08 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Turkey and Syria exchange fire for sixth day

Turkish military targets Syrian positions after mortar bomb lands in southern Hatay province, Turkish official says.

Last Modified: 08 Oct 2012 16:02 GMT

Romney urges more assertive US foreign policy

Republican presidential nominee says President Barack Obama has pursued a strategy of “passivity” in Middle East.
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2012 16:24 GMT

Venezuela’s Chavez revels in election victory

Hugo Chavez wins fourth term in office, calling it a “perfect” battle and vowing to be a better president.
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2012 13:15 GMT


Britain’s brutal rule in Kenya on the docks

By Roopa Gogineni

Nairobi, Kenya – The British colonial officers ordered the Kenyans off the crowded bus, hunting for insurgents who had brazenly challenged the empire’s rule.

It was just before Christmas in 1957. Mbithuka Kimweli was travelling with his wife Naomi and their three young children. The officers demanded to know his involvement with the “Mau Mau” anti-colonial movement.

They separated Naomi from the children, blindfolded and beat her, then raped her with a glass bottle. Nearby, they castrated her husband with a pair of pliers. …………………………

Meeting of minds: senior clergy gather in Rome

08 October 2012 12:00 AM

Senior clergymen from across the Catholic world gathered in Rome yesterday for what is being billed by the church as a crucial attempt to roll back the “tsunami of secularisation” in Western Europe and North America.

Turkish troops return fire after cross-border shelling from Syria

08 October 2012 04:51 PM

Turkish troops have returned fire after cross-border shelling from Syria for the sixth day in a row.

Arm the Syrian rebels, says Romney

Republican presidential candidate is to call for an escalation of the conflict in Syria in a major foreign policy address

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