- Making News: New Palestinian Cabinet Formed
Just hours before a midnight deadline, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat agreed to a new cabinet to be led by Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen. If the Palestinian parliament approves, that will keep alive the so-called -road map- favored by President Bush. Justin Huggler reports from Jerusalem for the Independent of London.
- Reporter's Notebook: Azar Nafisi on Literary Life under the Mullahs
As Iraq struggles to form a new government, some leaders of its Shia majority are demanding a religious state like that of neighboring Iran. A new book by a college professor expelled from Iran for refusing to wear the veil, describes the repression of women after the Islamic revolution, and the refuge some were able to find in Western literary fiction. Azar Nafisi is a visiting fellow at the Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies and author of Reading Lolita in Tehran.
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