19 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective




Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip

Air strikes on Gaza kill at least six, after attacks in southern Israel left eight Israelis dead.

Last Modified: 19 Aug 2011 12:07 GMT


Deadly blasts rock Afghan capital

At least nine people killed in blasts targeting a British cultural centre followed by hours of shooting.

Last Modified: 19 Aug 2011 02:35 GMT


Turkish PM arrives in famine-hit Somalia

Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit relief camps and hospitals in an effort to draw world’s attention to country’s plight.

Last Modified: 19 Aug 2011 11:34 GMT


In Depth

Egypt: An incomplete revolution

Malika Bilal 19 Aug 2011 12:06 GMT

Egypt’s military pardons two activists after public outcry, but thousands still seek justice in face of military trials.


Michele Bachmann


A dangerous misreading of the Boston Tea Party from rightwing anarchists

19 Aug 2011: Timothy Snyder for the New York Review of Books blog: If we must use 18th-century analogies, those who benefit from the Tea Party are more like British lords than American rebels


The UN’s condemnation of the Syrian President’s actions against his own people was described by rights groups as ‘inadequate’Bashar al-Assad: The UN's condemnation of the Syrian president's actions against his own people was described by rights groups as 'inadequate'

Assad must go: the world unites against Syria’s tyrant

Barack Obama dramatically increased the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad yesterday, uniting the western world behind a demand that the dictator step down from power and end the assault on his own people.


Palestine: Obama’s flawed logic

US wants to cling to the crumbling facade of Israeli occupation and apartheid
The Roman philosopher and politician Cicero urged orators to “Strain every nerve to gain your point”. The administration of Barack Obama appears to have taken his advice to heart in its attempts to make the case that the US should oppose Palestinian efforts to gain membership in the United Nations this autumn.


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