A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).
With tearful torrents and blowy sighing they buried Katrina while Wilma, moaning loudly, rained tears on the ruin caused by Stan. Alpha and Beta sobbed over the drenched Caribbean and with thunderheads and rainbands wished a soaking 2006 on us all [Anon. El Universal]