Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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).

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Washington gets Ethiopia to invade Somalia and then....

Nine Chinese nationals and sixty-five Ethiopians working at an oil exploration installation in eastern Ethiopia were killed on Tuesday 24 April by armed men who attacked a dawn. Another seven Chinese nationals were kidnapped.

The attack, led by rebels supported by Eritrea, says Addis-Abeba, targeted installations owned by Zhongyuan Petroleum Exploration Bureau in Abole, a small town in the Ogaden region according to the New China News Agency.

[Via AFP-Reuters]



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