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Al Jazeera English - News - Nasrallah Hits Out At Government

Al Jazeera English - News - Nasrallah Hits Out At Government: "Hezbollah's leader has warned any crackdown by the government on the Shia organistaion would be tantamount to a 'declaration of war'.

Hassan Nasrallah's comments were broadcast on television on Thursday, as street clashes in Lebanon between government loyalists and opposition supporters entered a second day.

Soon after his speech was broadcast, gunfire was heard across Beirut."

Who Are the Latest Gitmo Detainees to Be Released? - by Andy Worthington

Who Are the Latest Gitmo Detainees to Be Released? - by Andy Worthington: "On the cargo plane containing Sami al-Haj that landed in Khartoum in the early hours of May 2 were Amir Yacoub al-Amir and Walid Ali, who, like Sami, were bound like beasts for their journey despite finally being transported to freedom. Both had also been held for over six years without charge or trial, but unlike Sami, whose plight was widely publicized by al-Jazeera, by his lawyers at the legal action charity Reprieve, and by groups campaigning for the rights of journalists, including the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Sans Frontières, both of these men had barely registered on the media's radar."

Neocons and the truth: Bitter enemies to the end - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com

Neocons and the truth: Bitter enemies to the end - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com: "Time to Attack Iranian Terror Camps? [Michael Ledeen]

So says John Bolton, and he's right. As you know, I have been proposing this for years. I always thought it was only a matter of time before we were compelled to take this action, which is a legitimate form of self-defense. And while we're at it, we should do the same thing to the Syrian camps as well. It isn't 'sending a message,' it's acting to protect our guys by fighting back in the proxy war the mullahs have been waging since 1979. Faster, please?"

allAfrica.com: Somalia: Deadly Battle Rages Between Ethiopia Soldiers, Insurgents (Page 1 of 1)

allAfrica.com: Somalia: Deadly Battle Rages Between Ethiopia Soldiers, Insurgents (Page 1 of 1)Ethiopian troops in central Somalia were ambushed Wednesday as they withdrew from one town and were heading back towards the Ethiopian border, locals said.

The fighting erupted around noon as a 30-truck Ethiopian army convoy left their positions in Bulo Burte, a town in Hiran region.

The Ethiopian contingent was attacked in a hilly village between Bulo Burto and Beletwein, the provincial seat of power.

Local villagers reported that the battle lasted for nearly two hours, as Ethiopian soldiers exchanged a barrage of gunfire and artillery with Islamist insurgents.

Unconfirmed reports obtained by Garowe Online indicated that four Ethiopian army trucks were burned after sustaining insurgent rocket fire.