30 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Bahrain court orders retrial for 21 activists

Appeals court rules that opposition activists, including hunger striker Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, be retried in civil court.
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2012 14:30 GMT

Middle East

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EU urges ‘restraint’ in Chinese activist case

Worries voiced for family members and associates of blind dissident believed to be under US protection in Beijing.
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2012 14:22 GMT


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Suu Kyi agrees to take legislative oath

Myanmar opposition leader says dispute over wording of oath of office has been resolved, as UN chief addresses assembly.
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2012 11:48 GMT

Is Netanyahu misleading Israelis over Iran?

Inside Story

30 Apr 2012 12:41 GMT
As members of Israel’s security establishment criticise the prime minister, we ask if a growing rift is emerging.

When the cameras turned on the Murdochs

On Listening Post

Almost half of Iraqis rely on food aid to survive [GALLO/GETTY]

 Iraq’s sagging safety net

In a country with huge potential oil wealth, food rationing and distribution is keeping much of the population alive.

Stan Cox
Stan Cox is a senior scientist at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, US.

MDG : Land grab in Kenya : People who live on disputed land at the Mau forest

Kenyans who live on disputed land at the Mau forest stand by the roadside at a makeshift village. Photograph: Finbarr

New international land deals database reveals rush to buy up Africa

World’s largest public database lifts lid on the extent and secretive nature of the global demand for land

Who’s investing what and where? Get the data


Almost 5% of Africa‘s agricultural land has been bought or leased by investors since 2000, according to an international coalition of researchers and NGOs that has released the world’s largest public database of international land deals.

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