, to continue operat-
budget deficit.                    Democrats, as “the least           spending cuts, no tax increas-     ous plan to me.”                    The proposal envisions          vote on raising the $14.3 tril-    ing normally, but can only do
   Economists and finance          attractive option,” but said it    es, and approval of a balanced        The long-shot Republican       some $2.5 trillion in spending    lion US debt limit if the entire   so until August 2.

           Inside US                                                 Obama has no budget deficit plan: Boehner
                                                                                REUTERS                 cutting the deficit before they    with deep, immediate spend-          House Democratic Leader         said interest rates would also
  ISI chief leaves                  Two Delta planes                          WASHINGTON                sign on for more debt.            ing cuts, a cap on future         Nancy Pelosi called it “outra-     be affected in a default,
  Washington after talks            collide on Boston                                                      But talks have been dead-      spending levels and a consti-     geous.” With time running          increasing        costs       to
                                                                     HOUSE of Representatives           locked over spending and          tutional amendment that           short, the House and Senate        Americans for home and car
  with CIA                          airport runway                   Speaker John Boehner, the          taxes.                                                              seem to be coalescing around       loans and beyond.
                                    BOSTON Two Delta                 top US Republican, said on            Obama said he has agreed                                         sharply contrasting legisla-          It would be, he said, “effec-
                                    Airlines passenger planes        Friday       Obama        and      to large spending cuts and          Republican lead-                tion.                              tively a tax increase on every-
                                    collided on the runway at        Democrats had still not put a      wants Republicans to accept         ers on Friday said                 Democratic              and     body.” Financial markets are
                                    Boston’s Logan                   serious deficit plan on the         some tax increases on               they will pass leg-             Republican leaders in the          starting to worry that
                                    International Airport on         table.                             wealthier Americans to help         islation next week              Senate are working on a plan       Republicans and Democrats
                                    Thursday, causing minor            “They’ve been unwilling to       bring down America’s record         that would link a               that would allow Democrats         are too far apart to reach a
                                    damage, an airport               put a real plan on the table.      $1.4 trillion budget deficit.        debt-ceiling                    to raise the debt ceiling with-    major budget agreement by
                                    spokesman said.                    Without serious spending         Republicans refuse.                 increase with                   out Republican support.            the Aug. 2 deadline.
                                       Delta flight 266, a            cuts ... this problem is not          Obama suspended budget           deep, immediate                 Democrats were working to             Ratings agencies Moody’s
                                    Boeing 767 bound for             going to be solved,” Boehner       negotiations for Friday,            spending cuts.                  add measures that would            and Standard & Poor’s have
                                    Amsterdam, was being             said after a meeting of House      telling congressional leaders                                       give them some political           signaled they may cut the
  WASHINGTON                        taxied onto the runway           Republicans.                       to come up with a “plan of                                          cover, such as spending cuts       gold-plated U.S. credit rating
  Lieutenant-General                when its wing clipped the          Congress must raise the          action” on how to unblock         would require Washington to       and a special deficit-reduc-        if the borrowing limit is not
  Ahmad Shuja Pasha, the            tail of Delta Connection         $14.3 trillion limit on            talks meant to cut deficits        balance its budget each year.     tion committee.                    raised and bills are not paid.
  head of Pakistani intelli-        flight 4904, a smaller            America’s borrowing by Aug.        and avert a US debt default.        The       balanced-budget          Obama, who warned earli-        Even if the United States
  gence agency ISI, has left        regional jet bound for           2 or the government will run          Republican leaders on          amendment has little chance       er in the week that senior cit-    does not default, its rating
  for Islamabad after two           Raleigh/Durham, North            out of money to pay its bills.     Friday said they will pass leg-   of reaching the two-thirds        izens might not receive            will be under pressure if
  days of intense talks with        Carolina.                        Republicans have insisted          islation next week that would     vote needed to pass the           Social Security checks if the      negotiators do not agree to
  top officials of the CIA.             Logan spokesman Phil          the government commit to           link a debt-ceiling increase      Senate.                           country goes into default,         long-term deficit reduction.
    During the talks two            Orlandella said one pas-
  sides, officials said,             senger complained of a
  shared their concerns             possible neck injury and
  about each other.
    While officials from nei-
  ther the US nor Pakistan
  were willing to speak on
                                    was taken to a local hos-
                                    pital as a precaution.
