19 Jan

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Perry quits race for US presidency

 Texas governor ends White House bid and endorses Newt Gingrich ahead of Saturday’s South Carolina primary.
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 17:19 GMT


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Kodak rolls into bankruptcy

 US photographic film pioneer files for bankruptcy protection after years of failing to make a profit in digital market.
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 14:10 GMT


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Arab League mulls extension of Syria mission

Regional bloc’s mandate expires amid violence that activists say has cost more than 600 lives since observers arrived.

Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 17:12 GMT

Anti-Gaddafi fighters survey the damage after a Nato airstrike on a convoy of Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte last October

Nato accused of war crimes in Libya

Rachel Shabi: New report criticises Western forces for bombing civilian targets in Sirte during conflict.

Burma: Crowds cheer Suu Kyi as she registers for poll             

Ecstatic cheers of “Long live Aung San Suu Kyi!” echoed through the streets of Rangoon yesterday as Burma’s most famous citizen registered her candidacy for a parliamentary by-election. Throngs of flag-waving supporters crowded the local election office to shout support and catch a glimpse of the 66-year-old Nobel peace laureate, who spent years under house arrest.

Yu Jie

Chinese dissident who fled to US tells of beatings and harassment

 Yu Jie says house arrests and torture became part of everyday life after his friend Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel peace prize

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