09 Jun

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syrian cities endure intense shelling

Activists say shells raining down on Homs and Deraa as Russia says situation in the country is becoming “more alarming”.
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2012 15:13 GMT

French soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack

Francois Hollande says troop withdrawal from Afghanistan to begin in July, as four killed by suicide bomber in Kapisa.
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2012 15:00 GMT

Central & South Asia


Growing number of US soldier suicides

At least 154 active-duty US troops killed themselves in the first 155 days of this year.

Blowing the whistle on Obama’s America

Listening Post

09 Jun 2012 12:54 GMT

Do the threats facing whistleblowers under Obama’s presidency mean Americans know less about what their government does?



The rebel nuns, the cardinal and a showdown with the Vatican

Rome attempts to crack down on independent thinking in the US

Rally in Cairo against presidential frontrunner from Mubarak-era

Egyptian women have been vocal protesters against the post-Mubarak regime, despite continuing sexual harassment at marches and gatherings. Photograph: Amel Pain/EPA

Egyptian women protesters sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square

Mob attacks small group calling for an end to sexual harassment as women continue to demand a ‘new Egypt’ post-Mubarak

A mob of hundreds of men assaulted women holding a march demanding an end to sexual harassment in Cairo, as attackers overwhelmed male supporters and molested several of the marchers in Tahrir Square………………………



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