                                       Local television showed
                                    several emergency vehi-
                                                                     FBI probes News Corp 9/11 hacking allegations
  the record, those privy to        cles surrounding the                          AFP                   crime and white collar crime
  the series of meetings            smaller plane after pas-                   NEW YORK                 units were expected to make
  between Pasha and acting          sengers were bussed back                                            the inquiries.
  CIA Director Michael              to the terminal. The 767         THE FBI launched a probe on          US media reports suggested
  Morell, said the meeting          taxied back to the terminal      Thursday into allegations that     FBI investigators would seek
  was able to address some          under its own power.             Britain’s News of the World        to examine the US phone
  of the concerns of both              Some 204 passengers           contacted a private investiga-     records of the 66 British vic-
  sides.                            and 11 crew were on              tor in the United States in a      tims of the September 11,
    Noting that the meet-           board flight 266. The             bid to access the phone            2001 attacks and might also
  ings went “very well”             Raleigh-bound flight had          records of 9/11 victims.           seek records from Britain.
  officials from both sides          74 passengers and three             Justice officials said the FBI     The allegation that News of
  said they agreed to               crew aboard.                     inquiries were preliminary         the World staff contacted a
  implement on a number                Orlandella said an inves-     and didn’t constitute a formal     private investigator in the
  of confidence building             tigation into the incident       investigation, but the scandal     United States and sought to
  measures. (PTI)                   was under way. (REUTERS)         engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s          retrieve the private phone
                                                                     under-fire media empire has         records of 9/11 victims sur-
                                                                     now firmly crossed the              faced in a Daily Mirror report
  NASA troubleshoot Atlantis shuttle computer                        Atlantic.                          on Monday.
  WASHINGTON NASA said on Friday it is troubleshooting                  News International, the           The British tabloid, a direct
  one of five primary computers on board the Atlantis space           British firm that owned the         Murdoch competitor, only
  shuttle after it failed late on Thursday, setting off an alarm     News of the World — now            had one unnamed source to
  that awakened astronauts.                                          defunct after allegedly hack-      back up the report, but it
     The US space agency said General Purpose Computer               ing the phones of murder vic-      spawned fierce calls from US       A police officer stands outside News Corporation headquarters, in Manhattan, on Thursday.   (AFP)
  (GPC) 4 “was being used as the systems management                  tims and bribing police — is a     legislators, including senior
  computer when it failed at 6:07 pm EDT (2207 GMT) on               subsidiary of Murdoch’s New        senators, for a formal criminal   reportedly turned down the        uing our support for them,” he     victims,” the lawmakers said
  Thursday, generating an alarm that awakened the Atlantis           York-based                 News    probe.                            offer, was quoted as saying.      said.                              in a letter to Holder and
  crew.”                                                             Corporation.                         The Mirror source said a           House Homeland Security          Democratic Senators Jay          Schapiro.
     Shuttle commander Chris Ferguson configured another                 US lawmakers have been          former New York cop, now          Committee Chairman Peter          Rockefeller and Barbara              “It is important to ensure
  GPC as the systems management computer before going                calling for days for a probe       working as a private investiga-   King, a Republican, had sent a    Boxer also urged Attorney          that no United States laws
  back to sleep 45 minutes later, NASA said.                         into allegations that the phone    tor, told him he had been         letter to FBI Director Robert     General Eric Holder and Mary       were broken and no United
     The agency later announced that the crew had reloaded           records of 9/11 victims were       asked to provide details of the   Mueller urging him to look        Schapiro, chief of the Wall        States citizens were vic-
  software into GPC 4 and that it was “operating normally.”          sought, and into whether the       calls 9/11 victims made and       into allegations of possible      Street watchdog Securities         timised,” the senators said.
     “Mission Control is evaluating the ‘dump’ of data from          alleged bribing of British         received in the days leading      News Corp impropriety in the      and Exchange Commission, to          After decades as Britain’s
  the computer that Atlantis transmitted earlier this morning        police by a US-based company       up to the atrocity.               United States.                    see if US laws had been bro-       political kingmaker, Murdoch
  to determine what caused the Thursday evening failure,” it         contravenes American law.            “The investigator said the         “The 9/11 families have suf-   ken.                               has seen his empire threat-
  said in a statement.                                                  “We are aware of the allega-    journalists seemed particular-    fered egregiously, but unfor-       “The reported allegations        ened by a wave of public out-
     NASA had earlier said that a fifth GPC with backup soft-         tions and we are looking into      ly interested in getting the      tunately they remain vulnera-     against News Corporation are       rage since The News of the
  ware was available to be used should there be an “endem-           it,” a spokeswoman told AFP        phone records belonging to        ble against such unjustifiable     very serious, indicate a pat-      World tabloid admitted ille-
  ic problem” with one of the primary computers. (AFP)               from the FBI’s offices in New       the British victims of the        parasitic strains. We can spare   tern of illegal activity, and      gally intercepting people’s
                                                                     York, where specialised cyber-     attacks,” the source, who         no effort or expense in contin-   involve thousands of potential     voice messages.
