07 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Iran pledges support as Syria fighting rages

Senior Iranian official meets Assad in Damascus as new deaths are reported in Aleppo where troops are battling rebels.

Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 16:25 GMT

Middle East

Egypt’s Morsi skips funeral of slain soldiers

Slogans shouted against president as Field Marshal Tantawi leads mourners at funeral of 16 soldiers killed in Sinai.
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 15:47 GMT

Middle East

Pussy Riot prosecution calls for jail term

Russian prosecutors ask for three-year sentence for the punk group who protested in a cathedral against Vladimir Putin.
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 17:14 GMT


Texas set to execute ‘mentally retarded’ man

Marvin Wilson, deemed by his lawyers to be clinically “mentally retarded”, set to face lethal injection for murder.
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 14:06 GMT


Analysing Obama’s track record

Inside Story: US 2012

07 Aug 2012 14:37 GMT
Cornel West and Paul Street weigh up Obama’s achievements and shortcomings as we ask if he should get a second term.

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