Archivi giornalieri: giugno 22, 2009

Exclusive interview with al-Qaeda third in command

In a rare and exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Mustafa Abul-Yazeed, al-Qaeda’s third in command, said it would use Pakistan’s nuclear weapons agains the United States.

Al Jazeera’s Shiulie Ghosh spoke with Michael Griffin, an al-Qaeda expert about Abul-Yazeed’s comments and their implications.


Crimes charges against Iran sought

Payam Akhavan, a former UN war crimes prosecutor at The Hague and co-founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, is working on a petition to send to the UN Security Council and The Hague – that will look into Iran’s post-election violence.

In an interview to Al Jazeera from New York, Akhavan said: “the Iranian regime can’t continue to suppress people unless they resort to mass murder”.

Payam Akhavan, a former UN war crimes prosecutor at The Hague and co-founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, is working on a petition to send to the UN Security Council and The Hague – that will look into Iran’s post-election violence.

In an interview to Al Jazeera from New York, Akhavan said: “the Iranian regime can’t continue to suppress people unless they resort to mass murder”.


Gaza rappers influenced by war

The people of Gaza have faced a war, and been beseiged by a blockade imposed by Israel in retaliation for rocket fire.

So in an effort to express their grief and resilience, a group of rappers from the Gaza Strip are getting the word out, the only way they know how.

Al Jazeera’s Casey Kauffman met the rappers in Gaza.


Switzerland evades tax haven crackdown

A third of all internationally invested private wealth is kept in the tiny landlocked country of Switzerland, where tax evasion is not recognised as a crime.

But Switzerland is defiantly standing behind its policy of banking secrecy, despite a global attempt to crack down on tax havens.

Al Jazeera’s Hamish Macdonald reports.