                                                                                                    US/AMERICAS                                                                                            Saturday, July 16, 2011

Defence firm loses 24,000 files                                                                                                                                                   Hillary to retire
                                                                                                                                                                                  from public work
in cyberattack : William Lynn
                                                                                                                                                                                  after 2012 election
                                                                                                                                                                                               AFP                 in 2008 to then senator
         WASHINGTON                                                                                                                                                                       WASHINGTON               Barack Obama but has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   repeatedly insisted that
A FOREIGN intelligence                                                                                                                                                            US SECRETARY of State            she works well with him
service swiped 24,000 com-                                                                                                                                                        Hillary Clinton reaf-            and has no interest in
puter files from a US defence                                                                                                                                                      firmed on Thursday that           another bid for the White
contractor in March in one of                                                                                                                                                     she would retire after           House.
the largest ever cyberattacks                                                                                                                                                     next year’s election, say-         Clinton praised the
on a Pentagon supplier, a top                                                                                                                                                     ing she was physically           Obama administration’s
Defence Department official                                                                                                                                                        tired from the “merry-go-        record, saying that many
revealed on Thursday.                                                                                                                                                             round” of public life.           decisions by previous
   “It is a significant concern                                                                                                                                                       Clinton, in an interview      president George W.
that over the past decade, ter-                                                                                                                                                   with the BBC, said that “I
abytes of data have been                                                                                                                                                          love what I’m doing” and
extracted by foreign intruders                                                                                                                                                    that she was in good               Clinton, 63, has
from corporate networks of                                                                                                                                                        health, thanks in part to          been in the pub-
defence companies,” Deputy                                                                                                                                                        exercise and yoga. But             lic eye almost
Defence Secretary William                                                                                                                                                         she admitted to fatigue as         without interrup-
Lynn said.                                                                                                                                                                        she jets around the world          tion since the
   “In a single intrusion this                                                                                                                                                    as the top US diplomat.            late 1970s as
March, 24,000 files were                                                                                                                                                              “I am very interested in        first lady of
taken,” Lynn said in a speech                                                                                                                                                     spending time with my              Arkansas, first
at National defence University                                                                                                                                                    friends and my family              lady of the Unit-
here outlining the Pentagon’s                                                                                                                                                     and not being on the               ed States, a US
strategy in cyberspace.                                                                                                                                                           merry-go-round all the             senator from
   Speaking to reporters after                                                                                                                                                    time,” Clinton said in the         New York and in
his speech, Lynn described                                                                                                                                                        interview, according to a          her latest job.
the theft of data from the                                                                                                                                                        State Department tran-
unidentified defence contrac-                                                                                                                                                      script.                          Bush         “undermined
tor as “significant” and one of                                                                                                                                                       That “is one of the rea-      America’s strength at
the largest ever.                                                                                                                                                                 sons why I have decided          home and abroad.”
   “It was large — 24,000                                                                                                                                                         that I will move on and            “What I am personally
files,” he said. “It was data-                                                                                                                                                     return to private life at        committed to doing is
related to systems that are                                                                                                                                                       the end of what will be a        moving on a very steady
being developed for the                                                                                                                                                           very intense period of           path toward restoring
Department of Defence.            US Deputy Defence Secretary William J Lynn III at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, recently.   (AP)                                   activity and work in the         America’s influence and
   “It was done, we think, by a                                                                                                                                                   next 18 months,” Clinton         leadership,” Clinton said.
