02 Dec

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




Abbas returns to hero’s welcome

Palestinian president back in Ramallah after successful bid for upgraded status at the UN.
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2012 18:13 GMT

Middle East

Taliban attack NATO base in Afghanistan

Suicide attack on Jalalabad airfield leaves three civilians, three Afghan security forces and nine Taliban dead.
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2012 14:11 GMT

Central & South Asia

Israel halts Palestinian tax transfer

 Move aims at punishing Palestinians over their successful bid for upgraded UN status.
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2012 15:46 GMT

Middle East

The human cost of Syria’s war

Inside Syria

02 Dec 2012 12:16 GMT
As Ban Ki-moon predicts a rise in refugee numbers, we ask if enough is being done to help those fleeing the country.

Pentagon builds military network to rival the CIA

02 December 2012 06:45 PM

The Pentagon is planning a major expansion of America’s international spy network, creating a new generation of undercover agents to get a better handle on critical issues such as China’s growing military might and the rising influence of fundamentalist militants in Africa.

A life not lived: Shaker Aamer with two of his children before his arrest

Hopes rise for Guantanamo’s last UK inmate

02 December 2012 12:00 AM

UK police to interview Shaker Aamer in Cuba, as his family send appeals to President Obama

Scotland Yard detectives are set to fly to Cuba to interview the last UK resident still held in Guantanamo Bay over claims that he was tortured in the presence of British secret service agents.

News of the development in the case of Shaker Aamer, detained for nearly 11 years by the US despite never having been charged with any offence, came as his children spoke to national media for the first time about their family’s plight……………………


Other Voices festival 2012 – day two

It is the second day of the Other Voices festival in Dingle on the west coast of Ireland on Saturday. Acts getting ready to perform include Canadian indie pop violinist Owen Pallet, Dublin band Kodaline, the Strypes and Soak. A series of talks named Banter takes place during the festival, and includes among others the Guardian’s Lisa O’ Carroll.

Tonight from the church of St James, you can watch Villagers, Paul Buchanan and Local Natives play live

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