15 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



Rockets fired at airport in Pakistan

At least three killed and 30 wounded after fighters launch three rockets at Peshawar airport in country’s northwest.
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2012 17:13 GMT

Central & South Asia

US mourns victims of school massacre

Barack Obama expresses “overwhelming grief” after gunman kills 27 people, including 20 children, at primary school.
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2012 14:44 GMT

Divided Egypt votes on draft constitution

Charter is backed by supporters of President Mohamed Morsi but rejected by opposition which says it is “too Islamist”.
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2012 16:40 GMT

Middle East

Fiji braces for Cyclone Evan

People across island nation prepare for cyclone which is expected to make landfall in coming hours.
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2012 17:03 GMT


Israel expansion threatens West Bank Bedouin

15 Dec 2012 11:47 GMT
Fear of expulsion grows among Bedouin communities in E1 corridor as Israel approves plans for new settlements.

Newtown shooting: police say gunman forced his way into school – live updates

Newtown shootings: if not now, when is the time to talk about gun control?

With 28, including 20 children, shot dead in Connecticut, it’s not ‘politics’ but basic decency to insist America have this debate


Gary Younge

Newtown Connecticut shooting

Connecticut state police lead children from the Sandy Hook elementary school. Photograph: Shannon Hicks/Newtown Bee

Friday’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut is shocking and horrifying – the time and the place of these massacres inevitably catch us unawares. But the fact that another mass shooting has occurred is not shocking, any more than the last one was, or the next one will be.

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