foreign intelligence service,”      Lynn said the data theft had     tems, including aircraft           Strike Fighter,” he said.            from RSA.                            said.                              Clinton said that she
he said. “In other words a        “compromised information           avionics, surveillance tech-         Lynn also said he did not             Outlining the Defence                Clinton, 63, has been in      still hears applause from
nation state was behind it.”      relative to the design of mili-    nologies, satellite communi-       believe the March intrusion          Department’s strategy in             the public eye almost            audiences around the
   China has been blamed for      tary equipment” but had not        cations systems, and network       involved the use of SecurID          cyberspace, Lynn said the            without       interruption       world when she mentions
a number of probes of US cor-     “set us back in terms of the       security protocols,” he said.      tokens that were stolen from         Pentagon considers cyber-            since the late 1970s as          Obama, who is seeking a
porate and military computer      development of the system.”          “The cyber exploitation          US computer security titan           space an operational domain,         first lady of Arkansas,          second and final term in
systems over the past few           In his speech, Lynn said         being perpetrated against the      RSA Security in a sophisticat-       like land, air, sea and space.       first lady of the United          November 2012.
years but Lynn declined to        some of the data stolen by         defence industry cuts across a     ed hacking attack in March.             “Treating cyberspace as a         States, a US senator from          “I think there’s still a
point the finger at any specif-    intruders is “mundane, like        wide swath of crucial military       RSA’s parent company,              domain means that the mili-          New York and in her lat-         very good feeling about
ic suspects in the March          the specifications for small        hardware, extending from           EMC Corp has acknowledged            tary needs to operate and            est job.                         what the president and
intrusion.                        parts of tanks, airplanes, and     missile tracking systems and       that intruders breached its          defend its networks, and to             Clinton narrowly lost         what this administration
   “We don’t get into our         submarines.                        satellite navigation devices to    security systems at defence          organise, train and equip its        the Democratic Party’s           are trying to do,” she
understanding of exactly who        “But a great deal of it con-     UAVs (unmanned aerial vehi-        contractor Lockheed Martin           forces to perform cyber mis-         presidential nomination          said.
it was,” he said.                 cerns our most sensitive sys-      cles, or drones) and the Joint     in May using data swiped             sions,” he said.

120 hectares of marijuana 32 policemen hurt, 54 protesters
plantation found in Mexico arrested in Chile students’ unrest
                                                                                                                      AFP                    artifact” burst on his shield     Minister Rodrigo Ubilla told        90 percent of the country’s 3.5
A MEXICAN military com-                                                                                            SANTIAGO                  and burning liquid spilled        reporters.                          million students are educated.
mander said on Thursday                                                                                                                      onto his legs, Gajardo said.        “The students must under-            The nationwide school sys-
that his soldiers discovered a                                                                          AT least 32 officers were               Officials said that some         stand that the street is not        tem was broken up during the
record-busting marijuana                                                                                wounded and 54 demonstra-            30,000 people joined the          theirs,” added Ena von Baer, a      1973-1990 military regime
plantation 120 hectares                                                                                 tors were arrested on                march down La Alameda, a          spokeswoman for President           and handed over to municipal
(nearly 300 acres) large in                                                                             Thursday in a mass protest           main downtown thorough-           Sebastian Pinera.                   authorities.
the state of Baja California.                                                                           demanding more funds for             fare, though organisers said        Students want the national           Protesters say the current
   “It is the largest marijuana                                                                         public education, police said.       the number was closer to          government to take over the         system results in deep inequal-
plantation in Mexican histo-                                                                              Riot police used water can-        80,000, the same number           public school system, where         ities and is underfunded.
ry,” General Alfonso Duarte,                                                                            nons and fired tear gas to dis-       that marched in similar
the commander of the mili-        An army helicopter flies over marijuana plantation found in Mexico,    perse the tens of thousands of       demonstrations on June 14
tary region based in the far      in San Quintin, on Thursday. (REUTERS)                                demonstrators, who fought            and June 30.
north-western border city of                                                                            back by hurling rocks, sticks,         The protesters — students,
Tijuana, said.                    northwestern      state     of     general said, but refused to       and plastic bottles filled with       teachers, parents and children
   Duarte said the plantation     Sinaloa discovered in 2007,        be more specific about the          paint.                               — swarmed several blocks of
can produce 120 tons of mar-      the military said in a state-      location.                            Santiago Police Chief Sergio       the avenue in a noisy, festive
ijuana, which he valued at        ment.                                Separately, the Catholic         Gajardo told reporters that 32       and colourful protest.
