Friday, May 29, 2009

Some good news

"Egypt’s culture minister, a painter named Farouk Hosny, has tried to save his candidacy to be the next director general of the United Nations cultural agency, Unesco, making a public apology for suggesting last year that Israeli books in Egyptian libraries should be burned. But in the complicated international politics of United Nations agencies, Mr. Hosny’s chances appeared to be slipping, with new candidates appearing just before the May 31 deadline."