13 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective






Egypt detains Mubarak and sons


Top prosecutor says ex-leader and two sons will be held for 15 days pending a probe into abuse of authority and graft. 

Last Modified: 13 Apr 2011 11:46 GMT



Syrian security forces attack village

Witnesses say security forces opened fire in Baida while an opposition delegation has met the vice-president.
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2011 03:05 GMT

Japan: Lives under pressure

D. Parvaz 12 Apr 2011 15:05 GMT
With its nuclear crisis deemed on par with Chernobyl, Japan is dealing with multiple emergencies.
Raymond Davis

US-Pakistan relations facing biggest crisis since 9/11, officials say

Drone attacks, CIA activities and lack of progress in Afghanistan are fuelling a rift between the US and Pakistan


China’s detained and missing


Chinese artist Ai Weiwei  

Interactive guide to Beijing’s human rights crackdown


See which activists and dissidents have been detained, formally arrested or missing since February 2011 in the security drive apparently sparked by calls for a ‘jasmine revolution’ 




The shattered remains of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine after the explosion 25 years ago this month

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Fukushima disaster now on a par with Chernobyl

David McNeill: Japan yesterday raised its assessment of the Fukushima plant accident to the same level as history’s worst nuclear crisis, admitting that ‘large volumes’ of radioactive substances are being released in the surrounding area.



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