nearly $160 million.                 Soldiers found the planta-      bishop of Saltillo, in the         officers were wounded “as a             The clash began when
   The plantation, which          tion while on ground patrol,       northern border state of           result of the extremely violent      police moved in to stop the
includes housing for some         and arrested six of the nearly     Coahuila, said that drug car-      actions that took place at the       crowd from turning towards
60 workers, is hidden in an       20 people who were working         tels are recruiting children       end of the march.”                   the Palacio de la Moneda, the
area best known for raising       at the time, Duarte said.          and paying them to act as            A police spokesperson sepa-        presidential palace, where
tomatoes, he said.                   Duarte added that he did        watch guards.                      rately said that 54 protesters       unlike the previous times
   The Baja California planta-    not know which drug cartel           The kids, usually boys           had been arrested.                   organisers did not have a per-
tion is nearly twice as large     owned the plantation.              around the age of 12, are paid       One of the officers, who was        mit to demonstrate.
as the previous record mari-         The plantation is located       $120 a week, Bishop Raul           guarding the nearby Brazilian          “They are playing with fire.
juana plantation, a 64            near the centre of the Baja        Vera told the daily La             embassy, was seriously               That march was not autho-         Students take part in a protest against the government, in Valparaiso
hectare pot farm in the           California peninsula, the          Jornada.                           burned when an “incendiary           rised,” Deputy Interior           city, on Thursday. (REUTERS)

Minnesota leaders strike deal to end govt shutdown
                                                                                   AFP                  US history.                          thousands of state jobs.          essence of a real compro-           ers.
                                                                              WASHINGTON                  The new funds will come              State legislators are expect-   mise,” he said.                       National Republicans have
                                                                                                        from borrowing from schools          ed to vote on the package           Republican state House            adamantly rejected any tax
                                                                     DEEPLY divided lawmakers           and from the sale of tobacco         early next week after a week-     Speaker Kurt Zellers admit-         increases — saying they
                                                                     in the US state of Minnesota       bonds, after Republicans             end of fine-tuning, and the        ted: “It’s not a perfect sce-       would stifle the already slow
                                                                     struck a deal late on              rejected the governor’s plan         government will be able to        nario, but we are in an             economic recovery — while
                                                                     Thursday to end a two-week         to raise taxes on high earners       resume its functions once the     imperfect situation.”               Democrats have bristled at
                                                                     government shutdown after a        in order to reduce a projected       bills are passed and signed.        “It was about making sure         proposals to cut safety net
                                                                     months-long budget battle          $5 billion deficit.                     Dayton said the deal “cer-      we could get a deal that we         programs for the poor and
                                                                     that mirrored the gridlock in        Dayton said his last offer         tainly doesn’t put us in a bet-   all can be disappointed in,”        elderly.
                                                                     Washington.                        would have raised income             ter situation, but the real       he said.                              The national debate has
                                                                       The deal by Governor Mark        taxes only on people earning         solution for Minnesota and          The debate mirrored that          been tied to the need to raise
                                                                     Dayton and Republican lead-        more than $1 million dollars         the nation is for the state and   in Washington, where US             the          congressionally
                                                                     ers will raise $1.4 billion,       a year - about 7,700 people or       national      economy        to   president Barack Obama has          approved debt ceiling in
                                                                     allowing thousands of state        0.3 percent of taxpayers.            improve and put more peo-         been struggling to reach a          order to avert an August
                                                                     workers to return to work,           In return for dropping the         ple to work and therefore         deal with Republicans to            default that officials have
                                                                     parks to reopen and busi-          tax hike, Dayton was able to         paying taxes.                     slash the deficit by making          said would have a devastat-
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton speaks at the Humphrey School         nesses to get permits after        avoid agreeing to deep cuts in         “No one is going to be          cuts to social programs and         ing impact on the US and
of Public Affairs, in Minneapolis, on Thursday. (AFP)                the longest state shutdown in      social services and preserve         happy with this, which is the     raising taxes on high earn-         world economy.
16            Saturday, July 16, 2011
                                                                                     THE LAST WORD

                                                                                             PRIME MINISTER IN ISTANBUL
                                                 Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al Thani (sitting second left) with other
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Turkey launches
postpone                                         leaders during a meenting of Libya Contact Group, in Istanbul, Turkey, on Friday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               offensive against
rally after
police attack                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kurdish rebels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AP                         charged with ties to Kurdish
                DPA                                                                                                                                                                                                              ANKARA                         rebels are released from jail
               AMMAN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and another Kurdish politi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               TURKISH soldiers, air force                      cian, Hatip Dicle — whose
A COALITION of Jordanian                                                                                                                                                                                       bombers and helicopter gun-                      election to Parliament was
pro-democracy movements                                                                                                                                                                                        ships conducted a major offen-                   cancelled due to a conviction
decided on Friday to postpone                                                                                                                                                                                  sive in southeastern Turkey on                   for ties to the rebels — is
by 24 hours their rally at a                                                                                                                                                                                   Friday after Kurdish legisla-                    allowed       to     work      in
central Ammansquare after a                                                                                                                                                                                    tors declared autonomy in the                    Parliament.
