20 Jan

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Suicide that sparked a revolution
Published 20 January 2011 02:14 1451 Views
Tunisia’s political upheaval began last month after a young vendor set himself on fire after police confiscated the fruits and vegetables he sold. The act of self-immolation sparked a series of protests and riots that ultimately led to the end of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s 23-year rule. Al Jazeera’s Ayman Mohyeldin traveled to the man’s hometown of Sidi Bouzid for this exclusive report.


Tunisia cabinet holds first session

Transitional government convenes while hundreds of protesters rally outside the headquarters of the former ruling party.
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 17:19 GMT

Shia pilgrims killed in Iraq blasts

Two suicide bomb attacks near the holy city of of Karbala leave at least 45 people dead and scores injured.
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 15:31 GMT
MJ Rosenberg 20 Jan 2011 14:02 GMT
If the US is serious about peace, it should follow the current trend and recognise Palestinian statehood in 2011.
Chris Arsenault 19 Jan 2011 14:12 GMT
Accused of killing 73 in an airline bombing, Luis Posada Carriles charged with immigration violations, not terrorism.
At meetings with US counterpart, Chinese leader says “a lot still needs to be done” on human rights in his country.
The President quickly realised his error, made during an important address to a farming community in Alsace

Sarkozy’s gaffe gives Alsace back to the Germans

John Lichfield: French President Nicolas Sarkozy has startled, and amused, an audience of Alsatian farmers by referring to their region as ‘Germany’.


Iran has ‘nuclear technical ability’

WikiLeaks cables: Tehran has ‘cleared major hurdle’ to making nuclear weapons, say experts

Full coverage of the US embassy cables


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