25 Jul

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syria bolsters troops in battle for Aleppo

Thousands of soldiers reportedly sent to commercial hub in bid to reclaim areas taken by rebels in six days of clashes.

Last Modified: 25 Jul 2012 14:14 GMT

Middle East

Violent clashes spread in India’s Assam

Fighting between Bodo tribespeople and Muslim settlers in northeastern Assam state have killed at least 36 people.
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2012 12:52 GMT


In just a few days, melting dramatically accelerated to an estimated 97 per cent of the ice sheet surface [Reuters]

Greenland sees unprecedented ice melt

Surface ice cover thawed over larger area than ever detected in more than 30 years of satellite observation, NASA says.
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2012 08:13 GMT


US general accused of Kabul hospital cover-up

William Caldwell under scrutiny for “obstructing” inquiry into poor conditions at US-funded hospital in Afghanistan.

Iraq: After the Americans

Fault Lines

25 Jul 2012 14:08 GMT
Fault Lines travels across Iraq to take the pulse of a country and its people after nine years of occupation.
  1. Terence Blacker: The wind farm myths are finally nailed

  2. Hamish McRae: So who can solve the euro crisis? Not the politicians

  3. Grace Dent: Tighten the law if you want, but don’t lecture the working classes on matters of personal morality

  4. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: The Games are here, but they don’t belong to us

  5. Robert Fisk: Sectarianism bites into Syria’s rebels

  6. Matthew Norman: Don’t forget why Tony Blair is a pariah in his own land

Gun shop in Texas

Gun sales surge in US following Colorado shooting

 American buyers of firearms fear politicians may use the Aurora massacre to push for new ownership restrictions


NFI Crossdock in Ontario, California – part of a vast network of warehouses at the heart of Walmart’s American supply chain. Photograph: Robert Yager for the Guardian

‘They shout at you and harass you’: how workers toil at Walmart’s US suppliers

Staff complain of abject working conditions at Walmart’s supply warehouses, but it merely a symptom of ruthless cost-cutting?

in the Inland Empire, California

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