15 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Rebels claim responsibility for Syria blast

Spokesperson of Free Syrian Army unit that planned Damascus bombings tells Al Jazeera they targeted military, not UN.
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2012 12:40 GMT

Middle East

Afghan civilians targeted in violent attacks

Grenades launched in Khost, just hours after a triple suicide bombing claimed at least 55 lives in Nimroz province.
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2012 12:32 GMT

Central & South Asia

Standard Chartered agrees $340m settlement

UK bank agrees to pay sum a day before scheduled hearing on allegations it hid $250bn worth of Iran client transactions.
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2012 06:29 GMT


The US and Honduras

Fault Lines

15 Aug 2012 14:52 GMT
Is the US lending financial support to a police force and army linked to a campaign of extra-judicial killings?

Wildfires continue

Getty Images

Special report: ‘This is not a trial. It is an attempt to legitimise a death threat’

15 August 2012 12:00 AM

The man accused of masterminding the 9/11 attacks has been detained for nine years. Now his lawyer accuses the authorities of torture and says plans for justice are a sham.

The actor Terry Crews had to be rescued from drowning on the first episode

NBC rejects calls to cancel show that ‘glorifies war’

15 August 2012 12:00 AM

Nobel peace laureates led by Desmond Tutu condemn controversial reality  show

The “stars”, such as they are, are typical scrapings from the underbelly of reality television: there is the snowmobiling husband of the former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Todd, who goes by the name “Rambo” in the show; the actor Dean Cain is back on prime time, 15 years after he last played Superman; American footballers and boxers bulk out the cast……………….

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