number of activists and jour-                                                                                                                                                                                  region and more than a dozen                        The military’s offensive
nalists were injured by police.                                                                                                                                                                                soldiers were killed there by                    involves hundreds of elite
   According to a statement by                                                                                                                                                                                 Kurdish rebels.                                  soldiers sent to remote areas
the so-called July 15 rally, the                                                                                                                                                                                 After Friday prayers in                        of southeastern Turkey
activists planned to resume                                                                                                                                                                                    this mostly Muslim nation,                       where Kurdish rebels are
their demonstration Saturday                                                                                                                                                                                   Prime Minister Recep                             believed to be hiding. The
in front of the premier’s office.                                                                                                                                                                               Tayyip Erdogan said vio-                         area is near northern Iraq,
   About 500 protesters were                                                                                                                                                                                   lence by the Kurdish rebels                      where Kurdish rebels have
attacked by police and a pro-                                                                                                                                                                                  in the Diyarbakir area will                      long been based. Turkey’s
government mob as they                                                                                                                                                                                         achieve nothing.                                 military declined to comment
moved from the Grand                                                                                                                                                                                             “What they did is never                        when asked if the offensive
Husseini Mosque to the                                                                                                                                                                                         going to drag us to the                          has caused casualties.
Nakheel Sqaure to stage an                                                                                                                                                                                     table,” Erdogan said of the                         Kurdish politicians have
open-ended rally to press                                                                                                                                                                                      Kurdish guerrillas. “If they                     long pushed for greater cul-
their demand for speedy                                                                                                                                                                                        want to make peace, there is                     tural and political rights for
political reforms and effective                                                                                                                                                                                only one thing to do: the ter-                   Kurds, who make up around
proceedings against corrupt                                                                                                                                                                                    rorist organisation must lay                     20 percent of Turkey’s 74
officials.                                                                                                                                                                                                      down arms,” he said in                           million       people.      Since
   They held slogans calling                                                                                                                                                                                   nationally televised com-                        Kurdish rebels took up arms
for the resignation of Prime                                                                                                                                                                                   ments in Istanbul.                               in 1984 to seek autonomy in
Minister Marouf Bakhit’s                                                                                                                                                                                         “This is an act by those who                   their southeastern region,
government and the dissolu-
tion of the lower house of par-
   Police used sticks to dis-
                                            Rupert Murdoch says sorry to                                                                                                                                       want to start a civil war,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                               opposition legislator Akif
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hamzacelebi said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 On Thursday, Kurdish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the conflict has killed nearly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                40,000 people.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   After an umbrella group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that     includes      Turkey’s

                                            victims of phone hacking
perse the protest, but later                                                                                                                                                                                   guerrillas attacked Turkish                      Kurdish party proclaimed
allowed them to return to the                                                                                                                                                                                  forces in Diyarbakir, leaving                    Kurdish        autonomy        in
square, apparently after their                                                                                                                                                                                 13 soldiers and seven rebels                     Diyarbakir on Thursday, the
behaviour was criticised by                                                                                                                                                                                    dead. It was the deadliest vio-                  prosecutor’s       office      the
the media.                                                                                                                                                                                                     lence involving the Kurdish                      region’s largest city said it was
   Seven policemen were                                   REUTERS                                                                                                    “In the coming days, as we                guerrillas in three years. That                  examining the declaration,
injured in the clashes, includ-                            LONDON                                                                                                 take further concrete steps to               clash and the autonomy dec-                      which the government sees as
ing two stabbed with knives,                                                                                                                                      resolve these issues and make                laration by the regional                         a threat to national unity.
according to the spokesman                  RUPERT Murdoch said sorry                                                                                             amends for the damage they                   Kurdish legislators also                         Prosecutors are expected to
for the Public Security                     on Friday to victims of crimi-                                                                                        have caused, you will hear                   sparked           anti-Kurdish                   press criminal charges
Directorate (PSD) Lieutenant                nal phone hacking by one of                                                                                           more from us.”                               protests across Turkey,                          against dozens of Kurdish
Colonel Mohammad Khatib.                    his tabloids after confidante                                                                                             He also met parents of                    including a firebomb attack                       lawmakers, politicians and
   There was no word from                   Rebekah Brooks quit as head                                                                                           Milly Dowler, a 13-year-old                  on a closed office of the                         activists after the probe.
