In other news:
The chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, was stranded in his hometown because of a lack of commercial flights just hours before he's set to transfer the reins of power to the congress elected last month. [The Telegraph]
Pakistan's Supreme Court issued a contempt-of-court notice against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Wednesday, an apparent rerun of judicial proceedings that saw his predecessor ousted from office in June. [The New York Times]
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