18 Jul

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Top defence officials killed in Damascus bomb

General Daoud Rajha and Assad’s brother-in-law are fatally wounded in suicide blast on security building in Damascus.

Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 13:26 GMT

Middle East

HSBC official resigns over drug money scandal

Compliance chief at Europe’s largest bank quits over US inquiry that revealed porous anti-money laundering practices.
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 07:13 GMT


Israel’s Kadima party quits government

Party quits Binyamin Netanyahu’s coalition in a dispute over drafting ultra-Orthodox Jews into the military.
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 13:03 GMT

Middle East

Worldwide celebration of Mandela Day

Many celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday by dedicating 67 minutes of their time to help others.
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 10:02 GMT


Hard Crossings

Al Jazeera World

18 Jul 2012 13:25 GMT
We follow Palestinians as they navigate the Israeli checkpoints that have become a frustrating feature of daily life.

Pucker up: Barack and Michelle Obama smooch on the big screen

Barack Obama proves Michelle is still his First Lady

18 July 2012 12:00 AM

It was a dream moment for any politician. There was the first couple in the seats of the Washington’s basketball arena, the Verizon Centre, watching an exhibition match between Brazil and the US Olympics squad when the Kiss Cam swung by.

Hilary Clinton is looking forward to taking a break from politics

Jet-set diplomacy: globe-trotting Hillary Clinton breaks travel record

18 July 2012 09:30 AM

102 nations visited, 843, 839 miles flown. No wonder the tireless Secretary of State wants a break

Hugo Chavez government ‘intimidates opposition’

18 July 2012 09:00 AM

The concentration of power in the executive by President Hugo Chavez’s government and its removal of human rights safeguards have given Venezuelan officials free rein to intimidate, censor and prosecute critics and challengers, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

Boy Scouts of America declare ban on gays will remain

18 July 2012 07:00 AM

The Boy Scouts of America emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays yesterday, despite relentless protest campaigns.

Abigail Disney, great-niece of Walt

Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company

18 July 2012 09:00 AM

Abigail Disney – filmmaker, philanthropist and great-niece of the legendary animator Walt Disney – has publicly renounced her share of the family profits from an Israeli firm she claims is exploiting “occupied natural resources”.

Children protest in Jerusalem against a uniform draft law

Centrists abandon Benjamin Netanyahu to leave Israeli government in limbo

18 July 2012 07:30 AM

Kadima walks out on coalition over Likud’s refusal to draft ultra-orthodox Jews into military


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