the authorities as to the num-              of the British newspaper arm                                                                                          abducted in 2002 and found                   Kurdish political party on                          Meanwhile,             NATO
ber of participants injured,                of his News Corp media                                                                                                murdered six months later.                   Thursday night in Ankara, the                    Secretary-General Anders
but witnesses said that more                empire.                                                                                                                  Police are investigating                  capital.                                         Fogh Rasmussen denounced
than 20 people, including 10                   Moving to get ahead of a                                                                                           whether someone engaged by                     The rebel attack, and the                      Thursday’s rebel attack on
journalists, were hurt by                   scandal washing over his glob-                                                                                        the News of the World not                    autonomy vote, occurred                          Turkish soldiers.
police.                                     al business, the US-based                                                                                             only listened in to the missing              hours after lawmakers from                          “I strongly condemn the
   President of the Jordan                  magnate made a personal                                                                                               teenager’s cellphone mailbox                 the country’s Kurdish party                      terrorist attack in Diyarbakir
Press Association (JPA)                     apology to the parents of a                                                                                           but deleted some messages to                 and the government failed to                     province,” Rasmussen said in
Tareq Momani condemned                      murdered schoolgirl in what                                                                                           make room for more.                          reach an agreement to end a                      a statement on Friday. “Such
the attack against the media                appeared to be an admission                                                                                              That misled police hunting                boycott        of     Turkey’s                   heinous attacks have no justi-
which he said had taken place               that the News of the World,                  News Corporation Chief Rupert Murdoch speaks to mediapersons             for her and gave her parents                 Parliament in Ankara by                          fication. I express my heart-
despite Thursday’s arrange-                 then edited by Brooks, had in                after meeting with the family of slain British school girl Milly Dowler, false hope that their daughter               Kurdish legislators.                             felt condolences to the fami-
ments with the PSD, includ-                 2002 hacked into the voice-                  in London, on Friday. (AFP)                                              might still be alive. Brooks,                  Kurdish lawmakers have                         lies of those who were killed.
ing providing journalists with              mails of their missing daugh-                                                                                         now 43, was then editor of the               said they will not take their                    NATO allies stand in full soli-
vests, to enable policemen to               ter.                                         support. It has also raised            The text was released by News of the World and has                             oath of office until five pro-                     darity against the scourge of
distinguish them from other                    It was that damning allega-               questions from shareholders News International, the denied knowing of any such                                        Kurdish legislators who are                      terrorism.”
activists.                                  tion, in a rival newspaper 10                over his family’s management British newspaper unit now practices at the time.
   Minister of State for Media              days ago, which reignited a                  of the business. And, follow- headed by Tom Mockridge, a                    The revelations this month
Affairs      Abdullah       Abu             five-year-old scandal that has                ing the arrest of nine journal- News Corp veteran moved in of the targeting of victims of
Romman visited the Nakheel                  forced Murdoch to close the                  ists so far since police from Italian television.                        crime rather than, as previ-
Square after the clashes and                News of the World, Britain’s                 relaunched inquiries in                “The News of the World ously alleged, the rich,
apologised to Momani for                    best-selling Sunday paper,                   January, it raised the possibil- was in the business of holding famous and powerful, was the
what happened.                              and drop a $12 billion plan to               ity of legal action against yet others to account. It failed catalyst for a crisis that has
   Hundreds of Jordanians                   buy full control of highly prof-             more senior executives of the when it came to itself,” engulfed                       the      company
also took part in demonstra-                itable pay-TV operator BSkyB.                multinational corporation.          Murdoch wrote in the article, Murdoch has built up over
tions across Jordan to express                 The crisis has broken the                    A direct apology from which was signed off decades.
