Last week, the Arabic-language satellite news channel Al Jazeera celebrated its 10th anniversary. In the years since its first broadcast on Nov. 1, 1996, Al Jazeera has become a popular news outlet that no government or opinion shaper can afford to ignore. (International Herald Tribune)
By David E. Kaplan
Early this summer, I received an intriguing offer from the U.S. intelligence community. No, not to be a spy. (CIA regs have largely banned recruiting American journalists since the mid-'70s.) My invite was tamer than that but still enticing: Would I be interested in being a fly on the wall during an innovative workshop on extremism, sponsored by the new Office of the Director of National Intelligence? (US News & World Report)
Dangerous Nuclear Signs
According to reports, at least six Arab countries are developing domestic nuclear power programmes to diversify their energy sources. Out of them, four, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco and Algeria have shown interest in developing nuclear power primarily for water desalination. (The Daily Times)
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