07 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



Hamas chief Meshaal makes historic Gaza visit

First visit to Palestinian land in 37 years seen as demonstration of new confidence after conflict with Israel.

Last Modified: 07 Dec 2012 15:04 GMT

Egypt opposition reject Morsi dialogue offer

 Thousands gather in capital Cairo and other cities to protest against plans to continue with constitutional referendum.
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2012 15:22 GMT

Middle East

Deep divisions aid as climate talks near end

Standoff between rich and developing countries remains as the COP18 talks in Qatar enter the final stretch.
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2012 15:09 GMT

Middle East


Saudi Arabia: Ray of light in climate fight?

Oil rich Gulf state seeks $109bn investment for solar energy, a move some say could revolutionise green power. ( 06-Dec-2012 )


US starts a new ‘cold war’ over Magnitsky affair: Furious Russia vows to list Americans blocked from entering country, after US votes to name and shame corrupt officials

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs described ‘biased approach’ as ‘nothing but a vindictive desire to counter Russia in world affairs’


Last Christmas? Partridges and turtle doves face risk of extinction in UK

Birds in popular carol The Twelve Days of Christmas are disappearing from countryside at alarming rates, scientists say


Turtle dove

The turtle dove population, currently estimated at 14,000 pairs, dropped 60% in the five years to 2010. Photograph: Andrew Darrington/Alamy

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