Tuesday, October 24, 2006

German Mediation Between Israel and Hezbollah

The indirect negotiations between Israel and Hezbollah for a prisoners exchange are going on and a man who has a key role is a German intelligence agent, Der Spiegel reports. This is not the first time the Germans have worked on such an exchange since negotiations few years ago led to the release of an Israeli businessman and the bodies of three Israelis soldiers with hundreds of Arab prisoners in January 2004.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Al-Qaida After September 11.

The war on terrorism did not destroy al-Qaida but on the contrary the group now is stronger than it was five years ago, a terrorism expert says.
Bruce Hoffman of Rand Corporation tells Spiegel Online that it is not clear if Osama bin Laden or Ayman al-Zawahri are still the ones ordering the attacks but that there is a command functioning from Pakistan's region of Waziristan.
read the interview.