26 Dec

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Iraq’s Challenge

 US troops are due to withdraw from Iraq by the end of 2011, but what has the cost of eight years of “occupation” been?

Deaths in Syria hours before observer visit

Activists urge Arab League peace plan monitors to visit Homs, where at least 26 people were reportedly killed on Monday.

Last Modified: 26 Dec 2011 18:23 GMT

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Iraq’s Sadrists call to dissolve parliament

Followers of Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr also want new elections amid political crisis and fresh violence in Baghdad.
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2011 18:33 GMT


Bradley Manning pre-trial hearing: what we learned

For the past week, a military court has been considering the case of Bradley Manning, alleged to have leaked more than 250,000 embassy cables to Wikileaks. What have we learned?

Seven shot dead at Texas Christmas gathering

25 Dec 2011:15hr 50min agoApparent murder-suicide in Grapevine, near Dallas, where group had just finished unwrapping gifts

Tony Blair with Libya’s late Colonel Gaddafi

How the West was caught out by the Arab Spring          

In the first of a series of articles on the Middle East’s tempestuous year, Donald Macintyre explains how decades of diplomatic strategy was undone by the popular risings.


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