Embracing your son, nephew, or brother after an absence of five years is a feeling that perhaps cannot be described. It certainly wasn’t something easily articulated by Abdullah Al-Baddah, the uncle of repatriated Guantanamo detainees Abdul Aziz Al-Baddah and Ibrahim Al-Nasser. Relief, joy and hope. “I cannot describe how it felt,” he said. “It was tears of joy. Just seeing them return to us after all this time of anxiety and doubt got everyone crying”. Seventy-seven relatives of the 14 repatriated Saudi detainees from the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison gathered here last night to visit their loved ones who had arrived in the Kingdom Saturday morning
French Minister of the Interior Nicolas Sarkozy presented the new law on immigration that will bear his name. The French Senate approved it on June 17, in spite of the opposition’s barricades. In July, the law will be voted by National Assembly. “We have to change over from a suffered immigration to a chosen immigration”, says Sarkozy
'Gulf Syndrome' no longer exists, wiped off the slate by the English Minister of Defence. The decision not to recognise the invalidity of one of the ex-soldiers who, in 1991, participated in the invasion of Iraq, overturns the historic sentence of an English court which last November opened the path to compensation
It’s a bit like the devil dipping his hand into the holy water font. At least that’s what most people would say. Wal-Mart, the giant American retailer, the biggest merchandiser in the world, has apparently decided to banish the negative image it has been stuck with for the last several years
The Republic of Srpska is a product of the Balkan war and was created by Serbian war criminals Mladic e Karadzic, who left many deaths in their wake. The Republic was officially recognised at the end of the war and Bosnia and Herzegovina was divided into two confederate territorial entities: the Croatian-Muslim Federation and the Republic of Srpska.
While in the Bavarian city of Munich ‘Germany 2006’ was inaugurated, the stadium of Milan was the picturesque stage for the finals of the ‘Other World Championships 2006’: it is a soccer tournament held for the third time this year.
The travel diary of Breaking the Ice - First morning in the desert. A very chilly night. We wake up very early, relatively. Yahia, our Egyptian guide form Baharyha Oasis arrives. Loading the trucks and off we go