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Muscle flexing over Cyprus sparks concerns: on 14 May 2012, two F-15 Israeli aircraft repeatedly violated Turkish airspace over Cyprus; the intruder was then chased off by Turkish F-16s scrambled from the Turkish Cypriot air base at Lefkoniko. The five separate intrusions lasted some eight minutes and occurred between 11.05 am and 12.49 pm, suggesting that they were a repeated, deliberate provocation. Jul 1, 2012 1056
Tipping point: Milan Vesely reports from the United States on how the burning of Korans by American troops in Afghanistan could be the tipping point that heralds the beginning of the end of large-scale US presence in the country. Apr 1, 2012 1320
US Drone strategy: a step too far? Milan Vesely reports from the United States. Nov 1, 2011 1242
Sinai: discord in the desert: Milan Vesely reports from the United States. Oct 1, 2011 1181
Liberation technology or a spy in a suitcase? Aug 1, 2011 822
Why is the West bombing Libya? May 1, 2011 1132
The firebrand enigma. Feb 1, 2011 1297
Obama's Mid East policy in disarray. Jan 1, 2011 1525
Last word. Jan 1, 2011 443
The last word. Aug 1, 2010 632
And the truth shall set you free. Jul 1, 2010 1134
Is US losing ground in Afghanistan?: The average length of an active insurgency is 10 years. In the case of Afghanistan, the US military operation is already nine years old, the normal length of time in which one or other of the parties begins to show signs of fatigue. But which side is it most likely to be? Jun 1, 2010 1318
The last word. Jun 1, 2010 686
The sport of kings. May 1, 2010 1103
Cash flows from Afghanistan cause consternation. Apr 1, 2010 1108
The enemy within: Washington has discovered that the threat of terrorism does not always stem from those whose appearance fits the bearded, wild-eyed stereotypical image so often portrayed in the international media. Frequently, the danger is to be found much closer to home than Helmand, Khandahar or the mountains of Tora Bora. Mar 1, 2010 1239
Afghanistan: Obama's commitment. Jan 1, 2010 1918
Alarms sound in Washington over Iran-Pakistan border hostilities. Dec 1, 2009 1273
International land grab sounds warning bells: the figures are impressive: 500,000 hectares in Tanzania, 30,000 in the Sudan, followed by 378,000 more in the same country and even 500,000 for rice growing in Indonesia. All across the globe there is a land grab going on, with China and the oil-producing countries of the Middle East in the forefront of the rush. Nov 1, 2009 1061
In the name of democracy: the new head of the CIA, director Leon Panetta, has his work cut out as he settles into the new job. Oct 1, 2009 1424
Adding insult to injury: the illegal Israeli land grabs continue in the occupied Palestinian territories, this time not of settler homes but to produce grapes--where Palestinian homes, orchards and olive groves once stood--to build a lucrative wine industry. Aug 1, 2009 1063
High drama: President Barack Obama found himself defending his decison to close Guantanamo Bay to the ex-vice president Dick Cheney. Jul 1, 2009 1359
On the horns of a dilemma. Jun 1, 2009 954
All eyes on Aden: Milan Vesely reports from the United States on concerns in Washington over events in one of the world's busiest international waterways. Apr 1, 2009 1557
The absent arsenal: Milan Vesely writes from the United States on a disturbing lack of information on the whereabouts of American weaponry intended for deployment against the Taliban. Apr 1, 2009 1200
A Katyusha in a camel's belly: Milan Vesely reports from the United States on the US media's approach to the Gaza conflict and predicts that a sea change is coming. Mar 1, 2009 1438
Guantanamo: where do we go from here? President Obama has pledged to close the infamous Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Still to be decided is how the US justice system will deal with the inmates and the international repercussions--a legacy of the dubious integrity of the George Bush regime. Milan Vesely reports from the United States. Mar 1, 2009 1503
Seeking a new way forward: after less than 24 hours in power President Barack Obama had instituted change at Guantanamo Bay and within 48 hours had established personal telephone contact with a series of Middle East leaders. Milan Vesely looks at the new president's inaugural speech and anticipates major changes in the region. Feb 1, 2009 1294
Afghanistan: chaos in the Khyber: Milan Vesely reports from the United States. Feb 1, 2009 1371
Change in America: Milan Vesely reports from the United States. Jan 1, 2009 1836
Iraq: the writing on the wall: Milan Vesely reports from the United States. Dec 1, 2008 1099
