A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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).
I don't know whether to cringe or guffaw. Ariel Sharon was felled by a minor stroke on Sunday, after consuming 7 spicy kebabs, 6 marinated steaks, 5 lamb chops, 4 skewers of beef, 3 caesar salads, 2 chocolate cakes, and handmade New York rugelach. And the Israeli newspaper Maariv says this is the size of a typical daily meal for the Biggy Man of Peace.