Morning Brief, Monday, October 8
Asia NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images The U.S. government is stepping up pressure on Afghan President Hamid Karzai to permit aerial spraying of opium poppies, a move that many analysts fear could be destabilizing. More here. A helicopter escorting newly reelected Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf crashed in Kashmir. Burmese junta: The floggings will continue until morale improves. ...
A helicopter escorting newly reelected Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf crashed in Kashmir.
Burmese junta: The floggings will continue until morale improves.
A top Turkish lawmaker threatened to cut Turkey’s help to the U.S. mission in Iraq if a bill on the Armenian genocide passes the U.S. congress.
U.S. Gen. David Petraeus accused Iran’s ambassador to Iraq of secretly being a member of the powerful and troublesome Qods force.
Investigators know the identity of Anna Politkovskaya’s killer, her former newspaper reports.
Drunken intruders punched a hole in a Monet painting at Paris’s Musée d’Orsay.
A former British ambassador has gotten himself in trouble for criticizing an Uzbek billionaire.
A sharia court in Nigeria banned a play that mocks… the use of sharia for nefarious ends.
The war on terrorism is aiding al Qaeda, a British think tank reports.
The Nobel Prize for medicine goes to an international team of stem-cell researchers.
- IAEA chief Mohammed ElBaradei is in India to meet with Indian nuclear officials.
- The Nobel prizes for physics, chemistry, peace, and economics are to be announced this week.
- The U.N.’s high commissioner for human rights visits Sri Lanka to assess the human-rights situation there.
- Today is Columbus Day in the United States.
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