Change in America, change in the Middle East: Milan Vesely reports from the United States on how the policies of president-elect Barack Obama will impact on the Middle East. Dec 1, 2008 1846
Iraq: a success or just a political ball game? Nov 1, 2008 1313
The profits of piracy soar: organised piracy has become big business in and around the Gulf of Aden, with international banks and insurance companies bearing the brunt of the illegal and unscrupulous practice. Nov 1, 2008 1403
Bodybuilding in the Arab world. Aug 1, 2008 1033
After Benazir ... The death late last year of the controversial Benazir Bhutto has been much debated. Milan Vesely reports from the United States on some of the likely causes and culprits behind her cowardly killing. Feb 1, 2008 1473
Falconry comes into its own. Jan 1, 2008 980
A financial wind of change. Dec 1, 2007 1163
Put it on the bill. Nov 1, 2007 1049
Expect the unexpected: Milan Vesely reports on the simmering pot that is Lebanon and widespread fears, fuelled by rumour and suspicion, that the political situation is coming to the boil. Aug 1, 2007 1096
Truth, or imagination in the shadowy world of Iraq: in the murky world of spy fiction, the antagonists and protagonists play out physical and mental chess games, their moves and countermoves enthralling the reader. But is truth stranger than fiction, reality more convoluted than make-believe? That could certainly apply to recent events between Britain and the United States on the one hand and Iran and the Iraqi government on the other. Aug 1, 2007 1742
Halliburton's great escape: in the wake of US energy giant Halliburton's controversial move to Dubai, Milan Vesely examines the implications for other companies. May 1, 2007 1171
Bush hedges his bets: Milan Vesely asks whether current US scheming in Iraq is a cover for an even more Machiavellian purpose than might be thought. Apr 1, 2007 1398
The robot revolution: welcome to the 21st Century US soldier; programmed robots that can do anything from drive an ammunition truck to firing a M60 machine gun. American military planners predict such robots will in the future become the major fighting force in wars such as that currently being fought in Iraq. Apr 1, 2005 1850
An age-old amity renewed: the camel played an important part in the Arab world for generations as a source of food and a beast of burden but fell from favour in some areas with the discovery of oil and the wealth it generated. However, the bonds were never entirely broken and now the breeding and racing of a new strain of thoroughbred camel has revitalised interest across the board. Apr 1, 2005 941
Arak. Mar 1, 2005 1189
Women likely winners new QIZ deal: the US employed unorthodox methods to persuade Egyptians that the rewards would be worth it, but now enthusiasm for the QIZ is growing. Feb 1, 2005 1110
King Tut rocks. Feb 1, 2005 1582
Seeking a new perspective: Americans are frequently accused of being insular, too preoccupied with what is going on within their own borders to give much credence to world affairs. Milan Vesely reports from the United States on an interesting new shift. Jan 1, 2005 1226
Iraq's oil wealth fuels fires of discontent. Dec 1, 2004 1265
The great US treasury bond sale: but nobody showed up. Dec 1, 2004 1769 as Internet growth increases worldwide, are the Iranian authorities fighting a losing battle with their struggle to censor and control? Nov 1, 2004 1392
A multi-million $ video game: Milan Vesely reports on a new video game--which has cost over $7m to develop--and is aimed at giving US service personnel a rudimentary knowledge of the Arabic language and certain Arab customs. Oct 1, 2004 1112
Who holds Iraqi purse strings? The American authorities in Baghdad bypassed $18bn of congressionally approved money and instead spent $2.5bn of Iraqi oil revenues--without UN authority--prior to the early handing over of sovereignty on 28 June. Milan Vesely reports from Washington. Aug 1, 2004 1448
Fahrenheit 9/11. Movie Review Aug 1, 2004 1051
Tool or weapon? Aug 1, 2004 1123
Charity begins at home: Saudi Arabia is committed to a policy of Saudisation, which will see its own nationals play an increasing role in its economy. The move will see the exodus of tens of thousands of foreign workers but will offer a solution to the problem of unemployment, particularly among the young. May 1, 2004 1129
Saddam's missing billions: former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is believed to have salted away billions of US dollars in banks around the world during his reign of terror. Finding the cash is tricky enough but then proving its provenance is virtually impossible. Apr 1, 2004 1149
