23 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Qatari emir in historic Gaza visit

Sheikh Hamad is the first head of state to visit embattled Palestinian enclave since international blockade imposed.

Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 15:40 GMT

Iraqi capital hit by fatal attacks

Eleven people killed and dozens injured as car bombs and mortars hit two areas in the Iraqi capital, officials say.
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 12:09 GMT

Middle East

Defected woman general trains Syria’s rebels

 By Basma Atassi

23 Oct 2012 13:24 GMT

Zubaida al-Meeki was the first woman officer to quit President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to join the Free Syrian Army


‘It was 40 years ago…the girls were not too young’: BBC editor’s email casts light on dropped Savile report

Message from newsnight reporter Liz MacKean alleges Peter Rippon was ‘trying to kill [the report] by making impossible demands’

Every time you’ve offered an opinion you’ve been wrong’: Obama blasts Romney as candidates go to war in debate

President Barack Obama accused rival Romney of espousing foreign policy positions that are “wrong and reckless”

A US Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile

A US Predator drone armed with a missile: lawyers are seeking permission for a full judicial review of the lawfulness of any British assistance for the US drone programme. Photograph: Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images

UK support for US drones in Pakistan may be war crime, court is told

23 Oct 2012: Lawyers for Pakistani man whose father was killed by drone strike seek to have sharing of UK intelligence declared unlawful.

Barack Obama and Romney at debate

Obama fires, Romney falters

Gary Younge: The president did better than an unconvincing Romney but it’s doubtful this debate changed minds or hearts

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