Egypt beat Algeria in dramatic fashion last night, with the crucial second goal coming in the 95th minute, sending both teams to Sudan for a qualifying playoff on Wednesday. Afterward Downtown Cairo was a carnival. Started in Talaat Harb, moved to Tahrir.
The Google video won’t embed — here is the link to Edward Said’s long last interview from 2003.
Syrian techno, sort of. He has an album called “Highway to Hassake.” Amazing.
A Kuwaiti song from the 1980s.
Alcohol has been banned from Nato’s headquarters in Afghanistan in the wake of an airstrike that killed up to 70 civilians.
US General Stanley McChrystal, head of the International Forces in Afghanistan (Isaf), decided to bar boozing after launching an investigation into the bombing in northern Afghanistan.
Staff at the Kabul headquarters were ‘either drunk or too hungover’ to answer his questions.
He slammed forces for ‘partying it up’ as German Chancellor Angela Merkel also found herself under attack for the strike.
The command to drop two 500lb bombs on two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban came from Germany, while American pilots carried it out.
A preliminary investigation found that the bombs were dropped in breach of Nato guidelines, on intelligence from a single source who claimed all present were members of the Taliban. [MailOnline]