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Is a re-mapping of the Middle East a real prospect in the near future? And what sort of organising principle could or would stabilise the region? Source: abc.net.au
Australian authorities have made contact with Melinda Taylor, the International Criminal Court lawyer being held in Libya. The Ambassador-designate to Libya, David Ritchie, travelled to Zintan where Melinda Taylor is being held along with three of her colleagues. The Foreign Minister has stressed how difficult negotiating Taylor's release will be, as her fate lies in the hands of her captors, the 'Zintan Brigade'.
The Northern Territory murder rate is the highest in Australia - and killings there have particular characteristics. Aboriginal murders are usually straight-forward domestic violence and drunkeness, but many white or Asian murders are particularly macabre and disturbing, leading to speculations that the NT, with its remote places, its oppressive weather, and its frontier mystique attracts more than its share of men w...