24 May

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Obama returns to Irish roots

Barack Obama, the US president, and his wife Michelle, experienced a warm welcome in Ireland – where some of Obama’s distant ancestors lived.

As well as meeting the Irish prime minister, Obama made a visit to the small town of Moneygall where the president’s great, great grandfather lived.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports from the Irish capital, Dublin.


Tornado leaves scores dead in US city

At least 116 people reported dead after powerful twister rips through the town of Joplin in southwestern Missouri.
Last Modified: 23 May 2011 20:56 GMT

Mubarak to be tried for deaths of protesters

Egypt’s public prosecutor refers the former president and both his sons to stand trial in a criminal court.

Last Modified: 24 May 2011 14:42 GMT


Netanyahu rules out return to 1967 borders  

Prime minister to set out “vision for peace” to US Congress, but says Israel “cannot return to indefensible 1967 lines”.

Last Modified: 24 May 2011 03:01 GMT



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