28 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syrian jets ‘bombard’ Damascus suburbs

 Activists say government forces continue air raids in the Syrian capital in breach of a truce violated by both sides.

Last Modified: 28 Oct 2012 12:55 GMT

Middle East

UN calls for action to end Myanmar violence

World body says more than 22,000 people have been displaced after a flare-up in fighting between Muslims and Buddhists.
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2012 12:50 GMT


Poll finds fresh increase in US racism

Associated Press poll says anti-black sentiment has grown since Barack Obama’s historic election victory in 2008.
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2012 04:48 GMT


Izzeldin Abuelaish: ‘Armed with love’

Talk to Al Jazeera

27 Oct 2012 11:07 GMT
The Palestinian doctor whose three daughters were killed by Israeli shells explains why hatred is not an option for him.

Palestine olive farmers cultivate resistance

28 Oct 2012 12:49 GMT

Attacks against Palestinian farmers by Israeli settlers have been on the rise since the olive harvest began in October.

Zainab Salbi: Why I cried for Uncle Saddam

She has just been named Woman of the Year and is a leading human rights activist, but her father was a trusted aide of the Iraqi dictator………”I cried, for the part of me that had known him as Uncle Saddam,” she tells me. “Yes, he tormented my family, divided us, broke my mother; he was like a poisonous gas that leaked into our rooms and our kitchen. We breathed him in slowly and died slowly, but also there was a part of me who saw him as uncle. And I cried for that.”……………

Salbi’s memoir, Between Two Worlds, was published seven years ago, and dubbed by Publishers Weekly “the most honest account of life within Saddam’s circle so far”…………

Accusations against generals cast shadow over US army

28 October 2012 08:52 AM

The accusations leveled against three Army generals over the past six months are as varied as they are striking, the highest-profile of a growing number of allegations of wrongdoing by senior military officials.

How US drones forge as many foes as they kill

By Patrick Cockburn

Sunday 28 October 2012

World View: The enhanced use of unmanned attack planes is at the heart of American foreign policy

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A hungry chameleon, colourful sea slug and an ancient tree are among the picks of this week’s images from the natural world

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