29 Dec

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Denmark ‘foils terror attack’

Police arrest five suspects linked to a plot against newspaper that printed controversial cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2010 15:59 GMT

Triple suicide bombing hits Mosul

A steady stream of attacks hit Iraq’s security forces as US troops prepare to leave the country in 2011.Last Modified: 29 Dec 2010 15:08 GMTMiddle EastRead More
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Helen Thomas: Thrown to the wolves

Danny Schechter 29 Dec 2010 13:58 GMT

At a time of forgiveness, why is Helen Thomas still being ostracized?…………..




Ivory Coast mercenary coup plot claims are absurd, says US

Interior minister alleges that American nationals entered Ivory Coast on mission to overthrow the president, Laurent Gbagbo

Ivory Coast interior minister Emile Guirieoulou alleged in a press conference that US nationals were involved in a plot to overthrow Laurent Gbagbo. Photograph: Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters

The United States has dismissed as “absurd” claims that it had sent mercenaries to Ivory Coast to oust president Laurent Gbagbo.

Gbagbo’s interior minister, Emile Guirieoulou, alleged that 10 Americans who flew in, purportedly to investigate grenade damage to the US embassy, were involved in a plot to overthrow the embattled leader.

Guirieoulou told a press conference: “This plane was supposed to disembark some persons presented as American experts tasked to evaluate damages caused to the American embassy after a rocket attack during the opposition demonstration.



Britain risks Israeli anger by extending diplomatic recognition to Palestinians

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Hague’s planned move increases pressure on Netanyahu government after latest round of US-sponsored talks collapse……………..


Cabinet steps back from Lieberman’s outburst on Turkey

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak yesterday moved to countermand outspoken remarks by his Foreign Ministry colleague Avigdor Lieberman denouncing the Turkish government for “lies” and dismissing prospects of a peace deal with the Palestinians.


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