06 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Pope’s ex-butler jailed for documents theft

 Vatican court hands down 18-month sentence to Paolo Gabriele and orders him to pay legal expenses for his trial.

Last Modified: 06 Oct 2012 13:42 GMT

Extradited terror suspects to face US courts

Abu Hamza al-Masri and four others sent from Britain to the US will appear in court on Saturday, officials say.
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2012 13:20 GMT

Turkey fires back after new Syrian shelling

Turkish army fires mortar after Syrian round lands near village of Guvecci, second exchange of fire in as many days.
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2012 12:03 GMT

Middle East

Anti-drone protesters start march in Pakistan

Dozens of US activists join hundreds of Pakistanis led by Imran Khan on a march to restive tribal areas.
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2012 06:25 GMT

Venezuela contenders wrap up campaign

Hugo Chavez and Henrique Capriles make final appeals to voters before Sunday’s presidential election.
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2012 19:26 GMT


Al Khadra: Poet of the Desert

Artscape: Poets of Protest

06 Oct 2012 07:38 GMT
The Sahrawi war poetess is a vivid testament to three decades of the Sahara conflict.

Why Mrs Mitt Romney can’t bridge the gender gap

06 October 2012 12:00 AM

She was brought in to appeal to women, but Ann Romney’s homely appeal has failed to alter the balance

Middle East

Turkey returns fire after cross-border shelling

06 October 2012 10:29 AM

Another mortar shell from Syria struck Turkish territory today,  prompting a fourth straight day of retaliatory artillery fire, and  reviving fears that the crisis in Syria could spiral into a regional  conflict.

Saudis protest after chicken prices soar

06 October 2012 01:00 AM

A social media campaign is encouraging shoppers in Saudi Arabia to stop buying chicken in protest at price hikes of up to 40 per cent.

Syrian Kurds in the town of Jinderes, near Aleppo

Syria’s Kurds flock to Iraq to prepare for Assad’s onslaught

06 October 2012 12:00 AM

Secret training camps are revealed as Turkish forces open fire again

Demonstrators take to the  streets of Amman yesterday

Jordan: Demonstrators call for boycott of election

06 October 2012 12:00 AM

Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets yesterday to call for a boycott of forthcoming elections. The protest was seen as a direct challenge to King Abdullah II, who hopes that parliament-led reform will stave off an Arab Spring-style uprising.

Erdogan: Testing Turkey would be a ‘fatal mistake’

06 October 2012 12:00 AM

Syrian warplanes and artillery pounded the central city of Homs yesterday, subjecting the rebel stronghold to its heaviest bombardment in months.

Shias clash with police in Bahrain

06 October 2012 12:00 AM

Riot police in Bahrain used water cannons and tear gas yesterday to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters trying to reach a heavily guarded site that was once the hub of their uprising.

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