A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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).
Soldiers serving in the international coalition led by the United States shot and killed nine Afgani police in central Afghanisan, including an officer and his wife. The Coalition, which had announced that it killed several "Taliban" during the night, said it would investigate the "allegations" of the locals. The people of Ghazni, 100 km south of Kabul, marched through the streets to protest the killings, shouting "Death to America!". [Via L'Orient-Le Jour]