18 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Obama calls on Syria’s Assad to step down  

US increases pressure on Syrian leader amid claims from the UN crimes against humanity may have been committed.

Last Modified: 18 Aug 2011 14:11 GMT


Deadly attacks across southern Israel

Israeli media and officials say at least five killed in three attacks on Israeli vehicles near Red Sea city of Eilat.

Last Modified: 18 Aug 2011 09:50 GMT


Afghan children among bus blast victims

At least 24 dead in minibus blast in west of country, while two killed in attack at US-run base in eastern province.

Last Modified: 18 Aug 2011 07:34 GMT


Fukushima radiation alarms doctors

Dahr Jamail 18 Aug 2011 14:09 GMT

Japanese doctors warn of public health problems caused by Fukushima radiation.



Editorial: An unholy alliance

To say that uprising in Libya and Syria is a foreign plot is an insult to people who are fighting for their freedom

On Tuesday, in a joint statement, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez denounced what they called the West’s “imperialist aggression” in Libya and Syria.

It is a wonder they did not try and get Cuba’s retired President Fidel Castro or Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to endorse their condemnation. They would have certainly obliged.  Back in March, Castro’s verdict on the Libyan uprising was that it was an American plot. Just over a week ago Mugabe called NATO “a terrorist group” because of its airstrikes against Qaddafi’s forces……………………………………


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