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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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

Monday, February 02, 2009


This murder couldn't even have happened in Baghdad...

French researcher Christopher Augur, an expert in bio-molecular chemistry who was en route to the University of Mexico, was shot in the head and killed at the Mexico City Airport after making a currency exchange. Mr. Augur, 48 years old, had just arrived in the country. A University car had been dispatched to pick him up. When he entered the car, thieves broke the window, stole his money and shot him dead.


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