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Archive for Middle East

Will Brazilian President Lula Squash the Nuclear Beef Between Iran and the West?

According to Pepe Escobar, there’s a good chance:

“Iran has all but agreed that Brazil should be the mediator between Tehran and the United Nations – rather than the axis of the US, Britain and France inside the UN Security Council, plus Germany – to finally settle the Iranian nuclear dossier. According to the Fars news agency, after his visit early this week to New York, Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, in a phone call with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, told him that Iran had agreed with the Brazilian proposal for a nuclear fuel swap deal for the Tehran research reactor, which produces medical isotopes for cancer treatment. The proposal will be discussed in detail when Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visits Tehran by the end of next week.”

-Asia Times

Worlds Largest Photograph: Dubai in 45 gigapixels

Source: cnet

Dubai has one-upped Paris’ 26 gigapixel picture with a 45 gigapixel photo of their skyline. Now the city can claim among other things, the largest photo-  which captures the tallest building… go figure.

Dan Senor, Author of Startup Nation on CNBC [video]

Dan Senor, the author of Startup Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle discusses key factors on why Israel is one of the fastest growing and most innovative economies on the planet despite being in a constant state of war.

Many countries could gain alot by studying Israel’s example and utilizing some of it’s policies- especially developing countries.

Today (June 23) in 100 seconds

The Colbert Show Live in Iraq

Spoiler Alert: President Obama comes up via satellite and orders that Steven gets his head shaven at the end.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

President’s Cairo Speech: A New Beginning

This is his greatest speech so far IMO, not only because of his words and delivery- but for what he’s trying to accomplish.

He’s the man to mend the torn relationship between Islam and the West.

America’s Oldest Ally: Morocco?