04 Feb

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Russia and China veto UN resolution on Syria

Security Council vote comes after activists report the “bloodiest day” since the uprising began in Syria.
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2012 17:30 GMT

Middle East

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Afghan civilian death toll hits ‘record high’

UN mission in Afghanistan says 2011 was fifth straight year that number of dead has risen, with 3,021 civilians killed.
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2012 12:10 GMT

Central & South Asia

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Rival Putin crowds rally in Moscow

Thousands defy freezing temperatures to demand fair presidential polls, but PM’s supporters gather for separate rally.

Last Modified: 04 Feb 2012 16:15 GMT


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Manning to face court martial over WikiLeaks

Accused of leaking more than 700,000 secret documents, private in US army faces possible life imprisonment.

 Last Modified: 04 Feb 2012 09:27 GMT

In pictures: Europe’s frozen landscape

 Al Jazeera staff 04 Feb 2012 15:57 GMT
Heavy snowfall blankets countries across Europe in the harshest winter the continent has endured in decades.
 Residents attend a burial ceremony for what activists say are victims of shelling by the Syrian army in the Khalidiya neighborhood in Homs on Saturday. (Reuters)

Arab parliament head calls on Arabs to cut Syria ties

CAIRO: The head of the Arab Parliament, a committee of parliamentarians from Arab League states, called on Saturday for Arab countries to expel Syria’s ambassadors and sever diplomatic relations over President Bashar Assad’s crackdown on protests.

Opinion: Pakistan reformulates its foreign policy

I have visited Pakistan a few times.
While mass media link the Pakistani society with extremism, I found this association was rather simplistic. Contrary to what is being projected in mass media, the Pakistani society is a civilized one. And yet, the state institutions suffer from corruption. In fact, I enjoy personal and decent relations with some Pakistanis and therefore I wonder why the society is still seen in terms of stereotypes such as extremism, terrorism, murder, long beard, and shabby clothes……………………..


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