12 Jul

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syria defections raise pressure on Assad

Ex-envoy to Iraq urges other officials to leave regime, as Western powers submit 10-day deadline to implement peace plan
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 13:47 GMT

Middle East

Japan island ravaged by deadly floods

Floods kill at least 20 in southwestern Japan as tens of thousands ordered to evacuate island of Kyushu.
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 12:41 GMT


Romney booed at civil rights group meeting

Republican presidential candidate angers NAACP crowd when criticising Obama for not sparking robust economic recovery.
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2012 21:58 GMT


Freak US heatwave bursts corn crop forecast

Dry, hot weather hits corn crops at crucial stage in development, possibly dooming annual harvest.

How the world reacted as Melinda Gates defied Vatican

Ellen E. Jones: Evasive, misguided… or a powerful pledge?

Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco: drawing America’s invisible poor – audio slideshow

For his latest book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, out this month in paperback, Pulitzer prizewinning author Chris Hedges collaborated with awardwinning cartoonist and journalist  Joe Sacco to produce a heartfelt, harrowing picture of post-capitalist America. Together they explore the country’s ‘sacrifice zones’ –  areas that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement – and show in words and images what life looks like in places where the marketplace rules without constraints

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