29 Jul

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Fierce battles as rebels fight to hold Aleppo

Free Syrian Army says regime’s ground attack halted for now, but artillery and helicopters continue to hammer city.
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2012 08:31 GMT

Middle East

Al Jazeera speaks to Syria secret police

 Rebels in Aleppo’s al-Bab take members of regime’s military intelligence captive after seizing headquarters.
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2012 07:24 GMT

Middle East

Romney ‘supports’ Israel’s stance on Iran

Romney would support Israel if it were to decide it had to use military force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear

weapon, a senior aide said ahead of the planned meetings in Jerusalem.

“If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect

that decision,” Dan Senor, Romney’s senior national security aide, told reporters travelling with the candidate.

The week in pictures

Al Jazeera staff29 Jul 2012 14:19 GMT
From the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics to drought in the US, Al Jazeera showcases this week in images

Pakistan deaths in ‘US drone strike’

 At least seven people killed in attack on a compound in Khushhali Turikhel village of North Waziristan.
 Last Modified: 29 Jul 2012 15:50 GMT

Central & South Asia


 Robert Fisk: Syrian war of lies and hypocrisy

The West’s real target here is not Assad’s brutal regime but his ally, Iran, and its nuclear weapons

…….While Qatar and Saudi Arabia arm and fund the rebels of Syria to overthrow Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite/Shia-Baathist dictatorship, Washington mutters not a word of criticism against them. President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, say they want a democracy in Syria. But Qatar is an autocracy and Saudi Arabia is among the most pernicious of caliphate-kingly-dictatorships in the Arab world…….

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Visits Jerusalem

Romney ‘backs Israeli strike on Iran’

Presidential candidate to say in speech in Israel that stopping Iran’s nuclear arms capability must be ‘highest priority’

NBC lambasted over banal butchering of opening ceremony – and rightly so

Emma G Keller: It was bad enough they made the US wait hours to see the ceremony live – the least they could have done is shut up.

The McGlynn: I agree. Shut up and show the Olympics!


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