26 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Syria intensifies crackdown on protests  

At least 500 pro-democracy activists arrested, rights group says, after authorities deployed troops to quell protests.

Last Modified: 26 Apr 2011 11:03 GMT


Egypt ex-minister put on trial for shootings

Former interior minister faces the death penalty if found guilty of killing protesters.

Last Modified: 26 Apr 2011 11:42 GMT


Ukraine marks Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Tuesday marks 25th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident on record, when a reactor blew up, spewing out radiation.
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2011 10:10 GMT



In Depth

Empowering Egypt’s workers revolution

Kieron Monks 25 Apr 2011 15:09 GMT
Since the fall of Mubarak, union members formed a new political party and struggle to nationalise their company.

Guantánamo files: all 779 detainees

Documents leaked to the Guardian give details of the capture and transfer to Guantánamo of 779 people, some of them 9/11 masterminds, many of them Afghan farmers. Find out who’s who, how they were captured, and why, according to the files, they ended up in Cuba, Monday 25 April 2011 11.11 BST

Series: The Guantánamo files: the documents


Al-Qaida assassin ‘worked for MI6’

Leaked papers link UK to Algerian militant, and at least 123 prisoners outed by informer

Detainees at prayer in Guantanamo

US scrambles to contain fallout from ‘damaging’ Guantanamo leak

President again under pressure to make good on promise to close camp


World Politics

The long march to freedom

Alex Butterworth explains what the Paris Commune of 1871 can teach us about the Arab Spring today.



Trump trashes Obama’s academic record   new

Property mogul Donald Trump has suggested that US president Barack Obama had been a poor student who did not deserve to be admitted to the Ivy League universities he attended.

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