24 Jan

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective


An explosion shook the busiest airport in the Russian capital on Monday afternoon and an aviation official said an unspecified number of people were killed.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the explosion in the international baggage-claim area at Domodedovo airport.

Russia’s Investigative Committee said there were at least 20 casualties in the blast and the state news agency RIA Novosti quoted a spokesman for the Russian aviation agency, Sergei Izvolsky, as saying there were dead among the casualties.





“The biggest Yerushalayim”

PA offered to concede almost all of East Jerusalem, an historic concession for which Israel offered nothing in return.
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2011 20:48 GMT


“Risks for peace”

Robert Grenier 23 Jan 2011 14:36 GMT
The overwhelming conclusion one draws from this record is that the process for a two-state solution is essentially over.

Erekat’s solution for the Haram

Clayton Swisher 23 Jan 2011 14:39 GMT
The PA’s chief negotiator suggested unprecedented compromises on the division of Jerusalem and its holy sites.

Listening Post

A weekly programme that examines and dissects the world’s media.


Palestinians deny ‘Jerusalem offer’

Palestinian negotiators denied offering a compromise over two of the toughest issues with Israel.


Rights groups slate European Union for hosting Uzbek dictator

Secretive talks with a state accused of using child labour in its cotton fields


Craig Murray: Afghanistan is the reason why EU ignores atrocities

Over a million children are taken out of school every year to pick cotton in dreadful – often fatal – conditions

Today the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, will host an official visit by the Uzbek dictator Islam Karimov.

This may seem a peculiar thing for the European Union to do. Karimov is infamous for the massacre of over 700 demonstrators at Andijan in 2005, for the boiling alive of dissident Muzaffar Avazov in 2002, for some 10,000 political prisoners held in ex-Soviet gulags, for banning all Western media organisations and reporters, for the imprisonment in lunatic asylums of dissident journalists including his own nephew, for the jailing of HIV campaigners for corrupting public morals…


Gilead Sher: The Palestine papers Far from a picture of despair, these documents reveal how much both sides have invested in a deal. We need renewed will……………………… 

Palestine papers are distortion of truth, say Palestinian officials




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