26 Jan

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington 

Highlights from the US president Barack Obama’s annual state of the union address before a joint session of Congress and the supreme court on Capitol Hill Link to this video 

Obama talks of US ‘Sputnik moment’

President urges Republicans to help ‘win the future’ and warns of Chinese threat to US stature

Data blog: how it compared to past speeches 










Debate: Tunisia, now Egypt?


MI6 offered to detain Hamas figures

Gregg Carlstrom 25 Jan 2011 19:35 GMT
British government also provided financial support for two Fatah security forces linked to torture.

Tunisia seeks arrest of ex-leader

Ousted President Ben Ali is wanted to stand trial for theft and currency offences, says the nation’s justice minister.
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2011 14:46 GMT


Anger as Karzai opens parliament

Losing candidates hold protest as president fails to win a delay to let disputed September poll be probed by tribunal.
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2011 12:39 GMT


A day with Egypt’s protesters

Ahmed Moor 26 Jan 2011 11:27 GMT
Ahmed Moor spent one tumultuous afternoon with protesters in central Cairo, where he found that the ‘Arabs are alive.’


Egypt’s government forbids more protests

Activists call on Egyptians to take to the streets again today to end Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. 

Lord Wilson said Mr Blair assured the Cabinet in April 2002 that 'nothing was imminent' 

Mandarins dispute Blair’s assertion on Iraq intentions

Michael Savage: Tony Blair’s claim that his Cabinet colleagues were fully aware of his determination to deal with Saddam Hussein has been bluntly called into question by devastating testimony from two of his most senior officials. 


How 'The Independent' broke the story about neonicotinoids last week 

Pesticide linked to bee deaths should be suspended, MPs told

A new generation of pesticides is implicated in the widespread deaths of bees and other pollinators and should be suspended in Britain while the Government reviews new scientific evidence about their effects, MPs were told yesterday.Melting sea ice forces polar bear to swim for nine days


Mass arrests after clashes in Cairo

Live Egyptian police round up 860 protesters as demonstrations against government continue


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