06 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective






NATO vows to protect Misurata amid criticism 

Military alliance says besieged town is now its top priority after rebels accuse bloc of failing to protect civilians. 

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2011 14:17 GMT 




The Arab lobby   

How the tiny kingdom of Bahrain strong-armed the president of the United States. 


Prominent Israelis offer ‘peace initiative’  

The plan, drafted in part by ex-military and intelligence officials, includes land swaps and no right of return.  

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2011 10:29 GMT  



Malta’s cry for freedom

Witness 06 Apr 2011 10:03 GMT
Malta has conservative rules on censorship, but Maltese artists and writers are fighting back.




Nigeria: Democracy on the line

Riz Khan 05 Apr 2011 11:59 GMT
What does the postponement of parliamentary elections mean for the country’s democratic credentials?
Japan nuclear crisis is here to stay

Japan can only apologize to its neighbors for dumping into the Pacific large amounts of radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima plant. Nearly a month since the earthquake that triggered the nuclear crisis, ecological disaster looms and new information is crushing previous assumptions about threats whose full extent is still to be felt. – Victor Kotsev (Apr 6, ’11)



UN jurist to review Gaza war criticism

South African jurist Richard Goldstone has accepted an invitation to visit Israel and work to nullify his UN report accusing Israel of targeting civilians during its offensive in the Gaza Strip two years ago, Israel’s interior minister said yesterday.



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