25 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Pakistan conducts ballistic missile test

Military says test of intermediate range missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons was successful.
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2012 12:06 GMT

Annan says Syria violence ‘unacceptable’

Peace envoy alarmed by reports that government targeted people in areas where UN monitors met civilians.
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2012 12:43 GMT

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France’s Left Front hopes to ‘reinvent’ left

Yasmine Ryan24 Apr 2012 20:43 GMT
The far-left alliance has never before competed in a presidential race, but is helping forge a new European alternative.
General John Allen, the top Nato and US commander in Afghanistan, who endorsed recommendations in the report into Ahmed Omed Khpulwak’s death. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

US military criticised for secrecy over death of Afghan BBC correspondent

25 Apr 2012: Ahmed Omed Khpulwak’s family was caused needless distress after he was shot by American soldiers, report finds

Mad cow disease case discovered in California – video

25 Apr 2012: Video (1min 35sec)The US department of agriculture confirms a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy – mad cow disease – in a dairy cow in central California

Shahzad Akbar

Shahzad Akbar told the Guardian: ‘They weren’t being really smart because it gave me more importance and more of an audience.’ Photograph: Mian Kursheed/Reuters

US relents and grants visa to lawyer for CIA drone strike victims in Pakistan

24 Apr 2012:Shahzad Akbar says ‘better sense prevailed’ after government bows to pressure and grants visa after 14-month delay

Survival International: Save the Awá people – video

Survival International and Colin Firth make a video appeal on behalf of the Awá people of the Brazilian Amazon. According to Survival International, they are the world’s most threatened tribe, with their homes being destroyed by logging and industrial projects

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