16 Feb

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective




Ex-Olympus executives held in fraud probe

 Former president of Japanese camera giant among seven people arrested for alleged roles in concealing $1.7bn of losses.
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2012 11:18 GMT


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Karzai confirms Afghan-US talks with Taliban

Afghan president, acknowledging three-way negotiations , says the Taliban is “definitively” interested in peace.

Last Modified: 16 Feb 2012 16:46 GMT

Central & South Asia

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Egypt military’s economic empire

Sherine Tadros 15 Feb 2012 21:01 GMT
Calls for accountability and transparency grow at a time the military has fallen out of favour with the public.


Terrell Griswold

When prison illness becomes a death sentence

  • Sadhbh Walshe: Two in every five inmates in US prisons have a chronic medical condition. Terrell Griswold, due for release last year, was one

Spinning Afghanistan, America’s longest war

  • Amy Goodman: According to a military whistleblower, army leaders are practising a deception on the US public about this unwinnable war

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