24 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Heavy fighting grips battle-ravaged Misurata

At least 25 dead and dozens wounded in latest fighting despite Libyan government claims that army has halted operations.

Last Modified: 24 Apr 2011 00:39 GMT


Syrian forces raid homes to quell protests

Two MPs resign over deadly crackdown on protesters as human rights monitors report dozens arrested in overnight swoop.

Last Modified: 24 Apr 2011 10:16 GMT


America resists royal wedding fever

Richard Adams: Evidence that Americans are not interested in the royal wedding, thanks to a poll by CBS and the New York Times


Protests mount over fast track for John Paul’s beatification

Sex abuse controversy refuses to go away as Catholics prepare for ceremony in Rome

Tom Kington in Rome

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II greeting pilgrims in St Peter’s Square. Photograph: Paolo Cocco/Reuters

A growing lobby of churchmen and religious experts are challenging the speed with which the Vatican is propelling Pope John Paul II towards sainthood, just six years after his death.


Hotter than LA, drier than Madrid – Britain

It’s great, but it’s not spring as we know it. David Randall on the upsides and downsides of an extraordinary season.


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