15 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Mubarak judge ends live television coverage

Trial against toppled Egyptian leader to resume next month, but judge says proceedings will no longer be televised.

Last Modified: 15 Aug 2011 16:06 GMT


Multiple blasts kill dozens in Iraqi cities

Scores of people reported killed and wounded in attacks across Iraq, including at least 34 dead in twin blasts in Kut.

Last Modified: 15 Aug 2011 06:26 GMT


Rights group: ‘All sides guilty’ in Somalia

Human Rights Watch report says all sides in Somalia’s conflict are committing crimes against civilians.

Last Modified: 15 Aug 2011 17:20 GMT


The  Gannet Alpha platform in the North Sea

Shell says North Sea oil spill is ‘significant’ new

Leak estimated to amount to several hundred tonnes, making it the biggest in more than a decade.


Middle East

The violence struck from the northern city of Kirkuk (pictured) to the southern cities of Najaf and Kut

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