Iran-Japan $2bn oil deal goes ahead; despite intense and protracted pressure from the United States a consortium of Japanese companies has signed a $2bn oil deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Milan Vesely reports from Washington. Apr 1, 2004 1076
Iraqi oil loses its luster. Mar 1, 2004 1718
New routes to new markets: the multi-billion dollar highway under construction between the northern port city of Nouadhibou and the capital city of Nouakchott is expected to facilitate a new era of inter-regional trade. Feb 1, 2004 1066
Motor racing: eyes Arab talent. Jan 1, 2004 1617
$2 billion & rising: while Iraqis are counting the cost of the US invasion, some small, privileged sections of American society are counting their profits. Nov 1, 2003 1490
Iran considers the odds: the Bush administration accuses Tehran of harbouring Al Qaeda terrorists and of trying to develop weapons of mass destruction; Iran blames America for supporting the Mujahedeen-el-Khalq and of interfering in its internal affairs. So who is in the driving seat; which party has the advantage in the diplomatic cat-and-mouse game that has developed as the US increasingly looks for a way out of the Iraqi quagmire? Oct 1, 2003 1536
Iraq: the Awdah threat: although the US war on Iraq was declared over by President Bush months ago there are new signs that forces resentful of the American presence in the country, the Awdah also known as 'The Return' are increasing the pressure and the anti-US violence. (Current Affairs). Aug 1, 2003 1399
It's not over yet: Saddam Hussein has been removed from power but the war with Iraq is not over yet and the costs of the conflict continue to rise, much to the consternation of the American taxpayer. (Iraq). Jul 1, 2003 1529
A delicacy of war. (Dubai Dates). Jul 1, 2003 1019
Iraq debts. (Current Affairs). Jun 1, 2003 2018
Debunking The Domino theory: a leaked State Department report casts doubt on the idea that the brave new Iraq the Bush administration anticipates, can ever be achieved. (Regional). May 1, 2003 1248
Jobs for the boys. (Iraq). May 1, 2003 1660
Save us from fair weather friends: much feted in Washington in 2002, when President Bush was looking for allies in his war on terror, Afghan President Hamid Karzai found US priorities had changed when he visited Washington last month. (Afghanistan). Apr 1, 2003 1165
A different kind of war: the face of modern warfare is changing. In today's age of `Robo-soldier', tank-against-tank, platoon-against-platoon and eyeball-to-eyeball fighting is almost unthinkable, with the thought of Vietnam-era casualties an anathema to the American people. (War). Feb 1, 2003 2017
US naval initiative. (Current Affairs). Feb 1, 2003 765
It's all about oil: George Bush can talk all he wants about the threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Ask any Texas oil executive and he will tell you it's Iraq's oil the President is after. (Current Affairs). Nov 1, 2002 1566
Heroin trade on the increase: since the fall of the Taliban Afghanistan's multi-billion-dollar drugs trade has soared. (Business & Finance). Nov 1, 2002 1286
Do as we say, not as we do: the decision not to extend further aid to Egypt was part of the US administration's effort to expand free speech and democracy to Islamic countries, says the White House and not a retaliatory move for Egypt's lack of support for American plans to attack Iraq. (Egypt). Oct 1, 2002 951
Bulent Ecevit: between a rock and a hard place. (Current Affairs). Brief Article Sep 1, 2002 510
The quality of justice: in post-11 September America President Bush cites secrecy as a necessary evil in his war against terrorism. But is the US overstepping the mark? (USA). Sep 1, 2002 952
Turkmenbashi the Great: rich and prosperous thanks to the discovery of massive oil and gas reserves, Turkmenistan is attempting to come to grips with modernity and its massive wealth. (Turkmenistan). Sep 1, 2002 1068
Al Jazeera kicks up a sandstorm. (Current Affairs). Statistical Data Included Jul 1, 2002 1330
The presidential honeymoon is over: what did President Bush know? Perhaps even more damaging: when did he know it? (Current Affairs). Jul 1, 2002 1187
The Abdullah plan ...: the prince and the president: positive indicators are emerging that some of the proposals for peace, put forward by Crown Prince Abdullah, have found favour with US President Bush. Milan Vesely was in Crawford, Texas when the two statesmen met. (Current Affairs)(Cover Story). Jun 1, 2002 1579
Iraqi oil stoppage rattles Wall Street. (Business & Finance). Brief Article Jun 1, 2002 1034

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