18 Jan

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Tunisia leaders resign from party

President and prime minister step down from ruling party as several opposition members resign from the new cabinet.

Last Modified: 18 Jan 2011 18:16 GMT


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Haiti police probe former leader

After questioning him for hours, police escort former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier from his hotel.

Last Modified: 18 Jan 2011 17:24 GMT


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US ignored Tunisian corruption

Juan Cole 18 Jan 2011 07:29 GMT

Newly released diplomatic cables suggest the US was well aware of the deep-rooted corruption among Tunisia’s elite.


Lebanon’s ticking timebomb

Matthew Cassel 18 Jan 2011 14:15 GMT

With the impending special tribunal announcements, is Lebanon destined for further instability and chaos?


Iraq inquiry cannot publish Blair-Bush exchanges new

The Cabinet Secretary took the decision in line with a protocol set out at the beginning of the inquiry.



Duvalier’s return ‘increases chances of arrest’

The return of exiled dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier to Haiti increases the chance of him being charged with atrocities during his rule, UN human rights officials said today.


Bangladesh torture centre mapped

Guide drawn by former inmate shows nine cells, corridors where people were kept chained and two interrogation rooms 


Two charged in US over AT&T iPad security breach

18 Jan 2011: Daniel Spitler and Andrew Auernheimer accused of obtaining thousands of email addresses belonging to iPad users, including top politicians and military personnel



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