25 Dec

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Arsonist gunman kills two US firefighters

Attacker behind New York state shooting served prison time for killing his grandmother.
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2012 12:48 GMT


Afghan policewoman kills US aide

Security adviser shot at ceremony in Kabul police headquarters, as five Afghans are killed in separate “insider attack”.
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2012 16:22 GMT

Central & South Asia

Israel endorses first university in West Bank

Decision to grant college in Jewish settlement near Nablus university status condemned by Palestinian officials.
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2012 06:45 GMT

Middle East

Syrian refugees mark Christmas in camps

Forced to flee from their own homes, hundreds celebrating Christmas in refugee camps in neighbouring Lebanon.

Israel approves another 1,200 settlement units around Jerusalem

Plan brings total approvals to 5,500 in just over a week as right urges Binyamin Netanyahu to drop two-state solution pledge

Catholic archbishop: gay marriage plans are a shambles

Vincent Nichols, head of Catholic church in England and Wales, denounces moves as undemocratic

The head of the Roman Catholic church in England and Wales has made his strongest attack yet on the government’s plans to introduce same-sex marriage, lambasting them as “shambolic” as he accused David Cameron of “shallow thinking”.

Gun Violence in America

Senator Lindsey Graham:

Hope for consensus on gun control diminishes

24 December 2012 08:33 AM

In the days following the shooting deaths of 20 children in Newtown, Conn., some of the most ardent gun rights advocates called for a new conversation on how to address gun-related violence in the United States.

The Newtown community continues to mourn

In the toll of gun violence on children, Newtown remains an anomaly

24 December 2012 08:31 AM

It took less than an hour to kill 20 young children in Connecticut.

Wayne LaPierre The NRA chief was accused of making a ‘revolting’ and ‘tone-deaf statement'

‘If it’s crazy to put police in schools, then call me crazy’

23 December 2012 08:13 PM

NRA’s LaPierre unrepentant despite condemnation of his pro-gun speech

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