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27 Nov

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Peace will be a consequence of truth. Maria Montessori said: “Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” Let us hope this is a turning point, and a way towards Palestinian freedom.

Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish


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News

Egyptians stage mass anti-Morsi rally

Thousands are holding a protest in Cairo against President Mohamed Morsi, who last week granted himself sweeping powers.
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2012 18:31 GMT

Middle East

Day of mourning for Bangladesh fire victims

Police launch manhunt for fugitive boss of garment factory where at least 110 workers died in a blaze over the weekend.
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2012 10:05 GMT
 
The American retailer has said it will continue to work with the apparel industry in Bangladesh [EPA]

Walmart announcement

The developments in Bangladesh came a day after the US retail giant Walmart said it had ended its relationship with an unnamed supplier who sourced garments from the Tazreen factory.

The McGlynn: I do not believe this.

The multinational company severed ties with its supplier as anger over safety standards in Bangladesh’s clothes manufacturing industry mounted. Bangladesh offers cheap labour to many Western apparel brands for manufacturing.

In a statement issued on Monday, Walmart expressed its condolences to the victims’ families and said: “The fact that this occurred is extremely troubling to us, and we will continue to work across the apparel industry to improve fire safety education and training in Bangladesh.

“A supplier subcontracted work to this factory without authorisation and in direct violation of our policies,

“The Tazreen factory was no longer authorised to produce merchandise for Walmart.

“Today, we have terminated the relationship with that supplier.”

Central & South Asia

Other News

Split vote leaves Catalonia’s separatists in quest for allies

27 November 2012 01:00 AM

The leader of Catalonia’s largest nationalist party insisted yesterday that plans for the region’s referendum on independence from Spain would go ahead despite his party losing ground in Sunday’s regional election.

Plane loads of cash: Flight records reveal Russia flew 30 tonnes of bank notes to Syrian regime

26 November 2012 05:50 PM

The logs show that a cargo plane belonging to the Syrian Air Force made eight round trips between Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport and Damascus over three months this summer

 

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