their disapproval of the gov-               spell that Murdoch, 80, has                  Murdoch, who has been sum- “Sincerely, Rupert Murdoch”.                     “He apologised many
ernment’s delay in adopting                 held over British politics for               moned to answer questions              “We are sorry for the seri- times. I don’t think somebody
political reforms.                          three decades as leaders from                before a parliamentary com- ous               wrongdoing          that could have held their head in
   The protests were staged in              Margaret Thatcher, through                   mittee, will be carried in all occurred. We are deeply sorry their hands so many times to
Maan, Tafileh, Karak, Irbid,                 Labour’s Tony Blair to current               national newspapers this for the hurt suffered by the say that they were sorry,” said
Madaba and Jerash, witness-                 Conservative Prime Minister                  weekend under the headline individuals affected,” he Mark Lewis, the Dowler fami-                                     Turkish soldiers carry the coffins of their colleagues killed by rebels
es said.                                    David Cameron sought his                     “We are sorry”.                     added.                               ly lawyer.                                   during a funeral ceremony, in Diyarbakir, on Friday. (AFP)

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                                                                                                                                                   ROYAL PLAZA                                                                                TRANSFORMERS 3 (ACTION):11.30 AM, 2.30 PM,
                                                                                                                                                   MONTECARLO (COMEDY): 5 PM                                                                  5.30 PM, 8.30 PM, 11.30 PM
  HORRIBLE BOSSES (COMEDY): 11.30 AM, 1.30 PM, 3.30 PM, 5.30 PM, 7.30 PM, 9.30 PM, 11.30 PM                                                        HARRY POTTER 7 (PART-2) (ACTION) 3D : 1.30 PM, 4 PM, 6.30
                                                                                                                                                   PM, 9 PM, 11.30 PM                                                                         (3D):10.30 AM, 1.30 PM, 4.30 PM, 7.30 PM, 10.30 PM
  HANNA (ACTION): 7.30 PM, 9.45 PM, 12 MN
                                                                                                                                                   THAT’S WHAT I AM (DRAMA): 2.30 PM                                                          MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS (COMEDY): 11.15 AM, 1.15 PM,
  22 BULLETS (ACTION): 7 PM, 9.15 PM, 11.30 PM                                                                                                     HORRIBLE BOSSES (COMEDY): 7 PM, 9 PM, 11 PM                                                3.15 PM, 5.15 PM, 7.15 PM, 9.15 PM, 11.15 PM
  CARS 2 (ANIMATION): 10.30 AM, 12.45 PM, 3 PM, 5.15 PM                                                                                            BOLBOL HAYRAN (ARABIC): 4.30 PM, 7 PM, 9.15 PM, 11.30 PM                                   HORRIBLE BOSSES (COMEDY): 11.30 AM, 1.30 PM,
  KUNG FU PANDA 2 (ANIMATION) (3D): 11AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM                                                                                         GAME OF DEATH (ACTION) : 3 PM                                                              3.30 PM, 5.30 PM, 7.30 PM, 9.30 PM, 11.30 PM
  DELHI BELLY (HINDI): 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, 7 PM, 9 PM, 11 PM                                                                                                                                                                             HANNA (ACTION): 10.30 AM, 12.45 PM, 3 PM, 5.15 PM, 7.30
                                                                                                                                                   GULF CINEMA                                                                                PM, 9.45 PM, 12 MN
                                                                                                                                                   ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA (HINDI): 2.30 PM, 11 PM                                           22 BULLETS (ACTION): 12.15 PM, 2.30 PM, 4.45 PM, 7 PM,
  MALL CINEMA                                                                                                                                      DELHI BELLY (HINDI): 5.30 PM, 8.30 PM                        RAGHUVINTE SWANTHAM RASIYA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9.15 PM, 11.30 PM
  HARRY POTTER 7 (PART-2) (ACTION) : 8 .30PM, 11 PM 3D : 1.30 PM, 4 PM, 6.30 PM, 9 PM, 11.30 PM                                                    RAGHUVINTE SWANTHAM RASIYA (MALYALAM): 2.30 PM, 5.30                                       CARS 2 (ANIMATION): 10.30 AM, 2.30 PM, 6.45 PM, 11 PM
                                                                                                                                                   PM, 8.30 PM, 11 PM
  MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS (COMEDY): 4.30 PM, 6.30 PM, 9 PM                                                                                                                                                                                      MONTE CARLO (COMEDY): 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM,
  HANNA (ACTION): 2.30 PM, 4.45 PM, 11 PM
                                                                                                                                                   ASPIRE CINEMA                                                                              7 PM, 9 PM, 11 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              KUNG FU PANDA 2 (ANIMATION) (3D): 10.30 AM,
                                                                                                                                                   ASAL ESWED (ARABIC): 6 PM
  RIO (ANIMATION): 2.30 PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12.30 PM, 4.45 PM, 9 PM
                                                                                                                                                   MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS (COMEDY): 4 PM, 8.15 PM                            UDHAYAN (TAMIL)

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