27 Jan

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Egyptian anti-government protests – in pictures

Demonstrators take to the streets of Cairo for a second day to demand President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation

egpyt protests: Demonstrators clash with police
While previous calls for protests have yielded ‘meagre results’, these demonstrations are ‘unprecedented’ in their scale, according to al-Jazeera television Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images


Protesters torch Egypt police post

Police post in city of Suez burnt down as angry protests continue to erupt despite security crackdown.
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2011 15:55 GMT


Anti-government rallies hit Yemen

Tens of thousands of people, inspired by events in Tunisia, protest in Sanaa to demand President Saleh’s resignation.
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2011 15:16 GMT

Tunisia may purge Ben Ali loyalists

Thursday’s cabinet reshuffle likely to see loyalists of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the ousted president, being replaced.
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2011 11:12 GMT

“The region is slipping away”

Gregg Carlstrom 26 Jan 2011 19:38 GMT
Documents reveal a Palestinian Authority that’s critical, mistrustful and fearful of Arab neighbours.

Lebanon convulses on ‘Day of Rage’

Matthew Cassel 27 Jan 2011 15:02 GMT
View slide show of protests by Sunni backers of Saad Hariri, after US-backed March 14 coalition lost majority status.

S Africa prays for ailing Mandela

Nelson Mandela Foundation says former president in hospital for “routine tests”, as ruling party calls for calm


Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin, Lloyd Blankfein and Daniel Mudd

Bankers, politicians and the people blamed for credit crisis

Stephen Foley: Wall Street’s recklessness and specific frauds to be detailed today in report on US crash.


Welcome to Utah – please shoot carefully

Just three weeks after the Arizona massacre, its trigger-happy neighbouring state has made a Browning semi-automatic pistol its official symbol 

By Guy Adams, Thursday, 27 January 2011

AP Utah’s Governor, Gary Herbert, holds a Browning automatic pistol presented to him by the gunmakers
It’s hardly the most sensitive timing, given recent events in neighbouring Arizona, but politicians in the God-fearing, gun-loving State of Utah are set to pass landmark legislation that will make an automatic pistol their official “state firearm”. 


Riot police clash with demonstrators in Cairo yesterday

Egyptian police arrest 1,000 in violent clashes

Catrina Stewart: Egyptian officials last night confirmed two people had been killed in a fresh wave of anti-government protests in central Cairo. 


US embassy official kills two men during ‘robbery’ in Pakistan

27 Jan 2011: Media name American as Raymond Davis, who claims he shot two people in self-defence, and ask why he was armed


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