23 Jan

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





‘Liberation caravan’ reaches Tunis 

Hundreds of protesters overwhelm security forces surrounding office of interim PM as they rally in the capital.
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2011 15:24 GMT

Israeli panel: Flotilla raid legal 

Contradicting a UN report, inquiry exonerates military of wrongdoing in raid on Gaza-bound Turkish aid vessel.
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2011 14:59 GMT

Surviving as a minority in Iraq

Rhodri Davies 23 Jan 2011 10:09 GMT
The Yazidis of northern Iraq are the largest community worldwide of an at times persecuted religious sect.

‘US drone strikes’ claim lives  

 The attacks are the first since Friday’s protest rally in Pakistan condemning civilian deaths in US drone strikes. 


Frost Over the World 22 Jan 2011 10:25 GMT
We look at the role of the internet in the Tunisian uprising and ask if Lebanon is on the brink of civil war


Tunisian police join protesters

Tunisia’s once-feared police have staged a rally of their own, demanding better salaries and insisting they’re not to blame for shooting deaths among protesters who forced the North African country’s longtime autocrat to flee. 


Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s defiant prisoner of intolerance, vows to stay put

‘These death threats won’t make me flee’, says Rehman, who supports reform of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws 


Barack Obama caps his pen after signing an executive order closing the Guantánamo Bay prison

Reneging on Guantánamo

Karen Greenberg: In January 2009, President Obama promised a clean break with Bush era detentions. Two years on, only continuity is visible 


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