05 Dec

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Peace will be a consequence of truth. Maria Montessori said: “Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” Let us hope this is a turning point, and a way towards Palestinian freedom.

Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish



Hundreds dead in Philippines typhoon

 More than 320 people believed dead, with another 87,000 evacuated as Bopha causes havoc across the country’s south.
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 16:43 GMT


Clashes in Cairo outside presidential palace

Supporters of president Mohamed Morsi attack opposition activists staging a sit-in over controversial decree.
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 16:44 GMT

Middle East

Life in Syrian refugee camps

The Stream

05 Dec 2012 04:27 GMT
The Stream speaks to Syrians displaced by ongoing violence.

Syria warned over use of chemical weapons

05 December 2012 10:32 AM

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urged Syria’s regime against using its stockpile of chemical weapons today, warning of “huge consequences” if President Bashar Assad resorts to such weapons of mass destruction.

Smoke rises in the Hanano and Bustan al-Basha districts in the northern city of Aleppo on December 1, 2012 as fighting continues through the night. A large rebel force launched an offensive on one of the few army bases in northwestern Syria still in the hands of loyalist forces and as fighting near Damascus closed the main road to the airport.

Syrian army wears down as rebels gain territory and confidence

05 December 2012 08:31 AM

After nearly two years of fighting, Syria’s vaunted war machine is showing serious cracks as emboldened rebels snap up more bases and airfields and force army units to retrench behind defensive lines in major cities, Western officials and military analysts say.

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