20 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Lebanon tense after bomb kills security chief

Prime minister says he will remain in his post, as protests over anti-Syrian official’s killing erupt in several cities.
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2012 13:03 GMT

Middle East

Gaza-bound aid ship boarded by Israeli forces

Organisers of ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists seeking to reach Gaza say Israeli soldiers have boarded vessel.
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2012 11:07 GMT

Middle East

Switzerland: A banking paradise lost

Counting the Cost

20 Oct 2012 06:15 GMT
The Swiss banking industry’s secrets are out and new treaties mean it is no longer a haven for the world’s tax cheats.

US Muslim vote: ‘Mild’ enthusiasm for Obama

20 Oct 2012 11:45 GMT
The economy is the most important issue in the election for most US Muslims – more than foreign policy or civil rights.
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America’s most famous crime: solved at last?

Rupert Cornwell: A new book seeks to resolve the mysteries of the Lindbergh kidnapping trial of 1935

Thousands join London anti-austerity demo

Firefighters, nurses and teachers march alongside unemployed youngsters, anti-war activists and other campaigners in a huge protest against the Government’s austerity measures
Sister Jaimee Buckley and Sister Katie Ritchel

The Mormon conquest heads across the pond

Their most famous son is trying to  win the White House, and now an army of young Mormon missionaries is criss-crossing Britain on a march to convert the faithless. Jerome Taylor on the religion no one can ignore

US sees no proof that Libyan groups planned Benghazi attack

20 October 2012 09:19 AM

Intelligence officials said Friday that no evidence has surfaced to indicate that the Sept. 11 assault on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya was planned in advance, a conclusion that suggests the attack was spontaneous even if it involved militants with ties to al-Qaida.

Malala Yousafzai can make smooth recovery, doctors say

Taliban bullet grazed Pakistani girl’s brain but doctors say she is writing, has memory and has expressed gratitude for suppo


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