02 Jun

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Mubarak given life term for protester deaths

Egypt’s ex-president and his interior minister sentenced to life while his sons and six other officials are acquitted.
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2012 15:24 GMT

Middle East


UN chief warns of ‘power vacuum’ in Somalia

Ban Ki-moon says urgent aid is needed to prevent security breakdowns after country’s scheduled power transfer in August.
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2012 06:32 GMT


Annan warns of ‘all-out’ war in Syria

Peace envoy tells meeting of Arab League members that the conflict is taking sectarian dimension, amid renewed violence.

Last Modified: 02 Jun 2012 14:41 GMT



Fuel shortages bring Cairo to a halt

 By Gregg Carlstrom

Middle East

When photographer Nick Ut snapped the Pulitzer-winning image of Kim Phuc, neither knew what the next 40 years had in store

The week in wildlife – in pictures


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