27 Mar

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective




Japan radiation reading a ‘mistake’

Operator of quake-hit nuclear plant says reading that radioactivity was 10 million times more than normal was an error.

Last Modified: 27 Mar 2011 16:10 GMT


Ajdabiya victory spurs rebel advancement

Fresh from re-taking Ajdabiya, pro-democracy fighters march towards oil-rich town of Brega.

Rebels push towards Gaddafi stronghold  

Bin Jawad is the latest town to fall as Libyan rebels’ rapid advance west takes them closer to Gaddafi-held Sirte.

Last Modified: 27 Mar 2011 04:11 GMT


In Depth

Revolutions: What went wrong in the west?

Hayrettin Yucesoy 27 Mar 2011 14:29 GMT
The recent revolutions in the Arab world rewrites Western paradigms on the “Arab” and “Muslim” narratives.



The globalisation of revolution

Revolutions are caused by human agency; not telecommunications technologies, scholar argues.

Middle East

Yemen: President ‘to step down’ to secure peaceful transition


A deal on a peaceful transition of power in Yemen is imminent and will be based on an offer by President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down by the end of the year, the Foreign Minister, Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, said yesterday.


Rebel gains ‘change Libya dynamic’   new


Rebels continued their rapid advance westwards, taking the coastal towns of Brega and Ras Lanuf.


People in Cairo demonstrate against the Syrian government after the violence in Latakia

US secretary of state’s comments reported after Syrian state-run news agency says armed gangs attacked neighbourhoods in port city of Latakia

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