11 May

Events of Interest and Analyses


US ‘committed to Afghan security’

Clinton and Karzai acknowledge sharp differences as the two countries begin talks.
  Taliban threatens offensive
  Why Karzai cannot choose his family
  Taking aim at Afghan corruption
  Talking to the Taliban
  Kandahar Karzai dismisses criticism
  Afghans question Kandahar operation


Israel’s religious forces march on

Marwan Bishara looks at the growing number of religious Zionists in the Israeli army.

Pope blames church’s sins for sex scandal new

Pope Benedict XVI made strongest statement yet on the global sex abuse scandal sweeping the Catholic Church


Elena Kagan, US Solicitor General, is applauded by President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden

Obama plays it safe with Supreme Court pick

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

David Usborne: Selecting Elena Kagan reflects the President’s desire to avoid wrangles with Republicans.


MI5 faces fresh torture allegations

Security service accused of being complicit in abuse of Birmingham businessman who was arrested in Dhaka

Video: Ian Cobain on the Gulam Mustafa case


Lena Horne, singer and black activist, dies

Singer and actress, Lena Horne, 1958

Actor and singer who broke down racial barriers in film and music dies aged 92

Obituary: Lena Horne

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