26 Nov

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Saudis arrest 149 terror suspects

Authorities have arrested 124 Saudis and 25 foreigners, who were planning attacks on government and security officials.
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2010 17:14 GMT


Report says a man posing as a Taliban leader who led peace talks was paid and promoted by British intelligence.


S Sudan demobilses child soldiers

The army in south Sudan has pledged to demobilise all child soldiers by the end of the year ahead of January’s referendum, which will determine the fate of the south.

During the civil war, the rebel forces are said to have recruited thousands of children into special units known as the Red Army.

There are an estimated 900 children carrying weapon for south Sudan. But army commanders have said they are moving to de-list all children from the service.

Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from southern Sudan.


There won’t be a bailout for the earth

Johann Hari: Why bother? Why are the world’s governments jetting to Cancun to discuss global warming? The vogue has passed……………………………..


 Norris Church Mailer: Model, writer and actress who became Norman Mailer’s sixth and last wife

Norris Church Mailer, a woman bred in the rural poverty of Arkansas, was principally known as the wife of the renowned American author Norman Mailer, but she was also a respected author in her own right.

Roxana Briban


Tom DeLay leaves the courtroom in Austin, Texas, yesterday after his conviction with his wife, left, and daughter

Why the Republicans’ hammer got nailed

David Usborne charts a spectacular fall………………..


US general approved talks with fake Taliban leader

Account of peace talks contradicts Hamid Karzai, who pinned blame on British

  • UK blamed for Taliban impostor

Tom DeLay was George Bush’s voice in Congress. Now he is facing life in prison. ………………


The Andes: Retreat of the glaciers

As the world prepares for the Cancún summit, John Vidal visits the frontline against global warming 6 comments


China issues warning ahead of U.S.-South Korea drills

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A South Korean Marine on guard uses a radio after sounds of distant artillery fire were heard on Yeonpyeong Island, November 26, 2010.

Credit: Reuters/Park Ji-Ho/YONHAP

By Ju-min Park and Miyoung Kim

SEOUL | Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:04am EST

SEOUL (Reuters) – China warned on Friday against military acts near its coastline ahead of U.S.-South Korean naval exercises that North Korea, days after shelling a South Korean island, said risked pushing the region toward war.

Beijing’s warning came as the Seoul government named a career soldier as its new defense minister amid mounting criticism of the response to Tuesday’s attack by North Korea, its heaviest bombardment since the 1950-53 Korean War.

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