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U.S. and Egypt broach issue of Americans’ trial
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that the United States and Egypt are “moving toward a resolution” regarding the prosecution of Americans and other nongovernmental organization employees accused of trying to stoke unrest in the country.
“We are engaged in very intensive discussions with the Egyptian government about finding a solution,” Clinton said during a Senate hearing. “We’ve had a lot of very tough conversations and I think we’re … moving toward a resolution.

Argentina Seeks Boycott of U.K. Products

Argentina’s government has asked companies to stop importing products from the U.K., in the latest escalation of tensions between the countries over the Falkland Islands.

Industry Minister Debora Giorgi on Tuesday called around 20 of the nation’s top chief executives and asked them to replace whatever goods they import from the U.K. with products from other countries.

Renewable Energy Desalination: An Emerging Solution to Close MENA’s Water Gap Renewable Energy Desalination: An Emerging Solution to Close MENA’s Water Gap

Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are facing real water security challenges. In arid, coastal cities, water demand is often met through large-scale desalination systems powered by fossil fuels. While groundwater and surface water resources are dwindling due to population growth and climate change, more desalination plants will be required to meet the water demand gap.

Epic Sahara Forest Project Unveils Plans For a Pilot Plant in Qatar

The Sahara Forest Project was borne out of a dire necessity to ensure the long term survival of residents living in the Middle East’s desert regions. 60 People from 12 countries have contributed research to the project that aims to turn inhospitable deserts into flourishing food and power producing habitats that harness new climate-specific innovations. Jordan was the first country to come on board, and yesterday, SFP announced a new collaboration with Yara International and QAFCO that will result in a one hectare pilot plant in Doha, Qatar.

Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity.” – Marshall McLuhan

Interpol arrests Anonymous hackers: Do they warrant the attention?

Muslim Quota – Will Congress bite SP bait (UP Assembly Election 2012)?

In a move aimed clearly as a message to the Muslims ahead of the last two round of polling in Uttar Pradesh and also as a bait to Congress, the Samajwadi Party on Sunday reiterated its readiness to do business with the principal ruling party at the Centre for ensuring 18% reservation to the community.