08 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective




PJ Crowley and the Pentagon 

The former US state department spokesman gives us an insider’s take on politics in Washington.

On Wednesday’s Riz Khan we speak with PJ Crowley, the former US state department spokesperson, about his inflammatory remarks that led to his forced resignation last month.

Crowley came under fire after he described US treatment of alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning as “ridiculous, counter productive and stupid.”

The controversy comes at a tricky time for Barack Obama, the US president, who has just launched his 2012 re-election campaign amidst increasing criticism for what many view as a selective response to Middle East uprisings that are becoming more violent.


Fresh protests erupt in Syria

At least seven deaths reported in southern town of Daraa as demonstrations are held in several cities.

Last Modified: 08 Apr 2011 13:26 GMT


Live Blog: Friday protests across Middle East

From Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Egypt and across the Arab world – stay up to date as protests resume.

Last Modified: 08 Apr 2011 14:07 GMT


In Depth

The news from Gaza Street, Cairo

Nashwa Nasreldin 08 Apr 2011 13:58 GMT
The fall of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak as seen from one Cairo neighbourhood.

Japan: Risking generations of radiation

By D. Parvaz

With engineers wrestling to control the damage at Japan’s shaken nuclear plant, the public gauge if and when to panic.

The Arab Awakening

As revolution shakes the Arab world, a series of films explore the roots of the uprisings and ask ‘what next’?


Inside World


FBI releases ‘secret’ reports on hip-hop’s Notorious murders

David Usborne: Agency investigated links between killings of rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.



Portugal sombre in face of bailout as Germany weighs cost of rescue

Dale Fuchs and Sean O’Grady: Stricken government warns nation to expect tough times, while Berlin signals rescue may be conditional on reform.



Iran lent the Louvre artefacts for its 'The Song of the World' exhibition and was expecting reciprocation

Iran at odds with France over ancient artworks

John Lichfield: Iran has declared a cultural war with one of the world’s largest museums, the Louvre in Paris, which it accuses of reneging on a promise to send part of its collection of ancient Persian artefacts to an exhibition in Tehran.


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