19 Jul

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syria tanks storm Damascus district

Heavy fighting grips capital with state source saying “all weapons will be used to finish off terrorists” by weekend.
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 16:45 GMT

Middle East

Russia and China veto UN resolution on Syria

Resolution threatening sanctions on Syrian authorities is vetoed by Syria’s allies, saying they do not agree with text.
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 16:15 GMT

Middle East

Massive iceberg breaks off Greenland glacier

An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan breaks free from Greenland’s Petermann Glacier, scientists say.
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 13:44 GMT


Attack of the Drones

People & Power

19 Jul 2012 10:46 GMT
As governments are increasingly relying on drones, what are the consequences for civil liberties and the future of war?

Crowds in Damascus celebrate the news of yesterday’s bomb strikes

A ruthless attack that proves Assad is not invincible

19 July 2012 12:00 AM

After 16 months of brutality, Syria’s President yesterday experienced it at his own door

Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday celebrations – video

South Africans celebrate former president’s birthday in Qunu, Durban and Johannesburg

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