19 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



S Korea’s Park wins presidential election

Park Geun-hye becomes country’s first female leader after rival candidate Moon Jae-in concedes defeat.

Last Modified: 19 Dec 2012 16:18 GMT


More attacks on polio workers in Pakistan

Three more people shot dead in attacks near Peshawar as UN and World Health Organisation suspend vaccination drive.
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2012 14:23 GMT

Central & South Asia

UN launches $1.5bn appeal for Syria crisis

Humanitarian agency says 500,000 people have fled the country and four million others still inside need assistance.
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2012 15:34 GMT

Middle East

Girl defies surf customs in Bangladesh

In deeply conservative Bangladesh, it is considered shameful for a woman to even go to the beach.

The mental health versus gun control debate

Inside Story Americas

19 Dec 2012 09:21 GMT

In the wake of the Newtown shooting, is the discourse on gun control being sidelined by a focus on mental healthcare?



 Benghazi report: security was grossly inadequate

US consulate attack in Benghazi
  Hillary Clinton accepts finding that state department did poor job of protecting embassy where four died

UBS fined $1.5bn over rate rigging

  • Swiss bank fined by regulators for ‘extensive and widespread’ attempts to manipulate Libor interest rates
  • Libor-rigging: how brokers and traders colluded

Biden to lead gun control taskforce

US vice-president Joe Biden

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