19 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Misurata school turns to a battleground

Al Jazeera gains exclusive access to a school in the besieged Libyan city as gun battle


Syria ‘lifts emergency law’

Government approves bill lifting emergency law, in place for 48 years, following demands by pro-democracy protesters.

Last Modified: 19 Apr 2011 14:49 GMT


US denies seeking Assad’s ouster

Samer Araabi and Jim Lobe 19 Apr 2011 14:42 GMT
State department says it isn’t undermining Syria’s regime, after WikiLeaks exposed financing of opposition groups.


The siege of Misurata

Inside Story 19 Apr 2011 14:30 GMT
What more can Western powers do to help the rebels in their push towards Tripoli?
New 'safe' confinement over Chernobyl reactor

Ukraine raises $785m to seal Chernobyl under new ‘shell’

World governments pledge millions for the construction of a 20,000-tonne steel arch to prevent further radiation leaks


Fox News chief accused of spying on his newspaper’s editor

19 Apr 2011:Departed editor and reporters claim Roger Ailes spied on them


Link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq exposed

Paul Bignell: Plans to exploit oil reserves were discussed by ministers and oil companies before invasion.



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